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Old 01-11-2008, 07:41 PM
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I currently have a 2005 IS300, but am pretty much done with it and am looking to get a Benz. I really like this new model, but am also very fond of the previous model. The new vehicle will be in my possesion by june.

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:08 PM
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good to know man!

what are you looking at

c300, c350 ?
elegance, sport?

anyway look around here i'm sure you will find tons of helpful information

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the w204 is a great car, you'll be happy once you get it.
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My wife LOVES her 2008 S.F.Avenue C350. She traded her 2007 IS250 for it. We just had bad luck with the Lexus. The only thing I dislike is not having keyless start.
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i did the same. traded in a is 250 awd for the c300 4matic

less features in the mb but still its so sexy and even with the lack of keyless no regrets here
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you won`t be sorry it is a great car
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Congratulations... The Lexus IS was on my shortlist, but since they did not offer the AWD with the 3.5L I went for the C350W4M instead. Both are great cars with their own merits.
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Hi

I currently have a 2005 IS300, but am pretty much done with it and am looking to get a Benz. I really like this new model, but am also very fond of the previous model. The new vehicle will be in my possesion by june.

Thanks
Ken:

It sounds like you may be Toyota's worst nightmare! If you get a chance, tell us why you decided to leave Lexus and go for a Mercedes.

We looked at an IS when the current model was released. I still think the past and current IS models are the best-looking models Lexus has ever made. Considering the looks of the C-Class, I suspect that design is a high priority for you.

I have the C350 Sport. I've only had it for two months, but it's been absolutely trouble-free. No rattles, no squeaks, no issues whatsoever. I think you'll be very happy with the new C-Class.
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Originally Posted by KennethMonnette View Post
Hi

I currently have a 2005 IS300, but am pretty much done with it and am looking to get a Benz. I really like this new model, but am also very fond of the previous model. The new vehicle will be in my possesion by june.

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^CONGRATS! I had my for 3 month, so far so good
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:32 PM
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As for why I want to trade it in, I guess its like any other thing im getting older and im tired at being at a red light and having a piece of crap honda try and race me. Having my type of car in Miami sucks, everyone thinks im a racer. I want the Benz, because lets face it, its just sick, this new model is amazing, and from what I've heard the reposne on the vehicle is really good. Plus MB= style and class

Just for the record, I have nothing against Toyota, I havd an Avalon and now the Lexus and never have I had a problem.

Here's a pic of my car now, I dont want to post more seeing as how this is Benz site, just for you guys as a point of refence what im coming from.

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Congrats on deciding to go with the Benz.

We're swapping out our 2001 Avalon out for the C350. I was also seriously considering the ES 350 (and 335xi), but I really wanted a sports sedan and the lexus was barely even sporty.
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... Here's a pic of my car now, I dont want to post more seeing as how this is Benz site...
It's okay, man. I wanna see! Anyone else?
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It's okay, man. I wanna see! Anyone else?


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the thing that amazes me about this car is how solid and grounded it feels even at high speeds. the acceleration at highway cruising level is pretty awesome, such that i find myself passing 90 without even realizing, and i have to take my foot off the pedal. it's so quiet and smooth for a sport sedan. granted, the acceleration from a stop position is not going to blow anybody away, but the overall comfort and stability of the car, to go with it's head-turning looks and styling make this one of the best cars that MB has ever put out, imo.
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As for why I want to trade it in, I guess its like any other thing im getting older and im tired at being at a red light and having a piece of crap honda try and race me. Having my type of car in Miami sucks, everyone thinks im a racer. I want the Benz, because lets face it, its just sick, this new model is amazing, and from what I've heard the reposne on the vehicle is really good. Plus MB= style and class

Just for the record, I have nothing against Toyota, I havd an Avalon and now the Lexus and never have I had a problem.

Here's a pic of my car now, I dont want to post more seeing as how this is Benz site, just for you guys as a point of refence what im coming from.

Wow, very nicely modded.

More pics!
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:23 PM
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HAHA THANKS GUYS, DIDNT EXPECT TO GET SO MUCH FOR MY LEX ON BENZ SITE.

HERES A FEW MORE.









the car is fully moded from motor to trunk, but thats pretty mcuh why i want the benz, i just want a nice everyday driver. and the lex ill use for recreation.
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Nice! What do you have driving the low end in the trunk? Are those Solo-Baric's?
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Yeah, theyre l7s the previous model. and the 2 other amps are little kicker kx120.2 u could ebarly see them in the pic, but theres one on each side.
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HAHA THANKS GUYS, DIDNT EXPECT TO GET SO MUCH FOR MY LEX ON BENZ SITE.
This may be a Mercedes forum, but we're not that narrow minded. Well, most of the time.
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Just don't start posting Bimmer pics or you'll get torn up!!!
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is it me or does the headlight on the old IS look like the w204's?
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is it me or does the headlight on the old IS look like the w204's?
I think it's just you...
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Just don't start posting Bimmer pics or you'll get torn up!!!
screw that never, i worked at BMW for a year, after that experience i'll stay quite far from them.
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screw that never, i worked at BMW for a year, after that experience i'll stay quite far from them.
hmmm..... that's bad, huh? Or are you just biting your tongue because you are on a MB forum.
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no, im not one to bite my tongue.

Main reason I was wroking there was becuase i wanted to buy the 335 with the employee prcing but after i saw all the bays full of them wthin a week of release and all the issues they had i said no. Its funny even the master mechanis, were talling me that i was crazy to get rid of the lexus for a Beemer
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