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Old 03-01-2015, 07:06 PM
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Is your C class your daily driver?

I own 2 cars personally. Wifey has hers. Ever since I bought my C 3 months ago I can't get my self to drive the other one though I love it as well, hence racking up some serious miles. In 3 months I've managed to put 5000.
My other love interest is a Volvo S60. Every day I tell my self, come Monday I'll kick around the Volvo and leave the Merc for weekend use. Guess what... Monday comes around and I make a bee line to the Merc.
Wondering if you guys use your C as a daily driver or do you own a second vehicle to commute daily. How many miles are you all averaging per month on your C class.
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I own 2 cars personally. Wifey has hers. Ever since I bought my C 3 months ago I can't get my self to drive the other one though I love it as well, hence racking up some serious miles. In 3 months I've managed to put 5000.
My other love interest is a Volvo S60. Every day I tell my self, come Monday I'll kick around the Volvo and leave the Merc for weekend use. Guess what... Monday comes around and I make a bee line to the Merc.
Wondering if you guys use your C as a daily driver or do you own a second vehicle to commute daily. How many miles are you all averaging per month on your C class.

I have a company vehicle I drive daily to and from work so I really only get to drive my c300 on the weekend. It is a benefit though since I rack up enough speedy rewards points every week to more then fill up my car for free. I would drive it daily if it could and I usually find reasons to take a ride during the week especially on nice days.
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I own 2 cars personally. Wifey has hers. Ever since I bought my C 3 months ago I can't get my self to drive the other one though I love it as well, hence racking up some serious miles. In 3 months I've managed to put 5000.
My other love interest is a Volvo S60. Every day I tell my self, come Monday I'll kick around the Volvo and leave the Merc for weekend use. Guess what... Monday comes around and I make a bee line to the Merc.
Wondering if you guys use your C as a daily driver or do you own a second vehicle to commute daily. How many miles are you all averaging per month on your C class.
I keep one C for a daily driver, and the other for weekends, trips, good weather, etc.. I couldn't bring myself to sell my first Merc, and really, there wasn't much of a reason to.


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Old 03-01-2015, 09:35 PM
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@mymandan...
It is pretty much my idea. I have access to a company vehicle but don't have the room at the house for it not to mention I would be responsible for the insurance as crazy as it sounds.

@w57th...
I would have done the same. Trade in values are horrible and the car has more value for what it is than whatever ridiculous offer they make you, not to mention sentimental value.
I was after a 2007 C230 Sport for the longest time but wasn't able to find one with the color and package I wanted (Silver w/ Black int. Navi, etc).

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Originally Posted by djgiovanni View Post
I own 2 cars personally. Wifey has hers. Ever since I bought my C 3 months ago I can't get my self to drive the other one though I love it as well, hence racking up some serious miles. In 3 months I've managed to put 5000.
My other love interest is a Volvo S60. Every day I tell my self, come Monday I'll kick around the Volvo and leave the Merc for weekend use. Guess what... Monday comes around and I make a bee line to the Merc.
Wondering if you guys use your C as a daily driver or do you own a second vehicle to commute daily. How many miles are you all averaging per month on your C class.
We also have a Volvo S60 and a C250. But my daily driver for the last SIX WEEKS has been a loaner from the MB dealer. Supposedly a new engine arrives today from Germany for my 2013 C250. We shall see.
Bad wx here lately so the Volvo takes care of us during the snow and sleet.
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I downsized from 2 cars to 1 when I bought my C250, and it is my DD.

For the first year I had it, I had a 2 mile commute (one way), then a 14 mile (one way) commute for the next year and a half. I'm back to a 1 mile commute (one way).

I've still managed to put 36K on it in 3 years. I've never driven a better car for road trips.
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Not really. My daily is my white (blacked out) 07 Tahoe and I take my c class on sunny days or weekends. I don't want to miles on it mainly because more miles = more services. I don't mind putting mile on the Tahoe at all. But before I had the Tahoe, my c was my daily.
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I've got two Merc's

My 87 SL is my show car, and is mostly garage kept with my C300 being my daily driver.
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Daily. 500 miles per week.

This car is not gaining value sitting in a garage.
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Originally Posted by MDMercedesGuy View Post
I downsized from 2 cars to 1 when I bought my C250, and it is my DD.

For the first year I had it, I had a 2 mile commute (one way), then a 14 mile (one way) commute for the next year and a half. I'm back to a 1 mile commute (one way).

I've still managed to put 36K on it in 3 years. I've never driven a better car for road trips.
That's about average. Not bad at all.
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Originally Posted by black lavender View Post
Daily. 500 miles per week.

This car is not gaining value sitting in a garage.
Agreed. I love my c350 and drive it everyday. Yea i'm putting a lot of miles on it but it's such a nice ride I cant imagine cheating on her with another car.
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Originally Posted by djgiovanni View Post
That's about average. Not bad at all.
Yep, not at all. The majority of the miles have been put on between DC -> Ohio and DC -> NYC. I think I average about 50 a week since I bought my house a mile from the office.
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Daily for both of us. It's technically my wife's car but I switch back and forth to even out the miles on them.

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my c300 is my daily
Opinion on CLA45?

I have lightly glanced at them however plan to upgrade my M to an E92 this summer. Really liking the daily driver aspect of the AMG since I commute but have a hard on for getting a V8.
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Originally Posted by djgiovanni View Post
@w57th...
I would have done the same. Trade in values are horrible and the car has more value for what it is than whatever ridiculous offer they make you, not to mention sentimental value.
I was after a 2007 C230 Sport for the longest time but wasn't able to find one with the color and package I wanted (Silver w/ Black int. Navi, etc).
Were you after a new 2007 C230? Sometimes it's not easy to locate exactly what you're looking for, so for my C250, I had the car configured to my specifications - it took 4 months to get, but well worth it.
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My C is my daily as that's my only car. Same like you OP, have put almost 5000 miles since i got the car in November. Really liked to drive this car so far.
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Mine is DD...invention was for this car to be a daily bomber in the worst of weather, park anywhere vehicle for me.
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Daily for both of us. It's technically my wife's car but I switch back and forth to even out the miles on them.



Opinion on CLA45?

I have lightly glanced at them however plan to upgrade my M to an E92 this summer. Really liking the daily driver aspect of the AMG since I commute but have a hard on for getting a V8.
Great car had it for one year and it's been flawless.
Just not ideal vehicle for my daily type of driving in NYC . 19 inch wheels.
If your really Into v8 power the 45 may not be your style of power delivery.
I've always been into very high strung 4 cylinder turbo power since I was a kid.
The 45 is my weekend fun vehicle.
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My C is my daily also. Only car I own.
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Daily Driver as the other two were! Cars are meant to be driven��
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My C is actually my "beater"
I have a GL-450 for the family and a 2014 Stingray for play
I traded my 2011 E-350 in for the Stingray about a year ago.
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DD here. Bought and designed/spec'd for it to be.
Looking back, I could of probably gone for a 250, however I had a hard time going down on over all power, and the 350 satisfied my criteria of "whatever car I get next has to get better MPG"...even though it only beat my previous ride by 1.
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Originally Posted by Citation Driver View Post
We also have a Volvo S60 and a C250. But my daily driver for the last SIX WEEKS has been a loaner from the MB dealer. Supposedly a new engine arrives today from Germany for my 2013 C250. We shall see.
Bad wx here lately so the Volvo takes care of us during the snow and sleet.
Your c250 needed a new engine what happened to it??
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