Had this car for 40 days now. CEL came on literally as soon as i drove off the lot and now i think i should have given it back. I have a 3 year 20k drivetrain powertrain warranty which covered the electrical issue. Too bad it took two weeks in the shop and terrible support from MB. Like they could not communicate what the problem even was for the first 9 fays and constantly pushing back the estimated time of completion. Get it back and then the door lock on the rear passenger side door breaks. Now the door won't open. Ran over a chunk of ice and the car now needs an alignment and dust cover for underneath the vehicle. Who knows what's next? This car is needy.
It looks nice on the inside and out, climate control is nice. The button layout isn't intuitive and the plastic silver and rubberized plastic on the upholstery is cheaper than you would expect from MB. The blutooth and nav are not compatable with current smart phones, totally pointless. Ill need $850 to run a fiber optics cable and make it work... Smh. The climate control and audio system is nice but all the other tech stuff is glorified garbage.
Doesn't have the zip or responsiveness that it had new, i can tell. Good acceleration and handling though. Tiptronic could be useful but after replacing the wiring I'm scared to do anything with it.
Not for big people, point blank. But I'm average. Do not buy this car without a really good extended warranty. I'm going to sell it before the warranty runs out tbh.
At least it looks nice and is very good for dates.
Mercedes particularly the c280 4matic is great for two types of people: the first of which being the people who can afford the the maintenance fees and shop labor charges, but your buying a Mercedes not a Kia its somewhat an investment. The second type of person to purchase this vehicle is someone who ive very mechanically inclined and able to handle some of the basics themselves, i.e. brakes, belts, transfer case fluid, Diff fluid, spark plugs, etc. If your not one of the two listed above and your budget can not allow for a dollar oil change this may not be for you.
AWD but another option to maintain,
i came from a 97e320 that had over 195k and still ran in tip top condition until the selfish lady with no license or insurance took me out and totaled it
To be honest the older e class felt and operated like a better built car this seems like a really decked out camry
standard 17 inch rims, standard Bluetooth integration, full size spare (please) turbo charger ,
I got my MB C280 4Matic in 2009. I was turned in at the end of a lease, had less then 40k miles, and only paid $19k for it. I live in Colorado and need the all wheel drive. When comparing it to other AWD cars available, this was by far the best value. When test driving the cars the MB had almost no signs of wear, and the best overall fit and finish. The MB drove as well as the Audi and Subaru, the Toyota and Volvo were overpriced and lack luster. After 3 years I still love my MB. It is still very peppie, and handles (and rides) like a dream (like you think an MB should). Reliability wise,,,,,,, I have not had it in the shop once!!!
3.0L V6 w/Tiptronic 5-Speed
Single touch turn signal
4 way disk breaks and abs
Heated Windshield Washer Jets - Jets and reservoir
All windows are 1 touch
Laser start Key
Power heated mirrors
Seats myself and 4 kids no problem
I purchased this car a day before my 37th birthday. I previously owned a 2006 Chrysler 300 Limited which was destroyed in the flood. The MB has a nice comfortable ride and I like the comfort mode versus the sport mode. However, the transmission responsiveness is not my favorite. Also, MB needs to make the iPod hookup, memory seats, navigation and CD Changer standard equipment.
Dash, seats, design and ride!
MB needs to make the iPod hookup, memory seats, navigation and CD Changer standard equipment. Improve transmission responsiveness.
I am a new MB owner and am glad to have made the switch. I purchased my used 4matic this year and have been pleased with the performance thus far. My only dislikes would be the automatic wiper sensors when it rains and comfort mode. I highly recommend Sport mode to really know what your driving. I also think the windows should be a shade darker.
Sport mode and automatic rear shade (I have young children and helps keep the sun out of their eyes and the car cool in the summer)
Memory seats a must for this style car, better sensors on the automatic blades, cheaper oil changes.