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Mercedes-Benz Hatchback Ratings

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    9/9/2003 10:22:00 AM

    2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 240 Sedan

    Pros: details inside and out

    Cons: no standard CD player

    Advice: for the price, excellent looks,reliable,good ride, its a Mercedez.

    hesitates for a second when moving from stand still, dangerous when making a left turn, from there on it runs good. average street noise and ride. I have mine for almost two years no mechanical problems what so ever.

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    8/13/2003 6:03:30 AM

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: a buzz to drive if you are a smooth driver

    Cons: light coloured interior showed scuff-marks

    Advice: do it!

    The C220CDI is a 2.2 litre turbo diesel. Power and responsiveness is excellent, far better to drive than a C220 petrol engined version. It is not an embarrasment in traffic at all, in fact it rushes away from the lights and leaves most ordinary cars behind. A pleasure to drive because it is stable on the road, and this leads to a smooth driving style. Plenty of room to stretch your legs on long journeys. I drove an Audi 4 and the cockpit was too crowded and narrow. The Mercedes sunroof can be open at highway speeds, the Audi sunroof caused a drumming sound which rendered it useless if the car was in motion. The C220 CDI gave us a fuel consumption of 4.4 litres per 100 km on a highway trip at 115km per hour. That is about 65 miles per gallon at 70 mph! Plenty of storage space in the cabin makes a long drive a pleasure. The front passengers seat lays completely flat so that the co-driver can get some serious sleep if you like to drive in relays. Great lights. The diesel engine is only evident at traffic lights when it goes tacka-tacka-tacka. This is not annoying, just a reminder that it's an oil-burner not a saki-burner. On the road, the car is quiet and effortless, with plenty of power where it counts. The diesel is something different, and a must to consider if you drive long distances. I commute three hours each day, so this is a pleasant way to travel. The cellphone feature is so much better than the Nokia 'add-on' kits.The intensity and placement of interior lights is excellent, great for map-reading if you have weak eyes. 1300 km on a 60 litre tank is possible on a highway drive, and it's fun to drive such a smooth surefooted car. If you are past the stage of assessing every car against a WRX, this car is worth a good long test drive. Be aware that you may not take it back.

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    8/9/2003 9:22:42 AM

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: active monitoring of mpg, operation time, miles left with current fuel, miles to next service, etc. - also great audio system

    Cons: partial power seat should be full power (once I'm used to it I probably won't be bothered by this)

    Advice: spend bucks on some options

    Great car, tight build, excellent handling, excellent power for a 4-cyl, amenities add to pleasant experience.

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    7/11/2003 2:50:57 PM

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 320 RWD Wagon

    Pros: Smooth Power, Ride. Keeping BMW far in RView MIRROR

    Cons: Only needs service every 10K miles

    Advice: Buy it used with Starmark 100K/7yr warranty..Skip C240s

    C320 Sportwagon is luxurious, fast, handles well and brakes hard with no dip. None of the harshness of BMW. Lack of maintenance is a plus. Couple of very minor problems were fixed promptly (and got an E-500 loaner to boot). Dealer treats customer's well. This small wagon has loads of power. Lots of airbags and safety features. The radio needs some work - little bass until its cranked up or have CDs with prominent bass. Would like to see AMG sportswagon variant. Best little car I've owned...approaches porsche in quality. Trumps audi(an overpriced VW) in every respect..Skip the c240. MB spends more on the C320 or above. Drove the C230Kompressor 4dr...was real fun to..

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    6/30/2003 11:26:18 AM

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 230 RWD Coupe

    Pros: New engine and sport suspension and 17in wheels

    Cons: exaust note needs more growl, needs ac outlets

    Advice: Buy the C230 Sport Kompressor and they will deal.

    We bought the C230 Sport Sedan with the new 1.8 all aluminum, intercooled, super charged (Kompressor) engine. The Fun To Drive Factor is a 10. With the distictive front and rear, the only cars out there that look similiar are other Benz's. We love the 17in wheels with low profile, high performance tires, this combined with the sport tuned suspension make for a fun dive.

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    3/22/2003 2:25:42 PM

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 230 RWD Sedan

    Pros: small engine plenty of go.

    Cons: too many buttons on steering wheel

    Advice: don't buy a smaller car until you look at this car.

    out performed the bmw 325. better ride, better looks, better interior, cost less, and most importantly the dealers were better. bmw would not even quote a price until you were sitting in front of a finance manager after leaving your first born child.

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    2/20/2003 12:02:54 PM

    2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - C 230 Coupe

    Pros: Apperance

    Cons: Noisy car

    Advice: Try other ones before you buy

    Good acceleration. Nice looking car.