2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Review | Edmunds.com

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

How do you feel about these results?

Anything else you'd like to add? We're listening.

Contact Me No Thanks
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.6 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • 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.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Solid construction, safety features, big-Benz styling.

  • Cons

    Tight squeeze for backseat occupants, can get pricey for its segment.

  • What's New for 2002

    Two new models debut: the C230 Kompressor Sport Coupe and the C320 wagon.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (77 total reviews)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Really good car

by on
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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2002 c230 kompressor /coupe

by on
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 Sway Bar 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.



18 of 29 people found this review helpful

I can't even lie about

by on
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



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Repeated costly repairs - nightmare

by on
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.



8 of 10 people found this review helpful

Very satisfied

by on
Vehicle: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)

I purchased this 2002 c-240 in October 2009 with only 62,000 Km. 6 months later, the odometer is 82,000 Km and never had any problems with this car. I maintain my car with synthetic oil.




Do not buy used or

by on
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.



Full 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

What's New for 2002

Two new models debut: the C230 Kompressor Sport Coupe and the C320 wagon.

Talk About The 2002 C-Class

Read more about the 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs