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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback

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Don't Bother
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By Rick Marques
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Vehicle

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

After waiting over twenty years to buy
my first Benz - finally getting one
was an underwhelming exercise in
futility. This is a TERRIBLE car,
built like any other Pinto, Gremlin or
Vega - HONESTLY. Bad build quality,
rattles, squeaks, LOUD when driving
it, alignment that can't be fixed, a
transmission that can't be diagnosed,
and a Corporate Office that refuses to
deal with customers on ANY level
whatsoever. I was told their Director
of Customer Assistance does NOT read,
or answer his mail, nor will he
contact any customers. THIS is
Mercedes Benz? THINK TWICE IF YOU ARE
IN THE MARKET FOR A BENZ.....


Best Features

Supercharged Engine, that displays its prowess when IT wants to, not when you want it to. Sometimes a sugar rush of power - other times, nothing...


Worst Features

Corporate Customer Assistance Department should ACTUALLY ASSIST THEIR CUSTOMERS. The transmission on this car is garbage. Bad build quality - should not have RATTLES AND SQUEAKS at 2500 - 3000 miles. I've bought and owned 13 cars over 28 years - THIS is the worst.


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Low Price High Ecomony Benz
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By ChazD
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

When selecting a car by price, around
25000, nothing beats a new Mercedes,
hands down. You get all the toys,
quality, and 40000 maintence free miles
along with 26-32 mpg. The car has so
many gadgets that it takes 3 hours to
read the owners manual and it is packed
with precision engineered components.
The tap shifter and Supercharger
combine to thrill the driver from 0-60.
The car wants to go,go,go, and at
higher speeds is very stable. Go look
at everything in the price range and
then drive the Benz. From the 2 moon
roofs to the ESP to the unbelievable
acceleration, the car is plush.


Best Features

Auto wipers, auto headlights, tap shift, supercharger, moon roof, all glass fast back, great 6 cd changer, turn hugging tires and suspension, and fantastic mileage!


Worst Features

There is absolutely nothing that could improve this car! It has it all!


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What a Car!
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By dagger101
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I usually trade cars every year but I
may actually keep this one! It drives
and handles great. Alot of fun to
drive.


Best Features

Panoramic Sunroof, Gas Mileage, Price, Supercharged engine


Worst Features

Make the dashboard menus a little less complicated. Ability to use Regular Fuel vs. Premium


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BUY A JAPANEESE CAR, NOT MERCEDES
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By mrios
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I must admit this is by far the worst
car I have ever bought. I must add that
the Mercedes-Benz customer service
depertment in New Jersey is not much
better, actually they need to call
it "Cusatomer Avoidance". Very poor
attention to customer needs. My
engine's top end (Head) blew at about
13,000 miles. After extensive research
on MY part, I found MB knew anout the
issue and sent no service bulletine to
the field nor was a recall deployed to
get these bad engines back. My car has
been in the shop for 68 days now and I
still have no date at to getting it
back. My suggestion to a possible buyer
of a C230, is to go buy a Japaneese
car!!!!! I wish I had....


Worst Features

Very poor quaility on both material and workmanship.


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This is my toy car
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By lunixlack
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback C230 Rwd 2dr Sports Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I have the car (2002 C230 Cope 6MT
with the sport pkg and the panorama
sunroof) already 18 month and this is
my toy car. It makes me younger! With
the car suspension I feel that I am
driving like on a German autobahn
again. The car service on my local
dealership is just great. What else do
I need?


Best Features

I like the car suspension, 6 speed MT, sound of the supercharged engine(an impressive 200 lb-ft of torque between 2500 rpm and 4800 rpm), panorama sunroof, the dashboard, AM/FM/cassette radio, advanced safety features.


Worst Features

Mecedes should make this car as a 5-6 seconds car.


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