1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: If only it down shift faster

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If only it down shift faster
By GTS348 on


1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


I got it used last year and so far
there is no problem. The only thing I
had to replaced is the fan belt. The
car runs runs good, I tested 0-60 at
7.5 seconds! Better than M-Benz's data
after it breaks in. The Fuel Econ is 21
per gallon. It has last interior
(parts) noise than my brother's 97 BMW
528. It has more room than a BMW 3
series. However, the seat up and down
feature does not move the whole seat.
The 5 speeds transmission works good at
high speed, it speeds up fast even with
the last gear. But the transmission
down shift to slow, the kick down has a
1 second delay! Also, the auto climate
control does not respond as fast as it
should be.

Best Features

24V Line 6 engine (97) and the fact that the transmission is a 5 speed. Rear seats bottom pading can be removed easy. Rear seat head rest on be lowered from the front. Big arm rest storage.

Worst Features

Where is the sports mode on the transmission? Steering should also goes up and down. TCS and Side SRS should be there even for a 97 Benz. Mp speed adjustment on the intermit-whiper. They still gave you a cassette! Lumbar Support it an option?! And the wheel and tires are too small.
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