Originally Posted by Christofuh
The late, never great Pontiac Grand Am used to come with a spoiler. According to some salesmen that alone added about 12HP I don't see what's the relevance here. You can argue the Merc has a wooden steering (not to be mixed up with a disconnected steering which is a Honda trademark), but to fix that deficiency you'd need to step up to AMG kit.
The C300 was one of the most boring cars I have ever driven. What made matters worse was that it looked quite sporting and had all the touches in the interior and exterior which would make one excited to drive it. Driving it was such a let down! Wooden steering, turn in that takes days, extremely muted engine noise, squishy brakes, automatic transmission constantly hunting for gears, terrible fuel economy, body roll for days, and a surprisingly stiff suspension despite all the previous shortcomings. In short, one of the biggest pieces of shit I have ever driven and I hated every second of it. That BMW can make a car that is at once MORE COMFORTABLE and yet so much more involving and fun to drive is really a testament to how much the Merc sucks. The 2.5S Altima that I got my next time out was a better automobile in every way from a driving perspective. And that's really saying something..