1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Transmission or Soup du-jour

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C230 Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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Transmission or Soup du-jour
By Reza Hollakoohi on


1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 4dr Sedan


So I buy this C-230 last Friday for my
wife ,every thing is fine.
Saturday we take it for lunch so far
so good, we go to see a movie and come
back to find out on the way home that
the transmission is slipping than
jerking and a hard shift up.
Heading home disappointed ,I let the
car rest till Monday soan take it to
the nearest dealer and On the way the
check engine light comes on and the
trans mission is Stuck in the first
gear ,asking why ?? you've got me !!!
with only 77k on the clock you would
think a Geo Metro or Kia Sephia would
give you more run for the money than a
baby Benz ,what's up with that?
And what ever happened to German
Engineering ??

Best Features

Winter Mode (W) Standard Mode (S) Transmission ,of course when/if it works

Worst Features

Better Transmission ,stronger steering Box ,finer Air Conditioner for God's sake ,is it not Luxury no matter what size ?
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