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Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by The X Men View Post
I thought the F30 was too sporty, that is until I test drove the new MB C250, what a piece of crap. The steering is even worst than BMW's if thats all at possible.
The C series steering is, in some ways, better than the F30 to me. It feels a bit more precise. The main problem is that it is far too light.

Again, as somebody who owns both brands, I vastly prefer the experience in my E90 (which, btw, cost maybe $60,000 less than the M-B we have). But, the OP's question is really about maintenance and upkeep. And, IMO, both brands pretty much suck in that regard.

With the BMW, every little think you do from changing the battery forward is a big pain in the butt that involves programming from a ruthless dealer.

Same with the M-B. Its insane how much they hit you up with every little thing.

I will say that I've been extremely impressed with BMW's commitment to owners. They've been absurdly responsive to every problem I've had.
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