Date registered: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 2008 C350 Blk with Gray (sold), 2011 E550 Cab, 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera/Targa 2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback
Location: East Coast, FL
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I used to be a BMW guy myself. I owned an e46 M3, 335i coupe, E39 530i, E38 740iL, an X3 over the last 10 years so I know where you are coming from. Personally in my relatively short experience with MB, I find the reliability about the same maybe MB being a bit better thus far. However, the build quality on my 08 C350 seems to be a little better than some of my more recent BMW's. But I have only been an MB owner for about 8 months now so my opinion is certainly not as valid as many otheres on this forum. So far, after approx. 8,000 miles not one single issue.
I think both brands and cars are overall well made and nice to drive.The 328 has a little more road feel and sharper turn in,especially if sport pack equipped and is probably a better overall performer. That being said, I also think the C300 is more comfortable, a smoother ride especially if a Luxury model and better looking. I also prefer MB's MM package to BMW's i drive. Good luck!