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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
My first MB and it's a winner.
By johnsmoke on
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
Review
After 1000 miles I can only say that it's been a pleasant experience. After driving BMW 3-series and Acura TL, this car is quieter, smoother and more comfortable, without the built in "sports car" bounces. Have Premium I Package which has some but not all of the goodies of the prior cars yet at less cost for the lease. Can live without the NAV (got a Garmin, which is transferable) and the Premium II package ($$). Fit and finish are excellent. Engine is underpowered for the weight and the rear seats and trunk are short on space. Seldom carry passengers; so they are slighly inconvenienced for a short time. Could use technology updates in communication area, like Bluetooth enhancement.
Favorite Features
Auto headlights, rain sensitive quiet wipers, distinctive auto look and finish, heated seats and side mirrors, minispare wheel, 4Matic trans, Blue tooth (mostly), Sirius radio (6 mo), CD player (only 1 at a time?), First Aid kit, sliding sunroof.
Suggested Improvements
Glove box is oddly configured and hard to store stuff, central console (between seats) is one big hole and needs more separate divisions (latch opens when you hit with elbow), key is awkward to use (pushbutton should be standard), Bluetooth with Audio 20 is prehistoric (needs voice control, or something to load contacts easier than vcards), engine needs 40 more hp, premium fuel and weak engine = 18 mpg average, useless rear shade, trunk and rear seat are small, ditch the cigarette lighter and ash tray, include an iPod connection, relocate power outlet from glove box, cruise control stalk is confusing, combo turnsignal and wiper stalk takes time to adapt to, needs multi-CD player.
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By johnsmoke
on 10/01/11 11:19 AM (PDT)

Follow-up after 4000 miles. One of my favorite cars now. Power is more than adequate for regular driving and highway merging. Averaging 29 MPG at 65 mph and 21 MPG combined. Car is smooth and luxurious, even for a small sedan. One golf bag barely fits, but that is OK. MB-Tex seat surfaces are comfortable and cool in summer. Wiper blades were the easiest to replace in my experience (cost $$). Only concern I have is the future inspection and maintenance costs that are required. All-in-all a great auto.

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