2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport: That German Car Feel
January 16, 2009
I had three pleasant days in our 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport and it brought me back to my car buying roots. The first car I bought was a 1960 Mercedes 190. The thing looked like a bowler hat. It had an overhead cam, 4-cylinder engine, but it still couldn't get out of its own way.
Cut to several decades later and I'm driving around Riverside County helping to introduce Edmunds' New Car Inventory feature to local dealers (here's an example of listings available for Nissan in the Los Angeles area).
I logged 180 miles and got 27.7 mpg (on premium gas). During my entire time in the car, I couldn't think of a single significant aspect of the car that I didn't like. The look, feel, responsiveness was all what wanted from a car.
How to sum all this up? I've always loved the feel of German cars. And that German car feel is alive and well in the C300.
Philip Reed, Edmunds.com Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 20892 miles