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I am aware this is a lexus forum, but im looking for opnions. I have wanted the Is300 for a while now, and the time is drawing near to where I will be getting a new car.

I have always liked the way the Benz look, I have been looking at the C class. And seeing how i know next to nothing about Benz, i was wondering what you guys had to say. How do they drive? and they at least a little peppy (performance wise) and what about the options? Thanks in advance!
 

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The Benz rides smoother, better build quality, nicer interior materials, better stereo, free maintenance, bi-xenon lights (optional), safer etc. The C320 is faster than the IS300 E-shift. the auto trans on the benz shifts quick and smoothly compared to the lazy E-shift. The benz feels like a bank vault on wheels very tight.

The lexus is also a great vehicle, tight ride, faster than the benz (with a manual), handles sharper, better service (most locations), and cheaper. With that said, I find my C320 much more enjoyable to drive than my IS300. I am really satisfied with the C and love the instant power and bi-xenon lights! The benz is quieter and has all 4 auto up/down windows, i hate that the IS doesnt have that. Also the smartkey is tres cool, put all windows down/up and open/close moonroof from the press of the remote button.
 

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thanks AlBoston thats what i was looking for. I want the car to still handle great and sorta quick. I like lexus, but i love the way the front end of the benz looks. My moms rx300 has all auto windows, and it bothers me also the IS doesn't.

I still welcome opnions

scottschoe: Im not sure which one i should be looking at, and i have just been kinda browsing through them and noticed the C320. Is there another model that may perk my intrest?
 

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i can't stand how the coupes look unless they have a lorinser kit on them. check out the c240 (which is a sedan) if you're on a tight budget. the c320 is definately a nice car....the engineers made some convenient features that the IS lacks.
 

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If you really want all windows auto down, you can buy an aftermarket module and have it installed.
 

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Ya gotta like what you drive.

If you are not going to keep the car very long (ie a lease or plan to trade in three or four years) it probably doesn't matter a lot.

For the long term though....IS300.
 

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SeattleSheila said:
Ya gotta like what you drive.

If you are not going to keep the car very long (ie a lease or plan to trade in three or four years) it probably doesn't matter a lot.

For the long term though....IS300.

i did the opposite, lease the IS300, buy the benz :D .

shop visits for the IS(in 20 months): 10
shop visits for the benz(in 6 months): 0
 

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AlBoston said:
SeattleSheila said:
Ya gotta like what you drive.

If you are not going to keep the car very long (ie a lease or plan to trade in three or four years) it probably doesn't matter a lot.

For the long term though....IS300.

i did the opposite, lease the IS300, buy the benz :D .

shop visits for the IS(in 20 months): 10
shop visits for the benz(in 6 months): 0
One can only go by statistics. You got lucky.
 

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the c-class is a$$,i've driven it last month i dont think it rides better than the IS,definetly dosen't handle as well and does not brake as well neither and i doubt it's as reliable as the IS seeing how my fathers benz has been in the shop at least 4 times and my IS has not been except for the times my battery kept dieing on me because circuit city fudged up the system install :-?
 

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The only C class Benz I would EVER take over my IS, is the C32 AMG.

Besides that I trluy believe the IS more value for the money compared to a regular C class.

:chill:
 

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C230 brand new motor sounds aged... Anyone else agree?

Same goes for the ML500. When i first drove it, at idle it didnt sound very new at all..
 

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I have to agree with shootza. My buddy has a c240 and it sucks. The only one I like is the AMG model and it costs a lot of cash.
 

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the c class engines sound really weak sorta like a civic :lol: but not the amg
 

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shootza said:
The only C class Benz I would EVER take over my IS, is the C32 AMG.

Besides that I trluy believe the IS more value for the money compared to a regular C class.

:chill:
I agree here... I test drove the c32 when I was looking for new cars and never thought about it again after driving the IS. The IS handles a ton better and the shifting just felt smoother on the lexus auto tranny (sluggish eshift? I've got no beef with mine)

Plus, I'd go with the IS all the way, the MB c class is one of the least reliable cars on the road today.

AMG is the only way to go if you go MB, until I learned about the capabilities of the 2jz engine I was seriously eyeing the c32 AMG as my next ride.
 

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lexluger180 said:
the c-class is a$$,i've driven it last month i dont think it rides better than the IS,definetly dosen't handle as well and does not brake as well neither and i doubt it's as reliable as the IS seeing how my fathers benz has been in the shop at least 4 times and my IS has not been except for the times my battery kept dieing on me because circuit city fudged up the system install :-?
Take a breather there buddy. Please use periods so people don't get headaches reading your posts.
 

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take a lexus. you won't regret it (my guess)
 

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Thanks for the input guys. Is there any other benz i should look at? or just go with the lex (im assuming lex)
 
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