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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback

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C230 2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual - (149 reviews )

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it's a Chrysler
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By flipside
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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repairs so far - differential whine -
replaced p Gears; rear seals leaked -
replaced; 4 new shocks; OE Micehelin
sports dead after 9000 miles; replaced
computer; replaced CD; replaced
cupholder. Interior squeaks and
rattles will drive you nuts. Engine is
crudely loud and exhaust note is
tinny. Gear shift is notchy. However -
handles very well, has good power and
gets great gas mileage. My first and
likely last MB.


Best Features

Handling, power, mileage, warranty.


Worst Features

refinements to engine, improve overall build quality, retune exhaust, stop using Michelin tires, go to Japan and learn how to build a shift linkage.


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Great Ride But Fix Pull To Right
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By ajay
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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CONS - Car pulls to right. Dealer & MB
have checked alignment and tires
several times and still no fix after a
year. Advise if you have similar
problem via edmunds.com review or e-
mail to ajt38ca@yahoo.ca. Similar
sunroof noise problem fixed by dealer
by removing roof liner & installing
foam sheet and silicon. Brakes spongy
& non-linear in feel. PROS - Good
looking especially in Paprika with lots
of looks from others; fantastic
interior ambience with panorama roof &
top quality leather ; excellent
interior materials, fit & finish. Both
better than A4 or X-Type. GENERAL -
Ride is firm. OK if you are sporty
driver, not if more comfort oriented.


Best Features

Excellent leather interior, materials, fit and finish. Panorama roof. Good looks. Quiet. Solid feel.


Worst Features

Fix the pull to right. Sport suspension SB optional for those who prefer it. Four wheel drive option for coupe. Seat back hits sun visor when pulled forward.


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By and large, a great car
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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This is a great car and a lot of fun to
drive. Excellent handling, very solid
feel, wide doors, surprisingly
spacious. Also very good the controls
built into the steering wheels.

The only real down side so far is that
the sunroof is very squeaky; I hope the
dealer can fix it at the first
service.


Best Features

Great handling Precise steering Wide doors Steering wheel controls Spacious Performance Sunroof (except the squeaky part) It's a Mercedes


Worst Features

Squeakiness of sunroof Cup holder and cup holder placement (better in front of gear shift, move gear shift a little back) Position of window controls Auto-close for sunroof


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sick of Mercedes
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

In shop for warranty work @ 7000,
12000, 17000 miles and heading back @
28000 miles. Factory tires wore out at
22000. Sunshade and sunroof problems.
Noisy brakes. No power brakes upon
cranking. Items replaced so far: front
sun visors, wipers, steering wheel
switches, vent grille, front & rear
sunshade, cd player. I have a BMW 325
with 33000 miles, tires still in great
shape, NO PROBLEMS EVER! When I asked
dealer why tires were wearing so fast
and so irregular, they stated this car
will just do that! Would have traded
long ago but obviously dealers know
this is a CHEAP MADE car. Resale/
trade value is horrible.


Best Features

NONE


Worst Features


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C-Coupe
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Excellent vehicle--great value for a
MB! It's fun to drive, smooth riding,
and fuel efficient. The service plan is
top-notch--everything from oil changes,
wiper blades, tire rotations/balances,
belts, car washes, etc is included. I
would definitely recommend the C230
Kompressor to anyone who wants to get
into a Benz for ~30K...


Best Features

panorama sunroof, supercharged engine


Worst Features

seat recliner hard to reach


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