2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Great car if you can keep tire

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C230 Kompressor Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual)

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Great car if you can keep tires on it.
By sae185628 on


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


I bought this car when it came off a dealer lease. It has been a pleasure to drive and gets great gas mileage 26- 30mpg. It is stylish and easy to navigate the controls. The only downside I have seen is replacing the tires every 10,000 miles. It doesn't matter if you put Michelen or Kumho, you get the same results. I have had it aligned and the mechanic says this is an issue with all Mercedes and BMW. You sacrifice comfort and cornering for tires. The brake dust is horrible, you constantly have to clean your wheels.

Best Features

Styling, gas mileage, easy to navigate, fun, fun, fun to drive

Worst Features

Fix the rear end so you don't have to put tires on it all the time. Put ceramic pads on to reduce brake dust.
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