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Proud owner since August 2011
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By pstef482
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Purchased mine certified pre-owned from the dealer with approximately 5,000 miles. I have the premium package and really enjoy the car. As of today it has near 70,000 miles on it and still on the original tires/brakes, etc. Had an issue with the AC last summer but the dealership was able to resolve which was covered under the warranty. The service is top-notch, but you certainly pay a premium. Drives well in the snow. Tinted the windows for privacy, and have black exterior/interior so overall it looks very sharp. I tend to average low 20's local and 26-28 mpg highway, which is better than advertised, using premium.


Favorite Features

NAV, premium sound, the interior, sun roof, rear window shade.


Suggested Improvements

N/A


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Consider Certified Used
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By calang1
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Great car. Love the aesthetics and the red paint is a real eye-catcher. The 4Matic works great even here in the snowy North Hills of Pittsburgh. The seven-speed transmission never dissapoints, and knows when to hold a gear while descending hills or even during a pause in acceleration. Fuel economy is acceptable, but ride and comfort are outstanding.


Favorite Features

The COMMAND interface to navigation and sound system are quite easy to use. Not to mention, my C300 is quiet and tight as a drum. Certified used means my C300 gets a full factory warranty for three years.


Suggested Improvements

Couple things. I've driven the CLA and I'd rather have its 2.0L engine for the useable power band. I also think that a luxury car with a sticker of $48K when new should have leather seats, although the MBTex is decent and I am satisfied with it.


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My C300
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By nruss
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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The c 300 runs well and handles niclley on the rough New England roads. We have 27,000 on ours and it makes a thumping souond in the brakes now so it is going into the shop.


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Capable and sure-footed ride
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By us1fedvet
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Purchased our C300 Sport 4Matic in September 2011. Just ticked to 10K. So far, so good. No maintenance issues - changed oil myself at 5K and ready to have dealer handle the scheduled 10K (free of charge). Solid, strong performer that is built like an ingot. Just did a 2K mile r/t to FL. Averaged 27.5 mpg overall with cruise at 78 mph on 835 mile run down I-95. Local driving a breeze - nimble and quick. Excellent audio system, seats good, back a bit tight for large folks. Adequate trunk for a getaway or other.


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Performance Handling Structural integrity Reliability


Suggested Improvements

2 L diesel used in Europe would give better economy and equivalent performance


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the tires are not great
11 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By beiz
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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My 2009 C300 sports 4matic is good in general. After driven 16,000 miles, I heard noise at highway speed. I took it to the dealer and they could not find anything wrong but charged me $50 for the check. 2 months later, I still felt its too noisy at high speed. I took the car to a different dealer and was told that the continent tire making the noise. They recommended to replace the four tires with a price over $1000. I couldn't believe the news. I paid over $40,000 for the car with expensive package and assumed Mercedes-Benz had the quality free of worry. It turned out the car used a cheap tire on it. With only 16,000 miles of normal city driving, the tires need to be replaced!


Favorite Features

stylish, responsive, quiet until lately tire noisy


Suggested Improvements

Please use high quality tires. After all, it's not a cheap car.


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My 1st MB (C300 Sport)
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By jiamin
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Bought it yesterday and only put 30 miles on it. My previous four new cars are all Japanese and never thought about a european car because of reliability concern. Consumer report recommendes it so I get it. Gethered a few premium compact car ratings side by side. C300 has the highest overall score, especially the noise level rating. Excellent quality inside out. Back seat passenger can easily talk to the multimedia person. Time will tell me if it's reliable.


Favorite Features

7-speed auto with touch shift 7" screen Voice activation


Suggested Improvements

Move criuse control onto steering wheel Mover windshield wiper control to criuse control position so it can be seen


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Love it all, but one thing....
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By dwr1979
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Been car shopping for 5 months. Tested everything, then saw apr rates for MB and decided to go in and drive one. I was sold. It's the best car I have personally owned- road noise is low, smooth/ solid over bumps, autorain wipers are amazing, the mbtek keeps the car smelling new and no one knows its not leather. the transmission is not even a consideration....i never feel it shift. the baby turns tight and crisp. I am getting about 25 mpgs right now, but just rolled over to 2000 miles so this is still probably not accurate.


Favorite Features

I love the navi, it's better than honda and acura's for sure. however, I don't like how you can't enter a destination mid trip. the vehicle has to stop to do that. i love the sturdy feel of the seat and I love the power under the pedals when it's in sport mode. I have three kids, age 15, 13, and 3... all fit comfortably in the back seat.


Suggested Improvements

Aesthetically, the pop-out navi / multi-media package screen is a little too big and cumbersome, and i like a clean look. it kind of looks after market and bulky...but it's worth it because the back up camera is phenomenal.


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Moving from BMW to a Benz
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By donquijote
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Wanted to share my experience. Recently sold the E46 330ci and bought a W204 200CGI and found these useful features that the E46 don't have: - Seat memory for both driver and passenger side. E46 is driver seat only. - Power adjustable steering column and head rest with memory. - Seat has power adjustable lumbar support. - Reverse auto-tilt of passenger-side mirror can be adjusted and memorized. - Head restrain will lock during impact. - Seat belt automatically pulls tight after engaging. - Automatic cabin light has a button to enable or disable.


Favorite Features

- Park light can be switched to just left or right side for minimum power drain. - Two-stage turn signal: 3 blinks or continuous blink - Four proximity sensors on the front, not just rear. - Audio, climate control and vehicle configuration has separate input panels / keys; faster, less distracting and confusing than a single control knob. - Climate control has an Off button. - Audio plays CD MP3; lots of bass even at midpoint setting. - CD changer is integrated into the front console. - Console displays time and temperature at the same time. - Key batteries can be replaced. - Battery low - two terminals under the hood allows for jump starting the car. E46 will lock and has to be towed.


Suggested Improvements

Performance, Ride and Handling: - Could not comment on performance as these two cars have different engines and power. Noticed though that the W204 sports mode is equivalent to the E46 economy mode. So, the E46 sport is mode is like super-sport mode. - W204 cabin definitely has more sound insulation. - W204 has a softer ride. - Cornering at 40kph feels the same for both cars. I actually felt less role in the W204. - E46 has a heavier steering wheel and feels more engaged to the front wheel direction. I may need some time to accustom to the W204 lighter steering wheels. There is definitely feedback but it is just lighter.


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Beautiful & more
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Unbiased
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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Prior owner of Lexus SUV, Jaguar and Toyota, this car was not on my list to purchase. I was all decided to buy the BMW 328 xDrive given the deals and the whole package. The prices for BMW and C300 4Matic were exactly the same with minor differences in equipment. However, as I drove the C300W it was a game changer. A very well mannered, it is a pleasure to drive this car. If you want to accelerate faster, it will let you do that. Handling is very good, the power is good and is adequate given what you are paying for. Legroom is very good in the rear seats. The cabin ambiance is just beautiful. Styling is awesome and it feels every bit of a mercedes.


Favorite Features

Bluetooth works well. Seats warm up very well.


Suggested Improvements

MP3 volume is low. Cost of add-ons should be lower than what it's now.


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Forever Mercedes-Benz
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By foreverbenz
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)


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This car is a rolling bank vault. When you close the door you hear the wonderful thunk. I never noticed the C-class before. Just the feeling of security makes the car. Other than that what else is there not to like about this car? It handles on rails; the steering is well balanced and the brakes are superb. The transmission is also extremely smooth. I wouldn't necessarily can this car a "rocket-ship" but it does pack quite a punch. The most important message I'm trying to convey is just to test it for yourself. The BMW 3-series may have a little bit of better handling but in my opinion the interior is cheap-looking. Overall, the C cannot be beat on style, comfort, and safety.


Favorite Features

Pop-up Navigation system, LED fog lights, Xenon headlamp, Keyless go, 4matic, and of course quality


Suggested Improvements

The engine could use a tad bit of a boost, but if i really needed it; I would have went with the C350.


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