2017 E300 Sport 4Matic

In your opinion, is this car not appropriate for someone in their late twenties?
The new styling and interior is definitely very nice
Historically I feel mercedes E has built an image of being an older persons car - thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

It’s going to be your car, not sure why anyone else’s opinion matters about whether it suits you personally


Drive the car that you want – you are thinking way too hard about what other people think, they probably do not care as much as you think they do

Since you are here at LH, you will drive the car 24-36 months and you can get a new one after that so it’s not a huge commitment in the long run.

Most people here buy a car because of the “deal” available at the time they need the car and are flexible on what is available. It just really depends on what is important to you.

You will definitely feel old when @chrisgo pulls up in his 488 maserati next to your E300 :slight_smile:

A MAN and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon?”

So the Man put the Boy on the Donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.”

So the Man ordered his Boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn’t gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other: “Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along.”

Well, the Man didn’t know what to do, but at last he took his Boy up before him on the Donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor Donkey of yours—you and your hulking son?”

The Man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the Donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the Donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together he was drowned.

“That will teach you,” said an old man who had followed them:


If only they had leased the donkey instead of buying it, they would not care.


:laughing:ahaha - good one. LH approved.

Others have said this better, but buy/lease the car that impresses you, not other people.

Agreed, my wife and I are in our early 30s and own an E300. It fits our lifestyle. It is not the flashiest car, but we prefer to avoid flash.

LOL I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder - trying to avoid flash in MB E-class

I got an 2016 E350 @ 25 yrs old. I felt like an old man. Everyone driving them in LA was 50+ if not 75+

Do yourself a favor and take a pass or go to an AMG. I sold that sucker in 3 months - barely 2 payment in.

But but did they have GAP insurance?

Hashtag #LeaseHumor #Iamanerd

I guess the question is: does a twenty years old really need a family-size car?

It’s a rental! Who cares?

However, some jobs depend on your car…realtors, some people in finance etc…if your job is very image sensitive, get the car that fits the bill.

Other issues, especially for young men, is what will attract the opposite sex. In my experience, women that are attracted to men because of their flashy cars are often really high maintenance.

Think E300 v. Maserati Ghibli.

a C class is appropriate for someone in their 20s.