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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Quality all around
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By lastcaress
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4MATIC Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I got my MB C280 4Matic in 2009.
I was turned in at the end of a lease, had less then 40k miles, and only paid $19k for it.
I live in Colorado and need the all wheel drive.
When comparing it to other AWD cars available, this was by far the best value.
When test driving the cars the MB had almost no signs of wear, and the best overall fit and finish.
The MB drove as well as the Audi and Subaru, the Toyota and Volvo were overpriced and lack luster.
After 3 years I still love my MB.
It is still very peppie, and handles (and rides) like a dream (like you think an MB should).
Reliability wise,,,,,,, I have not had it in the shop once!!!


Best Features

3.0L V6 w/Tiptronic 5-Speed Single touch turn signal 4Matic 4 way disk breaks and abs Heated Windshield Washer Jets - Jets and reservoir All windows are 1 touch Laser start Key Power heated mirrors Seats myself and 4 kids no problem


Worst Features

Better MPG (only around 26-27 on average)


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Transmission Problems Right After 4 Years
30 of 30 people found this review helpful
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By itsats
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This was the first time that I purchased a brand new car.
It has been nothing but problems since owning it.
In addition to costly regular maintenance, I have had to replace brakes, rotors twice, tires need to be replaced often, the power steering pump went out, and shortly after 52,000 miles I began having transmission problems.
It continues to start in a higher gear creating lag when I push on the gas.
Other times, it will not automatically upshift and stays in first gear.
In ordet to override the problem, I pull over, turn off the car, and then restart again.
I will NEVER purchase a MB again.


Best Features

I originally was interested in this vehicle because of the exterior design. Although a little small, I love the design of the interior. It does get good gas mileage, but needs premium fuel.


Worst Features

Recall due to transmission problems.


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A Fun Little Car
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By rayro
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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We have had this car for 3 years now.
I have found it to be a reliable, fun car to drive.
Fit and finish is outstanding.
The car moves out smartly and the ride is smooth.
Service at the dealer has been very good in spite of the service prices.
Its about time to replace a second car, and I think I'll take a look at the E-class.


Best Features

I like the 7 speed transmission and paddle shift, the sun roof, the paint job.


Worst Features

A few more horsepower would be appreciated.


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44,000 miles and stuck in 2nd gear
25 of 25 people found this review helpful
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By sousame
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I have babied this car! freeway mostly easy on the gas pedal ext...
first the trans would randomly be stuck in 3rd gear as im driving. I would have to stop turn the key off then restart.
I was going to take it to the dealership soon but now i cant even do that it wont shift into anything but 2nd or reverse or park.
very very very disapointed in this high dollar vehicle.
will be even more so if there is not a recall on this.
i didnt blow my bank account and pay cash for something that wont even last me 44,000 mile....
will update soon with my results....


Worst Features

Transmission needs a recall this is ridiculous


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I will only drive a Benz now!
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By Dashery
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4MATIC Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I purchased this car a day before my 37th birthday. I previously owned a 2006 Chrysler 300 Limited which was destroyed in the flood. The MB has a nice comfortable ride and I like the comfort mode versus the sport mode. However, the transmission responsiveness is not my favorite. Also, MB needs to make the iPod hookup, memory seats, navigation and CD Changer standard equipment.


Best Features

Dash, seats, design and ride!


Worst Features

MB needs to make the iPod hookup, memory seats, navigation and CD Changer standard equipment. Improve transmission responsiveness.


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