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2013 c350 vs BMW 3 Series?

Hey,
Might have been several of these before.

So I have a budget of around $45k (USD).
I'm single, no family etc, rather a young adult.

So I've been checking a lot, and can't decide, 2013:

Benz c350 or a BMW 3 Series?

I don't really care about the 0-60, but quality and performance matters to me. So does the interior, the driving, comfort and looks.

Which would you go for? And if there is a better car, please suggest so.


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The Benz will be more comfy. The Bimmer will be more sporty.

Have you driven them both? If so make sure you drive the 3 series that is similar in engine power to the C350.
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The Benz will be more comfy. The Bimmer will be more sporty.

Have you driven them both? If so make sure you drive the 3 series that is similar in engine power to the C350.
Nope I'll give them a test drive in july.
Overall, which do you like more?
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They both have their merits. I drive long distances and the loaners I get from the dealer are C class cars. They are great on 200 mile drives.
My friend took me up to Green Bay about 180 miles in a BMW 330ix and I was not as comfortable after the first hour. I do not have any back issues, but my back hurt after about 2 hours in the BMW.
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They both have their merits. I drive long distances and the loaners I get from the dealer are C class cars. They are great on 200 mile drives.
My friend took me up to Green Bay about 180 miles in a BMW 330ix and I was not as comfortable after the first hour. I do not have any back issues, but my back hurt after about 2 hours in the BMW.
Ye I will be travelling like 50 miles a day total.... so it's good to know.

If you had a choice between them, which would it be? why?

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The 3 series is available with a manual, so that would tip it for me.
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The 3 series is available with a manual, so that would tip it for me.
Actually I'm getting the automatic
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Actually I'm getting the automatic
Then drive them both, and just take the one you like better.
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Have you considered a used Porsche 911?

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Then drive them both, and just take the one you like better.
Ye will do, but looking for opinions too

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Have you considered a used Porsche 911?
I'd like to get a car that's at least 2013, or at least 2012. Not older. and they're not cheap...

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