With the additions of an affordable sport hatchback (though they call it a sport coupe), a sport wagon and a high-performance sedan, Mercedes-Benz has a seat for everyone in the compact luxury/sport arena.
by conniej1954 on Jun 14, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I bought my 2002 Mercedes c320 4 door sedan in December 2011 with only 68,000 miles on it.
I also bought a warrranty.
I have had it in the shop a few times but only to get the scheduled maintanance done that the previous owner did not do.
A lot of the things were actually covered under my warranty.
I love the Tulsa, Okla Mercedes dealership, Jackie Cooper Imports. They are top of the line for the way they treat customers and do the car repairs, etc.
I love my car!
I am 57 years old and have never had a car that I have enjoyed more in my life.
by ildd on May 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
Well, 1st let me say that I am 17 and this was my 1st car. We've had it since 2004, it has 56k miles on it, and we have never had a SINGLE problem(knocks on the beautiful wood inside the car). I like alot of the things about the car, but if your 6'1 it can be a little challenging getting in and out comfortably. It rides nice, it looks great with a couple minor upgrades(tinted windows, non-stock M-B rims) and it handles very well. The only thing I don't like about it is, of course, the engine and how it works. I've driven 6 other cars and this is the slowest in 1st/2nd gear, but it flies once you hit 3rd. It also doesn't help taking premium gas, while getting 16 MPG.
Gotta love it. It's a MB.
by johnny3691 on Jan 23, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
Do not buy a 2002 C230 Kompressor, I bought it new in Mid-2001 and now have 155k.
The following work are being done now and some work were done last year: Cost around $3000.00
Front Suspension shock absorbers
Front Right sway Bar link
Adjust wheel bearings
Left and right torque struts
left lower ball joint
Front Brake Pads and Rotors
Maintenance average $2000.00-$2500.00 in 2008-2009.
Right lower ball joints/Arms.
The engine lights problem was very expensive to fix.
I spent $2500.00 for check engine light problems and the problem only went away for about 1 week.
The dealer simply told me to pay more money to replace more parts. I finally gave up on the engine light.
by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)
I bought a c230 Kompressor Coupe in may 2008 with only 65,000 for less then 8,000. Great deal on a great car. The car handles, accelerates, and stops flawlessly. I hit a deer going 75 and came out with just a dent.Had i been in a Honda or something of less quality guarantee the car would be totaled and myself injured. I got the car fixed and has been awesome and reliable. Maintenance is high- find a loyal cheap foreign repair shops with ex Mercedes Benz mechanics. worth the savings.
by Vehiclist on Nov 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sport Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
This car was bought from a Cadillac dealership - it had been traded for a Cadillac. That should have been our first clue. Though fun to drive, at times, the car is extremely unreliable, falling apart around us, very expensive to repair, and one of the most uncomfortable luxury or near luxury vehicles I have ever driven. The C class is the epitome of over engineering, poor quality build, and a manufacturer currently resting on a mythical reputation. This was our families second and last Mercedes. We just traded it (for a pittance) on a Lincoln MKZ. It might not be German and for that, we are truly grateful. Perhaps the only thing to miss is the sound the MB door makes when closing.
by Mike in VA on Jul 22, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
To be perfectly honest I was going to leave an excellent review, Why? Because I need to get rid of this absolute failure of a car! But I thought and came to the conclusion: I can't even lie about this piece of junk, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. I bought it used in 04 with 22K, still under warranty, within 2 months the transmission went out, they replaced free with a new one, not too bad right? WRONG! then (no warranty) due to the tranny problem (or visa versa) the torque converter and radiator went bad: $3500 2 catalepsy converters: $1100 ea 2 alternators: $1000ea 2 mass airflow intakes: $900ea 5 SETS OF TIRES AND 4 BREAK JOBS (with rotors), they don't give us enough room to list all failures