2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
There are 16 user reviews for the C300 Luxury Sedan trim shown below
- Great Fuel Econ, Nav, Interior, Ability to switch between Comfort & Sport setting.
- Everything broke down. (Was a lemon though)
Purchased As New
I ordered my 2008 C300 Luxury in April/May or 2007, recieved it (imported it from Saudi Arabia) around July/August 2007. The first in the U.S. Fully loaded (which may describe the bugs) but IT IS TRUE ABOUT FUEL ECONOMY. When i finally returned it as a lemon, i was averaging usually 30mpg and up to 32.1 mpg WITH 26,000 miles. (i drive alot) also has a flex-fuel system and can run on E85 Ethanol (approx 106-116 octane) when you purchase Luxury or C350 model or optional in the C300 sport. but the Pano roof is AMAZING every mercedes owner should get it. I personally liked my c-class better then my '08 S550. Especially with a body kit and nice wheels. and when in sport mode, it really gets up and goes. The only cons is the availability of options. BMW offers almost every option on even the 1-series. for the c-class, there is no Parktronic option, Disctronic, keyless start, or power trunk closer like all the other MB. Great trunk space but slightly small back seat. can but shouldnt seat 5. VERY simple Navigation and sound system sounds WAY better then the s-class. 4-cylinder kompressor would be great for this model (like 05 and older models) that got 35 mpg. Problems i encountered (keep in mind it was a lemon) was cruise contol failure, car not turning over when turning key, pano roof grinding metal, speakers create loud long beep when exterior mirrors folding in (known mercedes issue, but no fix), tire monitor failing, Nav freezing and resetting itself, Nav only offers "Turn by Turn Guidence" in certian areas and leaves you to find the rest of the way, power windows went out, should come with XM instead of Sirius. Bottom line, Needs more options, fuel economy is great if you actually put some miles on it, is known as a reliable car (i worked at a dealership so i know), is known to have sunroof problems, also auto mirror problem, and great sound system w/nav (that plays DVD's). And altough the interior has alot of plastic, it looks good, especially if you get the wood trim. i highly recommend the P2 package with Xenon lights with dramatically increased visibility. I plan on buying another one even after my Lemon experience. My favorite Mercedes ever. This car will be my permanent everyday driver.
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