I was looking into buying BMW 32x or Mercedes C300 (luxury/sedan). I ended up going for the C300 because of the price and options that it had on it was exactly what I had in mind. Its been 8 weeks since I picked up the car and I absolutely love it, it has surpassed my expectations in almost every aspect. The car has power, its comfortable and good on gas. It has 2 modes: C (comfort) & S(sport)... the comfort is not as powerful but slightly more efficient on gas, if you step on the gas hard then it will jerk a little. However put it in S mode and the car becomes very smooth and powerful, its settle difference but with time you'll be able to tell the difference by the responsiveness of the car. The navigation system is really good, its accurate which is the most important feature for me. Hands down its way better my friend's BMW which tells her to go straight when she should make a left and a few blocks later it tells her to make a left!!! Needless to say she got lost a few times. Having said, the Lexus's GPS is way more superior than this one... the Lexus has way more options and I believe is easier to use. I would definitely recommend this car and I think I became a Mercedes owner for life... very impressed with the overall product.
I would not recommend this car. Two months after purchase, the car left me stranded. Turns out, the EIS sensor in the steering column went out. I had the car towed to a Mercedes Dealer, and had to pay $1300 to replace the sensor. Now, 14 months after the purchase, another sensor goes out, and it is related to Safety Restraint System. It will cost between $2200 to replace. Worst decision ever.
Just the brand name says it. It goes without saying the car is very well made. Handles like a dream and is absolutely fun to drive. For such a small vehicle I wish the gas mileage were a bit better. Updating and adding more ports and charging capability for devices would be good. Another improvement would be to allow the rear view camera to work when the radio is off. If it's not on, the camera won't display anything. That is useless to me as a driver. Also including the guide lines as in lesser quality cars would be great. the stereo system is excellent. This car is a blast to drive. I look forward to the daily work commute.