1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: It's a Benz

1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C220 Sedan (2.2L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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It's a Benz
By aavoice on


1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 4dr Sedan


I got this car with 75000 on it and have had to spend some money on it over the last two years. I had it repainted but it was due to a poor repair job the previous owner had done for a minor bump to the rear. Major expenses have been to rebuild the transmission, replace the wiper assembly and replaced the headliner. My mechanic recommended a transmission shop that did a good job for $1400, the wiper assembly was replaced with a used unit and after a year is starting to act up and the headliner was expensive with quotes of up to $500. The struts are getting weak so expect to have to part with some more cash soon. I look at it this say; I could spend it on car payments or..Hey, it's a Benz.

Best Features

Classic looks. German cars just drive with a different feel. Decent gas mileage.

Worst Features

The wiper assembly is classic German engineering overkill, too expensive and subject to more areas to fail. A little more low end torque would be welcomed. Better seats.
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