1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Love my car, hate the maintena

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Consumer Review

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Love my car, hate the maintenance.
By MattJones on


1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


First off, I love this car. My mom owned it for ~7 years then gave it to me and it looks good, feels great to drive, and has a very luxurious interior with tons of wood trim and ruffled leather. In addition the engine powers the car effortlessly with very little noise until you get to the upper end of the tachometer. I've never broken the wheels loose in a turn like front wheel drive cars do all the time. The gas mileage is reasonable BUT I have had to replace the head gasket ($1000), the antenna doesn't go up and down, I had the AC fixed a few months ago for $500 and it's broken again. Also the camshaft sensor broke and cost $800. Not impressed with the reliability.

Best Features

Interior quality and styling, exterior looks (with sunroof popped), power and torque, rear wheel drive!, some manual transmission control, REST, Bose sound system, completely silent inside, fast!

Worst Features

Better build quality in the engine compartment!
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