I just bought a black on beige C320 4MATIC wagon with only 36000 miles on for under 20 grand! What a buy for such a great utility vehicle! However this car has so many aspects wouldn't normally find in an SUV or any form of utility vehicle for that manner. First off it handles just as good as my G35 coupe. Second it has a firm suspension yet delivers the true smooth ride of a Benz. Third it gets an average of 25 mpg on the highway and sometimes reaches up over 30! Fourth is the engine performance. Even with almost 40K miles on it the tranny is buttery smooth and the cars pick up is amazing! defenitely would not keep up with my Infiniti G35 but much faster than my previous Lexus RX300.
Great power for a small V6. plenty of room for hauling anything. Refined, great build quality, 4MATIC provides good grip in all weather conditions
Good handling, adequate performance, fit and finish good. I have had the vehicle for four months and I'm not convinced that reliability will be very good. Would not start on a couple ofoccasions. Dealer could not duplicate the problem. Not much room in rear seat for adults.
Exterior design, air bags everywhere, stereo system.
Back seat too small. Basically a two seat wagon. Better acceleration.
Never thought I'd use the word "fun"
to describe a wagon, but this one has
plenty of power, and handles almost as
well as my 328i, which is impressive
for a wagon.
Solid construction, interior is
roomier than I was expecting given the
car's dimensions. Enough cargo space
to meet our needs on long trips (2
adults + 2 kids).
Rear seats fold down flat, giving lots
of hauling room when needed, and cargo
floor is "flush" with a low loading
height--no need to lift objects over a
lip to get them in the back.
AWD gives the vehicle a lot of
stability, Bose sound system,
automatic trans. very smooth & always
seems to find the correct gear for
what you're trying to do. 12V outlet
in cargo area great for coolers.
Needs a standard in-dash CD changer,
better cup holders, and 2nd 12V outlet
in passenger area.
If you're looking for a C-Series, you
need to bargain harder than the
Edmunds price. A C240 4matic wagon
with leather, sunroof package,
metallic paint and CD changer stickers
for $39,040; the Edmunds TMV price is
$37,336 and I bought this car
yesterday in Denver for $33,700,
including delivery and dealer
handling. By the way, this is six
grand less than a comparably equipped
BMW 355xi wagon.
Engineering, safety, comfort.
Stronger base engine, modify gearing
for better off-the-line accelaration.