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Date registered: Oct 2012
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Advice/Information for New C or E Series
I'm a baby boomer who has always purchased V-8 RWD American cars. However, due to the drastic changes in the automotive industry, these cars are very limited in availability. Therefore, since the C and E series cars are RWD, I decided to give them consideration as well as the BMW 5 series. In looking at a 2012 C300 window sticker I noticed that the crash rating for the front passenger was only 2 stars. Does anyone know if this is really true because if it is then this rating is problematic since it suggests that the front passenger would not survive a crash? Have the ratings improved for the 2013 model year? I find it hard to believe since Mercedes has always marketed their cars as being very safe.Could you please inform me regarding the reliability and durability of both the C and E series cars for 2012 and and whatever is known for 2013? How expensive is the maintenance on these cars after the warranty expires? Thanks for your help since this would be my first exposure to German cars!
Last edited by fearlessfly; 10-06-2012 at 11:23 PM.