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1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 194 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive and solid, the smallest Mercedes is a good value in the near-luxury market.

  • Cons

    Initial hesitation when taking off from a standstill.

  • What's New for 1998

    The C280 is the lucky recipient of Mercedes' new V-type engine technology, receiving a 2.8-liter unit for the engine bay. BabySmart car seats, BrakeAssist and side airbags also debut on the C-Class this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



1998 mercedes benz cp600 coupe

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan

As a Mercedes Benz owner for over 15 years and BMW owner of the 525 and 700 series, the Benz always coes first!... From E300's to 420SEL and S500's, My favorite... Is the 98 Widebody, not easily found, rare and still ahead of it's time....Take a 98 CP600 V12 coupe for a weekend ride and return with the meaning on life!




A wonderful car for 11

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan

A/C compressor, two engine seals needed replacement....11 years -99,000 miles. It's been a good car to us.




Special

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan

Class is the word for this car. I needed a car for my small business and needed it to be 4 doors, but not too big. Put 15,000 miles on it and only changed oil and replaced tires. Runs like a new car, interior has really held up and steering and power seems like other newer cars I have had. Getting lots of compliments even with its age. It will be my daughter's car next if I ever get rid of it. May buy an electric car for around town and the MB for trips to Vegas. Very solid and worth the price if you can find a clean one.




The best car i've ever

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan

I have been so iumpressed with my C280. It's fun to drive, it handles well in the rain and snow because it has the traction control. The seating maybe a little cramped but you still can ride 4 adults in comfort. The trunk space is exceptional for a small car because the backseats fold down to give more room.




A luxury sedan that stands

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan

This entry level Mercedes has stood the test of time. The styling is not outdated, and reflects the classic look of the S-class of the year. The electrical system is a little buggy, but so is the story with a German car. Major repairs include the Tranny being resealed, and replacement of the AC compressor, but overall the car has shown remarkable endurance, especially considering my mother never changed the oil




5.5 yrs and going strong

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Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan

I've had this vehicle for 5.5 yrs now, and I absolutely love it. It fits me like a glove, looks great, and it's dependable. I've had no mechanical problems to date, but have had all the usuall electronic problems (and sensors). If you're looking into the car, make sure it was well taken care of. Common problems include: A/C, power window switches, sunroof switch, MAF sensor, O2 sensor, and back panel lighting problems. I wouldn't take the car to the dealer to maintain (mucho $$$), since there are a number of indies that can do more than an adequate job.



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Full 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

What's New for 1998

The C280 is the lucky recipient of Mercedes' new V-type engine technology, receiving a 2.8-liter unit for the engine bay. BabySmart car seats, BrakeAssist and side airbags also debut on the C-Class this year.

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Talk About The 1998 C-Class

1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Discussions See all Started By

fintail
fintail
09-26-2006
C class is getting a reskin soon, for MY 2008 I believe, but it will never be a real threat to the 3er - it's simply more luxury over sport. Manual versions are very uncommon. I hear the C63 will b?...


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


habitat1
habitat1
09-04-2003


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