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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#106 of 125 Hello and Help with wheels
Oct 22, 2005 (6:44 pm)
Hello, I've been around the forum. We have a 2004 c240-4Matic and a 2005 C240-4Matic. Both White on the outside 04 - tan on the inside, 05 - Black on the inside.
The 05 is a big improvement over the 04 in fit and finish but we like both of them. Both have Sunroof package, heated seats, CD and Sirius satellite radio. The satellite radio is outstanding. The 05 has the power seat option, Tele-aid, folding seats and Harmon Kardon upgrade.
But on to my problem, please read below, I need help on the 04 with wheels and tires.
I have a 04 C240 4matic. Currently with 205/55-16 and stock rims. The dealer had the car for a week. Got it back went to have the tires replaced and found out that someone bent a rim which causes a shimmy at 60MPH. So I will replace the rims or upgrade both the tires and rims.
I have found an OE Performance rim that looks like the E class rim. It comes in 16" and 17". Has anyone had any experience with this rim product? It is the OE performance 300M E class.
I will either have the 16" with Michelin Pilot Exalto AS 225/50R - 16
17" with Michelin Pilot Exalto AS 225/45R - 17
Anyone got any other ideas? I do not want the car to look too extreme. I would like to stay with the 16" size.
Thanks in advance......
#107 of 125 Re: Hello & Welcome C-Class Owners! [KarenS]
Oct 25, 2005 (3:38 pm)
My friends call me Beegee and I am new to the MB family (hey that rhymes!). I just picked up a 2006 C230 Sport on 10/13/05 from HBL in Tyson's Corner, VA. A basic car cause I am not a fancy fellow:
Diamond Black metallic (looks blue at times, purple at others - and I have even heard green once)
black leather (inserts that is)
6 speed manual (I hate automatics with a passion)
That's it. the only thing I am planning to put on it is the ipod holder and a roof rack for my bicycle.
Now I have always considered myslef a Bimmer man but ever since Chris Bangle began destroying the look of BMWs, I had to abandon ship. 1200 miles already and I like it. I like it a lot!
#108 of 125 New (old) 2001 C240 - My first Mercedes!!!
Nov 19, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I just bought a used 2001 C240 with 66,700 miles yesterday, silver with black interior, automatic, sunroof and CD-changer. So far I absolutely love the car, feels much more solid than anything I've ever owned before (new Japanese cars).
My car was a 1-owner car with full service records from Downtown LA Motors Mercedes Benz, and both looks and feels brand-new. With any luck, it will still look and feel as nice after another 5 years and 66,700 miles have rolled under its tires.
#109 of 125 Re: New (2005) MB C-230 SS Owner [stephensong]
Nov 22, 2005 (1:01 pm)
I just bought new C-320 SS 3 months back and I am also not very happy with it. I have the same buzzing noise from both front doors, its actually the set belt fitting which makes this sound. Crank up the radio and you hear lot more of rattle from other places. I think I just paid too much for this car. Built quality sucks and on my first visit at 1500 miles, nothing has been taken care off. Everything is still the same. Work order reads on most of the places "Could not Duplicate". I am thinking of taking it to a different dealer.
#110 of 125 Re: New (old) 2001 C240 - My first Mercedes!!! [lawman1967]
Nov 22, 2005 (2:15 pm)
I replied to your query about the ESP malfunction light in the Problems forum. When I did so, I did not realize you had bought the car from an authorized MB dealer. They should be willing to solve your problem because it came up so quickly after the sale, regardless of its warranty status. Don't wait, though, and if necessary, bump it all the way up to the GM of the dealership.
Your problem should have a ready solution, as it is pretty well known what causes it in this model.
#111 of 125 Re: New (2005) MB C-230 SS Owner [dks94583]
Nov 22, 2005 (2:18 pm)
Make sure your tires are not overinflated. Our seat belt buzzing only happens on crappy surfaces, and usually only when the car is cold. It can be exacerbated by higher tire pressures - check to make sure yours are not overinflated. The correct pressures are on the sticker attached to the inside of the fuel door.
#112 of 125 Re: New (old) 2001 C240 - My first Mercedes!!! [jrct9454]
Nov 23, 2005 (11:34 am)
My car was not purchased from an MB dealer, but an independant dealer selling used luxury cars of all makes. Ir is no longer under MB warranty.
Strangely, the warning message dissappeared after another day of driving and has not coome back. I have since had a check engine light come on, only to go off as soon as I refueled (three tanks later and no repeat) and a warning for a burned out "front marker lamp" that went away when I shut off and restarted the car.
Guess little electronic bugaboos will be a part of the ownership experience, though the car feels and drives perfect. I've already put 1,100 miles on it and have enjoyed every one of them.
Average so far is 24MPG, I love it!
#113 of 125 ESP/speedtronic malfunction warning
Dec 07, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Hi, I´ve had a 2006 C230 for only two weeks and already problems appeared . 1- vibration at iddle in D or in R . 2- ESP malfunction warning came on. 3 - Speedtronic (cruisecontrol) malfunction warning came on . Do I have just bad luck or has it been a common problem ? I am very disappointed as the car does not have even 200 miles . Please give me answers .
Dec 18, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I think I may finally have gotten my C240 sorted out. I took to a Mercedes dealer for the first time and had an A-service done. They found a few hoses that were starting to leak and I had those replaced as well, but a thorough inspection found nothing else wrong with the car.
My electrical issues early on were fixed by the seller at an independant shop and have not returned. The only problem remaining is that the rear sunshade doesn't work, and the part is on order by the seller's shop. Hopefully that will be fixed next week.
What I have now is a 2001 C240 in silver that looks and feels like a brand-new car despite the 70,400 miles on the clock. It is an absollutel joy to drive. I did a 10-hour day last week and the car was simply splendid. I was more alert and comfortable after ten hours than I am after three or four in the Mazda that this car replaced.
I think I'm hooked.
#115 of 125 Re: Sorted out? [lawman1967]
Dec 19, 2005 (5:20 am)
Yeah, even our older S-Class MBs were not superior to our '02 C240 for long-distance comfort. We ran 4000 miles after Labor Day in about two weeks, and never had anything but a good day with this car. It's what they do....