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Old 10-02-2007, 05:28 PM
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We've heard what everybody doesn't like, now sound off with what you DO like.

Slow day so I'm trawling for some dialog ... yes, I know it's lame.

We've all voiced what we don't like about the W204, now's the time to gush about what you do like.

Me:
Exterior styling.
gauge cluster
auto shifter/7spd auto
pano roof
ride/handling compromise; my BMW went back to stock this weekend in anticipation of my C getting here in the next day or two ... MB definitely got this right compared to BMW on real world roads.
comfy seats.
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I love the MM package. The system is lightyears ahead of what was in my C32.
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I love the MM package. The system is lightyears ahead of what was in my C32.
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08 C350 sport
exterior styling
handling
7 speed auto
knobs and dials
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AMG wheels

I love the 18 inch AMG wheels for only $1000+ and AMG body kit with no extra cost
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Black birdseye maple trim in the 350...i just wish it were more prominant (although that would be a complaint, so forget i said that)
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Exterior styling
Excelleration
Braking
Babe magnet
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I love that pano roof!!!
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I love how the gear shifts. Super smooth

Also love the heavy feel of the car, makes it feels much more stable
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"Black birdseye maple trim in the 350..."

A big +1 for that!
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- exterior styling
- quality
- interior design and materials
- handling
- transmission
- feels of the controls
- solidness of the chassis
- brakes / modulation
- steering
- price
- features / given the price

C350 Sport

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So basically you don't believe the car has any faults?
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So basically you don't believe the car has any faults?
That's how I read that as well....I hope I'm as satisfied when mine arrives.
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Me too. But I don't think there's ever been a product made that I couldn't find something that I thought could be done better.
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Was sold out to the mean front exterior the moment I saw it on the streets of 90210!
Mmm..
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Pano roof and exterior..
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I love the fact that it is not a BMW 3 series.
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+++ Steering feel, I feel like my wrist are a fixed to the tierods it’s that precise.
++ Perfect eye-point behind the wheel, very commanding and ergonomic.
+ This car has more troad grip than a hobo on a bag of chips, bottomless and predictable.
-Love the blunted nose, AMG aerodynamics.
-Love the ventilated g-box
-Love my 18”AMG wheels, this was the only way to have the car.
-The 7-speed is seamless in its operation and silky smooth.



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I love the fact that it is not a BMW 3 series.
+1.

Not that the Bimmer isn't a very nice car, there are just so many of them on the road around here it seems to have lost its exclusivity.

That'll probably happen with the new C as well in a few years, but by then I'll be looking at the new E or AMG...
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Exterior styling
Interior styling with black wood trim
Smooth solid ride and handling
Nav pkg
Black headliner

no real dislikes so far!
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I like:
- rear wheel drive

- the 3500cc/7 speed auto
In the right power-band all the time.
~2100 RPM @ 80MPH

- the side-to-side manual mode shifting.
A few words on this: I think it's great that there's no need to have to move the shifter from a fully-automatic position to one where it can be shifted "manually". This way, the manual shifts can be done instantaneously, without moving the shifter from auto mode position to "manual" mode position.

- the seating, visibility, access to main controls.

- the firmness of the seats - they're perfect.
Wish they had a bit more lateral support though.

- the computer display
(don't recall what it's called - the display for trip-meter, temp, digital speed, settings, etc). The ability to program certain feature, such as daylight running lights, fold-in mirrors, etc.

- the dial/joystick used to control the audio display.
Very intuitive and practical. I only wish it had a second, smaller dial stacked on top of the exiting one which could be used to adjust the volume. This way one can do all the audio work from the safe knob, no reason to move to yet another knob or the steering wheel to adjus the volume.

- the surgical precission of the steering wheel.
(i gotta comment on what I don't like about the steering wheel: it's not thik enough, it has a weird-feeling of concave shape where the grip is; maybe someone knows what I mean. Would also have liked a bit more resitance from center point)

- exterior styling - some of it, most of it, but not all.
I don't like the side mirrors - their size and chiseled shape are best suited on a tractor (my opinion). Also not thrilled about the rear bumper as it protrudes too far outward from the rear end... it's like a trampoline.

- the sunroof!
I'm impressed with this... at 80MPH with it wide opened, I would have expected a lot of wind noise and turbulance - but not much though!

- the 17" 6-spoke AMGs
They look very nice, they are AMG (?) and are - I guess - a very good compromise between performance and maintenance. I say that only to console myself because I didn't get the 18" 5-spoke
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