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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

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C240 is nice, not stellar
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By Mr. RDV
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Got my C240 to use mostly for commuting on So Cal freeways to work. Love its quietness, build quality, ride quality. Performance is tepid with the 2.7L V6. Wish I had bought the 3.2L V6 but cost was $5k more. Mileage is not a good as I thought it would be - freeway is okay - 29MPG, but city is more like 20MPG and combined is usually 24-25MPG. My friend's E320 gets same mileage and is bigger. Problems included lower front roll bar links replaced, crankshaft balancer replaced and transmission control module. STRONGLY urge you to buy extended warranty - cost of these three was over $2k in repairs (all covered by EXTENDED warranty that cost me $1k at time of purchase).


Best Features

Ride, build quality, quietness, interior materials, roominess, luxury features, trunk size.


Worst Features

More power for 2.7L V6, offer 3.2L V6 w/o bundling it with other expensive options. Make CD changer standard equip.


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Even better than my 1982 240D(220K)!
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By a. macree
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Dead solid perfect automobile. Five-
speed auto "bat" R/L instant downshift-
upshift. Man, my brake-pads are gonna
last 50K mi. at this rate.
Getting consistently 20-21mpg in-town,
or with the occasional Houston trip,
upwards of 26mpg.
Only two problems in 32 mos.(Both
warranty--no cost):
1. Replacement horn.
2. New left front turn-signal lamp.


Best Features

1. Accelleration--P/W ratio(0- 60=6.9sec. 2. Looks, cachet. 3. Fold-down rear-seats open to trunk. 4. Comfort, driveability(!). 5. A/C HEPA air filter + recirc. switch.


Worst Features

1. Bigger, more prominent tachometer. 2. Option for larger wheels w/o screwing up speedo/odo electronics.


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Another jewl from Stuttgart
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By BMW Slayer
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Hands down the best car I've ever
owned. Solid build quality and breath
taking performance. The acceleration
and tight handling allow you to jump
in and out of traffic with ease. The
cabin is comfortable and functional,
though it could do with some more
usable storage up front. The only
unscheduled maintenance has bee a
recurring problem with the lighting
system causing it to burn out bulbs
about every six months. Fortunatly the
vehicle has auxillary lamps that
function in place of the main ones
when they fail, so the car remians
safe to drive until it can be serviced.


Best Features

Acceleration, ride, handeling, comfort, awesome 10 speaker Bose sound system, and build quality


Worst Features

More storage up front, eliminate problems with external lighting, less body roll in hard cornering


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Not worth it, Just buy a Honda.
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By AWS
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The electrical system in this car is
sad. It has been in for service 8
times in 2 years. This includes 4 fan
motors for AC, new control panel for
AC,computer control panel x2, the
dashboard display and 2 alternators.
The door handle fell off and the glove
box broke probably from the numerous
times the dashboard was removed. Having
driven a minivan (96000 miles), and 2
GM conversions vans-the last for 8
years and 95,000 miles I thought I
would upgrade to a quality vehicle.
Sadly, I was disappointed. I was
planning on giving this car to my
teenage daughter because of the safety
features and her deep love for the
handling, but it is simply too
unreliable.


Best Features

I love the ride and handling. It is comfortable and fun to drive. Great sound system.


Worst Features

Put in an electrical system that works!


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Lemon or Orange
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By Alinago
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I have never, in my life, had a car as
bad as this Benz....for over 3 yrs of
ownership, my car has been in
the "shop" more than I've driven it.
As soon as it's fixed with one
problem, 2 days later it has another.
I've givin it plenty of chances...25
strikes, your OUT. So,the only option
now is to say good buy to it forever.!


Best Features

Lots of airbags


Worst Features

Electrical needs to be modified, transmission, weak car..no tork. Make it like you used to! A real German car...


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