2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: A Worthy Successor

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


I drove a VW Scirocco for 11 years,
partly because I could not find a
suitable replacement. The Scirocco
has been gone for 7 years and I think
I've finally found its worthy successor.

I wanted a Teutonic vehicle
comparable to the Scriocco, plus a
bit more: equal utility & performance,
less interior cabin noise (NVH),
slightly more back seat head & leg
room. Plus good vehicle safety
systems (head/side airbags, ABS,

The other cars on my short list were
the Audi A4 Avant, BMW 325i Wagon,
and the VW GTI. Each had their
pros/cons. But I found that the C230
was "rightsized" for me - not too big,
not too small, and because I skipped
buying all but two options, a good

Best Features

My favorite feature would have to be the lack of any strong weaknesses.

Worst Features

1. Rear Wiper 2. Less costly options 3. A better designed coin tray 4. A better location for the cigarette lighter (power for the radar detector). 5. Better control of cabin temperature up/down (face vs. feet).
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