Last post on May 17, 2008 at 8:17 AM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#120 of 125 Re: Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport [roncar01]
Dec 17, 2006 (1:22 pm)
What car do you currently drive?
#121 of 125 Re: Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport [boomchek]
Dec 17, 2006 (2:09 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.
#122 of 125 Re: Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport [roncar01]
Dec 17, 2006 (2:33 pm)
I drive a 2001 C240. I haven't driven the C230 but have a feeling it will be similar in performance (C230 is a 2.5L V6, C240 is a 2.6L V6). Unless you're talking about the C230 Kompressor which has a 1.8L inline 4 Supercharged.
I love the way my car handles, as well as it's high speed stability. Everything about it feels solid. I love the small convenience touches like the trip computer, mileage estimator, the feature that heats your car after you turn it off and leave it, the heated/ventilated centre console. I don't think the others have these features.
Don't forget the IS250 has just been redesigned, where as the TL will be changed within a couple of years, and the MB C class will be all new for 2007.
Good luck in your purchase.
#123 of 125 Re: Looking at purchasing '07 C230 Sport [boomchek]
Dec 17, 2006 (3:32 pm)
Thank you for your thoughts as they ahve been extremely helpful. I am most likely going to be purchasing the MB as you just can't beat Mercedes on quality and luxury.
#124 of 125 Re: Happy MB Owner [ny74]
Aug 22, 2007 (4:00 pm)
have you ever had any issues with harsh down shifts? I have been having issues on my 03c230k for a while now it shifts really hard from 2nd to first sometimes
#125 of 125 C230 Sport 2007
May 17, 2008 (8:17 am)
Originally owened a Lexus Rx300 which gave me problem after problem and the service cost was way over board, so I traded it in for a C240 2004 and ran it till a month ago when I traded it for an 07 C230 Sport.
Having owened a Lexus and a Mercedes I now believe that the Mercedes is by far a superior vehicle. Both my C classes run smoother and look slicker.
Proud to be a Mercedes owner. I am hoping to swap my C230 out in 09 for a C300/350. This should give the Benz people enough time to iron out any minor faults.