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Mercedes C230 Hatchback
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mike in California
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I bought my 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 with 11,000 miles on it and have put 20,000 on it already. It is an awesome car. Its fast, fun to drive, and I have never been treated better at a car delaership. Services on the car has been free because of its warranty. I see no reason to go back to Acura or Honda. This car beats front wheel drive cars and is a truly safe vehicle on the road. It has lots of automation to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. This is the best car that I have ever owned!


Best Features

The transmission, powerful motor with supercharger, quiet interior, German engineering. This car is solid and built to last.


Worst Features

Visibility to the rear and the sides could be a little better.


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Big Name, Little Performance!
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By BlueSuedeJay
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I have had my 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Coupe
for 2 1/2 years, after only one year the gas tank leaked
in my garage, and my car needed to be towed out. At
9,500 miles they had to repack the wheel
bearings and tighten sunroof. Now with
21,000 miles they need to be replaced
again the sunrrof squeaks. My car makes a horrible
sound until it warms up, everytime you start
it. The dealership service manager said that this
is normal for this model. It sounds like a diesel, or a 12
year old car. The supercharger lacks
performance and consistency in its
output (six speed). The cloth seats stain if
any water touches them. I traded up from a
1997 Ford Mustang GT. In every aspect of
performance, the Mustang was better. This is a horrible
car hiding under a Mercedes Benz Logo. I
will never own another Mercedes again.


Best Features

Glass Roof, Exterior design.


Worst Features

Where to start. This car needs a better clutch, suspension, upholstery, and supercharger. I couldn't even fit all of my complaints above, but the Mercedes-Benz Service Manager and Regional Rep won't do anything for me. This is a lease that is under allowance by 10,000 miles! I hope not every car is a lemon like mine!


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Honda Civic with a different logo
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By djyohimbe
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Buzz, rattle, clank beep beep "random
fault code" clank rattle beep beep creeeeek


Best Features

vrooooom vroooooom x 6


Worst Features

Use something stronger than paperclips to hold the car together.


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Nice little taste of Luxury
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By Shirl
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Sports Coupe 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

The car is delightful to drive, fast,
handles nice, etc. Car looks better
coming, than going! Love the ability
to make seat position really high for
us short folks. Visibility is good,
front seats are very comfortable. Lots
of room in back seat area. Got great
mileage at 60 MPH on long trip,
averaged 35-38 MPG. Engine is quiet,
ride is great. Dealer recommends the
highest grade gas, but I've used the
cheaper and it works fine.. no pings,
appears to have same pick-up, etc.
Love the sunroof, although have had
problems with rattles and sticking.
Overall though, I love this car!


Best Features

Favorites are: sunroof, pick-up, comfortable seats, ability to sit high in seats for great visibility for short folks. Quality is there.


Worst Features

Improvements would be, change location of lever to recline front seats with manual operation .. awkward to get at especially with full sheep skin covers! Would also change drink holder contraption.. has broke once and is awkward to use after initial fascination with it's unfolding.


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


Review

This is the first Mercedes that I have
owned. The quility is out standing and
I plan to buy only Mercedes priduct
from now on!!!


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