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Buy the BMW or Lexus
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By LLT
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 4dr Sedan


Review

Overall, it's a fun car to drive, but quality is poor. It's had much lower quality than any other car I've owned (Pontiac, Jeep, Buick, Datsun) and maintenance costs are significantly more.


Favorite Features

Supercharged engine; safety features


Suggested Improvements

Benchmark Lexus customer service. Fix the quality problems (sunroof, interior pieces, Continental tires, all the stuff the dealer says is wrong during regular maintenance, etc.)


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My Loyal Companion
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By raymo
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had BMWs, Audis, an Alpha Romeo, and a Maserati. Each one's strenght was overshadowed by its' reliability weaknesses. My 230 is a joy to drive. It's very responsive yet gets great gas mileage. It has been a low maintenance, strong and reliable car. I'm afraid to get rid of it.


Favorite Features

Responsive power, brakes and handling


Suggested Improvements

The single windshield wiper seems to be overworking even in light rain.


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C280 Still at the head of it's Class
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By Steve
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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From day 1, this car has been fun to drive, is great on long trips, and it's fuel efficiency is surprising. Ample back seat room and good traction continually remind me that purchasing this vehicle was a smart move!


Favorite Features

Great acceleration, excellent ABS braking system, smooth ride, BOSE sound system is well done.


Suggested Improvements

The factory radio/tape deck/telephone keypad is laughable. Replaced it almost immediately.


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C280 - More Mercedes than Chrysler
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By BeachLawyer
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


Review

Sadly, this will be my last MB for a while. When compared to the new C class, the '99 has been rock solid and reliable. Can't say that for the post 2000 C class. Handles great, good fuel economy, a smart looking, buttoned-up German sport sedan.


Favorite Features

Profile, performance, gas mileage, reliability


Suggested Improvements

Current models need to go back to higher quality build -- Mercedes will have do lots to get customers back.


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1999 C280
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By c4drm
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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This is my families 1st and will likely be our last Mercedes. This car was a peach when purchased used, low miles and in great shape. However it has been nothing short of a complete disapointment. Far too many problems and a rapping when getting repairs. I've had my Toyota for 8 years and have already spent more on repair costs on the Mercedes in the 2 years I've had it. And I have had it with this car. If you have one, best of luck.


Favorite Features

Looks good, pretty good performance, and good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Too many issues for an expensive car with low miles and the repair costs are ridiculous.


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