Bought a black on in June,certified with just under 25k miles. I drive just over 900 miles/week,almost all highway, rest is 2 lane winding county road. The car is quick and quiet,with a smooth and well contolled ride. I drive aggressively, this car is very responsive. Just had heavy ground frost and icing, 4matic lets me accelerate into traffic with confidence. This is a very sporty car with the utility of a wagon. Drove BMWX3,BMW325Xi, VW 4motion GLS and W8,this was much nicer. Best praise, just bought another one today for my wife,certified '03 with just over 19K since we both like this one so much. Cargo room is small for a wagon, but plenty big when the rear seats are folded down.
Acceleration (especially in rain/ice with 4matic), quiet highway ride even at excess speed, cornering and handling, sun roof, comfort of heated and supportive leather seats, weather band radio, CD changer in glove box, classic body styling, safety features, great gas mileage for 6cyl (27hwy,24overall).
Power seats with memory settings, user- friendly cup holder in front (its too narrow and set deep in console), variable speed function on intermittent wiper setting, heated mirrors, nicer rims.
Had the car for over a year. Been a
joy to drive. Have enjoyed driving car
everyday. A tremendous amount of
comfort & safety features for the
price. A little weak in the
performance department but adaquate.
Full power seats should be std. & not a
$1200 package upgrade. Also, cupholder
is a Rube Goldberg experiment. Feel
sorry for the poor soul that paid close
to sticker price. I get a tremendous
discount by working for Daimlier but
was almost insulted by the trade-in
value. Plan to keep this car a
Great sounding stereo, heated seats,
very smooth transmission, extremily
quiet road car, AWD in bad weather.
Cupholder(or lack of one), ticking
sound when climate control is turned
off, more power.
I live in rural area; moderate to heavy
snow; steep hills. Car performs
beautifully in winter conditions. On
highway, it feels like a larger and
heavier car, although it is slightly
smaller and lighter than my previous
Purchased in August 2003. Previously
owned a 2000 Audi A6 and never thought
I'd find a car with a better ride and
handling, but the C240 4Matic wagon fit
the bill quite nicely. Great styling,
comfortable interior and QUIET!
Fantastic handling and control.
Solid handling - this car hugs the
road, and safety features (8 air
bags). The automatic lights, and rain-
sensing wipers are nice, functional
features to have.
Avg. gas mileage is 23 - 24 MPG. Not
bad, but a moderate boost in fuel
economy would be nice. Should come
standard with full power seats instead
of partial power/manual adjust.