1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Benz' Rules!
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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37 Total Reviews

C220 Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Benz' Rules!
By Gene-O on

Vehicle

1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 4dr Sedan

Review

I caught this bright red beauty a year
ago at a local Ford dealer for an
awesome price and have never regretted
the choice. Even though it's "only" a
2.2 liter four, the performance is
amazing. Fuel economy is 25 around
town and I've hit as high as 35 on the
highway and average 30 overall. The
only mechanical gripe is the Check
Engine light which has been on and off
since I bought it. The local MB dealer
charged a single $37.50 diagnostic fee
and has had it on the computer several
times (at no additional charge!) but
still can't figure out what's causing
it. He drove it and pronounced it
healthy so I'll live with it until he
figures it out.

Best Features

It's a Benz -- 'nuff said! Uses NO oil between 5000 mile changes! The MB dealer's labor rates are the lowest in town! Smooth interstate cruiser but handles the twisties like a sports car!

Worst Features

That Check Engine light is annoying. The infra-red remote keyfob stinks -- and is grossly over-priced. MB should also lose the old cartridge oil filters; it's a pain to change and overpriced. There's no reason to not use a spin-on unit these days.
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