The car is a luxuriously smooth ride, with great get up and go. It's comfortable, has everything I need in it, minus 2 things. The doors do not auto lock if you forget to do so and drive. That is a safety feature I appreciated in previous cars. Also, if the sun is on your dash as you're driving and you cannot see your signal lights, you cannot tell that you have left them on. The clicking sound is very silent. I constantly continue driving with the signal light on, on a bright sunny day. Otherwise, this car would have been a 5 star for me.
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.
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.