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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Great choice
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By ChuckinTucson
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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This my 9th Mercedes-Benz. I really like this car a lot. Mine is Orion Blue with Ash interior, and gets a lot of compliments. I bought Yokohama S- Drive tires for it right after I got it, and love the comfort ride, and the handling. Great combination of car and tires.


Best Features

Styling, ride, comfort, hard to come up with just one favorite feature.


Worst Features

Wish the exhaust note wasn't so "4 cylinder" sounding, even though it is a 4 cylinder. Sounds a little wimpy.


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Reliable and fun
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By Jeff
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Ive had a 2005 C230 Sport Sedan for 2 years now and love the car. With the AMG styling and upgrades the sport sedan has its a real head turner. I have had zero problems with the car and I drive it about 30000 miles a year. I've only brought it in for scheduled maintanence and had a couple recall problems fixed. I'd buy this car again and would recommend it to anyone. My friend has a BMW 325xi and my Benz is much more fun to drive


Best Features

Radio controls on the steering wheel. The heated seats in the winter. The AMG body kit and upgrades to the suspension and brakes. The fact I average 28 mpg daily and Ive gotten up to 37 mpg on the highway. I also like that I can drive over 500 miles on a tank during a road trip.


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Like no other
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By My Retirement Gift
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I purchased this automobile as a retirement gift to myself as my old truck had finally croaked. Everything about this vehicle is a delight to own, handle and drive. From dealer servicing regardless of where I have managed to land to quality of repairs and frequency of service. Its comfortable on long rides, its quiet its fun. I would really purchase no other car given a choice.


Best Features

6 speed manual transmission, radio controls in the steering wheel, frigid AC reasonable service intervals (car should be out providing fun for the owner not in the shop every other month)


Worst Features

Different wheel choices. 7 speed manual


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Solid Value and Fun
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By pidcoke44
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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The C230 has been a solid and reliable purchase and wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again. It has the classic MB good looks in a package that is fun to drive without hitting the wallet in a bad way. The 1.8L Kompressor engine provides ample performance and zip. It is both fast and quick as well as being responsive to the touch. My C230 has 50,000 miles on it and has yet to see a service bay for other than the scheduled maintenance. It's fuel economy is in keeping with other 1.8L engines. Bottom line... I never get tired of driving it and plan on keeping it a long time.


Best Features

I fell that the engine's performance and what it delivers out of 1.8L is the cars best feature. It can kick you back in the seat. The front driver console is excellent with easy access to what needed.


Worst Features

The upholstering could be improved to add a better comfort level.


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Great car
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By Ashok Kumar
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Great car. Fun to drive. A lot of features for the money and much more than comparable BMWs. Performance when you need it with the kompressor. Wife feels very safe in the car. Great gas mileage. On a recent 300mi highway trip, I got 34mpg by using cruise and keeping my speed at 65mph


Best Features

Rain sensing wipers. Automatic headlights. Two tier cruise control (keeps it at or above a limit or at or below a limit) Heated seats - great for winter mornings


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