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      06-21-2008, 08:35 PM   #23
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The C300 is not much of a sport sedan compared to the 3 series. It's more luxury than sport. The C350 is sportier but does not offer a manual transmission. However it does BRAKE and STEER well.

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      06-21-2008, 08:39 PM   #24
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Totally Off-Topic here: I'm seriously considering a C63 for my next car.
We'll see what BMW has in its arsenal to fight this then (2009/2010).

EDIT: And yes, I'm underwhelmed by the E9x M3.
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      06-21-2008, 08:42 PM   #25
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Did you not see the C/S button on the shifter panel? C = comfort mode and starts at 2nd gear, S = sports mode and starts at 1st gear
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Totally different feel to the drive.

And the CL doesn't come in a 300 Model.
Only:
CL550
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The CL is a beast!
I'd take it over the 6 series.
CL65 AMG over the M6 all day.
Sorry not meaning to
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      06-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #26
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judging by the fact that the OP's entire first post, story, and title are about the C300.........it's pretty obvious that the CL300 part was a typo.
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      06-21-2008, 10:41 PM   #27
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I agree. I test drove the C-class (both 300 and 350) at a MB event and I was quite disappointed. Handling, steering, and brakes felt inferior to my 3-series. As others said, the only thing going for the C-class is looks, but even that it's only ahead of the C-pillar.
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      06-21-2008, 11:27 PM   #28
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dealer sales people are a joke sometimes.

DS mode is the same as "S" mode
going up a hill and then punching it? Should have been in "S" since it would have to shift down from 7th gear... the problem with having so many gears with a low HP motor.
Braking is dismal until you heat up the pads a bit. Definately not BMW breaks but I think the MB pads are ceramic based.

Since the car was a dealer car, it was probably adapted for easy driving. True the C300 motor can be underpowered at times but get it into "S" mode, do some spirited runs and then see it shine.
It's no 335 but it can be comparable to the 328i HP wise

The interior is not as good as the BMW but both suck compared to Audi's IMHO
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      06-22-2008, 04:55 AM   #29
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well you will just need to appreciate that the 335i and C300 is built and designed with different philosophy~

I love both cars, but they are just for different purpose~
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      06-22-2008, 05:10 AM   #30
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I test drove a C300 also and the interior just looks like a really nice Chrysler.
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      06-22-2008, 06:55 AM   #31
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Sorry, but after all this readings I don't know if the C300 brakes well or not. Can you tell me?

One of the features of my 325i that I like is its very efortless way of braking. How do you compare it to the Mercedes?
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      06-22-2008, 07:04 AM   #32
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Sorry, but after all this readings I don't know if the C300 brakes well or not. Can you tell me?

One of the features of my 325i that I like is its very efortless way of braking. How do you compare it to the Mercedes?
I only drove the C300 and I call tell you that the breaking is no where near that of any BMW 3 series. It takes a lot more foot power to make the car stop...its a joke! Drive one yourself and see what you think.
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      06-22-2008, 08:46 AM   #33
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This car is terrible. Anyone who buys it is wasting their money. Any Audi would be better than the C300. The only thing I liked about the C300 is the stylish looks - thats all its got.
you have a more biased opinion, if anything.

My mom has a C350 sport. And I like it. Granted it doesn't have the power or refinement of the 335i but i would definitely pick it over a 328/325 (no offence). I love the look and the interior. The navigation is ages ahead of ours. With that AMG body kit, it looks very aggressive, and has a commanding look.

The only cons for the price my mom paid (all options) it doesn't have memory seats, it doesn't have park distance and the lack of comfort access was a major inconvenience. The navigation inputs disable themself when in motion. It does let you watch DVDs when parked. You can tell they cut short on the seats (least supportive and adjustability), the antenna (shark fin) is black across the line regardless the color (which is pretty retarded because my mom has a white car with a black antenna - wtf).
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      06-22-2008, 09:28 AM   #34
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you have a more biased opinion, if anything.

My mom has a C350 sport. And I like it. Granted it doesn't have the power or refinement of the 335i but i would definitely pick it over a 328/325 (no offence). I love the look and the interior. The navigation is ages ahead of ours. With that AMG body kit, it looks very aggressive, and has a commanding look.
I drive a 325xi and it is superior to the C300. You're talking about the C350 - which I did not drive - it could handle better (but somehow I doubt it!).
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      06-22-2008, 09:28 AM   #35
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Sorry, but after all this readings I don't know if the C300 brakes well or not. Can you tell me?

One of the features of my 325i that I like is its very efortless way of braking. How do you compare it to the Mercedes?
You should test drive the car and decide. Asking people in a forum which is better will not help. Everyone has their opinion for or against a particular car.

Test drive it and see for yourself. That's the best way to make a decision. Don't make a decision based on what others say especially in a forum that is not geared towards the car you're looking to get.
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      06-22-2008, 10:40 AM   #36
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I like the C300. My friend picked up an 08 for $32k.

For $32k it is a bargain. However, MB cannot sell $32k cars without cutting a lot of corners.
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      06-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #37
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Test drove both. e90 > C300 IMO. MB did a good job with the re-style. It looks good.
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      06-22-2008, 12:00 PM   #38
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You should test drive the car and decide. Asking people in a forum which is better will not help. Everyone has their opinion for or against a particular car.

Test drive it and see for yourself. That's the best way to make a decision. Don't make a decision based on what others say especially in a forum that is not geared towards the car you're looking to get.
I can't test drive it because I can only drive with my left leg -left gas pedal-.
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      06-22-2008, 12:02 PM   #39
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I drove a C350 and was quite impressed with it. MB isn't my thing, but I just don't understand all the bashing. MB builds a solid, decent handling, nice looking car to compete with the 3 series.

Just accept it and move on.
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      06-22-2008, 12:26 PM   #40
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I drive a 325xi and it is superior to the C300. You're talking about the C350 - which I did not drive - it could handle better (but somehow I doubt it!).
the reason i said a C350 is because the cost of a fully C350 is the same of the of an equally equiped 325xi.
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I know this is a pet peeve of mine, but its BRAKES!!!!!! People not breaks.
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      06-22-2008, 08:24 PM   #42
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I know this is a pet peeve of mine, but its BRAKES!!!!!! People not breaks.
Forgive me! I'm not a speller.
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Forgive me! I'm not a speller.
Sorry didnt mean to take it out on you, but I see it SO much and not on just this site.
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      06-23-2008, 11:54 AM   #44
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lol bmw is FAR from being the best car out there-don't be so naive man. a mercedes is for those who want luxury and status. they aren't buy a regular mercedes to track the damn thing. imo the new c class is a beautiful looking car; I can say it looks better than anything in bmw's lineup-but that's subjective.
fuh real man
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