Although they always cost
me a fortune to insure (I always get mine covered through
lowdepositcarinsurance.org.uk) I have always associated the
brand name, Mercedes, with quality, luxury and unmatched
performance. The Mercedes C-class is a relatively affordable saloon
model that was designed and produced for the middle-class market. I
have owned several Merc's and they seem to get better every year.
I own the four-cylinder C300 in the 2016 Mercedes C-class series.
What remain clear to me each time I drive this car are the
significant improvements and adjustments that the manufacturer made
over its predecessors. When I first took a look at the exterior
design of the car then later took the driverís seat, I fell in love
with it right away, and more importantly so did my wife.
The exterior design of my Mercedes C300 helps me in projecting an
image of class and luxury. Indeed, the exterior combines both
sleekness and exceptional elegance. The 17-inch alloy wheels make me
enjoy a stable ride even when navigating uneven terrains. At night,
my driving experience is usually peaceful and uneventful, thanks to
the modern and adaptive LED headlights and tail lamps.
The seats of my C300 do not match the comfort that I expected from a
Mercedes. Although they are powered and heated, I find them to be
rigid and hard. However, the interior lighting of the cabin makes
for a cool ambiance. This not only applies when I am driving but
also when parked. In fact, this always makes it difficult for me to
get out from the car. Passengers sitting at the back do not enjoy
most of these great driving features and so I donít enjoy sitting at
the back especially during long drives.
One thing I appreciate about my Mercedes C300 is how it easily
offers me both prestige and power. The seven-speed automatic
transmission works quite well with the turbocharged engine. While it
is true that I always anticipate quality when buying a new Mercedes,
I was impressed by the acceleration of the compact saloon. I would
estimate that the car accelerates from zero to sixty miles per hour
in about six seconds, and it does it smoothly too. What is more, my
car obviously offers me better fuel efficiency than other bigger
Mercedes models that I've owned.
This is a key area where the brand is a leader in the industry. The
technology available in the C-class is cutting-edge. I find it easy
to use the controls in the car and also appreciate the manner in
which they are conveniently located. In a similar fashion, the
display screen on my dashboard is responsive to touch and can be
easily read even when driving. More to this, I enjoy making use of
the cruise control, lane departure intervention, blind spot
monitoring and partially autonomous steering wheel as a way of
improving my driving experience and enhancing safety.
What adds to my comfort, both when driving and as a passenger, is
the ample leg room that the car has. This is particularly important
for me when driving on rough surfaces or when making sudden stops.
My experience is always further improved by the ability of the C300
to tackle bends in an athletic style and to stop over relatively
The downside: my C300 does not deliver the extremely smooth and
comfortable ride that I usually expect from a Mercedes. At the same
time, the lack of comfort in the rear of the car work to take away
the aspect of luxury. So it's not perfect. However for power and
prestige I think it's a bargain at it's price range and I still love
it. Perhaps it's time I weaned myself off the big gas guzzlers.
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