2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Traded my 2000 BMW 323ci for this car about 6 weeks ago. Have to say I am very impressed. From the moment you walk up to this car, it says, "I mean business." Outstanding exterior styling - mine is Mars Red and has the 18" AMG wheels. Can't tell you how many comments I've gotten from total strangers at the gas pump or grocery store. Inside, things are well- organized and comfortable. Not sure why they put two control stalks on the left side of the steering wheel and none on the right, but you get used to it. Great manual tranny - shifter at least as precise as the Bimmer's. Excellent stability in braking and cornering, good power. Overall great car!
Exterior styling and transmission are as good as any I have seen or driven.
Fuel mileage is not good at all - I get only about 18-19 in town after years of 23-25 with my BMW. Back seat is TIGHT.
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