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Old 04-02-2008, 11:38 PM
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Finally took delivery!

It's been a long 5-month wait...but it's finally here!



I'll spare everyone the numerous pictures, cuz we've just about seen it all on this forum. (Unless someone wants me to post pictures of anything specific.)

Fully loaded C300: Arctic White, Grey/Black Leather, PII, AMG 18", MM, Pano, iPod, TeleAid, Auto.


Initial impressions:
The fit an finish is stellar! Better than any Audi or BMW I have ever owned. Pano is fuggin kick ***! I was a little worried about the look of grey/black leather mixed with white and pano mixed with the aluminum trim, but finally seeing it in the flesh, it looks spectacular! The stitching of the leather adds a heck of a lot to the interior look IMHO. I have been an iDrive user for many years and the MB iteration of it is pretty damn good. You don't need a manual to figure it out. All the technology seems to work well together from the MID to the MM display to all the knobs and buttons. They are easy to use and very intuitive. The ride seems to be a perfect blend of sport and luxury. I've owned an M3, 740, 5-series bimmers...and its falls right in between the feel of a 3 series and the 5 series. The lighting inside and out is very appealing...I like the little touches like the amber LEDs on the rear door pulls.

Not many complaints, other than that there isn't enough storage! The glove box can't even fit the books and manuals properly! I stuffed it in the boot next to the bike tire. Also, the iPod interface is pretty lame. It should be detachable. And I don't like the fact that it replaces the standard aux input. It should be in addition to...

I can't wait to get past break-in period to open 'er up. I'm geekin out on the Sirius, card reader, and MM... I activated my TeleAid so I will be testing out Search and Send here pretty soon!

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Congrats.

I really like the white with the pano, it looks so bad (in a good way).

Also, I was wondering if you could take some pictures of the leather interior with the stitching and all. I've never seen the leather in a W204 b/c the dealer didn't have any.
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Congrats on your new car. Looks great I put the manuals in the trunk too, that's where they belong as far as I'm concerned..
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Congrats.

I really like the white with the pano, it looks so bad (in a good way).

Also, I was wondering if you could take some pictures of the leather interior with the stitching and all. I've never seen the leather in a W204 b/c the dealer didn't have any.
Here you go...











Hope this helps...
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Hope this helps...

Thanks, the leather looks great!
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Nice in white, thanks for the pics. Wheels and roof cool too. Congrads.
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Congratulations its one of the finest w204 ive seen.
The combination of pano roof and white its all the buck.
And your correct the car has the driving feel of bmw 3 series but with the rolling quality of mercedes.
The perfect combination.

Have a long lasting loving relathionship with your new ride.
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Congrats on the new car! It looks awesome
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Congratulations. Told you it's worth the wait.
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Nice... congrats
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very nice! it must feel almost surreal after waiting so long. a question i have...can you change songs on your ipod from the steering wheel?
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Looks great!

I am looking to get the same setup: white exterior, AMG rims, and the pano-roof. I think that is the coolest exterior combination...

Enjoy and feel free to post as many pictures as you like since I can never get tired of looking at that beauty!
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Congrats & glad to hear you're happy with it after a long wait.

After seeing your interior pictures, now I am second guessing myself for not ordering leather (would have added 3 months to my delivery time)
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very nice! it must feel almost surreal after waiting so long. a question i have...can you change songs on your ipod from the steering wheel?
indeed, surreal! i havent had a chance to mess with the ipod interface yet. the reason why i got it was so i could plug in my iphone that i have yet to purchase lol
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indeed, surreal! i havent had a chance to mess with the ipod interface yet. the reason why i got it was so i could plug in my iphone that i have yet to purchase lol
the iphones are deff nice. well either way i am sure that you will be enjoying the new ride. now you might actual wake up and enjoy the commute to and from the office.
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sweet man! car looks great! is a 5 month wait pretty typical if they dont have the car you want in the lot?
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sweet man! car looks great! is a 5 month wait pretty typical if they dont have the car you want in the lot?
I'm still waiting for mine, ordered in Nov. depends on u ask, it may seem normal for some dealerships
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Thanks all...

Some cool things I've discovered...
When placing a teleaid call, the A/C blowers slow down so they dont make too much noise.
There are bag clips on each side of the trunk! there is also an accessory drawer for the trunk available as well...it sits right under the speaker deck...this might be helpful...but for $100??? eeck.
Quickly hit the turn stalk just before you hit the snapping point and you will get 3 flashes. (BMW and Audi to this too.)

Things that make you go hmmm...
When backing up the windscreen should automatically go down. I could swear the w203 did this. Why not on the w204?
Not a big deal, but there is no way to turn off the dimming feature on the mirrors.
Why can't the heads up display remember the last page you were on...it always goes back to the trip page whenever you restart the car.
Cheap feel to the shift knob.
Turn signal stalk is a bit too low.
What are all the blank buttons going to be used for? (The one's next to the rear windscreen button.)

And the obvious...
Lacks seats + mirror + steering memory.
Lacks storage.
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I think your car looks great on the exterior. But after all these months of wanting to like the interior, I just don't. I hoped leather would make a difference, but it just doesn't. The interior is hard plastic and cheap looking, leather or not. I can't believe that Mercedes didn't upgrade it in the C63....a $60k+ car with that interior?
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I think your car looks great on the exterior. But after all these months of wanting to like the interior, I just don't. I hoped leather would make a difference, but it just doesn't. The interior is hard plastic and cheap looking, leather or not. I can't believe that Mercedes didn't upgrade it in the C63....a $60k+ car with that interior?
Yeah, it seems most love it or hate it....I actually love its simplicity. It's definitely not in line with the other benz car interiors...but cars are all full of compromises.

I never owned (or for that matter ever found) a car that had every single thing I ever wanted in a car.

But I tell ya what...the C300 is the closest I have ever come!

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