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Old 07-30-2008, 08:30 AM
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My 09 C300 Sport

Hey guys, I picked up my 09 C300 sport last night.
No pictures yet, i'll do that tonight. The dash is a little different, so are the tail lights. there is a trip meter now (apparently, it was not on the 08's?) no electric folding mirrors. i would rather have that then the memory seats. dah well, memory seats are nice (even tho no one will drive this but me)

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I know people are conserned about how much people pay so:
MSRP was just over 40k and i got it 10% off of that. the dealer showed me the invoice, it said it was 38k but who knows how much they pad that. Craptastic apr at 6.99 but i am going to get half that at a credit union.
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patiently awaiting the pics, especially of the changes...

btw, where are u from???
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i think he is from the states
i would love to see the hood clockpit
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okay im confused.

MBusa website says power folding mirrors are standard. sigh


edit: okay, it no longer says so. but i swear it did, so it must have been a mistake

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i would rather have that then the memory seats.
Dude,
What is wrong with you? You are going to start a fight over here We all want memory seats in the '08! Forget about letting someone else drive your car, you can set a memory for sleeping at lunchtime, one for getting out of the car in the garage and the first one for driving position. I have a trip odometer on my car, so I don't know what you mean by that....
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you can set a memory for sleeping at lunchtime
brilliant...

I am in the states, I got it from a dealer just outside of washington DC... pics soon. sorry for the delay.
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I finally got pictures. but they are from my iphone...

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wow there are hooded guages...weird
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wow there are hooded guages...weird
atmun where do you live?
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he said hes in the states above, and that he bought his right outside wash DC
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Yeah, i live near DC, in maryland.

The hoods are weird... not sure if i like it yet . After seeing my car, i went to an 08 and the instrument pannel felt kinda empty...
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I wish they would do away with the mechanical screen.
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Almost every car company has moved to hooded gauge clusters so I can see why they updated this. IMO it gives the car a more feminine flare but thats just my take. It might just be me but the chrome around the shifter looks new? but then again my wifes drives the car 99% of the time. Also I thought someone on here said all C300/ C350 sports had paddle shifters? I know the GLK does and it's C-Class based. Anyway congrats on the new car & welcome.

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Yeah, i live near DC, in maryland.

The hoods are weird... not sure if i like it yet . After seeing my car, i went to an 08 and the instrument pannel felt kinda empty...

Greetings from germantown
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I like the hooded guages... they are like the C63's...

MB had to make them standard on the C, because it looks like they will be standard on the GLK and upcoming CLK also.

These pic confirm that the LED tailights are to stay for 09
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Nice car man... personally i would have gone with the capri blue...chicks love that color
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Originally Posted by joshg1001 View Post
wow there are hooded guages...weird
What am I missing here regarding the references to newly "hooded" cockpit instrumentation?

I have looked at these photos and compared them with the MBUSA 2008 C Class printed brochure and the newly available MBUSA 2009 C Class downloadable (.PDF format) file and cannot see any difference.

In fact, most of the MBUSA 2009 brochure photos are simply digitally re-touched 2008 photos that delete the folding mirror switch markings on the left armrest cluster. The new brochure does not even have a photo of the seat adjuster and memory switches on the left door panel. Also, the 2009 brochure states a difference between the C350 with 10-way adjustable power seat + memory and 8-way for C300. If the switchgear is different in these models to correspond with seat/memory it is certainly ambiguous illustrated and described in the new 2009 MB brochure.

I any event the MB photos don't appear to show any new "hooded" gizmos, just the same cowled instrument cluster that W204s have always had.
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Originally Posted by 09 C-Class View Post
Nice car man... personally i would have gone with the capri blue...chicks love that color

lol i hate you.


TRauppius, If you look at the instrument pannel picture, the trim around the guages curves out towards the driver at the top. the 08 cars were flat with the gauges.

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Looks good dude, I remember when my '08 had under 100 miles :-( Sniff
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OK, I see it now

TRauppius, If you look at the instrument pannel picture, the trim around the guages curves out towards the driver at the top. the 08 cars were flat with the gauges.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for pointing this out, it is fairly obvious once you are pointed in the right direction.

I wonder why MBUSA choose on pages 11 and 13 of 27 to show the plain/flat gauge mounting in their 2009 brochure? Lazy perhaps? Or, could it possibly be a subtle difference between SA and German production (just speculating here)?

I will find out soon enough as I am scheduled to pickup my C350 on 9/8/08 at the Sindelfingen plant and delivery center.
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TRauppius, If you look at the instrument pannel picture, the trim around the guages curves out towards the driver at the top. the 08 cars were flat with the gauges.

There is also no indication in any of the photos on the MBUSA website that there was a change to the gauges. Wow...I don't understand.
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I know people are conserned about how much people pay so:
MSRP was just over 40k and i got it 10% off of that. the dealer showed me the invoice, it said it was 38k but who knows how much they pad that. Craptastic apr at 6.99 but i am going to get half that at a credit union.
wow that's very nice 10% off MSRP.. From what limited dealers have disclosed to me, the dealer margin is 7-8%.... ofcourse they could be bs-ing..
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wow there are hooded guages...weird
yea, i'm not so sure if i'm sold on that, kinda reminded me of nissans/infiniti

i kinda enjoy the flats
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yeh, they werent really executed properly because it is just curved out on the top portion. its not really a true tunnel.

like these on my lexus

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