Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Pros

  • State-of-the-art safety and luxury features, three body styles to choose from, pleasing power from V6 engine.

Cons

  • Can get pricey for its segment, ordinary interior presentation, tight squeeze for the sedan's backseat occupants.

Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Hatchback for Sale

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2003 C240 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.6L 6cyl 5A)
128,786 miles
Used 2003
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C240 4MATIC
Apex Motors
8.8 mi away
List$1,999
Est.Loan: $41/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2003 C240 Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
43,322 miles
Used 2003
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C240
List$6,494
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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$179 Below Market
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2003 C240 Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
102,991 miles
Used 2003
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C240
Auto Expo
17 mi away
List$4,495
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2003 C240 Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
59,593 miles
Used 2003
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C240
List$6,969
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2003 C240 4MATIC AWD 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 5A)
68,615 miles
Used 2003
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C240 4MATIC
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2003 C240 Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 6M)
108,852 miles
Used 2003
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C240
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though hardly inexpensive, the C-Class is appealing due to its variety of configurations and prestigious name.

2003 Highlights

Changes are light this year. Mercedes' "4Matic" all-wheel-drive system is now available for sedan and wagon models (the C32 sport sedan being the lone exception) and the C230 Sport Coupe's supercharged engine has been revised for greater efficiency and lower emissions. A six-speed manual gearbox is available for the C320 models, and a supercharged C230 Sport Sedan is now available as well.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

C230 Bag for not much Buck
kompressorking,09/20/2011
Recently bought my C230 Kompressor w/ manual 6 speed tranny. So far so good. It's just over 100,000 miles, 1 owner and care for... it shows. Also purchased and very extensive 5yr/100k extended warranty too. I've owned 72 cars (all different makes/models) and have been a BMW fan for ever. This is my 3rd Benz and its a pleasure to drive. 30+ mpg on the freeway @ 85+mph, shifts smooth and has decent power to climb freeway hills with ease, even in 6th gear. Traded in my Jaguar S-type for this and I have no regrets. I will say the Jaguar was a better looking car, but that's it. I'll update more as I add more miles...
worth to keep
laautoowner,07/03/2011
I purchased this car when it was new back in October 2002. I was a sport package with leather n panorama roof and Bose system. Such a fun car to drive. Over the years I'd put on 130k mileage on it so far. This was my third car I purchased new. my kind of driving style both my civic and accord never made it to 120k... This 230k had been some cam repair done within the first 50k warranty. and replaced the OC sensor and some hosts last year. other than that I have no issue with the engine, transmission and the radiator whatsoever. It'd been such a reliable car. I'm going to keep this car for another 130k hopefully. and just do my synthetic oil change every 5k miles and see how far it can go..
Geat Car For The Money
Mouse,07/25/2010
Been a very good car (close to 100K miles now). The only failures have been the hood struts, pano roof, and the multi function display. Both hood struts and MFD are easily fixed by anyone with the slightest mechanical skill. Pano roof is basically unfixable because of the significant cost (and lack of utility anyway). Handles very well had has adequate power. A bit slow off of the line though. Very practical as it is a hatchback and storage is generous. Rear seats fold down which gives even more cargo room. Simple to maintain yourself (both A & B service). Get one used with the leather interior and the Bose sound system (sound is excellent). Avoid the pano roof if possible. I give it an A-
Mercedes C230 Coupe
ageesey,04/23/2005
This is a great car, even though that it is the cheapest Mercedes sold. It's a fun car to drive and still has all of the safety features expected from a Mercedes. The leather makes a huge difference over the cloth and gives the car that luxury feel. Panorama sunroof makes the ride enjoyable for rear seat passengers and there is enough room in the back for full sized adults. Overall, an excellent car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
189 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
215 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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