2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Finally gone!

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C320 Wagon (3.2L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sport Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


This car was bought from a Cadillac dealership - it had been traded for a Cadillac. That should have been our first clue. Though fun to drive, at times, the car is extremely unreliable, falling apart around us, very expensive to repair, and one of the most uncomfortable luxury or near luxury vehicles I have ever driven. The C class is the epitome of over engineering, poor quality build, and a manufacturer currently resting on a mythical reputation. This was our families second and last Mercedes. We just traded it (for a pittance) on a Lincoln MKZ. It might not be German and for that, we are truly grateful. Perhaps the only thing to miss is the sound the MB door makes when closing.

Best Features

Solid feel; peppiness; exterior design; the sounds (doors closing; engine starting) - hardly enough to base a purchase judgment upon.

Worst Features

Start over! This car is an abysmal failure on a grand scale. If you just have to have a Mercedes, you should try your luck with another model; I would not. I have never dealt with a more difficult car with so many problems mostly from over engineering (HVAC, seat controls, too numerous to list)-BAD.
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