2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
Back three times for a vibration
Between 30 & 60 MPH, & dealer can't
correct problem, BAS-ESP warning came
on twice. First it was the computer
second time it was dirty contacts.
Phone had to be replaced approx. 3
months after my car was delivered.
Voice activated phone & audio system,
good looking car & good interior, one
touch open & close windows & sunroof.
Stupid front cup holder & cruise
control stalk. Memory mirrors lose
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.
Handling, power, mileage, warranty.
refinements to engine, improve overall
build quality, retune exhaust, stop
using Michelin tires, go to Japan and
learn how to build a shift linkage.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Excellent leather interior, materials,
fit and finish. Panorama roof. Good
looks. Quiet. Solid feel.
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