2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
There are 16 user reviews for the C300 Luxury Sedan trim shown below
- Comfortable ride, good looking design, engine, COMAND multimedia system, steering wheel controls
- So-so fuel economy, reliability issues are disappointing, some low quality pieces, rear seat comfort
Purchased As New
About five months ago we traded in our 2007 Audi A4 after a horrible experience. The C300 is a much better car all around. The interior is the only thing the Mercedes gives up to the Audi because the Audi has one of the best interiors in this class. The dealer tried to talk us up to the C350 but we felt it unnecessary and the price unjustified. Power delivery from the 3.0 liter engine is very smooth. Transmission can get a bit rough when it tries to think you next move but is usually smooth. So test drive it for a long time before you fall in love. The ride is excellent; quite solid feeling and damped. Steering is also connected. As good as a BMW. The COMAND system is much better than the idrive from BMW and the MMI from Audi, both of which are headaches to operate.
The downsides would have to be the so-so fuel economy. At 14.8 MPG city driving, I can't say that is wonderful. So far we have had multiple reliability issues stemming from electronic gadgets- the COMAND display, ABS brake controller, both front rotors were resurfaced due to warpping ( the dealer said this is from heat and water but I never had this problem before) and the cruise control is non-operable, still after two times being replaced. Also, the quality of the dash and interior is low for a Mercedes IMO (power seat buttons are loose!) They should work on interior quality. Other than that its an average car, at a fair price, so the next time well take the time to shop around and consider the BMW 3 series as well as the Cadillac CTS- both of which have better reliability ratings and have tremendous awards for driving and quality. My advice- skip the C.
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