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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
Nov 06, 2006 (4:33 pm)
I've been an Edmunds member for about 2 years, but just picked up a 2001 C240. I love the car and all those little comfort and luxury features that make Benz a Benz.
#119 of 125 Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport
Dec 17, 2006 (7:18 am)
Hello all - I am not currently a MB owner however my wife and I are considering purchasing a C230 Sport with the following options:
275 - Power driver seat & steering column w/ memory
324 - Sunroof package
427 - 7-speed driver adaptive automatic tranny
293 - rear side impact air bags
I have read mixed reactions about the C230 between different forums, kbb.com, edmunds.com and consumer reports. I would like to see if anyone wouldn't mind providing a little additional insight on these cars. What do you like, don't like, mechanical issues, non-issues, etc.
Thanks for the help!
#120 of 125 Re: Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport [roncar01]
Dec 17, 2006 (12:22 pm)
What car do you currently drive?
#121 of 125 Re: Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport [boomchek]
Dec 17, 2006 (1:09 pm)
I have the car that I have had since college - '00 Neon. I got my wife a Trailblazer in June, which with the exception of my Neon, will be my 3 GM vehicle. My family however has had GM for last 20 years. The Neon will be sold or traded, haven't decided which yet. Anything from this car is a step up - however I am torn between the C230, IS250 and Acura TL. I really like the drive of C230 - both comfort and ride.