2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
My 2010 c300 is stunning to look at and has a smooth ride. However, some design features are stupid. Examples: dual climate control cannot be controlled using driver's knob (you have to turn both), there is no trunk pass through or fold down seats, the I-pod integration stinks - almost impossible to use, actually the entire sound system is difficult to use (radio presets must be accessed through the steering controls instead of the console joystick), drivers view of the windshield wiper controls are obstructed by the steering wheel, turn signal and Cruise control stalks are in weird positions. Engine needs more power and not very responsive when you Punch it. Beautiful car but needs improvement!
My sport model looks smoking hot. Fit and finish is excellent. Ride is smooth and controlled. Interior feels luxurious (tan with burled walnut is sweet). Engine has good power but is not always responsive when you need it.
BMW 3-series performance blows this car away. Interior controls are terrible and need a complete redesign. This is 2010, the Ipod should work seamlessly. Phone voice command only works with NAV (mine has a button on the steering wheel that does nothing). Sad to say, Nissan makes a better car!
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