"This car is not for a place that has any snow, I live in MO., and we had about two inches and I would have like to never got home from school. I have previously owned two 3-series BMW's and always got around really well. So I am going to go get another one."
"Bought as a certified benz, I was happy witht the price and value. So far the only two problems I have had are the wiperblade system, being plastic tens to slip and needs adjustment and the wiper blades come off easy, from the poor designed end cap. The center console has a nice feature of opening four ways, but is also a source of problems. It is plastic inside and cannot be replired, so be ready to pay near $300.00 for a replacement.
Other than that, it has great milage, comfortable and the 4-matic goes well in the Minnesota snow. Oh, yea, I like power and it could use a little more off-the-line umpf. Once cruising, it can't be beat."
"I have the 1.8 engine with supercharger. Plenty of juice, yet I'm averaging 27mpg over 25,000 miles. The car is holding up well. Paint and seats are like new, and I have no rattles yet.
I did get a new panorama roof under warranty, and a few radio speakers broke, but other than that I've had no problems. Owners of these should remember to rotate tires frequently, unless yours are different sizes front to rear. I went too long and all of a sudden the rear tires were worn out."