by LISA on Jul 11, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased this car in 2005 with only 9000 miles, luckily under warranty. Car is nice to drive but has had a lot of electrical issues. Tranny leaked but had a recall on that and so far so good on that issue. The problematic electrical seems to be ongoing though, now at 40K miles the moonroof switch does not work all the time. Probs with electrical have been: Cig lighter failed (dealer said from plugging in cell phone?) told me to use the one in the back..convenient!; front headbeam would work sometimes when it wanted to, now taillight is out; drivers headrest failed. Non-elec quality- back seat cover seam tear fixed 3X (still torn); carpet on floor came apart; both front struts blown at 20K
by NASHVILLEC230 on Oct 22, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Great Car, love to drive it. It looks
best in black because the open view
window on the roof is well hidden. Go
for the upgrade on the cd package -
Make it the 6 disc bose, that
automaticly increases or decreases at
certain noise levels. Cool.
by speedster on Jun 1, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
This is not your grandpa's benz. It's
fast, smooth and precise. Transmission
is like butter. Engine pulls strong
with plenty of torque in the right
places - sorry beemer peter. Pleasant
sporting note out of the exhaust - that
does not sound throathy but growns with
assurance. Interiors is spacious and
seats are german firm and supportive.
Cars feels very solid and safe (air bags
everywhere). Stops on a dime without
squatting or diving. Pleasure to drive
on long trips.
Changes are light this year. Mercedes' "4Matic" all-wheel-drive system is now available for sedan and wagon models (the C32 sport sedan being the lone exception) and the C230 Sport Coupe's supercharged engine has been revised for greater efficiency and lower emissions. A six-speed manual gearbox is available for the C320 models, and a supercharged C230 Sport Sedan is now available as well.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Discussions
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