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Old 11-11-2007, 04:09 AM
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Pictures don't do justice for the 2008 C Class

For all those who are interested in the new C class, I picked mine up this morning and the pictures that I've seen don't do justice for the car. You have to see it in person. I was given the run down of all the options and I fell in love. Simply seeing my baby in the show room waiting for me as I signed all the papers was heaven. I'll post pictures up as soon as I can but you have to see it in person. It's a true beauty. For all New Yorkers, I recommend the Ray Catena dealership in New Jersey. The showroom is a site to be seen. I'll post those pictures as soon as can.
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For all those who are interested in the new C class, I picked mine up this morning and the pictures that I've seen don't do justice for the car. You have to see it in person. I was given the run down of all the options and I fell in love. Simply seeing my baby in the show room waiting for me as I signed all the papers was heaven. I'll post pictures up as soon as I can but you have to see it in person. It's a true beauty. For all New Yorkers, I recommend the Ray Catena dealership in New Jersey. The showroom is a site to be seen. I'll post those pictures as soon as can.
Congrats! the exact same car I ordered, I saw a white C300 in Flushing yesterday, and it's so sexy.. and the 7-spoke wheels looked great, glad I didn't go for the 18' ones.

How long was your wait? was it special ordered?

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I have an opposite feeling. C is so beautiful on pictures, but when you see it in person, you can hardly distinct it from some Hondas. Anyway, I'm glad that you like the car in person. Enjoy your ride.
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Congrats! I'm new to these forums and have been reading all of the threads. It seems everyone is enjoying their new W204s :P
I plan on purchasing one in 2008...they are SO sexy!

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Congrats! the exact same car I ordered, I saw a white C300 in Flushing yesterday, and it's so sexy.. and the 7-spoke wheels looked great, glad I didn't go for the 18' ones.

How long was your wait? was it special ordered?
lol... that might have been me. I pretty much received it in 3 weeks as I was bumped up because someone else had cancelled theirs. Their loss, my gain I guess. My dealer threw in the all season floor mats, a mercedes EZ Pass housing and a mercedes suitcase as a gift. He was really sweet and the manager was really nice. Once again, I highly recommend the Ray Catena dealership in New Jersey. They really take care of you over there.
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Congrats! the exact same car I ordered, I saw a white C300 in Flushing yesterday, and it's so sexy.. and the 7-spoke wheels looked great, glad I didn't go for the 18' ones.

How long was your wait? was it special ordered?
I always see that white one driving in Flushing too, I just got mine couple days ago, so gonna be another one.
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which Catena?

Which Catena MB in Jersey? Edison or Union? Haven't been to the Edison one in a long time, but they have like a mercedes museum upstairs, with some pretty nice collectors cars - gullwings, 30's anfd 40's mercs, etc.

The Union dealership is pretty new, last year or so, and has its storeroom upstairs, which makes it easy to view inventory in the cold or etc. And the place is HUGE! they had like 4 c-classes on display, and another 4 immediately outside in the prep/test drive area, another dozen or so upstairs.

Well, wonder if their overhead had anything to do with them not having any discussion about invoice-plus for negotiations when I bought there Saturday afternoon.

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Here's my baby and a few shots I took at Ray Catena. Enjoy...













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not to hate, but dude, you definitely need to upgrade the wheels, on your car, make the car look wack.... need 17 or 18 amgs at least to do the car justice
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For all those who are interested in the new C class, I picked mine up this morning and the pictures that I've seen don't do justice for the car.
where are your favorite spots in ny to drive your C?
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I always see that white one driving in Flushing too, I just got mine couple days ago, so gonna be another one.
Yea? you in Queens as well? you also got a white one?? good choice.

The one I saw yesterday was in Flushing Mall parking lot, it's a white C300 but without MM pkg..
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Yea? you in Queens as well? you also got a white one?? good choice.

The one I saw yesterday was in Flushing Mall parking lot, it's a white C300 but without MM pkg..
lol oh no definately not me. I drive by Flushing but rarely frequent the area unless I'm buying something to eat.
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not to hate, but dude, you definitely need to upgrade the wheels, on your car, make the car look wack.... need 17 or 18 amgs at least to do the car justice
Uhm... First off, don't call me dude. I'm a lady and secondly, they come standard on C300 4matics buddy and I do plan on changing them during the summer. I drive in Manhattan so this set I don't really care for.

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I've been to Ray Catena in Edison before. Who was your salesman out of curiosity?
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You car looks amazing White is the best way to go
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Uhm... First off, don't call me dude. I'm a lady and secondly, they come standard on C300 4matics buddy and I do plan on changing them during the summer. I drive in Manhattan so this set I don't really care for.
YOU GO GIRL...I think guys take it for granted that there are also ladies like us on this forum...beautiful car by the way!
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not to hate, but dude, you definitely need to upgrade the wheels, on your car, make the car look wack.... need 17 or 18 amgs at least to do the car justice
I love those stock wheels...to each their own I guess. They look great, plus you don't have to worry about curbing them. Also have to realize that if your in a climate that has any snow what so ever your going to just sit and spin in low profile 18''s anyway.
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You car looks amazing White is the best way to go
Your car looks great, but I think the car looks best in any of the metallic colors personally. I own a company and all of my work trucks are in boring white, at the end of the day I'm glad I can pop the garage door open and see my Black Porsche and my Steel Gray Benz posted up. Actually my wife and I really wanted Mars Red, but were worried we would be stuck with it if we wanted to sell the car later.

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Ora,

Congrats on your new C300.

Regarding the car looking better in person than in photos, I've also have noticed this. I think many of the pictures we have seen were made with a wide angle lens from certain angles which tends to severely distort. Although using a normal focal length lens would eliminate the distortion, I do think there is something about this car that doesn't get conveyed in a photo.
Also, if you notice, a white car such as yours (and mine) has those black panels that redefines the shape of the car. That may be part of what we're seeing.
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Your car looks great, but I think the car looks best in any of the metallic colors personally. I own a company and all of my work trucks are in boring white, at the end of the day I'm glad I can pop the garage door open and see my Black Porsche and my Steel Gray Benz posted up. Actually my wife and I really wanted Mars Red, but were worried we would be stuck with it if we wanted to sell the car later.

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To each their own, of course. I chose the color white because white allows you to see the AMG body better as oppose to black or silver which you can't really tell. Particularly come summer when I plan to slip on a carbon fiber front spoiler, rear spoiler and so forth. I'm a lady who modifies not one to simply leave it stock. Plus, I look good in white. lol
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