The car has been faultless since day one. Not a single issue with noise, fuel, stop start etc etc etc.
A surprise I know, but I honestly think these cars are no worse than many more expensive new cars as far as 'problems' go, and I'm sure your good experience will continue. And if it doesn't, hopefully you've found a good dealer who will take care of any problem (good dealers are out there!)
The car is so much fun to drive that i make excuses to use it and leave the c class merc at home. I love the fact i can sit at 30mph in 5th gear and it doesnt make a jot of difference to its performance but a big difference in its fuel economy. I love seeing people looking at it.The driving position is still not the best and i would hate to do big distances in it. This is a town car, pure and simple.
Yes, I have the same feelings for my 500, I use it a lot. The handling around town is perfect and I love the Dualogic's snappy gearchanges and the burble from the engine (mine's the 1.4). I remember the 1.2 manual being a smooth and easy drive. But at the same time, I had to buy myself a 166 (which was cheaper anyway, being a few years older), just so I have that really nice driving position, sound insulation, good looks, power and handling... actually I find driving the 166 as exhilirating as nights spend naked on the couch but interestingly, no-one else ever seems to like my 166, only me
Everyone I know likes my 500 and they are still a really unusual car here, only ever seen one other in the city where I live. You should do a poll around your friends, maybe no-one likes the C-class Merc either