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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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This car is a surprise...
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By the blonde bomber
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I bought this car just over a month ago and have had nothing but a great driving experience ever since. The handling, horsepower and features are wonderful. The MBZ experience itself is great since you get the opportunity to get the same wonderful customer service that the more luxurious car owner's receive! it is also not something you see coming and going all the time, and the few I have seen here in the land of MBZ (Newport Beach) reveal a smirk from the other driver-- like, "wow, isn't this car great?" I recommend it highly!


Favorite Features

Handling, horsepower, shifting up and down with the tiptronic, comfort features, front end and that wonderful sunroof! oh, and the hatchback/fold down seat thing is great...you can haul all kinds of stuff and still drive a sporty ride!


Suggested Improvements

rear end design is a little strange at first, but you learn to enjoy it!


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Love the Technology
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By colby
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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So far great! Love the high tech performance of a world class engine, that is way ahead of its time. This type engine technology is currently being copied by US automakers. This is a real race car engine. British F3 series open wheel cars, which equates too 160mph. They are destroying the other cars that run Hondas. Adaptive performance in a hatchback, is a car that is a phnomenal value in my book.


Favorite Features

Engine, styling, fuel economy, panoramic glass, safety, audio system, smart wipers, value.


Suggested Improvements

Fatter tires and wheels. Slightly plusher seats.


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Head & Shoulders above an M3
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By David1976
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C32 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Incredible ride and handling. I also just smoked an M3 on the highway driving home.


Suggested Improvements

DVD (instead of cd) Navigation System


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2003 C32
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By KeithS
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C32 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Great car. No problems


Favorite Features

engine/acceleration


Suggested Improvements

DVD based navigation system. Larger fuel tank


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Interior needs work, the rest is great
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By ssilver
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C32 AMG Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


Review

I have had my 2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG for a little over six months. I love the engine, it seems to be put together rather well (I haven't had any problems in 4,000 miles), but the interior is awful. The ac/heater/wiper/c.control/pwr seat controls are worse than in the 1990 Nissan that I had. The cup holder is only symbolic, the lack of navigation and an in dash multi disk CD player is absurd at these price levels. If I could have taken my 2001 Saab's interior and put it into this car it would be perfect. Fortunately as soon as you put your foot down the thing takes off!


Favorite Features

The engine, taut steering, build quality (so far), very good transmission, and engine sound.


Suggested Improvements

Completely redesign the interior (copy Audi or Saab if needed) and make the rear seats a bit bigger. Get the seat controls off the door, make navigation and variable speed wipers standard. The seats need lumbar support! Again my 1990 Nissan Pathfinder had a better / more useful interior.


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