2010 Mercedes-Benz C300L L - Baltimore, MD08/22/2016
I drove a Audi for years and absolutely loved it, but repairs and maintenance are extremely expensive. After some research I found Mercedes has a great reputation for reliability and is much more affordable repair wise (believe it or not!) I test drove this model as well as a BMW 328i x drive (I also loved) but chose the Mercedes because of the comfort and ease of handling. I live in the city and parallel park constantly. With this car it's a breeze to get into tight spots no problem. The interior also has a bit more swank than the BMW which was another deciding factor. Overall I'm very pleased with my C300.
Worst decision ever by buying a Mercedes at Carmax
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.
Had wheel alignment problems that could only be corrected at a certified Benz dealer. Also developed an annoying rattle coming from Dashboard that quickly developed after 30 day period. Unable to figure it out. Probably why the car was available in the first place.
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