2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
There are 57 user reviews for the C300 Sport Sedan trim shown below
- Good exterior design, nice handling
- Cheap interior dashboard, cheap plastic on side doors interior, MB Tex not great
Why such a trashy look cheap interior for USA model whereas the European has better materials even on the steering wheel, door panels. No memory seats, no power lumbar (even the new Honda Accord 2008 has power lumbar and such better quality interior), no push start ignition, no power steering wheel. Yes, we could live without these but why. This is a BENZ, not a Chevy. I had pre-ordered the C 300 with Navi and paid a deposit but now I will not take this order for 2008 and will wait to be heard by Mercedes to improve on interior quality for next year 2009 updates. Besides we have to risk the reliability question mark for Mercedes....read morehide
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- Great Looks, really sets this model apart. In the sport mode it really handles well.
- A little more noise than I would like. Firm seats. Not a big fan of the aluminum trim/plastic.
From the first time I saw this car, I knew I'd own my third C class. I suspect the E class will follow suit with the "C" and "S" class styling in it's next redo. It has tons of extras and costs what my last 1997 C280 cost! Amazing. Will try leasing this vehicle and will probably move up to the C350 for the extras that I want plus the engine size. We looked at the Lexis and after walking away decided as far as looks...we could be driving a Lexis, Toyota, Nissan, Honda or Saturn as they all looked the same coming down the road. I showed my wife the C300 Sport and she fell in love with her third C Class. (we also had owned a 1996 190) My only problem now is finding one. Since we drove the C300, we've waited and looks like it will be another month to get the one we want.
We'll keep it for 4 years on a lease and see how the E class has been designed maybe move up. Right now....I love the looks of the new C 300 Sport!!...read morehide
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- Handles well around corners, rear seats are roomy, looks great inside and out.
- Turn signal was a little akward at first, would prefer leather to plastic interior.
Test drove the C300 on Sunday, August 19. Feel in love with the car instantly. It handled well around corners and the felt sturdy on the road. I know this car will definately be a best seller for Mercedes Benz. I prefer the sports sedan to the luxury but it is a matter of taste and style. The price starts around $31,000.00 but the C300 can run up to $45,000.00 or more with all the options available. The interior is plastic but you have the option to upgrade to leather if you want....read morehide
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- good looking, excellent engineering, firmer ride, rommier than previous
- cheap material inside out, less tasty and functional interior design, less fuel efficient
No doubt the new C300 is a better engineered car than 07 C230. However, MB seems change its design philosophy to match American taste. It has overstated exterior and cut corners for interior materials and design.
This car is made for people who are eagerly to show others that they own a MB. But they cares less about the details and quality.
No wonder MB is lacking behind to BMW, its philosophy became so cheap, it hurts the brand. Soon Audi will be a better brand than MB too.
But for now, it's not a bad car and brand. You still have 5 years to be proud of owning a MB.
PS A few things they changed from good to bad:
1. plastic climate control is filmy and cheap.
2. only bottom half of the front head rest can be pulled out.
3. rear seat headrest cannot be laid down
4. siliver plastic instrument panel looks like a dodge, too bad E class has the same too. cheap MB even cut their upper scale class.
5. moon roof plastic panel is thinner, and no rear vent, vent is moved to front.
6. cheap plastic is all around inside
7. turn signal column is lower and thinner, less easy to use...read morehide
13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- The 300 sport looks like a mini S, The AMG front end is awesome with the big mercedes logo grill.
- Firm seats, alot of PLASTIC!, Plastic shift knob.
Test drove 2008, 300C Sport. Aug. 9th,2007. The car looks very sharp. AMG did a great job in the outside design of the car. Wheels look great no need to upgrade. The inside seems alittle cheap. Leather seats where firm and had a cheap feel to them. More plastic than a tuperware party. The shift knob should be leather instead of plastic. You put your hand on the shift knob everytime you drive. I want to feel like I'm in a mercedes not in a Kia. The flip up Navagation and radio are on a 7in screen in the middle of the dash. It would be nice if radio played with the screen down but does not. I liked the sun roof had a cool sliding screen system to allow fresh air in and block sun light out. The car drove great. handle the corners fine good acceleration. average road noise. Over-all I like the looks of the 300C sport, with the cheaper inside, I wish it Had a little more AMG under the hood for the price. 300 horses would have been great. But, your still paying for one of the most safest cars around....read morehide
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- it cover 3 years service warranty with no mileage restriction,power, prestige n good fuel economy
- always problem in area or link around front suspension n system power steering
Nice with a brandnew design,but its engine still older model no breaktrough technology.Always problems in front suspension n power steering area.Good power n fuel economy
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- Outstanding styling inside and out. Good ride, power and handling.
- Did not like the flip-up navigation screen option - seemed like an afterthought.
I drove the car and enjoyed it greatly. It looks like a big car. This may kill the E-class as you can get a new C300 for under $35,000. It is a solid car with great lines. I look for the sport version to do nicely against the BMW 3 series.
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