CAR IS REALLY WELL BUILT -- NO SQUEAKS,
NO RATTLES. THE SEATS ARE VERY
COMFORTABLE. WITH A BAD BACK I CAN
DRIVE 300+ MILES WITHOUT STOPPING AND
STRETCHING, THE INTERIOR DESIGN IS
EXCELLENT -- PARTICULARLY THE GRID
PATTERN METAL. THE PATTERN METAL LOOKS
MUCH MORE SPORTY THAN FAKE WOOD VENEER.
THE SHIFTING IS VERY EASY AND QUICK.
BOTTOM LINE -- A VERY WELL BUILT, SAFE,
AND AGGRESSIVE CAR TO DRIVE.
THE 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. aLSO
THE GAS MILEAGE. I GET 37+ MPG IN 6TH
GEAR AT 70 MPH. NOT BAD FOR AN
AGGRESSIVE SUPERCHARGED 4-CYLINDER
ENGINE. THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS AN
EXCELLENT BENEFIT. REAR ENGINE DRIVE IS
ALSO SUPERB AFTER HAVING DRIVEN FRONT
ENGINE DRIVE CARS FOR YEARS.
THE DOOR SILL PROTECTION ON INTERIOR
SIDE OF DOOR OPENING SHOULD BE
STAINLESS STEEL AND NOT THE LIGHT
COLORED PLASTIC. THE LIGHT MATERIAL CAN
SCUFF TOO EASILY.
My girlfriend wanted this car based on
the pictures she had seen on the web.
I talked her into dropping by the local
dealership and test driving one. We
took it for a spin and fell in love.
It felt like we were driving on rails.
I am an agressive driver and it will
handle some pretty serious turning
without loosing traction and the
Supercharger helps keep us ahead of
traffic. I had an Integra GSR which
was almost 700lbs lighter and this
stock 230 definately out performs my
Acura even with several thousand
dollars worth of aftermarket
performance upgrades dropped into my
I would suggest that Mercedes put
standard power front seats, Interior
Power door locks. A standard In-dash cd
player option and my stereo Reception
could be better. Other than that is it
a perfect car.
I actually never really considered
purchasing a Mercedes. They just seemed
like another overpriced brand name car
(such as BMW). After shopping for a new
Accord coupe (a comparably equipped one
will cost $22K), I decided to check out
the C-class coupe since it was in a
comparable price range. I love the car
after test driving it. It is by far the
most fun vehicle I've ever driven
that's under $30K.
Panarama moonroof, interior features
such as pop-up cup holder, premium Bose
sound system, onboard computer with
steering wheel controls, good
Rear exterior, auto transmission a
little sensitive at times