When selecting a car by price, around
25000, nothing beats a new Mercedes,
hands down. You get all the toys,
quality, and 40000 maintence free miles
along with 26-32 mpg. The car has so
many gadgets that it takes 3 hours to
read the owners manual and it is packed
with precision engineered components.
The tap shifter and Supercharger
combine to thrill the driver from 0-60.
The car wants to go,go,go, and at
higher speeds is very stable. Go look
at everything in the price range and
then drive the Benz. From the 2 moon
roofs to the ESP to the unbelievable
acceleration, the car is plush.
Auto wipers, auto headlights, tap
shift, supercharger, moon roof, all
glass fast back, great 6 cd changer,
turn hugging tires and suspension, and
There is absolutely nothing that could
improve this car! It has it all!
I must admit this is by far the worst
car I have ever bought. I must add that
the Mercedes-Benz customer service
depertment in New Jersey is not much
better, actually they need to call
it "Cusatomer Avoidance". Very poor
attention to customer needs. My
engine's top end (Head) blew at about
13,000 miles. After extensive research
on MY part, I found MB knew anout the
issue and sent no service bulletine to
the field nor was a recall deployed to
get these bad engines back. My car has
been in the shop for 68 days now and I
still have no date at to getting it
back. My suggestion to a possible buyer
of a C230, is to go buy a Japaneese
car!!!!! I wish I had....
Very poor quaility on both material and
I have the car (2002 C230 Cope 6MT
with the sport pkg and the panorama
sunroof) already 18 month and this is
my toy car. It makes me younger! With
the car suspension I feel that I am
driving like on a German autobahn
again. The car service on my local
dealership is just great. What else do
I like the car suspension, 6 speed MT,
sound of the supercharged engine(an
impressive 200 lb-ft of torque between
2500 rpm and 4800 rpm), panorama
sunroof, the dashboard, AM/FM/cassette
radio, advanced safety features.
Mecedes should make this car as a 5-6
This is a solid, quiet, fast, sporty,
comfy riding, economical, comfortable on
long trips, reasonably priced vehicle.
The automatic is slower shifting than
the manual but is versatile. Brakes are
strong & progressive. Lighting systems &
controls are sturdy/effective. Very
roomy with back seats down. A bit
awkward to back up due to lack of clear
rear view or side rear views. Tracks
well and feels secure and safe. Great car.
Engine, economy,solidity,good looks.
front bumpers are very low and scrape
easily on concrete parking lot stops.
Needs better side mirrors to deal with
blind spots at rear sides.