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First Mercedes! 2013 C300

My first Mercedes. Traded a Jeep Cherokee in. Had to put more money down than I wanted to, but it worked out in the end. When I got to the dealer and we were talking about the deal they basically told me no: can't do it. Then they tried to get me into a Kia Optima hybrid. Quite a letdown. I thought for a few minutes until I hit myself in the head and said I'm here for a Mercedes. If you can't make a deal you can't make a deal. No worries and I'll just drive back home in my jeep. They asked me to wait for a little bit and then came back. They moved a little on the price and so I moved a little bit on what I could put down. In the end we were both happy.

Love the drive. Not seeing the fuel issues that I've seen others report. This had 18,000 miles on it with an average of 28MPG over 15,000 miles (apparently they reset it after 3000M). 28MPG is pretty darn good considering that's a combination of highway and city driving.

Had a MAJOR scare while stopped at an intersection. All of the sudden the RPMs dropped to zero. I tried to start the car, but it wouldn't. I turned it off, put it in park, and finally got it going again. Thought I had bought a lemon! Then I realized that was the engine going into save-gas mode. It didn't go off at all. Oh well - learned something.

Only real issue I have is that I cannot get the navigation system sound to work. The speaker on the display has an X through it and I don't know how to move the selector to that icon. When I turn or move the dial it moves the map around.

Also, when I connect my iPhone to the car it will not play music. I can see the song that it is trying to play on the display and it is ticking along, but no sound. When I use my Android phone the sound comes through just fine. Trouble is almost all of my music is on the iPhone, plus that's my work phone so I need to keep it connected (score for UConnect was that I could connect one for audio and one for phone in the Jeep). Both were connected with BT. iPhone calls come through the speakers normally.

It takes some getting used to climbing down into a car instead of up into it. Yet once I'm in there it is very comfortable. My GF and I took a 100M drive yesterday and felt no worse for wear afterward. Amusing was that after around 2 hours of driving I got a message to pull over and take a break

Oh! Also had trouble finding the cruise control. In fact I was about to assume MB's don't have cruise until I came across it.

I realize that the C300 is more of an entry level MB and doesn't have a lot of the bells and whistles, however I like it a whole lot. These issues I declared are trivial when compared to the drive, comfort, and handling of the car itself.

Only real issue is how to get the Kia dealer decal sticker off the back without scratching the car!!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2015, 08:43 AM
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Congratulations on your first Mercedes and welcome to Benzworld.

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Welcome. Buying the C300 requires no apology. It's a great place to start, good gas mileage , reasonably priced parts and relatively reasonably priced servicing costs. In boating we call it footitis, I don't know what to call it relating to Mercedes. But it's the bug that makes you want to try an AMG or S class or some other silly expensive decision. Enjoy your experience with the car. You will be far better experienced if you happen to fall into the Mercedes equivilent of "Footitis".
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Of course they wanted to get you in a Kia at a Kia dealership. Glad you got the Benz though instead.
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Of course they wanted to get you in a Kia at a Kia dealership. Glad you got the Benz though instead.
There was an article in Excellence Magazine or Panorama some time back about a guy who bought a Porsche 911 from a Kia dealership. Someone traded it in for a Kia! If I remember correctly, the Porsche served the new owner for years and now if worth way more than he paid.

I guess you never know what you are going to find where.

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There was an article in Excellence Magazine or Panorama some time back about a guy who bought a Porsche 911 from a Kia dealership. Someone traded it in for a Kia! If I remember correctly, the Porsche served the new owner for years and now if worth way more than he paid.

I guess you never know what you are going to find where.
Sometimes I guess people just need the money. He may not have been able to afford the payments or the maintenance on it.
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Of course they wanted to get you in a Kia at a Kia dealership. Glad you got the Benz though instead.
They were closer to getting me into the KIA than I like. I was actually considering it for a few minutes until I thought - my Cherokee is fine. I don't need a new car; I want a Mercedes. Then we were able to work something out.
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