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A True Benz
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By AtlantaJim
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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After driving the 3-series and IS 250, the Benz just offered more of a "best of all worlds" package. The BMW is a better performer and the Lexus has a touch more luxury, but the Benz has the soul of a sports car with the comfort of a luxury machine. The list of standard features is impressive, and I've never seen a car turn heads like this one.


Favorite Features

Bluetooth phone, 6-speed stick, beautiful interior, solid build, infrequent maintenance, spirited performance.


Suggested Improvements

Better standard stereo, sunglass holder, better fuel economy


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Worst Mercedes I have owned
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By Michael Larkin
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Terrible gas mileage. Uncomfortable seats - no cushioning. Horrible wind noise when driving above 50 mph. Low-end speakers, muddy sound


Favorite Features

Exterior design


Suggested Improvements

See above


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Decent Entry Level Car
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By CHEAPCAR
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Not as luxurious at the Infiniti G, not as sporty as the BMW 3 series and not as reliable as the IS350. Purchased it because it was priced the best out of all 3. The other 3 cars had too much power and were too expensive. This car isn't on par with the other 3, but you get what you pay for.


Favorite Features

Good looking exterior. Decent drive. Comfortable seats. Good gas mileage. Very affordable!


Suggested Improvements

Even though it is an entry level sedan, there should be a lot less plastic. MB should not market this care as a luxury car. Its a C-Class, not an S- Class. MB needs to offer free servicing.


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Wind Noise---Room situation
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By Troy
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is a car that I purchased for my wife, who had been driving a 2002 Audi A6. I realize this car is smaller and not designed to compete with the A6 (even the older 2002 Audi A6), however, things that she and I both notice everytime we drive it on the highway is the wind noise emulating from the winshield. In snow (we have 4Matic) it doesn't handle like the Quatro A6 she'd grown to love...not even close...the back seat room is limited to children (no way 4 adults will be comfortable on a trip in this car. Lastly, the dash (she has the pop up nav screen version too) lacks style...it looks "american," and is outclassed by the new Cadillac CTS that it competes with...that's a first!


Favorite Features

panoramic sunroof is cool...pop up nav is cool...get the "leather" seats, not the MB Tex...it's not comfortable and looks cheap.


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower would be nice...it has 228...they need to fix the wind noise that is prominent while driving on the highway. It's an annoyance one has to live with.


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Benz-no-More?
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By benznomore
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


Review

Keep in mind that my C230 - 2008 has only 62,000 Kms, is driven lightly and garage kept. Yet...time to move away from Benz once and for all. To date: both electric side mirrors replaced ($700 each), both gas tank pumps replaced a couple of times (fuel gauge still goes out once in a while), side mirror full of water (looks like fish tank), tire blown sidewall, amongst others and just today car would not start leaving all scratching heads..$$$$ Not to mention Benz's outrageous cost of ongoing service...$500-$800 each annual visit.


Favorite Features

style, finish, ride.


Suggested Improvements

improve engineering of components >my fault....never buy the first year of re-vamp! follow BMW's lead to include servicing over warranty period...this is one thing that has driven me away as a Benz repeat customer.


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