1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG Consumer Review: Highway wundercar

1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

8 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Highway wundercar
By Vnend on


1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG C43 4dr Sedan


Ample HP and torque, good gas milage (26MPH highway new, 24.5 now) and a solid engine. After 165K miles and 10 yrs I still love this car. Replaced 2 wheels due to potholes, the front bumper loves to snag things and the stock toe setting cups the tires. Minor plastic bits inside have worked loose, but the interior is still quiet. Once the sunroof decided to start opening itself. Lower control arms up front do wear out, but that might be my driving. The gas gauge sensor in the tank would stick occasionally, but hasn't in over a year now. Using 1 quart oil every 1500-1800 miles now, but at 180K miles, that isn't surprising.

Best Features

Horsepower, reliability. Seatbelts worked for a 300+ pound friend.

Worst Features

Deadpedal is a stretch for me. Tilt adjustment of steering wheel would be nice. Seat setting memory. Minor things.
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