my 2002 c230 coupe is comfortable,[to
sit in] fast and cool. quiet it is
not. but the one thing i find
unacceptable is the vibration that i
feel from 35-40 mph to 60-65 mh. i
feel the vibration in the seat,
pedals, gear shift, steering wheel.
mercedes has told me that it is
normal, but ive heard no one else
complaining about it. so am i the
I am a police officer specializing
in traffic reconstruction. I have seen
many crashes involving all kinds of
vehicle makes and model. NOTHING
impressed me more than a Mercedes Benz.
AMG elevated Mercedes to a higher
level. Not only can an owner enjoy the
safety Mercedes offers, AMG provides
the horse power other manufacturers
strive to achieve. It has four doors.
In my opinion for its price range, it
is the best value. Owning one truly
gives me the best of both worlds. A
car that is built like a tank that can
run with Porsches and Corvettes. Not
that I do, but knowing I can is good
enough. It is a wolf in a sheeps cloak.
My favorate feature is definitely the
hand built engine AMG produces. It is
truly a work of art. A V6 with the
power of a V8. The safety features
that is unsurpassed.
I would like to see some of the options
available to the E class and S class
that is not offered to the C class
models. I'm quite sure future models
will have a slightly more powerful
engine than the current model. Fuel
economy is something Mercedes can work
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
Back three times for a vibration
Between 30 & 60 MPH, & dealer can't
correct problem, BAS-ESP warning came
on twice. First it was the computer
second time it was dirty contacts.
Phone had to be replaced approx. 3
months after my car was delivered.
Voice activated phone & audio system,
good looking car & good interior, one
touch open & close windows & sunroof.
Stupid front cup holder & cruise
control stalk. Memory mirrors lose
repairs so far - differential whine -
replaced p Gears; rear seals leaked -
replaced; 4 new shocks; OE Micehelin
sports dead after 9000 miles; replaced
computer; replaced CD; replaced
cupholder. Interior squeaks and
rattles will drive you nuts. Engine is
crudely loud and exhaust note is
tinny. Gear shift is notchy. However -
handles very well, has good power and
gets great gas mileage. My first and
likely last MB.
Handling, power, mileage, warranty.
refinements to engine, improve overall
build quality, retune exhaust, stop
using Michelin tires, go to Japan and
learn how to build a shift linkage.