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Der Kompressor
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By Jerry
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 4dr Sedan


Review

My sport model C230 has been a joy to own and drive. I especially appreciate the availability of torque across the rpm range provided by the supercharger. Road handling in the mountains is up there with the BMW's and it tracks like it's on a rail on the freeway. Irregardless of the poor reliability ratings MB has racked up in the auto reviews, this one has performed with almost zero problems after a couple of new car warranty fixes. Paint, trim, interior have all weathered the last six years beautifully. My only complaint was the low mileage on the first set of tires. After switching to Michelins, tire has been good. I get around 25 mpg in town and over 30 freeway driving.


Best Features

Low-end torque from the supercharger. Handling on mountain roads and straight- line tracking. Comfortable driver accomodations. No signs of wear and tear after six years. Solid feel.


Worst Features

The auto transmission clunks from D to 4th to 3rd. Adds character, but not characteristic of a MB. Needs a better standard sound system.


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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.


Best Features

Supercharged engine; safety features


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

Responsive power, brakes and handling


Worst Features

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


Review

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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

Profile, performance, gas mileage, reliability


Worst Features

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


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