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!
The transmission, powerful motor with supercharger, quiet interior, German engineering. This car is solid and built to last.
Visibility to the rear and the sides could be a little better.
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.
Glass Roof, Exterior design.
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!
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!
Favorites are: sunroof, pick-up,
comfortable seats, ability to sit high
in seats for great visibility for short
folks. Quality is there.
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.