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Date registered: Oct 2012
Vehicle: 1989 560SL; 2014 E350; 1960 190SL-sold; 1996 280C-sold
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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All of this is in the eye of the beholder, of course, and the cost of anything is always key, but here's my take on this.
Outside is smaller, more compact, and appears sporty.
Interior is much tighter, the ride is stiffer, and the firmer seats are more uncomfortable.
It's also less powerful, but probably(?) gets better mileage.
I find the newly designed interior unattractive, and the new screen looks like an hideous, aftermarket addition.
Summary: Sportier car probably appealing to a younger(?), more budget-minded buyer.
Larger car that handles well and rides very smoothly with the Luxury Trim.
Easier getting in and out, more room once inside, and more comfortable seats.
Good power and still gets decent mileage. (I'm averaging around 26MPG overall and over 30 on the highway)
If you're into extra goodies, many more options and packages are available.
Summary: Comfortable, well-built cruiser that easily fits 4 adults, suitable for errands or long trips while practically driving itself.
After our experience with an older C, my son and DIL's current C, and my experience driving the new C, I wouldn't even rent one.
However, you need to get what you like and will serve your needs best at a price with which you're comfortable. Good Luck.
When out on the road, it's always best to watch out for Pot holes, Sink holes, and those other Holes!
Robert AKA: EEEEZY
You can't get us confused. I'm also "Nice", but NYYYCE is NEVER "Easy"!