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    2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C240 RWD Wagon

    Pros: Memory Seats/mirrors/steering wheel

    Cons: Lack of 320 engine

    Advice: Unless you like a slug, don't buy a C Series wagon until the 320 engine is added

    Mercedes made a big mistake. My wife and I were all set to buy the 2005 C320S Station Wagon, until we found out MBNA decided not to import the wagon with the 3.2L engine starting with MY2005. The C240 is underpowered in the wagon. So what is that going to mean for the future, same self defeating result. Nobody buys the wagon in the C Series because it's a slug, it quits being offered as part of the model line, MBZ wagon sales drop off because nobody can justify spending $14K more just to get a wagon with a little more space. I just don't understand why they didn't bring the 320 in for MY05 and drop the 2.6L. Everybody who bought a wagon loaded it to the teeth with options. But what did we do instead, bought a 2004 C320 and because we learned of Mercedes' intentions so late in the MY, had to buy one lacking a pile of options we would have added: no phone, no command, no full leather, no active seats, no Xenon's and no Tell Aide (count several thousand $$$ you didn't make in options sales MBZ) because they weren't all available in the car colors we wanted to buy.

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: Responsive power and handling

    Cons: No lumbar seat adjustment

    Advice: Buy this car!

    Far superior than the all-too-common Audi A4 and the boring BMW, go for the 2005 Mercedes C230 Kompressor Sport Sedan. Nice solid feel, exceptional responsiveness, and surprising power -- the sporty extras will draw stares...spend a little more and get a lot more car. I dig my new Mercedes.

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    2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: Xenon lights , rain sensor wipers & bose radio

    Cons: semi- auto instead of full power seats & lack of lumbar support

    Advice: It's a great car at a competitive price & because of improved reliability should bring good resale value.

    After 4 months & no problems, I find my 230 sport sedan solid, smooth, quick & quiet w/ good gas mileage--22 mpg in city & 31 mpg hwy. The 4 cyl. feels & performs like a 6 cyl. & the safety features are outstanding. My one major complaint is the lack of speed sensitive steering-- much too heavy at low speeds. Check this car out if you want a fun,luxury sedan in the low to mid $ 30's.

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    2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: Sporty looks

    Cons: The open storage compartment on the dashboard.

    Advice: Don't buy anything before test driving the C-230K.

    It was a blast to test drive this car. Great performance - it rides and handles very well. The interior appointments are second to none. Very comfortable, quiet, and comes with many gadgets that will spoil you. I loved the exterior sporty looks and those beautiful 17' wheels with low profile performance tires. Hard not to like this car.

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    2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: Acceleration

    Cons: I can't program the garage door opener.

    Advice: Just do it.

    After retuning a 2003 C240 to the dealer I test drove the 2004 C230K Sport Sedan. I love this car. It's fast, responsive and sporty. My only problem is that my girlfriend doesn't like to walk so far after I park away from the other cars. So more often than not I am forced to drive my other car. But my MB sure does look pretty sitting in the garage. I'm glad that I bought this car. It's a real joy to drive.

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C32 AMG RWD Sedan

    Pros: Acceleration after speeds over 60 MPH

    Cons: Engine whine

    Advice: Buy it if you like it

    Only reason for not buying E55 or M5 was because new models for both were coming out next year. The crankshaft of 4th cylinder of the C32 broke after 5000 miles and took a month to fix. Engine sounds underpowered and whiney. Handling and quality are adequate. Surprises kids with mustangs and adults with corvettes alike with its potent acceleration while driving.

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Base C320 RWD Sedan

    Pros: Appearence

    Cons: Cost

    Advice: Take a ride in a Bonneville .... use the saved money to go to Hawaii

    I reciently had the opportunity to ride a Mercedes that my daughter had ... It had been a long time since I've riden in a car in this price range... the last time was about 25 years ago ... well my impression hasn't changed... I road many of the roads that I drive every day... and the car road no better than the Pontiac I drive... it was no quieter.. It didn't ride any smoother ... and the engine had a wimpy whiney sound.... the interior was no more impressive... I'm not saying it was a bad experience ... it is a nice car... but less comfortable than my Bonneville and the engine sounded worse ... the body is not galvanized and it cost twice as much. 90% percent of the money I spent on the Bonneville stayed in the US ..while 90% of the money spent on a Mercedes goes to Germany... which by the way ..does not allow the sale of the Pontiac Bonneville.