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1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

 
 

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 148 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    An infrared remote security system, dual cupholders in the console, a delayed headlamp dousing system and reconfigured option packages…

 
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  Average Consumer Rating (29 total reviews)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Be aware mercedes is a

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Vehicle: 1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

I bought this car from my uncle in 2008-2009 I didnt drive it much until about April of 2011. I loved it, dont get me wrong its a cute car. But horrible horrible mechanical issues. First off is the wiring harness..i wasnt aware of the problem when i bought it. It affects the performance. 2 weeks ago the car was uncontrollably shaking&losing power i took it to the mechanic he tightened a few things& it worked. The week after the shaking happens again and it stopped with me on the freeway, causing a huge safety concern. Dont but it unless you plan on spending more fixing the car than what you bought it for. The car has been to the mechanic more times than i have driven it.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Are you kidding me! a

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Vehicle: 1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

I have been a banker and owned an auto dealership over the past 22 years. Two years ago I bought a 95 after getting into an accident in another car and totaling a BMW 535. This C280 was just supposed to be a car to fill in until the insurance company settled with me. Well it is 2 years later and the insurance check for $19,000 went to pay for my son's tuition. The C280 has only had a set of new H rated tires placed on it. Without equivocation this car has been the single best automotive deal I have ever made! I have had almost every car in the book and with the exception of A new Porsche, this has been a combination of a better looking, faster, better deal car and I get 27 mpg hwy.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Never missed a beat

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Vehicle: 1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

I was actually looking for a much newer model but at the price this one came along at I could not pass it up. Since then I have changed the brake pads for $150 (the rotors were replaced before I bought it)...It stops like a race car! The car is a quick running piece. It will fly if you keep your foot in the gas! However, the speed is not all the car is about. It drives really well. It actually rides better than 95% of most new American cars. That is the great secret here. This car still has the look of prestige, the performance of a moderately priced sports car (I got mine up to 140 mph on I-95 and still probably had 1,500 rpms left) all at a used Hyundai price!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

What's New for 1996

An infrared remote security system, dual cupholders in the console, a delayed headlamp dousing system and reconfigured option packages mark the changes to the baby Benz.

Talk About The 1996 C-Class

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johngenx
johngenx
11-26-2003
The 1994-1995 C-Class cars were pretty much the same. They had the "multiple button" ACC control panel....


shehzad
shehzad
01-11-2003
I haven't purchased a mercedes from them since the mid - late 1990's but they are EXCELLENT. My salesman for life is Alan Jbaili, and from what I understand, he's still there. When I first dealt wi?...


redgoatee7
redgoatee7
07-05-2000
The new C-Class hatchback will not be marketed as a hatchback, but as a sport coupe. Think more of a small CLK than a Mercedes version of a BMW 318ti. I don't think Mercedes is intending to cheapen it...