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May 29, 2002 (7:06 pm)
My C240 was built to order and delivered Feb 2001. I was coming off of an Acura Integra and shopping for a TL when the local MB dealer received his first C Class demo. After driving the C, I tried the BMW 325 Wagon and the Acura dropped off my screen. The only choice was the C or the BMW. The BMW is quite a drive and I believe I would have been happy with it, but the C won my heart. I don't understand the complaints about the C 240 being slow. Its certainly not a dragster, but on the highway, cruise set at 80, going up a grade, with the A/C on, when I press the peddle to pass I get a pleasant push against my back and an assertive speed gain that minimizes my time in the left lane. However, if power is what you want, get a C 32 AMG, then you get the power, speed, and the luxury too. Either way you can't go wrong, there is absolutely nothing like driving a Mercedes in my opinion. (YMMD)
"... My friends all drive Porsches, I must make AMENDS..." J. Joplin
#5679 of 7297 MB service in Sacramento area
May 29, 2002 (9:10 pm)
I'm considering purchasing my first MB, a '98 C280. I want to make sure there is a reliable service shop in my area. Has anyone had any experience with the Silver Star Motors shop in Carmichael?
May 30, 2002 (5:32 am)
claywaterfill: For my tastes, acceleration of the C240 off the line is a bit slow. Midrange and upper end is ok. But it is a bit sluggish off the line. Would I have preferred a C32 or even a C320? Of course. But the C32 costs around $50k, this is my wife's car that I don't drive very often, and she wouldn't notice the difference.
#5681 of 7297 re: C240 vs others
May 30, 2002 (2:40 pm)
claywaterfill: Picked up my C240 last Monday, and very pleased with my decision. (Bordeaux, Auto, C2 pkg, CD-changer) Decision was primarily focused on price. Runners-up were 325i, G35, A6. Dealer came in $700 under invoice on the C240, which really sealed the deal. That gives me the opportunity to lease a Mercedes at a price that I'm very comfortable with. Closest runner-up was the BMW at around $100 a month more expensive. (Didn't find a more aggressive price w/ BMW)
I think I got a great car at a great price.
Next time I'd add memory seats as well.
May 30, 2002 (3:04 pm)
Did you really mean $700 under invoice??
#5683 of 7297 re: C240 vs others
May 30, 2002 (5:09 pm)
Here are the numbers: $31593.56 for the car, plus $875 for the CD changer.
The "$700 under" figure came from the dealer, so I should have double checked it. If I left money on the table, I don't think I left much.
#5684 of 7297 lease price
May 30, 2002 (6:37 pm)
could the c240 be leased for 500/mo, 39 yrs,zero cap cost including tax, 15k miles yr. any help appreciated thanks
May 31, 2002 (7:08 am)
i was not under the impression that M-B dealers would come off of sticker--or not much anyway. That is some useful info--thanks for the input!
#5686 of 7297 MB less than sticker
May 31, 2002 (8:45 am)
My partner's dad got the ML320 at invoice back in March. Other friends said that MB didn't move off of sticker, but my experience indicates that there's some wiggle room.
I used the Auto Club's program to find my dealer. They'll give you a dealer name to contact for the car you're looking for. The participating dealer will show you the invoice for the car you want, then show you their price for the vehicle. For me, that was a valuable way to go.
#5687 of 7297 Lost AM Signal
May 31, 2002 (3:05 pm)
Hello all, I have a 2002 C-240. I had my window tint few months ago, and I have lost respect ion on the AM dial of the radio. I get FM clearly. Has anyone else had this problem, if so please let me know the what was done to resolve this issue. I believe this is due to the metal in the tint. Thanks