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#7222 of 7297 And our '02 C240...
Feb 09, 2006 (5:40 am)
...has been the best of our 14 Mercedes since 1968. Only two unscheduled service visits since delivery, to replace a horn that was getting distinctly sheep-like, and to perform a TSB update on the wiring harness for the ESP/BAS system. We have about 24k miles on ours. It is the best long-distance touring car since our last S-Class, which was over 20 years ago. I only wish I'd bought a C wagon before they pulled them from our market - we never seem to have enough trunk for all the junk I like to carry on extended trips.
I do agree that this car, like ALL makes in this class [including Lexus], is one that needs an extended warranty to cover you for as long as possible - we have the MB warranty to 7/100. I'm covered until Sept of 2009 - by then I'll be ready for something new, anyway.
#7223 of 7297 Re: Prospective C280 4Matic Purchase Questions [u2jrmw]
Feb 09, 2006 (5:54 pm)
I've had the C280 4M for ~3 months (White/Ash). Opt's I chose were the Power Driver seat, bun warmers, the HK and the Sunroof pkg.
No Spoiler - Sorry.
The HK is better definitely than the std unit, although mine had a glitch and was replaced. No problems since.
Heated seats are an opt. on the C280 4Matic, but I believe they are std on the C350 4Matic. (Probably to justify the extra $)!
I don't see any adjustments on the front armrest for height. Coulkd that have been on the Sport model?
Without the split rear seatback the seat does not fold (although there is an integrated fold-down armrest with built-in cup holders).
I'm pretty happy with the car overall. Combined MPG is running ~23.5mpg. We took a trip on the interstate and keeping it below 85 got ~27.5mpg.
Hope that helps.
#7224 of 7297 Re: C 230 - MP3 compatible / '06 reliability [ab3]
Feb 09, 2006 (8:02 pm)
I forgot to mention that you should probably look under the following discussion title here on edmunds: Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Problems & Solutions
Just as another way to find out more information positive or negative. Maybe, you can find your answer there....
#7225 of 7297 The center armrest.....
Feb 10, 2006 (5:10 am)
....is hinged at the back, and can adjust upward from the front in 2 increments. The small cover lever, on your right, can be used not only to open the top shelf part of the console, but also move the whole lid upward about an inch. Hard to explain, but read the owner's manual for instructions.
#7226 of 7297 C-350 real world mpg
Feb 12, 2006 (9:52 am)
This weekend, I travelled to Bay Area from Sacramento and obtained the following measurements:
Non-stop distance reading : 123 miles
Avg speed reading : 70 mpg (includes traffic slowdowns, and mostly in the 80's, and a few rushes to the 100s)
MPG reading: 31.6
The car continues to amaze me!
#7227 of 7297 Re: Prospective C280 4Matic Purchase Questions [pgsmith]
Feb 14, 2006 (2:02 pm)
I love the reputation and quality that MB carries, my only question is whether the C class is available with a manual transmission and if so, how hard to get a hold of?
I heard an ugly rumour that they were only available in auto.
#7228 of 7297 Manual Transmissions
Feb 14, 2006 (4:58 pm)
You can get both the C230 and C350 with a manual transmission. I test drove a manual C230 at Star Mercedes in Glendale, CA and they had a few others on the lot a well. Not sure about your area.
The manual, by the way, was excellent. It wasn't quite up to BMW standards for feel at either the lever or the clutch pedal, but it was close. Very crisp shifts and the clutch wasn't too heavy. It really made the car feel a whole lot sportier than my automatic C240.
Feb 15, 2006 (9:09 am)
Anyone have reliable information on the v8 C55AMG. My local dealer has one on his used car lot. Less than 10,000 miles on it. Been there since November, 2005. They keep lowering the price but it does not sell. Interesting beast but given MB's reliability issues the past few years I keep wondering if I'm just looking at a potential heap of trouble.
Thanks for any insights.
#7230 of 7297 Re: C55 AMG [jerseyguy1]
Feb 19, 2006 (4:59 am)
No special issues with the C55, apart from the higher mtc load associated with the AMG mods. Great car if you can afford the maintenance and fuel, but overpriced in my opinion for what it gives beyond an ordinary, "cooking version" C350.
Typically, dealers have the habit of inflating used car prices beyond reason, then offering great "deals" to offset the fact that the asking price was ridiculous to begin with.
#7231 of 7297 2005 C240:engine surge at idle
Apr 05, 2006 (8:37 am)
This car was a dealer demo and had 14k when i bought it. I have had it in the dealer's shop for about a week, as the tech working the car confirmed he experienced the random surge on idle, as well as hesitation on ocassional acceleration. When it happens, I have been stopped at a signal, foot on brake, engine idle at about 600. suddenly the car will surge to 1000rpm+, and move forward, fortunaely without hitting the car in front, thanks to foot on brake. OS has been changed and idle adjusted. However, my wife had this expereince again earlier this week. have you had any similar experience, and if so, how was the problem resolved. Thanks from a newbie to this board and a long time MB owner.