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2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • The sprightly new C-Class trades the old car's tweed blazer and loafers for a running suit and sneakers with an attitude to match.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Solid construction, free scheduled maintenance, S-Class Jr. styling.

  • Cons

    Tight squeeze for backseat occupants, pricey for its segment.

  • What's New for 2001

    Ever expanding and improving its brood of stately vehicles, Mercedes gives the C-Class a complete overhaul for 2001. A choice of two new engines, increased safety features and sleeker sheet metal tempt those who seek to gain a foothold into the exalted realms of Mercedes ownership.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Worst car ever

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)

I bought this car with only one previous owner with only 57k miles cash for 7k. Worst mistake ever. As soon as I got the car things started breaking down, transmission, electrical etc. If you are looking for a luxury vehicle STAY AWAY!



14 of 31 people found this review helpful

Frequent expensive repairs

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

This model car has numerous problems. My 55 yr old wife drives this car gently. Yet, after 90K miles, I have replaced: braking computer, rear brakes 3x, front brakes 6x, alternator, numerous sensors, spark plugs and wires 2x, MAF 2x, EGR Valve 2x, EGR tube, fuel pump, motor mounts 2x, rear coil springs, numerous bulbs, window regulators 3x, front speakers, door handle, battery 2x, wheel, keys 2x, front control arm, steering assembly, gas cap, and sway bar links. Yet to repair: fading LCD instrument display, pass seat heater, front shocks, cracked cigarette tray cover, shifter (base pulled away from console), steering wheel, valve cover gaskets, clicking noise in drive shaft, trunk handle.




Computer replacement

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I had to replace the main computer board in their c320? Took my car in to carmax after the coolant light came on. First they said it was the fan and replaced it. I was told the tech broke off the sensor and now all I know is this simple repair has ballooned into a nightmare.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2001 c320 sport sedan

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

I've owned this car for 5 years. I bought it used at a BMW dealer in St. Louis, MO. I have enjoyed this car and would consider buying another in the future. It has a solid feel that I have never matched with any other car. I have the Sport package. It handles superbly. I have kept a warranty the whole 5 years. I'm glad I did. It has needed some repairs. The Japanese brands don't quite come up to the ride standard of this car. If you drive one, you will want one.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Does not meet expectations

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)

About 3 months ago I picked up my first MB: a 2001 C320, one owner, 51,000 miles, garage-kept, and appeared well cared for. I am GREATLY disappointed in the paint. The paint easily chips, exposes the metal below and begins to "spider" out with blistering rust underneath the surrounding paint. If left unchecked, the car will be a mess in less than a year. It reminds me of the '72 AMC Gremlin my father purchased for less than $2k. The paint job was horrible and did not last a year! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that paint would be a problem with this car. I have stuck to American cars until this one and I am sorry I did not purchase another Cadillac or a Buick. I miss my Cadillac!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Worst purchase ever

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Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)

The car LOOKS great on the inside & outside, but other than that it's the worst purchase ever. I've never had so many issues from a car than this one. This was my first & last MB purchase. The issues I've had: taillights constantly go out, seats don't move anymore, ac/heather no longer work, belts broke, catalytic converter, the list goes on.



Full 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

What's New for 2001

Ever expanding and improving its brood of stately vehicles, Mercedes gives the C-Class a complete overhaul for 2001. A choice of two new engines, increased safety features and sleeker sheet metal tempt those who seek to gain a foothold into the exalted realms of Mercedes ownership.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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