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C280 - More Mercedes than Chrysler
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By BeachLawyer
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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Sadly, this will be my last MB for a while. When compared to the new C class, the '99 has been rock solid and reliable. Can't say that for the post 2000 C class. Handles great, good fuel economy, a smart looking, buttoned-up German sport sedan.


Best Features

Profile, performance, gas mileage, reliability


Worst Features

Current models need to go back to higher quality build -- Mercedes will have do lots to get customers back.


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1999 C280
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By c4drm
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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This is my families 1st and will likely be our last Mercedes. This car was a peach when purchased used, low miles and in great shape. However it has been nothing short of a complete disapointment. Far too many problems and a rapping when getting repairs. I've had my Toyota for 8 years and have already spent more on repair costs on the Mercedes in the 2 years I've had it. And I have had it with this car. If you have one, best of luck.


Best Features

Looks good, pretty good performance, and good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Too many issues for an expensive car with low miles and the repair costs are ridiculous.


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Perfect mix of luxury and sportiness
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By Polestar
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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The '99 C280 Sport is an excellent mix of luxury and sportiness. Recent reviews of MB's have opined poor quality. However, in '99 MB built the C280 like it built Mercedes of old: rock solid. This car is an absolute joy to drive. The suspension is like no other car I've owned. The Sport version has a firmer suspension than the standard model. However, it remains a very subtle ride and sticks in corners adding fun. The V-6 engine takes premium fuel and I'm getting between 22MPG to 26MPG in mixed driving. The quality of the car is excellent. It looks new even though it is six years old.


Best Features

Engine, suspension, quality, Bose sound, leather sport seats, paint quality.


Worst Features

Only wish I had the option to open rear seating area to trunk.


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A Must Have
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By Mercedes Man
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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This car is definitely a must buy if you don't already have one. Acceleration is exceptional and handling is sharp and very responsive. I took a road trip to Utah last summer and let me tell you, the car felt great at high speed. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz C280 is definaitely worth the money.


Best Features

V6 engine, suspension dampening, minimal body roll, powerful brakes, minimal wind noise, nicely weighted steering, grip, and multicontour seats are amazing.


Worst Features

Low speed transmission glitch


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Fun to drive
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By E, B. Mitchell
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4dr Sedan


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I love my C280. It handles like a dream, small turning radius, lots of power, not too big, not too small. Have had some electrical problems ( replaced starter, alternator, fuel guage after 50K mi). I will probably buy another small MBZ or the new BMW 330I


Best Features

Handling and power


Worst Features

Eliminate the electrical problems


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