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[QUOTE="C"Bandit]Just wanted to get everyones opinions on the use of these in the 300C.

Good or bad?

Here is link to some info about this:

http://www.allpar.com/cars/lx/index.html[/QUOTE]

What is there to debate? Why would this be bad? Without the Mercedes engineering, influence, parts etc. many including myself would not even own these cars.
 

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Ditto. If it wasn't an E-class chasis I wouldn't look into it. Mercedes is still more quality brand then domestics.
 

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Me too, MB all the way. I had told myself I wasn't going to buy another DC, just because I've always hated their Torque Converters / Tranny. Always so sloppy and not putting the power to the wheels. The 300c doesn't have the crappy drive issues DC has had in the past.
 

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I wasn't implying that it was a bad thing. I myself agree with you that it is good to have Mercedes technology but was a little disappointed about it being old E-class stuff.

But I suppose it is still better than if Chrysler used there own.

Don't get me wrong I have driven MOPARs for 20+ years and probably won't drive any other domestic cars. :D
 

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If the C didnt have the Merc Technology I would have bought the e55AMG.
You know we(the wife and I)were looking at the Mercedes cars also but is it just me or am I imagining things. Other than the top of the line ones they all look like all of the other asian cars. Seems to me that just a couple of years ago Mercedes could be identified by just a glance(and I don't mean by the Mercedes tri star hood ornament)because of there great styling. Now they seem to blend in with all the others.

Could it be maybe the others are imitating Mercedes or vis-versa :confused:

Thats why I like the 300's so much they stand out from the crowd ;)
 

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C Bandit, that's probably because of the Drag Coefficient- everything starts looking the same....everyhting will tend towards the teardrop profile. The C has a higher air frictional resistance and hence looks boxier - the shape of the car impacts fuel consumption upto a certain point I guess. After that point, if a car is powerful enough, it doesnt matter what shape it is..

- All just my conjectured rationale ;)

Jay
 

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C Bandit, that's probably because of the Drag Coefficient- everything starts looking the same....everyhting will tend towards the teardrop profile. The C has a higher air frictional resistance and hence looks boxier - the shape of the car impacts fuel consumption upto a certain point I guess. After that point, if a car is powerful enough, it doesnt matter what shape it is..

- All just my conjectured rationale ;)

Jay
Probably right about that but jeeze IMO I would rather have more style then getting 2 more mpg :rolleyes:
 

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The E class chassis and trans, are what sold me. I like the MB name, and the quality that it represents. I just can't justify the cost of buying, and maintaining it. Parts can cost a small fortune.
 

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Before I even got my first car out of high school, I have been sold on the
quality of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from the husband of an aunt's sister. As a matter of fact, I am thinking strongly about getting an SL55 AMG, as a fun weekend car-toy. My first Mercedes-Benzer. My 300C will serve well, my everyday automotive needs. Love the fact that 40% of my 300C is Mercedes-Benz parts. :) ;)

I have never bought a car based on the recommendation of "Consumer Reports." All cars they recommend (save one), I would not want to own.
CR likes rice-burners. I could not believe that CR did not give all high marks for any Mercedes. CR recommends anything Porsche. [I am also considering a Porsche 911 Turbo. But I like the lines and power of the SL55 much more.] I may be very fortunate but, my vehicles have been excellent despite what CR recommends other wise. CR is usually too picky in their car reviews.
But not a single MB recommended?!?!?! What is the problem of CR??????
 

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Before I even got my first car out of high school, I have been sold on the
quality of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from the husband of an aunt's sister. As a matter of fact, I am thinking strongly about getting an SL55 AMG, as a fun weekend car-toy. My first Mercedes-Benzer. My 300C will serve well, my everyday automotive needs. Love the fact that 40% of my 300C is Mercedes-Benz parts. :) ;)

I have never bought a car based on the recommendation of "Consumer Reports." All cars they recommend (save one), I would not want to own.
CR likes rice-burners. I could not believe that CR did not give all high marks for any Mercedes. CR recommends anything Porsche. [I am also considering a Porsche 911 Turbo. But I like the lines and power of the SL55 much more.] I may be very fortunate but, my vehicles have been excellent despite what CR recommends other wise. CR is usually too picky in their car reviews.
But not a single MB recommended?!?!?! What is the problem of CR??????
I believe that those type of mags are very biased. Not really sure why(maybe they recieve some $$$ from the manufacturer that they give high scores?) because just as you stated some of the vehicles that you own and use are great ones. Kind of like Hot Rod magazine is biased toward Chevy...even though they seem to have been getting better lately about doing more articles, builds on different makes and models (I remember back in my muscle car days you would look at a Hot Rod mag and all there was was Chevy this Chevy that :rolleyes:)) but you get my point.
 

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[QUOTE="C"Bandit]I wasn't implying that it was a bad thing. I myself agree with you that it is good to have Mercedes technology but was a little disappointed about it being old E-class stuff.

But I suppose it is still better than if Chrysler used there own.

Don't get me wrong I have driven MOPARs for 20+ years and probably won't drive any other domestic cars. :D[/QUOTE]

Nothing wrong with the old E-Class W210 chassis. Some the technology is also from the current C-Class W203 also. The front suspension with the coilover type spring and damper system is from the W203. The W210 has separate springs and dampers.
 

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Nothing wrong with the old E-Class W210 chassis. Some the technology is also from the current C-Class W203 also. The front suspension with the coilover type spring and damper system is from the W203. The W210 has separate springs and dampers.
Thanks for that info. I was not aware of that.

Glad to hear that they are using the front suspension components from the W203 ;)
 

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StCassel said:
Before I even got my first car out of high school, I have been sold on the
quality of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from the husband of an aunt's sister. As a matter of fact, I am thinking strongly about getting an SL55 AMG, as a fun weekend car-toy. My first Mercedes-Benzer. My 300C will serve well, my everyday automotive needs. Love the fact that 40% of my 300C is Mercedes-Benz parts.

I have never bought a car based on the recommendation of "Consumer Reports." All cars they recommend (save one), I would not want to own.
CR likes rice-burners. I could not believe that CR did not give all high marks for any Mercedes. CR recommends anything Porsche. [I am also considering a Porsche 911 Turbo. But I like the lines and power of the SL55 much more.] I may be very fortunate but, my vehicles have been excellent despite what CR recommends other wise. CR is usually too picky in their car reviews.
But not a single MB recommended?!?!?! What is the problem of CR??????
Well, if I may just express a thought or two about Comsumer Reports:



CR (auto section) has always been a bunch of anal beancounters salavating over the likes of Toyota Echoes built by souless Asian industries.

Real auto enthusiasts try real hard to avoid CR and their ilk, IMHO.

So there - :p :p :p
 
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