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Old 02-14-2012, 04:59 PM
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Any former BMW owners??

What was your deciding factor in getting a MB?
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I go back and forth between the two having owned a 318 and 328 in the past and a 745, but really just comes down to what strikes my fancy.
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What was your deciding factor in getting a MB?
My wife kept bugging me.
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MB's look Sexier and more brolic than current run of Bimmers.
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What was your deciding factor in getting a MB?

So I could have one of each.

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I used to have a 325ci. I liked it...well the fact it was paid off. But I really like the look of the c300. Never thought I'd own one until I decided to test drive one and figured, why not. I think i'll stay with MB for a few more cars. Their customer service is great. Plus, its a freakin Mercedes Benz, ultimate in luxury brands.
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What was your deciding factor in getting a MB?
3 series forced run flats, which are replaceable, but took away the trunk storage for a minispare, which has no good workaround. But, with MB dropping manual trans, I will reconsider going back to look again.

Either car looks good enough, and I don't care who else buys/drives them. It's all about the driving experience, and living with it day to day.
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M3 - C63 blk/blk ordered
Switching from E90 M3 to C63, hopefully by the end of the month.

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Not a former, but a current one. Both have their pros and cons.
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MB's look Sexier and more brolic than current run of Bimmers.
Never owned a Bimmer, but I agree, I think the current line of bimmers all have the same boring look. If it weren't for their kidney grills and angel eyes there styling could be mistaken for a Hyundai. I do like older ones like the 8 series and e38 740, some of my favorites. Otherwise Benz will always be tops for me.
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Black C300 Sport
Used to have a 335i Mercedes has a more comfortable ride, and i like the new style on the C Class. Bmw has a sportier ride so for me it came down to style and interior comfort.
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I have no BMW. I always buy high reliable cars recommended by Consumer Report, at least "above average" rating. Starting in 1994 I always buy new cars, 94 Altima, 96 Maxima, 00 RX300 and 02 QX4. I was looking at Prius but my daughter does not like it. Happened to find MB C-class reliability is up to "average" by CR. In two weeks I bought it.

I know everything can be further engineered but overall this C provides me with 100% satisfaction (so far).

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Long time BMW owner, now C Class and E63 owner. Mercedes is just making the nicer cars now; plain and simple.
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I think the gap in performance between the two is closing now so for me it Benz . I think all the new bummers except the 1 series are bland looking . I love old bummers though , first m3 and 2002 are sick cars . Even the last generation m3 us better looking than the current model IMO .
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2008 CLS550, 2010 E350 sport 4matic, 2012 CL550, 2008 C350 sport
Had a X5, literally the worst car I ever owned. The only reason I bought it was because the first gen ML had awful reliability ratings.

The ride was amazingly harsh and stiff for a "luxury" car. Plus the interior ergonomics were terrible, why should the window switch be near my forearm and not my finger tips???

The interior is boring, plain cheap and dark.

Plus more than anything, the inline 6 made so little power that it was CONSTANTLY winding out. As soon as I bought the ML, I was an MB fan for life!
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My 3 previous cars were BMW ('94 325is, '97 M3, and '04 330ci) and I was currently shopping BMW again when I spotted a C350 parked face to face with a 335i - from an overall style standpoint, the C350 walked the bland look of the Beamer, even with the sport package 18's...So, I decided to test drive a couple and felt the performance was very similiar, even a little nicer ride in the MB...good choice, I am very happy with this car and still feel it is a much better looking car than the 3 series...the newest 3's are looking real nice though...hmmmm
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C300 BLACK
Owned 2 e46 3 series coupes. Now own a c300.

Interior = Benz wins
Handling = BMW wins
Speed and acceleration = BMW wins
Aftermarket tuning = BMW has loads.
Cosmetic upgrade = BMW has loads.
Luxury = Benz wins
Status= Benz all the way
Yearly service = BMW at 15k per service. Benz at 12.5k yearly.

The only reason I would go back to BMW, if I can afford the new m5. All the other new models look crap. They have lost their aggressive look factor they once had.
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I think Benz is really getting close to BMW with handling, speed and acceleration with the most recent update to suspension, and transmission of the C63.

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I think MB handles just as good as Bimmer, (model dependent). It's that BMW excels in steering "feel" due to MB's lean towards luxury while BMW towards sport. Well, they used to be more sport oriented. They are heading down a more luxurious path now. Even the M models. But that's a whole other thread.
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HPF e46 m3, fun but wanted more comfort
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'08 C300 Luxury, '02 BMW E46 ///M3 gone but not forgotten, '07 Acura MDX Tech-Entertainment
had an '02 E46 M3, now C class... it's OK.... will probably go back to the new 3 series/M3 when it comes out...
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had an '02 E46 M3, now C class... it's OK.... will probably go back to the new 3 series/M3 when it comes out...
On my 6th BMW. I'm going the other way. Never had a MB, ready for a change. Know it may be subjective, but damn the MB doors feel much more solid, like BMWs used to years ago.

I just saw the ne 3 series at my dealership. liked it from the front, except angel eyes which looked too bling bling for me, side was kinda the same looking, inside the screen on the dash is nice and big, but kinda looks like an ipad or piece of toast sticking up.
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Previous: 2004 E320 2005 C230k Current: 2008 C300
I had 02 m3 and 04 325 convertible but I had never had MB so I wanted to get one. Three MBs later, now I've converted... I'm sticking MB, although I like BMW free service for 1st 50k a lot better
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W204 2010 C300 Sport/6M
Came to MB from a 2008 CPO Z4 Sport. Needed more seats. Miss the fun but missed the six speed too. If I go back I will get an E86 M coupe.
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Had an '06 325 that I hated. The MB has better style, more comfort, astronomically better interior, and idrive vs command isn't even a contest.
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