2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 from North America

Summary:

Probably the best car I'll ever have

Faults:

Two years after ownership, the alternator had to be changed, but it was because the lights were left on for 12 hours. It was covered on the warranty.

General Comments:

This car is the combination of everything one desires, with an affordable price compared to what competitors offer.

The only thing that could be improved is the outside noise. It was not as quiet as some other competing sedans.

This car is very stable and comfortable for long drives. I've done 13 hours drive in one shot. It's very comfortable. The Harman Kardon sound system is amazing, and it comes with a lot of options at a cheaper price than other competitors.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2012

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Sport 3.0 V6 from North America

Summary:

The C350 offers standard, tried-and-true Mercedes excellence at a surprisingly affordable price

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The C350 is an excellent luxury small car.

The C350 larger engine is a big improvement over the C300, which is underpowered and poor value.

Gas mileage leaves something to be desired (21/25), but is adequate given the engine size.

The interior is typical Mercedes - sleek, minimalistic but elegant.

The rear legroom is plenty adequate.

The trunk is on the small side.

The sound system is excellent, and the standard 6 CD changer is something the competition does not offer, but the Mercedes navigation system is not very user-friendly, and not as good as most aftermarket navigation systems.

Handling and steering are excellent.

Rear sensors/rear view camera is not available on the C-class, although it is available in all competitors.

Surprisingly affordable and fairly priced for a Mercedes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2009

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4 matic from North America

Summary:

It does not get the credit it deserves

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is sadly underrated. It is stable, nimble, and well built, and has an attractive exterior.

I drove the 5 and 3 series BMW'S for years. This car competes with the 5 series.

Interior could use some upgrading, and the trunk is small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2009