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Only in a Benz
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By Robert Ray
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C240 Rwd 4dr Luxury Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 5A)


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I love every aspect of this car. From the stylish design to the pounce of the 2.8ltr motor. Mercedes Benz has continued to excede our high standards in every way.


Best Features

I love the contour of the interior, the way it looks and flows. It wraps everything you need close to your finger tips. It's well designed, oversized, power plant is responsive, yet exceptionally quiet. The style and overall concept of the car has brought countless praise. We can't say enough.


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Awesome Buy
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By MAC
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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This car is an absolute blast. It blows the C240 away. If you are looking for something that is reasonably quick yet cheap, this is your car. However, maintenance is quite expensive. Just went through the first oil change, $65! The thing requires Mobil 1 SuperSyn 0W- 40 and there are only a couple of places you can buy that. Approximate cost is $7.50 a quart. Other than that, enjoy.


Best Features

Love the package options. Got the one with all three, headlamp, sunroof, and sound system options. Also got the automatic. Makes life so easy. The sound system is awesome for a "stock upgrade" system.


Worst Features

The only thing I wish they would do is offer the Kompressor for the 320. I would have bought that car, but it only had 25 more horsepower out of a V6, and it was really not all that much faster. The pickup from the supercharger is amazing.


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Almost there
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By nice!
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I kept going back to the MB dealership to stare at it. Almost bought the 2006 BMW 3, which is frankly a better car. But the 230k just looked so great in Mars red, I couldn't resist. And while it has been the head- turner I thought it would be, ther are some issues. The paint chips very easily. The trunk lid has a wide gap and looks not fully closed at all times. The cruise control fob is badly located, and I keep trying to use it as for directional signal. The radio difficult to read in sunlight. The powerseats are sub standard. It already needs to have some work done on window insulation. It's slightly underpowered. All that being said, I'd buy it again. Sexy outside, sleek inside and a relatively good value.


Best Features

It looks fast standing still. Love the aluminum trimmed interior. Has killer rims/wheels. The body styling and overall interior finish.


Worst Features

Power seats need to be improved. The paint should have a few more coats. More power (maybe v-6 standard?) An AWD version would be great. It should be MP3/iPod prewired like BMW. Relocate the cruise control.


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A Great "Baby Benz"
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By S Penn
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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It has the crisp, tight, precise driving that one can only enjoy from a Mercedes Benz. I have owned many bigger and more powerful Mercedes, yet the C230 Kompressor is an absolute pleasure to drive. It's quick, responsive, and still gives the driver the confidence of a well built, secure vehicle.


Best Features

With current high gas prices, this model is a winner at the gas pump.


Worst Features

Perhaps in future models the navigation system could be raised to the same eye level as the speedometer on the dash.


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Proud Owner
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By Carol Woo
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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The exterior is sophistocated, sporty, classy, and compact. The raised rear gives it a feeling of perpetural motion even when parked. My car is black, so the "shine" factor is ever present. The light bouncing off of it is a truly beautiful sight. Seats are firmer than I would like, but the front seats have sheep skin covers so that helps.


Best Features

The exterior styling


Worst Features

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