1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Couldn't afford to keep it

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C280 Sedan (2.8L 6-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Couldn't afford to keep it
By Uncle Dan on


1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


I previously reviewed this car and gave it pretty good ratings. But, I finally had to get rid of it. I only drove about 5000 miles a year, but it was costing a fortune to keep it running. I was spending $1000 a year above and beyond routine maintenance to keep it running. This was a weekend driver and was babied. But I had several major repairs, none related to each other. I had all work done at the dealership which was expensive. Although I loved driving the car and liked it's fit and finish and it's look, I sold it and bought a new Infiniti. I've owned older Mercedes, but based on this experience, my 97 C280 will be my last.

Best Features

Styling inside and out. Plenty of power. Nice fit and finish.

Worst Features

Reliability, legroom front and rear.
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