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 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 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
by WARRENFDS on Apr 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
expensive repairs. seat electronics cost $4000. remote key did not work, omni bar changed $1000. Spark plug wires defective recommeded fix $1500. Defective Lower front control arms fix $750. These are not routine maintenance issues but defective manufacturing which I do not expect on a $40,000 german car. Pls do not buy Mercedese if they are not able to guarantee defective products in their vehicles.
by Jake on Jan 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
I bought a pre-owened, certified from a reputable Mercedes Benz dealership. Cup holder didn't last. Did the maintenance as suggested, needed tires in a couple of years and brakes. Then the srs light came on $1200 ti fix. 4 years into ownership the key would not turn so had to be towed. Found out it was the battery, but only after had to pay for a diagnostic test. Noises all in the shocks. 5 years into ownership the key turn all the way with no ignition, tried a new key at $200. Still having this problem periodically, next step is to change a chip at $1200 after a diagnostic test. $$$ I can go on and on, but not enough room here. Next car will definitely not be a Benz. Buyers be ware.
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