I am a police officer specializing
in traffic reconstruction. I have seen
many crashes involving all kinds of
vehicle makes and model. NOTHING
impressed me more than a Mercedes Benz.
AMG elevated Mercedes to a higher
level. Not only can an owner enjoy the
safety Mercedes offers, AMG provides
the horse power other manufacturers
strive to achieve. It has four doors.
In my opinion for its price range, it
is the best value. Owning one truly
gives me the best of both worlds. A
car that is built like a tank that can
run with Porsches and Corvettes. Not
that I do, but knowing I can is good
enough. It is a wolf in a sheeps cloak.
My favorate feature is definitely the
hand built engine AMG produces. It is
truly a work of art. A V6 with the
power of a V8. The safety features
that is unsurpassed.
I would like to see some of the options
available to the E class and S class
that is not offered to the C class
models. I'm quite sure future models
will have a slightly more powerful
engine than the current model. Fuel
economy is something Mercedes can work
I heard so much about this car that I had to test drive it, 24 hours later I owned it! With a friends performance computer stuck to the window I pulled a 0-60 4.7 seconds and a 1/4 mile a little over 13. This car is grace and elegance inside and out (heck.. it's a Mercedes, what would you expect?) But underneath the hood and behind the tires beats the love-child of a Porsche or a Corvette. This car is a monster! Forget all the reviews find one and go drive it... but preferably at a dealership, I am afraid a private owner might cry while you push the throttle and his Z rated tires light up like the 4th of July.
Rides like a Mercedes, looks like a Mercedes, grabs the respect a Mercedes deserves, but runs and handles like a 911 in "sports mode", ...but with a push of a button you have your 4 door family sedan back. Best of both worlds!
This car is an absolute mess. 3 Months and thousands of dollars later I couldn't have bought a bigger lemon. Its falling apart. Supercharger out. ECU out. Having a legal battle with Mercedes over warranty work that should be done, but its not. I'm not so much mad at the car. The Mercedes corporation is awful. What a bunch of no good tightwads. Its has been nothing but an absolute nightmare dealing with them. They refuse to honor their warranty. The car rattles, electronics go out. Oh and to fix ALL the problems they have the audacity to ask for ten thousand dollars. No way. I hope everyone else has a better experience.
Car is brutally fast. That wasn't a surprise. What was a surprise was the nature of the powerplant. Car is spookily quiet and smooth until you get into the throttle. Not anything like my edgy '97 M3/4 was. More like a Rolls powerplant as opposed to a sporty motor like the BMW straight 6s. Oh yes, the supercharger whine. It's there, and I love it. Ride is smooth and comfortable without being sloppy. I heard some complaints re the ride so maybe I'm used to sports cars? Don't know. It works for me. Ergonomics are great and materials are high quality. Gas mileage? Not so much. Ours gets 16.5 MPG average. Our '06 RSX Type-S gets 26.5 MPG in the same driving. Great car overall! 4 stars.
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