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The ultimate lemon
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By mercedes c320 4matic
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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10/1/04 I got involved in the worst car of my life. I didn't realize that the car was as small as it really is. The kid keeps kicking the back of the front seat. Mileage could be better. But the worst thing is the car. At 18g miles the tranny went. Poof gone. At 28g the tranny went again. Then a dozen other things kept breaking. Then to drive the nail home the engine started burning oil. I clocked the car burning oil at one qt per 1500 miles. The dealership in Greenwich basically said lets keep a eye on it. Ya , lets keep a eye on it. I called Mercedes headquarters and lodged my complaint. They are keeping a eye on it also. Next stop is the lawyer. Maybe he can keep a eye on it.


Best Features

The sun roof


Worst Features

Stop making the car


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Better than I expected
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By gb36
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 2dr Sport Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I bought this car certified from dealership with the extra year warranty and remainder of factory maint. I bought sight unseen over internet but had test drove one locally. It's black with black which I think is a great color for this car. First impressions: Roomier than looks on outside. Great pickup, esp when you use the manual shift feature that comes with automatics. Fun to drive and handles corners and curves like a bimmer. It's definitely has 'riding on rails' feel. It came with performance tires and 17 inch rims which are amazing on drive smooth roads. The problems are snow and bumpy roads. All and all am happy every time I get in and start her up.


Best Features

Leather heated seats, panorama roof, exterior from front, auto-dimming mirrors, handling is amazing.


Worst Features

First, cassette is a wasted feature (like who has tapes anymore). Rear visibility not great with side mirrors. Wish it had iPod connection. The ride is a bit rough and noisy on bumpy highways.


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Best used car value
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By John
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 2dr Sport Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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We bought used with 12500 miles under $21K. List was over $32K . Car is only 15 months old and has remainder of 4/50 warranty including full maintanence! Is a terrific used car value, but not so good resale if buy new. Dealer disclosed all history and car has never had any warranty issues, just flex maintenance. MB got it right on C-class with regard to quality issues. Car handles and drives great and gets great gas mileage rated 23/30 but we are getting about 22 city and 35 highway! 8 air bags and esp makes for very safe ride. No rattles and very solid feel. Hatchback is great for getting big things in and out. Considering an 06 Civic EX is over 21 this is great value for your money


Best Features

Sunroof, ride quality, solid feel, gas mileage, rain sensing wipers are nice, heated leather seats are great and love the self dimming drivers and rear mirror.


Worst Features

Base radio not same level of quality as rest of car...look for one with the Bose upgrade. Parkpilot should have been standard as rear visability is an issue, but then most coupes share in that.


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Great car!!
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By Tim
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is amazing in every way. This car has great stability, the steering is very comunative. It responds very good on emergency handling. The ride is comfortable on long trips and it gets good mileage. The bi- xenon lights make the car looks like a beast (in a good way) when you look at it. The trunk is good but not like my wifes E320(great car also). And it also brakes good


Best Features

The responsive driving, braking comfort everything!!


Worst Features

A little more room in the back seat for tall people, everything else leave it like it is!!


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Beast in Sheeps Clothing, Kind of
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By adambomb32
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C32 AMG 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


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i've enjoyed the presence of this fine German Automobile for almost two years now and everytime I drive it I feel the same "excitement" as day one. Yes, Mercedes managed to make a very UNIQUE car not so unique by giving every entry level C-class the same aero-dynamic kit, but hey, it doesnt have the same AMG (brembo made brakes), hand built 3,2l supercharged V6 engine, suspension, wheels, etc... so to me its still very sepcial and with a few aesthetic upgrades can once again be "unique" as day one.


Best Features

Supercharged 349hp, 332lb/ft trq. textured aluminum trim, audio input, brembo 4point brakes. AMG seats and AMG badge.


Worst Features

Minor improvments as seen on 05+ C55 AMG sedan, but honestly improvements are based on drivers preference.


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