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They got it right
Pros: Driving it
Cons: lack of memory seats- corrected in 2009 modelBought the C300 Luxury edition new loaded with all options except 4matic, leather and panorama sunroof. Fantastic telematics and air conditioning. Car is a pleasure to drive and is getting 20-25 mph in town and 28-30 highway on E10 gasoline.
E550 Convertible (382hp)
Pros: drivability in 'sport' mode
Cons: doors open too wide & there's no 1/2 way detent to stop full swingWith roof closed, car is very quiet at highway speeds. Good performer. Good trunk size for this segment. Roof operation could be quicker & backseat wind deflector should disappear when roof closed. It obstructs rearward vision.
Pros: Cruise control
Cons: Cup holders are difficult to useThe only car I have ever owned that still has zero defects and the dealer service and attention is superb
You Gotta own a Merc...
Pros: GPS, Bluetooth
Cons: I can't think of anythingThis is the second Mercedes that I have owned and is by far the better of the two...The first being a 2006 S-Class...This car has the correct balance of economy, handling and luxury an extremely comfortable road car that can corner and averages 24 mpg...I have most of the options and the sport package...I would buy another and I don't think that I will ever have anything but a Mercedes...Dick Butz
Cons: Ride is a little harshI own a E550 coupe. Traded in a CLS. I love this car, great performance, great techmology. Long wait to get it but worth it.
My favorite Benz, ever.
Pros: that Mercedes look and feel
Cons: smallish backseatThis is my 5th Mercedes since '84 (2E-class, 2 C-class and 1 T-class [wagon], and I keep them forever) and this one is the best all round for style, size, creature comforts, performance. It seems quite a bit bigger than the last C-class, although the back seat can be a bit snug. When I first saw the large Mecedes logo in the grill I was a little turned off, but it really grows on you and now I really love it. The AMG-ish touches are really dramatic and dare I say, cool (I'm dating myself I believe). And I got the 4-matic which is really, really a must north of the M-D line. I can't imagine a better car.
Cons: no cooled seatsIn town we get 19-21 mpg on the road doing 65 mph we get 23-25 mpg