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Old 07-09-2012, 02:27 PM
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You Know You Own A C300 When...

Hey guys, I've seen this thread on several other forums and thought it would be a fun thing for the community if we had one here!

You Know You Own A C300 When...

- You have to put it in sport mode every time you get into the car. (2010+)
- You have to hold the trunk release button for 45 minutes before the trunk lid opens.
- You're walking away from your parked car and you turn around just to look at how beautiful she is one more time.

Let's keep it going guys!
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you know you drive a c300 when you pull into a parking lot and gets lots of attention but when you floor the car and you cant even beat an civic SI

hate this slow POSer, all show no go
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you know you drive a c300 when you pull into a parking lot and gets lots of attention but when you floor the car and you cant even beat an civic SI

hate this slow POSer, all show no go
Sigh. So true... and sad.
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you know you drive a c300 when you pull into a parking lot and gets lots of attention but when you floor the car and you cant even beat an civic SI

hate this slow POSer, all show no go
hmmmm....well maybe, just maybe, you should have bought a car with a power to weight ratio that is more to your liking.
I'm pretty sure not many C300 buyers were expecting too much in the straight line speed department though it is respectable enough for day to day duties.
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...w204 when your friend in the back seat rips out your rear door pins and is like "WTF is this cheap $ h i t man?"


When you get a bulb out warning and there isn't a bulb out.

Why was this started again? It seems like we're just reminding ourselves of the downsides of the C300. It's quite depressing.
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hmmmm....well maybe, just maybe, you should have bought a car with a power to weight ratio that is more to your liking.
I'm pretty sure not many C300 buyers were expecting too much in the straight line speed department though it is respectable enough for day to day duties.
It just so happens I got a deal out of this and online it says 226hp so i thought that was respectable. Did not expect this to be THIS slow, and the main thing for me is there is barely anything to mod for the engine, all mods minus an FI kit give MINIMAL gains. Seriously if I knew I definitely would not have purchased it. FML but i admit it looks really good for the price
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So true....

Or for me the same thing after seeing a c63 rip down the road making that sound!
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lol the power part is quite depressing, but that shouldn't get us down! Remember, if you're important. People will wait. Let's try to bring the mood back up a bit.

You know you own a C300 when even though you're not the fastest on the road, you can punch it through a tunnel and the x-pipe puts a smile on your face.
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It just so happens I got a deal out of this and online it says 226hp so i thought that was respectable. Did not expect this to be THIS slow, and the main thing for me is there is barely anything to mod for the engine, all mods minus an FI kit give MINIMAL gains. Seriously if I knew I definitely would not have purchased it. FML but i admit it looks really good for the price
It's 228hp and if you buy a car without driving it then you deserve what you get.
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lol the power part is quite depressing, but that shouldn't get us down! Remember, if you're important. People will wait. Let's try to bring the mood back up a bit.

You know you own a C300 when even though you're not the fastest on the road, you can punch it through a tunnel and the x-pipe puts a smile on your face.
I don't even have an x-pipe so it sounds blah too

Is that a good mod btw, any links for sound clips etc? Been debating the quad conversion, maybe will do this instead if cheaper. PM please, so as to not mess up the thread. Thank you!
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It's 228hp and if you buy a car without driving it then you deserve what you get.
Oh i did, but when were you able to floor the car when you go on a test drive both privately and from a dealer? it felt fast from the torque but it can't even outrun a 4banger. We got the technology, exterior and interior down, and that is why MB is stepping up the engine game for the 2013 C300, C350. lol @ haters who can't accept the fact

On the bright side
1. You know you drive a C300 when you compare your interior with a 3 series BMW and it completely blows it away

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You know you drive a C300 when you hit +/- on the touchshift and it changes gears 45 minutes later

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Oh i did, but when were you able to floor the car when you go on a test drive both privately and from a dealer? it felt fast from the torque but it can't even outrun a 4banger. We got the technology, exterior and interior down, and that is why MB is stepping up the engine game for the 2013 C300, C350. lol @ haters who can't accept the fact

On the bright side
1. You know you drive a C300 when you compare your interior with a 3 series BMW and it completely blows it away

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You know you drive a C300 when you hit +/- on the touchshift and it changes gears 45 minutes later

I ALWAYS floor it at least once. The only way I wouldn't is if it was in something like a Ferrari, or a zr1 vette. Its important to know what you have, plus horsepower is really a misleading figure, the gearing is just as important. With that said, you don't get a C300 and expect it to be a muscle car. This is designed to be refined and comfortable. Which it is..
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It just so happens I got a deal out of this and online it says 226hp so i thought that was respectable. Did not expect this to be THIS slow, and the main thing for me is there is barely anything to mod for the engine, all mods minus an FI kit give MINIMAL gains. Seriously if I knew I definitely would not have purchased it. FML but i admit it looks really good for the price
The Sport model's sporting looks do make you expect a little more speed but it doesn't "need" any more power. It's just not up to par for those expecting a German rocket ship.

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You know you own a C300 when even though you're not the fastest on the road, you can punch it through a tunnel and the x-pipe puts a smile on your face.
And when you back out of the driveway after a cold start and two cute girls walking by tell you your car sounds great.

Originally Posted by Tjohnson4845 View Post
You realize all your friends in BMW's hate them cause they're always breaking, and that makes you smile!
Like my neighbors 535...it was flatbedded out of the driveway again last week

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You know you own a C300 6MT when everyone acts like you said unicorn when you say manual transmission. Or when you are the ONLY European sport sedan that you can't buy with a manual transmission.
So true; mine is in for service/warranty work and the greeter was calling over to his colleagues "hey you gotta come see this"...pretty funny actually...I just hope the tech can drive a manual.
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