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Seduced by the shining star
By MCJ on
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
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My wife thinks this car is beautiful and loves it because of that. I can only see the horrible reliability, expensive purchase price, and the crippling maintenance costs. Recently had an alternator go bad at 68K for a $900 surprise. No power, mushy ride, cheap stereo where 2 of 4 speakers don't work. Very high TCO in both money and frustration. Even the salesman admitted the C240 line had major quality problems and offered to sell us a newer model. No thanks!
Favorite Features
My wife thinks it's beautiful and loves being seen in it. Decent in the snow. Easy to drive with good visibility.
Suggested Improvements
Fix the reliability issues. A $40K + car should not have so many problems or at least should be fixed under warranty. Needs more power. It shouldn't take .5 seconds for the car to start responding to mashing on the gas pedal.
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