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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback

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great car
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By bddog
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I've had the car for two years and
have had no complaints. Still loving
it.


Best Features

Looks terrific.


Worst Features

Everything is an option which got a bit pricey. Incorporating standard options (leather, sunroof, cd, seat warmers) in a discounted package would be great.


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c230 Kompressor coupe
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By apreed3
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Simply just a blast!


Best Features

Besides the sunroof, The actual power,& upgrade the sound system,then you're in for a treat!


Worst Features

Xenon headlights.


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BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED
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By FIRST TIMER
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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A Car With Some Spunk!
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By NewBenz Owner
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

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
Integra.


Best Features

Excelent Dry Weather Handeling. Decent Fuel Economy. Quiet Interior. Stock performance upgrades, Supercharger, 17" wheels, Lowered suspension. Decent sounding stereo System. Panorama sunroof is nice too.


Worst Features

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.


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My first Mercedes
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By ichan
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Vehicle

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Panarama moonroof, interior features such as pop-up cup holder, premium Bose sound system, onboard computer with steering wheel controls, good acceleration


Worst Features

Rear exterior, auto transmission a little sensitive at times


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