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#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....
#116 of 125 Re: First MB [newc230]
Jan 22, 2006 (9:31 am)
hi..aruna..i am vijay, buying my first c320 from my uncle..it is only 22k miles, 2002, quick question very well maintained..should i buy a extended warranty..
please let me know
vijay from nj
Aug 26, 2006 (12:50 pm)
I bought my 2000, C280 Sports this year and now the factory fitted 6 disc changer is not working. The player is not recognizing the magazine. Anyone have had same issue. Please guide.