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Best Value in Sport Sedan
By BlackWithSunroofPkg on
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)
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I drove the BMW 325i, Lexus IS300, Saab 9-3 Arc, & Acura TSX, before buying the C230K. BMW was great at everything, but adding 17" wheels and sport pkg made it more than the MB, which came standard with 17" wheels & sport susp. Also, could get lthr-faced seats w/o high- cost lthr pkg. Added sunroof pkg which gets you the cool power rear sunshade and rain-sensing wipers. Lexus had smaller backseats and trunk, Saab had low resale value & turbo lag & fr wh drive. TSX is value leader, but fr wh drive hurt handling & interior too much like an Accord (which it is). C230 is very quick, point-&-shoot handling, AWESOME exterior styling w/AMG trim, incredible stopping power, fabulous gas mileage-32hwy!
Favorite Features
Rain sensing wipers, power sunshade, styling, turn signal falls right into your fingers w/o taking hand off wheel, wonderful handling, supercharger keeps boost pressure up all the time (no turbo lag), ash interior looks awesome-- especially through cool blue-tint windows. 13,000 mile service intrvls!
Suggested Improvements
Renntech.com offers a performance upgrade that adds 20 HP (209) and 27 lb ft of torque (219) for $1,695. Wish MB would offer that on the car from factory. Center armrest not deep enough to fill with CDs. A bit more rear legroom would make it a total class- beater.
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