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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback

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C230 2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual - (149 reviews )
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A Chrysler in MB clothes
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By irlfan72
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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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Don't fool yourself that MB quality is great.Car has 16,300 mi and been in for;supercharger,hatch,foglight,cupholde 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.


Favorite Features

Supercharger power! Bose sound system. Multiple standard airbags.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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It's a love/hate thing
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By Love it/Hate it
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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 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.


Favorite Features

Drive, handling, performance


Suggested Improvements

Worrisome repairs


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C230 Coupe
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By mayday510
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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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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.


Favorite Features

six speed transmission, gas mileage, engine torque, C7 suspension; pana roof


Suggested Improvements

location of window controls


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DON'T TRADE-IN
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By J & B POWELL
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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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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.


Favorite Features

STYLE AND LOTS OF FUN!


Suggested Improvements

MERCEDES NEEDS TO STAND BEHIND THIS LITTLE CAR JUST AS IF IT WERE THE BIG ONES!


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i geess i got one of the good ones
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By robsmx-5
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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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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 problems.


Favorite Features

love the trip comp that tells mpg and times.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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