Last post on Nov 10, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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#7291 of 7297 Re: 2003 OIL DIPSTICK [vaughan2]
Jun 16, 2007 (11:33 am)
According the service manual, there is a dip stick available. I assume it is available at the dealers.
I would like to get one because it only warns you when the vehicle is a quart low. Living in a warm climate, I like keeping the oil sump near full to obtain the best heat dissipation.
#7292 of 7297 Looking for a '95 C220
Jul 24, 2007 (2:27 pm)
After selling my Y2k C230 over a year ago, I'm looking for a car like the new C220 Mercedes I leased back in 1995.
Does anyone have long term experience with these cars who could tell me what to watch out for wear-wise on a '95 C220? I'm familiar with the "nature of the beast" up to about 40k miles when I traded mine for the Y2k (gas gauge issues & a/c condensor).
I know it's personal but imho nothing made today has the same combination of handling, solidness, ride, and looks. Or it could be nostalgia! Regardless, I'm considering owning such a car again, or possibly a '96 through '01 E-Class.
#7293 of 7297 Re: Looking for a '95 C220 [paul_p]
Jul 24, 2007 (6:04 pm)
The only real older Mercedes to get is a 99 S500. Worth every penny and a blast to drive. Still gets you tons of looks.
#7294 of 7297 Re: W202 changes [johngenx]
Oct 09, 2009 (11:22 am)
Hi John, You seem knowlegeable and I'm having trouble finding the answer to some questions, so I'm gonna ask what you may know are differences between 94-96 2.8 I6's and 97 2.8 I6, my 95 c280's motor got hurt in a wreck and jumped timing, for less than the cost of a head and a few more needed parts I can replace the motor which is what I'm doing...I'm finding more low mile 97 motors for better prices than 94-96 motors, hollander interchange manuals suggest perfect swap is for 94-96...what makes the 97 2.8 I6 different from the earlier94-96"s bolt on stuff?...thanks, cliff
#7295 of 7297 Tire Pressure Display
Oct 12, 2009 (7:10 am)
Does the C-Class Tire Pressure Monitoring System display the PSI in each tire or does it just provide a warning light on the dash?
I really like this feature on the Acura TSX, but I am struggling to find comparables.
#7296 of 7297 Re: Tire Pressure Display [thumper1221]
Oct 12, 2009 (9:13 pm)
I recently bought a 2010 C300. Nice car, like driving a bank vault, solid, but tire pressures are not displayed, you get an idiot light. I considered a TSX but would've liked a manual transmission with a certain color scheme, and they're hard to find in my locale. C300s with a stick shift are even rarer.
Both cars, I believe, are wonderful values. Sadly, I had many distractions, was having problems with my old car, and needed a car in a hurry, hence, didn't negotiate from strength or get as far under MSRP as I would've liked. I think you'll be happy with either one, tho. I like driving a V6 after years of owning 4 cylinder cars, and the automatic transmission has been fine, I live in a large and congested city, but I might be rationalizing a bit.
Best of luck with whichever car you choose, thumper.
#7297 of 7297 C300 - Any Reliability Issues?
Nov 10, 2009 (6:48 pm)
We're considering buying a 2010 C300 Sport. I know the older C-series had problems with electrics & perhaps other areas. What experience does anyone have with the '09 or '10s?
We're down to this C300, an Audi A6 Quattro & my wife likes the boring Lexus ES. One of these will replace a leased BMW 328i that has been fantastic. Wife says it's too small even though same size as C300. Go figure.