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#5768 of 7297 Used C320 impressions
Jul 11, 2002 (11:10 pm)
I just traded my 2002 Honda Accord EX-V6 on a used 2001 C320 with 12,000 miles, 38 months left
on warranty. I got rid of the Honda because of
atrocious wind and road noise and engine hesistation. There was no way the wind noise could be fixed as the car probably was built to
improper tolerances, bad window seals, ect.
The Mercedes is like driving in a cocoon. Never
knew a car could be so well insulated from outside noise. The engine is perfect and smooth
through all ranges. I have read other people's complaint about the radio. This is the best radio
reception I have ever heard, no static on AM. I
had a 99 Beetle and 95 SC400 that both had crappy
radios. The Lexus was unusable at night due the
wiring layout which picked up ignition noise. It
apparently was a common problem of all 95 and
The Mercedes build quality is superb. Maybe I got
lucky but the only defects I have so far is a
burned out bulb over drivers visor(vanity mirror
bulb) and the drivers climate control blue button
My only major complaint like others is the seats.
They are very hard. When I go around a turn the
seat cushion pops like weight shifted off a spring. Do they use springs in the seats or like
have read on older models horsehair. I am thinking of using sheepskin covers to soften the
#5769 of 7297 nyccarguy and the W202 C-Class
Jul 13, 2002 (10:39 pm)
I don't mind the old C either, but quite frankly, it is an unsafe vehicle in a collision.
Check out www.euroncap.com; it was a two star car and is outperformed - comprehensively - by the MCC smart micro-car, which gets three stars. Embarrassing? You bet!
The new C-Class is a four or five star car, depending on whether you believe collision safety points should be awarded for "seatbelt reminders". EuroNCAP rates it as both, in two tests. Still, it's head and shoulders above the old C, which ironically had a good reputation for safety in most peoples' minds, despite its unstable crash performance.
If the W 202 C-Class is the last of the old-school Mercedes, good riddance!
#5770 of 7297 More Info on '03s
Jul 14, 2002 (5:26 am)
The following was posted on the MBWorld site:
Prices for '03 C class -- ADD DESTINATION CHARGE [$685 next year?] in each case:
C230 Coupe - $24950 [Unchanged]
C240 Sedan - $29900 [Slightly down - but some eqpt will be optional that was standard]
C240 Wagon - $31400 [Offering the wagon with the 2.6 liter engine, so you don't have to spend upwards of $41k to get one]
C320 Sedan - $35200 [Manual trans will be standard and avail in Jan.]
C320 Wagon - $36700 [Again, manual in Jan]
4-matic available as $1800 option in Jan.
Automatic continues as $1300 option, now on all models.
The CD changer has been redesigned, will be offered as both factory and dealer option, and will be priced at [wait for it!]...$400.
Plus, a single CD player slot should be standard on all models.
Availability will be in August - some cars are already at the VPCs.
The new, all-aluminum 1.8 4 cyl. in the Coupe will be supercharged, lose about 5 hp, gain about 1-2 mpg in fuel mileage, and should be both quieter and smoother than the old 4. Performance in the real world should be virtually identical - 0-100 kph times are 8.1 seconds vs. 8.0 seconds on the old one. Sounds good to me...
Jul 15, 2002 (5:45 am)
Good riddance? OK, whoever no longer wants their W-202 C-Class is welcome to send it to me, especially if it is a C36!
Jul 15, 2002 (6:57 am)
Now we're talking!
#5773 of 7297 2003 C Class New Pricing
Jul 17, 2002 (9:40 am)
Hi you all,
It is official. This morning I got a fax from a close friend of mine who wants to keep me in the loop. I am sharing this info wil you all.
2003 Year Model:
(1) Base Price for C230k $24950 comes std with S2 Option 172 Heated Seats and headlamp washers for no Charge.
C1 211 $1350// C2 212 $1215 // C5 now includes Panoram Roof also is $3750// C7 wheel package is $750.
(2) Base Price for C240S $31,400
(3) Base Price for C240W is $24900 comes with no charge for Driver Multi Contour Seat.
C4 172 Lighting package $750
C1 211 Pwr F Seats w mem $1250
C2 212 Value Added package $1600
c3 213 VAP $450
c4 214 Heated Seats and HL wahsers $836
Metalic Paint $565
Stand Alone Options:
349 teleAid $685//352 Command $2125//404 Dr Multi Contour Seat N/C //423 Auto Trans. $1325 //600 Headlamp wahsing sys N/C //810 prem sd sys $625 //819 fac installed CD $400// 038 Integrated 6 CD changer $400//048 Nav CD Collection USa Can $145// 873 heated seats $650//050 motorolla V60 Phone $1595//051 050 w VR $1995.
Jul 18, 2002 (4:11 pm)
Help!!!! I have a friend who is experiencing some problems with her 1995 C220. While she has the car in reverse and her foot on the brake she is noticing that the car will jerk. I've noticed that it only happens after she has had her foot on the brake for a while. She says that if she sits in Drive at stop lights that it will also do it. I seem to think that the ABS is working fine. I slammed on the brakes and the ABS seemed to work just as the should. Could it be tranny related? I've noticed that the car shifts a little hard. I don't know. If anyone can shed any light on this topic I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Nick
#5775 of 7297 Price for 2002 C240 Sedan
Jul 18, 2002 (6:29 pm)
I got a dealer quote of $31,895 plus taxes for a new C240 Sedan, Auto Trans, C2 value pkg, CD Changer, MSRP is 34,751. Is this a great deal? Please let me know...should I try for $31,000 even? I'm not in a hurry to buy but am afraid that I might not get this much discount on a 2003 C240 Sedan. Any ideas, please respond quickly.
#5777 of 7297 price for 2002 C240
Jul 19, 2002 (7:45 am)
In southern California, I have seen ads for the car you mention minus the CD changer for $30,888. You should go for $31,000 even.