Re: Re: Re: Mercedes C320 vs. C32 AMG
Another viewpoint is:<br> <br> - Do you race M3s and other 'street race cars' on a daily bases?<br> - Do you really need excessive speed and acceleration - in a sedan?<br> - Do you like the harsh ride of a go-cart - or do you enjoy crusing?<br> <br> Well, let me explain why I decided to buy a C320 (and am happy with it) and not a C32:<br> <br> - First of all, I don't like the Alu Quadra design (therefore from a design stand point, the only 'acceptable' model was 'Elegance', as 'Classic' is too low level and 'Avantgarde' or the C32 have the Alu design.<br> <br> - I don't like the 2 tone leather sports seats of the C32.<br> <br> - For the price of a C32 you get a C320 with ALL options that you choose (a C32 has just a given set of options) - and of course, you can then add to that ...<br> - Still for the price of a C32 you can tune your C320 design wise or suspension wise in order to get the driving feeling you like (again choosing individually and not taking a 'package').<br> <br> - In my opinion a C320 (in fact any C-Class) is more a 'comfortable car' than a 'race car'. If I was looking for something on the very sporty side, I wouldn't have gone for it at all - there are better choices for that out there (Mercedes and others).<br> <br> - Personally I have an old Ferrari for thar 'racing feeling' and believe me, even so a C32 is faster, the feeling in the Ferrari is much better (in fact completely different) - and my C320 is my day to day 'family car' (for a small family) and fo that, it has enough power and is sporty enough (after the few modifications I did). <br> <br> - My C320 (including all options and aftermarket tuning items) costed me roughly 5'000 $ more than a 'standard' C32 would have been. A friend bought one almost at the same time and we have beem testing each others car. I don't regret my decision at all, he claims he doesn't, but he admits that my car is nicer (interior details and exterior) and more individual, while his has more power (that you don't notice in day to day traffic), better cornering (in extreme situations that you only have on race tracks, but again, not in day to day traffic) and more prestige (because it's an AMG) ...<br> <br> After all, it's really what you expect from a car. Of course the C32 is 'better', but it's also more expensive and there are many options on the market to get something in between of a C320 and a C32 (also price wise).