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2008 BMW 3-Series

2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View 2008 Mercedes Benz C Class 3.0L Sport RWD
MSRP
$32,700
$31,600
Invoice $30,085 $29,388
MPG
City/Highway
14/30 17/26
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans. Read Full Review More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • Responsive, smooth, and refined
  • Firm but absorbent ride
  • Nice, supportive front seats

Dislikes:

  • Controls not as straightforward as they could be
  • Wide center console and narrow footwells
  • Backseat space is still too tight for most

Likes:

  • Choice of two distinct looks
  • Smooth, responsive V-6 engines
  • Sport model takes on the BMW 3-Series
  • Good ride comfort and quiet cabin
  • Standard Bluetooth

Dislikes:

  • Lacks backseat legroom
  • Base instrument panel plastics look drab
  • Steering isn’t very communicative
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