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Pros: panoramic sun roof (the best in its class)
Cons: rear end finish
Advice: per sq ft what you payWOW, I had ML series before, then drove other mercedes vehciles, i almost bought Audi Q7, then drove this R 350. Ride is as smooth as it can be, mileage for the size of this vehicle is phenomenal. Basically this is a S class and GL mixed in one with a beautifully carved vehicle for the price you pay.
Pros: Deep power, continuously, along the engines perfomance band.
Cons: All aspects of this automobile exceed my expectations.
Advice: The C 350 is superior to the Audi A4 and BMW 300 series.I picked up my U.S. Spec., 2007, C 350 from the factory in Stuttgart. This experience alone defines the very special nature of the M-B marque. The interior is Ash, M-B Tex. The craftsmanship is superb, from the stitching to material quality, exceptional. The controls, as well as the analog and digital gauges manage and present information in a readily usable format, they are functional and easy to manage while driving. The Iridium Silver Metallic paint, 17' wheels, lowered suspension and AMG appearance components define the aggressive nature of this remarkable automobile. The C 350's performance does not disappoint. It will get to and cruise at 125 mph in short order, with much more to give when called upon. Actual gas mileage, primarily autobahn driving at 100+ mph, has been 28.5 mpg.
Pros: Panoramic sun roof
Cons: Small cargo space
Advice: Enjoy the R-classThe only disappointment on the R-class is the lack of cargo space. My wife and I enjoy the panoramic view and the confortable ride and seating for six. Fuel economy is good for a vehicle this size.
Cons: Lumbar seat controls and size of windows
Advice: Drive it and you'll see what I meanLove it. Picked it up this weekend. Chose a cool color. Everyone stops, stares and admires it. Its definitely a looker. There are a few detail things Mercedes could have done better but overall its wonderful.
Pros: Comfort and performance
Cons: Better sound system - does not come standard with a CD changer
Advice: NoneHave owned now for about one year. Had a few problems within the first month, fuel leak and faulty stop lamp switch. Has been great ever since. I have driven both the 350 and 500, the performance that you get out of the 350 along with the better fuel mileage and lower price is a better deal.
Pros: looks and handling
Cons: xenon lights optional?????????
Advice: get the AMGThe air ride is absolutly awsome, the 7 speed transmission is great, great gas mileage but who cares about that...
Pros: To many favorites, but I'd have to say its overall appearance.
Cons: Parktronic and power lift gate should be standard.
Advice: Parktronic, to help with those tight spaces and the power lift gate, especially if your shorter than 5' 6'.Overall I give the R350 a 9 out of 10. The suspension, power and handling are definetly not what you'd expect from a vehicle whose size is comparable to the escalade. I forget that im drivng a truck most of the time, that is until I have to parallel park. One word describes this car best 'smooth'.