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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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C230 2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual - (149 reviews )
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Fun to drive but get ready to $$$
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By oneill ki
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I bought my 2002 c230 used with 70xxx miles and have had nothing but problems here's a list: 1.water pump went out and car overheated costing $1400. 2. Sun shade/ roof won't open or close $1200. Rear Diff seal/ leakage in suspension causing rear tires to wear rapidly $1400. Drivers window will not go up or down (still broken). Horn stopped working (still broken) Seats have a short in wire causing battery to die (still broken). On the flip side the car is fast and fun to drive. The people at Mercedes actually know my face when I walk in for repairs. I almost wanted to invite them to my family Christmas party since I'm there so often we've built a close friendship.


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Great Entry Benz!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Anonymous
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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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.


Best Features

fast, comfortable, never get tired of driving it.


Worst Features

Cheaper maintenance, better interior materials( real wood would have been nicer then cheap carbon fiber crap) not to mention kept the Mercedes image.


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C230 Sports Coupe is fun to drive
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dannymurph
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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We have owned this car for 8+ years and have enjoyed driving the stick shift every mile. Very peppy engine, yet over 30 mpg on the highway. Very good handling.


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Sa-weet Ride!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Celia
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Great turning radius, easy to drive and park, and looks good. Great speaker quality. Cruise control--unlike with some cars--will hold your mileage steady through hills and valleys. Find a great mechanic who doesn't work for Mercedes, and you can keep the maintenance costs down. Solid and safe car!


Best Features

6-CD holder, folding back seats, steering wheel controls, double moon roof.


Worst Features

Better cupholder. Wish it didn't require premium fuel.


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EPIC FAIL!!!
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By randy
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I owned this car for 6 months. it was good for a while until the compressor, traction control, stereo, moonroof, transmission all went out at the same time! otherwise it drove like a real sports car with extremely good interior comfort before the probs. i traded it in for a mazda6 and glad i did


Best Features

speed and comfort


Worst Features

reliability and gas mileage. mpg would relly improve if they used a turbo instead of supercharger (yes there is a difference) super c's. are usually reserved for race cars and should stay tht way.


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