Well Marc's posts on the issues with his C350 made me very aware of the interior quality. I could hear the same rattles he has on the C63 and the interior felt a big step down from my current W218 CLS350 CDI whilst not feeling that much quicker in the real world. It did sound wonderful though. It just didn't seem worth the potential fuel and tyre costs so I passed even though the lease deals were great. Then I drove the F31 330D and was very impressed with the engine/gearbox combination and with the overall quality and have ordered one.
It took a lot of options to bring the F31 330D to the same level as the C63, which has a lot of standard kit! With the C63 I'd have been buying it purely for the engine, which I suspect a lot of owners do and is what AMG is all about. If I could have afforded a CLS63 or a E63 I would have gone for it as they are a world above the C63.
Last edited by RichardM; 10-12-2012 at 06:50 PM.