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Mercedes-Benz C-300 2008+

I tried Edmunds and Kelly Blue, but cannot find pricing (invoice and MSRP) for 2008 C300 4Matic Luxury Sedan. They only have it for the RWD version, not the 4Matic. Does anyone know where I can get this info?


  • ivanl3ivanl3 Posts: 30
    Just checked dice there either. Seems strange. When I went to the dealer, all they had in stock were 4matics, no RWD versions at all. I am in in PA.
  • So someone in my building just picked up a new 300 Sport. (I'm in LA.) First impressions. Huge improvement over the outgoing model. Looks way better, seems a reasonable size, interior, from what I can tell by peeking in, looks very clean. I gotta say though. The exterior is too busy for me. Too many lines, angles, and creases. I might even say ..... Bangle-ized.
  • snagssnags Posts: 27
    Ihave seen both in person and believe the MB to be nicer looking. The interior is a toss up .Anyone else have any thoughts about what vehicle might be the better with all considered?
  • Have been going around different dealerships in the Seattle, WA area. What would be a fair price for a 2008 C350 with the options of Nav/Multimedia and the leather seat. Dealers Cost for a vehicle like this from the consumer report is $ 33625.00(without the options). Whats a fair price to start the negotiating with dealers which is a realistic offer. Any suggestions?? Thank you.
  • Hi, sorry am not sure if i can answer your question, i was in the market for the same kind of car in seattle, however, wanted to get the info for the C350 4matic, it seemed the salesperson told me, it would be another $3200 to get this an option. I hope this info can help in your inquiry. Good luck.
  • I would like to know the answer to that as well. I am/will be cross-shopping those two models specifically.

    Nevertheless, I have pro's and cons associated with both:

    Age 28


    Pros- Bold design, direct injected 300hp, stitched dash, XM radio, heated and cooled seats, warranty

    Cons- Road feel, ride height (too low), brand image (Cadillac's are for "more mature people"

    C350 Sport:

    Pros- Bold design, technical appointments, paint, drag resistant tail lights, solid feel

    Cons- MB recent reliability, MB interest rate, higher price when optioned

    I could be happy with either, but with both being new releases, my decision will be rendered through a combination of "seat of the pants feel" combined with price point.
  • Looks like now you can built the 08 C300 luxury/sport with 4Matic on now.

    $31,975 starting MSRP for C300 sport
    $33,775 starting MSRP for C300 4Matic Sport (no C350 though)

    1800 diff to add 4 Matic and it looks like that comes with the 7 speed auto transmission since there is no option for it when building a 4matic c300. Unless its a bug?

    Otherwise the auto transmission is a $1440 option on its own alrady. Only $360 more for the 4matic!
  • Looks like was updated.

    now the c300 4matic is at $35,215 MSRP. I guess it was too good to be true!
  • What would be a fair price? How about list price? The model is brand new. It's been on the lots in the US for about 10 days - and already you're looking for a super deal? I have nothing against a good deal, but there are limits - and this is one of them. If you like the new C-class, you should be ready to pay full tab.
  • Hi. I've never owned MB or any German car for that matter and always driven Japanese. New C-class caught my eye by offering manual transmission and decent engine for decent price. I've looked at Volvo S40 (did not like the interior), BMW328 (like everything but with all options it is more expensive than C-class) and Audi A4 (dismissed based on reliability record). I asked trusted mechanic about MB and he said that post 2000 models are quite reliable. What is owners experience? Is 2008 model expected to be reliable? Did Chrysler involvement do anything bad to the MB?

  • What are the differences between C300 sport/automatic vs. luxury? Any infos are very appreciated. Thanks
  • be325be325 Posts: 91
    I believe the tires are wider in the rear, the car sits about 0.5" lower, stiffer suspension, different front grille, brushed metal (interior) rather than wood panels,???.
  • be325be325 Posts: 91
    I wonder how the new C's are selling? I have yet to see one (Sport or Luxury) on the road.
    When we visited M-B showroom some time ago, most of the cars there were not available for a test drive. We were told that these cars were ordered long time ago and were waiting for new owners.
    Those who bought the new C, aren't sharing much, unless I am in the wrong posting category.
    Also, I am counting that reliability of the C has improved.
  • It seems all the dealers have been telling me, the sales are going great, more of the C300's are selling as compared to the C350. This does not surprise me, the price of the C300 sport is much lower, however, not too much is loaded to the car, the pricing for the C300 does not include automatic transmission in the price its an option to add, another $1440this goes for the C300 luxury too, being in the luxury class you still need to add the $1440 for automatic transmission, something close to that figure. Some dealers have sold their only showroom cars so really there would not be any for one to see or test drive. I ordered my vehicle back in August and was suppose to be ready by end of October, the other day I was phoned, the vehicle will not be ready till Feb 2008. Does this tell you the car is pretty much in demand at this time being new in the market?
    I have been researching and found that they have studied this car for 7 years and I suggest before you make a decision, you would really have to check options and accessories (stock) which comes with the C300 or C350. After looking at all the options and all and having to add the features like automatic transmission even on the C300 luxury the price did not differ much for a C350 which made me change my mind, though I really did not need the extra horsepower on the C350 and even did not like the choices on leather and the black maple wood trimming in the interior. I was also surprised that for a high end brand car, the manufactures are not willing to take any special orders as far as changing color of leather seats or wood trimmings for the C350. Hope this helps you and yes they are selling which is why most dealers are selling at MSRP without any discounts. What state are you from? Every dealer can locate the car for you they have access to the nationwide inventory of MB so am sure they can work something out if you wanted the car and are willing to pay the bucks. Good luck!
  • be325be325 Posts: 91
    Actually, we were thinking of picking C-Luxury in Sindelfingen next May and saving 7%, since we're going there anyway. We like the car but are looking for impressions and evaluations. Another person's views and impressions widen the scope, put things in perspective and help with initial infatuation. Thanks for sharing.
  • I test drove both.

    Interior - CTS wins
    Exterior - both have appeal
    Seating - CTS for sure
    Ride - Benz
    Engine - Benz - CTS too noisy
    Options - CTS but it increases the price over the C.
    Handling - Drove FE3 CTS suspension. Not as good as I expected. I drove both a luxury and sport C300. Both handled well with the Sport very flat in corners.
    Steering feel - Benz
    Panoramic sunroof - Benz
    Overall value - Benz

    Value proposition and feel would steer me towards the C300.

    Hope this helps.
  • Hello all, I used to be a Product specialist for BMW but just switched to Mercedes. Any questions regarding the New 2008 C or any of the other models, please feel free to direct to me. I can also answer availability concerns in the North Georgia Area starting October 1 2007..
    I used to post on the boards as KandG and have written stuff in the LR3 forums, 300zx z32, and for the BMW E46 3 series,



    Greg (uberfallz)
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,567
    Very helpful/interesting.


    It'll take a few years to determine which of these, if either, are worthy in terms of reliability/longevity.

    The people who drive them (as you've done) will bring us the information we need.
  • Does anyone know if its possible to install an override piece so one can view the Dvd while driving? i heard of navigation video input adapters, but wanted to know if anyone has managed to put it?
  • hi, i myself was interested in getting this answer, however, MB will of course not encourage it since it is against the law for them to do it. I then started to research to have another system installed which was still top of the line and included the back up video in it, the same issue arised the DVD had to be disabled while driving, which can be done, however, the problem now is the car being new and system only designed for this particular make of car, whomever is installing the multimedia will have to fabricate their own mounting kit. I am sure the dvd can be disabled, its a wire which needs to be disarmed so it will play while the car is on drive, it has something to do with disabling 1 wire which is hooked up to the handbreak. I know I will investigate after I buy the system, my friend has done this to his own system but its a PIONEER not HARMON KARDON, its just looking for that right wire, however, it worries me, it might void the warranty once someone else touches the electrical system. It surprised me that DVD will play on park, well, who will be watching the DVD while on park and draining the battery? Hope this helped you. I will also research the fact if a back up video can be installed as a kit with this system as an extra feature.
  • thanks for the shared input , i have gotten word that a company by the name of NavTV HAS a module that is supposed to override this issue. i will further investigate and see if they really support this car since its a 08 model
  • I would consider comparing lease rates because the Cadillac will depreciate more than Mercedes if you purchase.

    As long as it is under warranty, initial reliability will be a MB problem, not yours.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,567
    ". . .initial reliability will be a MB problem, not yours. . ."

    Well, yeah, kinda. The reality of dropping off a car for a warranty repair & picking it up later, even with a loaner, is that it takes a noticeable chunk of time out of your day. Sometimes it becomes several chunks. I'm not at all interested in learning the first names of all the people in the service department.

    You may be.
  • How reliable have recent C-class cars been?

    Been a while since I sold a '98 ML 320. That WAS a nightmare. :sick: :lemon:

    Can't believe I am considering a new C-class.
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    still leaning towards the CTS for the $$...simply adding the performance group on the CTS gets me what I want at about 37K MSRP...and going through my buying service saves me about 1500 off MSRP at the moment.......also looking at scheduled maintenance and costs....MB prices and schedule seem more than that of the CTS....when I see plugs replaced at 30k I wonder to be least the is the routine maintenance schedule at one of the local MB dealerships here in northern VA.....
  • ". . .initial reliability will be a MB problem, not yours. . ." Ever heard the phrase, "time is money?" The MB dealer is a 30 minute drive (45 in rush time). I have better things to do with my time, and I would rather be driving my car than a loaner.
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,567
  • daschedasche Posts: 11
    I just picked up a C300 Sport w/automatic trans & panoramic roof for $34,700 here in NJ... dealer gave me $1,125 off the sticker price. I searched the dealer inventory online, quickest way to see what they have in stock, w/what options. A friend in Virginia purchased one too and had to pay sticker price, they would not haggle because of demand.
  • be325be325 Posts: 91
    Local dealer (Tampa Bay Area) offered to order C300 Luxury in metallic paint for $32,300 (34,500 OTD (6%tax)... no other options --- for us old people, it is easier to set a budget and then deal in OTD figures. We tried to compare what we get at Lexus and Acura.
    We are OK with waiting a few months and we are not interested in any of the premium packages MB is offering on C300 Lux. We set a firm 34k OTD budget. What do you all think? Is 34.5k OTD too much (I guess for a buyer every number is too much) for C300 Lux with no other options but metallic paint?
    We looked at the EDProgram ... the local dealer wants to match it.
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