The C-300 was actually not the vehicle we intended to purchase .. We were looking at the C-250 sports body style .. The dealer was showing us the C-250 and in some confusion someone brought the C-300 out and that vehicle changed our minds in a hurry .. The body style is full of beautiful lines and curves anyone would like .. Its sleek design gets us many compliments from other vehicle owners .. We especially like the V-6 as it delivers the power we have been looking for for quiet a while .. We make occasional trips to the great smokey mountains and the C-300 has no problem climbing the steep grades .. Everyone wants to drive it !! There is only 1 problem we have noticed .. The rear seatbelt fits too tight ..
It's a great balance of luxury and power. You won't be racing people, but it has enough power to accelerate when needed. It has a very quiet cabin especially with windows closed. The suspension is super smooth; I felt like I was riding on clouds. My last car was a sporty 2005 BMW 330CI which was quite the opposite -- low ride, throaty engine, manual transmission, lots of problems after 125K. My Benz has little to no issues (<100K), automatic transmission (although I prefer manual), and quiet. It feels like smooth sailing on a placid pond.
It's an awesome car, don't take me wrong. It accelerates very well for 4 Cyl car, the agility option to select sport+ makes it a very aggressive drive, love it. It drives really nice and comfortable... And it's a car that represents you well, same look as other higher end Mercedes. The interior is very well done and luxurious... The only downside I have is: the display screen for the radio, media, settings, etc... Is NOT touchscreen, that is the only reason I dropped one star from the rating. It's a 5 star car, but the media interaction with the driver relying on a knob or touch pad, instead of touch screen, is behind other make/model technology. I hope there is a way to upgrade at some point.