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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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A Fun-to-drive MB?
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By empty99
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

It was refreshing to test drive this
little Benz, after owning 2 MBs (190E
2.6/300E) that it can be made both
solid, stable and fun at the same time:
Quick ratio steering but well damped,
great solid body, wonderful peppy 4
cyl engine (this thing gets down and
boogey, even to this Boxster owner),
nicely done interior, far superior to
those of Audi A4/BMW 3/Lexus IS300/Infi
G35 etc...and overall driving finesse
unmatched by any of the above brands.
It IS the car to drive home AFTER
experiencing all others, for it calms
your nerve and surrounds you in well-
engineered safety features and still a
heck of fun to drive when you want to.


Best Features

Great solid body, door slam sounds, beautiful contrasting interior material (love those fake carbon-fiber look!), thick doors, ultra smooth engine and torque, cross-drilled huge front rotors and beautiful wheels, best auto gear shifter in the business!


Worst Features

Hertz rental car like main instrument panel lacking engine temp display, unfit in a classy MB, expensive options, temp control knobs too small, Bose premium sounds not really premium sounding.


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Perfect balance !
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By JFC
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Great balance between ride & handling
with a refined powertrain & solid feel;
4 cyl. very quick & refined with good
mileage; abundance of safety & comfort
features. Don't buy a BMW 325 or
Infiniti G 35 until you check this car
out. The dealership & great service is
an added plus.


Best Features

Looks, xenon lights, rain sensor wipers, bose radio & auto. on/off headlights.


Worst Features

Steering too heavy under 10 mph; accelerator pedal too far & hard to press & lack of driver lumbar support.


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SHE BANGS!!
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By maloguapo
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Most Bang for the buck! I've owned my
2004 for about 8 months now. I
initially was out to get a BMW 325.
However, after driving the C230k, the
BMW was out of the question! In my
opinion, the exterior styling/whoa
factor can't be beat by any car in
it's price segment. The interior
materials are grade "A". Also,
performance is awesome! Everyone who I
let drive my car, usually is quite
shocked after I tell them that there's
a 4cyl under the hood, not a 6cyl. I
will admit that handling isn't as
precise as that of the Bimmer, but I
will say this...the c230 is the BEST
combination of sport/luxury that one
can get for barely over $30k!


Best Features

I absolutely LOVE the exterior styling, including the wheel/tire combo. I can't not mention the potent 4cyl engine and mind-reading automatic transmission.


Worst Features

INCLUDE A FREAKING DEAD PEDAL!!!! I'm no racer-boy or anything, but when making a tight turn, I WOULD like a little stability, without having to get the light colored carpet dirty. Besides that, I got no issues with my car.


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c230k Sedan
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By plext
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Excellent vehicle!!! Sporty yet classy
and elegant...very fun to drive,
especially with triptronic
transmision...vehicle has an excellent
grip of the road...


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By WYOACX
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I purchased it about 6 months ago and
I am loving every moment of it. My
Helga is fun to drive and it
absouletly is an eye candy. Much
better looking then a BMW 3 series. I
like the way she rides on highway I
did drove it 330 miles non stop and it
was a wonderful experience.


Best Features

Comfort, Music System


Worst Features

BLUETOOTH a MUST - MORE POWER - Better Handling - BLUETOOTH a MUST (it is a 5 dollar chip WHY SHOULD I BUY A SERVICE FROM VERIZON or AT&T and USE A STUPID MOTOROLA PHONE) we should be able to get a BLUETOOTH PHONE SYSTEM not depending on service provider and phone.......


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