Don't fool yourself that MB quality is
great.Car has 16,300 mi and been in
r,hatch repaint. It starts rough at
times and I'm concerned it's another
repair waiting to happen. Thankfully,
it's all under warranty. Upon recent B
service at MB of Hagerstown, rims came
back scratched. I wouldn't expect that
of your local garage, let alone an
award winning MB service department!
They promised they'd be "touched up"
next service. Despite its faults, a
blast to drive. Overtaking is easy and
onramp/offramp driving loads of fun.
However, we will be getting rid of ours
prior to the warranty expiring for fear
it will be a burden.
Supercharger power! Bose sound system.
Multiple standard airbags.
Manual seat adjustment placement for
height and recline is hard to get at
and ackward to operate. Pop-out
cupholder is cool to look at but not
that practical. Poor paint and
winshield quality, chips too easliy.
Some minor problems initially (oil leak
and rattles)that were corrected by the
dealer within the first 7K miles. I've
got 27K miles on it now and the car has
been flawless. I ordered this car and
have been driving it daily since Nov
2001. Great in the snow as long as you
have four snow tires mounted.
six speed transmission, gas mileage,
engine torque, C7 suspension; pana roof
I bought this car b/c I love hatchbacks
and Mercedes. I love the drive, feel
and performance of this car. BUT, I
have had problems similar to other
owners: tape deck replaced, fuel
pump/tank replaced, front differential
replaced, squeaky sunroof. The service
is excellent but that's I'd prefer to
not know my service rep on a first name
basis. I will definitly buy another MB,
but will consider turning this one in
at the end of the warranty.
OURS NEEDS CHANGED SO WE WERE TRADING
IT IN FOR THE MERCEDES SUV. WE HAD ALL
THE UPGRADES (LEATHER) IN, WHEN WE WENT
TO TRADE IT IN THEY ONLY WANTED TO GIVE
US$18,000 AND ONLY 7000 MILES ON IT.
THEY DEPRECIATED IT HALF WHAT IT COSTS.
NEEDLESS TO SAY WE STILL HAVE IT,
UNFORTUNATELY A CAR WE LOVED, NOW WE
FEEL STUCK WITH. ON TOP OF THAT THE
MERCEDES DEALERSHIP WE TOOK IT TOO WAS
EMABARASSED TO HAVE THESE CARS ON THE
LOT. SAID IT WAS A MISTAKE MERCEDES
MADE BY PRODUCING THIS MODEL.
STYLE AND LOTS OF FUN!
MERCEDES NEEDS TO STAND BEHIND THIS
LITTLE CAR JUST AS IF IT WERE THE BIG
not alot of people are happy with the
c230. the only reason i purchesed mine
is because the dealer drop it
$6500.00.m-b gave the dealer $4k
because of slow sales.discounted it
another $2500 , took it. have 10,000
miles on mine and have had no trouble
with it other than having to replace
the sun shades.it gets 33 mpg on the
hwy.i dont care for the stiff ride or
the way the auto shifts. and dont even
try to put xm radio with the m-b
radio.cd is about $900 extra if the
dealer puts it in, and no other cd
changer will work with the bose system.
i would not recomend this car as many
of the coupes are having too many
love the trip comp that tells mpg and
the back deck makes too much noise and
is hard to put back in place correctly
after removing. the auto trans could be
smother. the brakes are great but
because of the esp and abs its hard to
stop smoothly. should have cd as
standard equip, and u should be able to
get xm radio.