Mercedes- reliable luxury vehicle.
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Sport
The vehicle performs well. It is very comfortable and has an excellent sound system. It takes premium gas which adds to the expense of owning the car. Oil changes are more expensive than normal due to the fact the engine take 7 quarts of oil rather than the 5 quarts most cars take. Gas mileage is average at best. Repairs are extremely expensive as the Mercedes is a German made car. A recent brake job cost $2000 ( I priced it at several different repair shop. I recently hit a pothole and bent an aluminum rim ( rim cannot be fixed). A new rim cost $550. Even though the car is expensive to drive and maintain, it is very comfortable. It provides a very smooth ride with a minimum of noise. The site lines are good, providing a good view of the road. The car has good acceleration, which is helpful when entering limited access highways. The controls are convenient to the driver and easy to operate. The hood latch, however, was somewhat difficult to locate the first time. I have owned the car for 2 years and have put approximately 50,000 miles on it and have only had to change the oil, replace worn tires, and have new brakes installed. In short, the car is extremely reliable. It also does not hurt to be seen driving a luxury car with the perceived status that attaches to it.