Fun and Value
By Race Bannon on
2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)
I've owned my C230 Kompressor sedan for almost 7 years now and it's as fun to drive as ever. I've got the six speed manual transmission, so the car is really responsive jetting around town, yet retains a smooth luxurious feel on the highway in the higher gears. I haven't had any major repairs in 7 years, though the lock mechanism on the left rear door has just started to malfunction within the last month. All in all a great car, that's been lots of fun to drive, at a very good value, if you consider I paid around $32K for it and drove it for almost seven years.
Sun Roof, six speed manual Xmission, 6 CD player, automatic sun shade for rear window.
I don't like the look of this model year from behind, looks cheap. Mercedes did fix this though, starting in 2005 they rounded out the rear of the car for a better, more stylish look.