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Help me decide on which car - Mercedes C300 Coupe or BMW 430i

Omegaman1972Omegaman1972 Member Posts: 3
edited February 1 in Mercedes-Benz
I am torn on which one to get. Looking at either a 2022 BMW 430i coupe or 2023 Mercedes C300 coupe. Any suggestions or feedback on anyone who owns one. I have been a happy owner of a 2016 Audi A5 coupe but want someone newer, sadly the newer A5 look pretty much identical. In my 7 years of owning my A5 I have had zero issues with it and a little nervous on switching brands.

I love the way both drive and look but personally think the C300 is nicer looking. Both have under 10K miles and certified so I will have most of the original warranty + 1 year certified. Advice & feedback is appreciated.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,546

    Both excellent cars. If you really can’t decide, get whichever is cheapest!

    Otherwise do a checklist of items that are must haves or highly desired and see if one ticks off more boxes.

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  • andres3andres3 Member Posts: 13,729

    I am torn on which one to get. Looking at either a 2022 BMW 430i coupe or 2023 Mercedes C300 coupe. Any suggestions or feedback on anyone who owns one. I have been a happy owner of a 2016 Audi A5 coupe but want someone newer, sadly the newer A5 look pretty much identical. In my 7 years of owning my A5 I have had zero issues with it and a little nervous on switching brands.

    I love the way both drive and look but personally think the C300 is nicer looking. Both have under 10K miles and certified so I will have most of the original warranty + 1 year certified. Advice & feedback is appreciated.

    My experience with Audi has been exemplary on new car purchases as well. Can't speak to BMW or Mercedes reliability personally.
    '15 Audi Misano Red Pearl S4, '16 Audi TTS Daytona Gray Pearl, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion
  • mlevinemlevine Member Posts: 581
    I use an independent garage that does maintenace and repairs on MB and BMW vehicles. They are limiting what they do on BMW. Still working on MB vehicles. They also recommend which models to stay away from. I would find a local garage to seek there opinion. I also recommend extended warranty purchae at the time.
  • Omegaman1972Omegaman1972 Member Posts: 3
    mlevine said:

    I use an independent garage that does maintenace and repairs on MB and BMW vehicles. They are limiting what they do on BMW. Still working on MB vehicles. They also recommend which models to stay away from. I would find a local garage to seek there opinion. I also recommend extended warranty purchae at the time.

    Definitely will be getting an extended warranty. The nice thing is both are certified and have a majority of original warranty remaining so will covered for 4 years at a minimum. Will be looking for another week before making a decision.
  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 17,358
    I owned BMWs exclusively for 40 years umti 2023 when I bought a CPO C43 sedan. I absolutely love it. That said, I still own two BMWs and at the last service my dealer gave me a 430i xDrive coupe with the M Sport package. It was a very nice car, and felt fast even though it isn't particulary quick. I've only driven AMG C Class models so I can't help you there. Having said all that, I'd drive both and go with the one that gives you the biggest smile.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2020 C43; 2021 Sahara 4xe 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i; 2018 330i xDrive

  • mlevinemlevine Member Posts: 581
    I would drive both vehicles and see how they handle especially in the rain. Are you more comfortable in one versus the other? Is the radio, phone, and settings easy to access? This may help you make a decision.
  • Omegaman1972Omegaman1972 Member Posts: 3
    Thank you everyone for the responses. I went with a new 2023 C300 Coupe that was not sold. Dealer was anxious to sell and knocked off 10K off the price. It has the AMG & Night Package.


  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 237,100
    Congrats! Great looking car and color.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,546

    Enjoy. Sharp looking and I love the color. Sounds like a good deal too.

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  • MichaellMichaell Moderator Posts: 241,268
    Congrats! I test drove a C300 coupe a year or two ago, and was impressed by it.

    Enjoy, and thanks for posting your decision.

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