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Could have been a contender
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By idealrides
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C32 AMG 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


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I ordered my C32 after having seen only
pictures of one from Europe, and after
having enjoyed my 1999 C43 so much that
I knew this new AMG was going to be the
cat's balls. I was a little
disappointed, the steering is decent
for a Benz, but it has a bit too much
understeer out the box. Living in
Boston, the car is very uncomfortable
on imperfect roads, it just doesn't
soak up bumps the way a Benz should.
It's also had a big handful of small
problems, too many for a Benz in fact.


Best Features

Nice broad torque curve, similar to the V8 but unfortunately lacks the nice exhaust tone. A blast to drive, especially on the highway when playing with M5's. I've only "lost" against my friend's 996 Turbo but thats not really a fair race.


Worst Features

Creaks and rattles should not appear so soon. The Comand system is an ancient, CD-ROM based white elephant. It's finally being replaced by a DVD version in 2004. And for heavens sake give me a friggin spare tire.


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Great Ride But Fix Pull To Right
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ajay
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

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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Mercedes 320
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By Fineman
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Well designed and confortable to
drive. Good handling with smooth
highway ride. Excellent climate
control system. Reasonably gutsy
engine.


Best Features

Ride, A/C works great in +100 degrees. Interior design. Rear A/C vents. Trip and maintenance computer.


Worst Features

Window seals come off or tear. Memory system doesn't always work properly.


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By and large, a great car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ACSiliconValley
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

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


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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


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