by everettbarnes on Aug 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)
Bought this car used for 13.5K in 2010 with 60K miles. Surprisingly at this price point in 2010 other cars of different brands did not come equipped with side airbags (Chevy, Ford, etc.) excluding BMW which was more expensive and Asian cars which I wouldnt touch for fear of build quality. Even though this car is the entry level model of Mercedes build quality is unreal. When you shut the doors you feel like you are in a concert hall. Very good audio, hardly any rattles, incredibly solid and heavy door feel and overall what you expect from true German engineering. Next comes the drive.. Oh My Gosh. The supercharger kicks in at very low RPMs and the steering is tight and precise.
by vadersv8 on Dec 7, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)
I've had this car for about 3 mo's and bought it used with 78k and so far it's been a decent car.
My gripe is mainly the lil buggy issues.
1. Driver side front parking lamp went out, now it's working again.
2. Instrument cluster stopped working however the center digital center gauge is working fine and the dash lights still work. In other words, all the needles are at 0.
It's an excellend drive and it's pretty quiet on the road/freeway but Mercedes is suppose to be a well made automobile, but with little annoying things like this coming up it could potentially make the driver not want to purchase this brand of car again.
Ps: This car has automatic trans.
by floridafordleo on Dec 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)
Had car since it was new.
2005 Mercedes C-230 Kompressor.
Don't get me wrong the car is beautiful and is a jet when it comes to ride and handling but thats not what we use it for.
The car is a daily to work and back car and every now and then a road trip maybe one state over.
it seems like every week there is some expensive service that needs to be done on it.
The car eats tires due to a poor suspension geometry, and you have to change the brakes every 20k miles it seems like.
The car leaks oil and constantly showing error messages.
I pride myself at maintaining my cars but I cant seem to stay on top with this one.
Getting rid of it as soon as possible.
90k on it now.
The new model year brings freshened exterior styling to the C-Class. A new dash, redesigned seats and tweaked trim pieces help to polish the interior up a bit, as well. A new audio system with six speakers and a CD player is standard across the board. Further updates include an improved short-throw six-speed manual transmission and revised suspension tuning. A DVD-based navigation system is newly available, while the C320 wagon has been discontinued. The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.