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Ballin’ on a Budget: Used 2016-2019 Mercedes C-300


Ballin’ on a Budget: Used 2016-2019 Mercedes C-300

The term “ballin’” means that you’re doing well, living your best life and you want the world to know about it. Like the social media meme says “the best revenge is to live well” (Kermit the Frog might not be the one that originally coined that phrase…). But most of us in the real world don’t really have the money to roll in a Benz. Unless you consider the Mercedes C300.

A used Mercedes C300 Coupe

A sexy used Mercedes C300 Coupe

Known as the baby S class (because of the way it looks), the C300 price isn’t actually that bad if you buy one slightly used. Off Lease for example, has several hundred copies of the 2016 – 2019 Mercedes C300 for sale starting around $15,000. Which is about the same price as a used Corolla, or something equally vanilla. The Mercedes C Class isn’t a car for the timid and the meek. It’s for someone who wants to enjoy the fruits of their labor, while telling the world that they’ve actually done something with their life. So let’s check out a quick Mercedes Benz C300 buyers guide and get you ballin’ on a budget.

Preowned Mercedes C 300

A used Mercedes C300 is a great value at Off Lease Only

Mercedes Benz C300 Buyers Guide

If you’ve googled Mercedes C300 for sale, then you probably noticed that there’s four versions available: the Mercedes-Benz C300, Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic, Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe and Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe 4Matic. The first two are four-door

sedans, with seating for five (although the backseat can be rather cramped for tall adults) and a commodious trunk. The last two are actual 2-door coupes, not one of those four-door’s with a sloping roof line. The Mercedes 4Matic moniker means that the car is equipped with an automatic all-wheel-drive system, to get you through snow, mud, heavy rain etc. Non C300 4Matic versions are rear wheel drive. There’s also a Mercedes C300 Cabriolet, but you’re not going to be able to ‘ball on a budget’ in that one (it’s a little more expensive…and rare).

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Under the hood

Mercedes C300 2.0L Turbo

Mercedes C300 2.0L Turbo

Powering the 2016 – 2018 Mercedes Benz C300 is a 2.0L turbo 4-cyl, which makes a healthy 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to shove one of these to 60 mph in a little over six seconds. The 2019 Mercedes C300 got a mid-cycle update that included a horsepower increase of 14, bringing the total power output to 255 hp. Mercedes says that the 2019 C300 will hit 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, but Car and Driver magazine managed an impressive 0-60 run of just 5.5 seconds.

Fuel economy for the 2016 – 2018 Mercedes C300 is 24 city / 34 hwy / 28 combined, while the 2019 Mercedes C300 lost 1 mpg in the city and combined category due to the power increase. So as you can see, a used Mercedes C300 can be a baller on the road and a miser at the pump.

Mercedes C300 Trim Levels

Like most luxury cars these days, the Mercedes C300 price tag starts low, then quickly escalates if you want to add niceties like windows and a steering wheel (just joking Mercedes:). But if you buy a used Mercedes C300 online, you don’t have to worry about the huge option cost, or the depreciation that goes along with it. So if you want to be ballin’ on a budget properly, let’s look at a few of the must-have Benz C300 options:

Mercedes C300 interior

The luxurious cabin of a used Mercedes C300 Sedan

There are three basic flavors of the 2016 – 2019 Mercedes Benz C300; the C300 Luxury, the C300 Sport, and the Mercedes C300 AMG Line. The Mercedes C300 Luxury gets a chrome grille with the three-pointed star hood ornament, unique wheels and a comfort tuned suspension. The C300 Sport gets a unique grille, no hood ornament, bigger wheels and a stiffer sport tuned suspension.

If you want keyless entry, push-button start, blind spot monitoring, LED headlamps, multicolor ambient interior lighting, and a larger 8.4 inch infotainment screen, you’ll need to get a used Mercedes C300 with the Premium 3 package. Heated and cooled leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and the panoramic sunroof were standalone options. The Mercedes C300 driver assistance package added all of the safety tech that you’ll need, like radar cruise control, automatic emergency breaking, lane keeping assist, and a whole bunch of other driver aides. The 2019 Mercedes C300 got an updated interior and exterior, with an available 10.25 inch infotainment display, and 12 inch digital gauge display.

Mercedes C300 Coupe interior

The indulgent side of a used Mercedes C300 coupe

If you want to go all-out, then look for a used Mercedes C300 AMG Line, which came with attention grabbing 18 inch AMG 5-spoke wheels, that killer chrome diamond block front grille, along with upgraded suspension, brakes, and steering. It also got special interior and exterior trim, front sport seats, a unique steering wheel and aluminum pedals.

In case you were wondering, the 2017 – 2018 Mercedes C300 was available with Apple CarPlay, as part of a $350 option package. It became standard equipment on the 2019 Mercedes C class.

2016 – 2019 Mercedes C300: Hidden Features

Keyless entry (if equipped) for all four doors. There are sensors on each door handle that allows you to unlock each door on the car, as long as you have the key in your pocket.

Mercedes C300 infotainment screen

Mercedes C300 infotainment screen

The power trunk lid (if equipped) can be opened by simply kicking your foot underneath the rear bumper. When you’re done loading all of your treasures, you can close the trunk and lock the car by simply pressing the close button on the underside of the trunk lid.

If you want to keep the valuables in the trunk secure, there is a trunk lock/unlock button inside the glove box. Simply slide the switch to the locked position, then remove the key blade from the top of your key fob and use it to lock the handle on the glove box door. The rear seats can be folded down to increase the cargo volume of the trunk. However the seatback releases are in the trunk, and there is no way to fold them down from inside the car. So once you lock the trunk and glovebox, all your goodies will be safe.

If you forgot to roll up the windows and close the sunroof (if equipped), you can do that without getting in the car or pulling out the keys. Simply walked up to the door (with the key in your pocket) and press the lock/unlock button on the outside of the door handle (if equipped). Once the doors are locked, simply press and hold the button a second time, and your Mercedes will roll up its own windows and close the sunroof for you.

Mercedes A/C Rest function (if equipped): This super handy feature has been around for a while, and can be found in most well optioned used Mercedes made in the last five or so years. So it works like this; when you shut the car off, simply press the A/C Rest button at the far right of the HVAC switch group on the dash, and the climate control system will keep the air conditioning or heat running just enough to maintain the set temperature. It will continue doing this for about 30 minutes, or as long as the battery can safely handle it. So you can jump out and run a quick errand, and your C300 won’t suddenly turn into a mobile oven/deep freezer (this should be a mandatory feature for every Mercedes C300 in Florida or New England:-)

How to buy a used Mercedes C300 online

A used Mercedes C300 in Florida

There’s nothing better than enjoying a used Mercedes C300 coupe in Florida

This Mercedes is the kind of car you buy to tell the world that you don’t play. But if you’re ballin’ on a budget, you gotta make the right moves to make it work. One of the smartest plays that you can make, is to buy your Mercedes C300 online. To do it right, simply go to Off Lease and search through the huge selection of used Mercedes C Class that we have sitting on the ground at our four locations in Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Florida. Once you’ve found the car that you want, our staff can help you complete your purchase online and have the car shipped right to your door (the shipping can even be included in the financed amount). Or you can pick the car up at one of our locations.

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We are not one of those online car dealers that just have one lot, or a ridiculous glass vending machine. We’re the largest independent used car dealer in the United States, and we’re also the largest buyer of used Mercedes in the country. We buy a large portion of our Mercedes inventory as lease returns directly from Mercedes-Benz. This allows us to curate an inventory of only the finest examples of low mileage 2016 – 2019 Mercedes C300’s. And because they’re only a couple of years old, most of our used Mercedes come with the balance of the factory warranty, and we can even help you with extended coverage for up to 10 years or unlimited miles on many models.

In addition to all of that, you get the added peace of mind of a 5 day/500 mile no questions asked return policy. So whether you’re ready to reward yourself, or you just need a little motivation, you owe it to yourself to check out the Mercedes C300 at Off Lease

Reward yourself with a used Mercedes C300 from Off Lease Only

Reward yourself with a used Mercedes C300 from Off Lease Only

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