I ordered my C32 after having seen only
pictures of one from Europe, and after
having enjoyed my 1999 C43 so much that
I knew this new AMG was going to be the
cat's balls. I was a little
disappointed, the steering is decent
for a Benz, but it has a bit too much
understeer out the box. Living in
Boston, the car is very uncomfortable
on imperfect roads, it just doesn't
soak up bumps the way a Benz should.
It's also had a big handful of small
problems, too many for a Benz in fact.
Nice broad torque curve, similar to the
V8 but unfortunately lacks the nice
exhaust tone. A blast to drive,
especially on the highway when playing
with M5's. I've only "lost" against
my friend's 996 Turbo but thats not
really a fair race.
Creaks and rattles should not appear so
soon. The Comand system is an ancient,
CD-ROM based white elephant. It's
finally being replaced by a DVD version
in 2004. And for heavens sake give me a
friggin spare tire.
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