2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Smoke and Mirrors

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C230 Kompressor 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual)

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Smoke and Mirrors


2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor Rwd 2dr Sport Coupe (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


If you want to waste $30,000 then this is the car for you. I traded in a KIA Rio and thought I was taking a huge step up but I was mistaken. In the 6 months I have had this car it has been in the shop 7 times for various problems including alignment problems, electrical glitches with the ESP system, transmission and the lost goes on. The car is full of squeaks & rattles. I wish I had been smarter and purchased a car based on it's actual merits not on the logo on the hood. Save yourself $10,000 and countless trips to the dealer and buy a Honda or Toyota. Mercedes is only a name now. There is NO quality behind the shiny hood emblem in my opinion.

Best Features

The only thing I like about this car is the way it looks but the dealer gets to see it more than I do.

Worst Features

Build a car that actually goes for a month without needing to be repaired or adjusted.
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