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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#61 of 1300 Re: My 2004 C230K Sports Sedan [artiste9]
Aug 05, 2004 (10:29 pm)
Sorry for the late reply.
Maybe this post is too late for you, but I still like you to share my experience.
Black ext. color is hot under sun, but it's much cooler if the int. is light color. Ash is a good choice. At work I park my MB directly under the sunshine, never under shade of trees (no tree sap or bird droppings). Comparing with my previous BMW 328i black/black, my MB black/ash is pretty cool. In the mean while I lift up the sunroof, so that the hot air goes out all the time. Even with a silver color, the car body is still very hot under the sunshine. I think mostly it depends on the int color of the material which stores the heat. IMHO, I'll never choose a silver. It's too popular here (california). No color can compete with black if the car is a MB or BMW. Go and choose the black one.
Auto or 6sp? It's totally a personal preference. In my family, we have no doubt to buy a stickshift. My wife loves stickshift only, if it's a sport car. Especially C230K is relatively under power. I felt its hesitation while test driving an automatic C230. 6sp is much better, even though the 1st gear is easy to hit the redlines. About bumper to bumper traffic, I may choose an automatic, but it will loose the meaning of buying a sport sedan like MB C230. You need to make your call.
Let me know what you finally bought and how you feel about it. Definitely you'll love C230K. It's a Benz. I enjoy it everyday.
#62 of 1300 Price for 2005 C230 Kompresor
Aug 13, 2004 (7:42 pm)
Just got a quote for a 2005 C230 Kompressor Sedan, Black/Charcoal, auto trans, sunroof, 6 CD changer. List- $33150, Price quoted $30881 (Invoice). Is this a good deal?
#63 of 1300 2004 VS. 2005
Aug 16, 2004 (6:10 am)
Just curious what the thoughts are of an 04 vs 05. The 04 has maintenance picked up for 4/50, where the 05 does not.
I was quoted $29,900 for a 2004 Capri Blue/Ash 4 door with Auto, Sunroof, heated seats and cd. I see zip1 was quoted $1k more for the 2005. Any thoughts if the price is good or should I hold off for an 05 when those rebates hit next spring/summer?
#64 of 1300 Re: 2004 VS. 2005 [kkics1]
Aug 18, 2004 (11:04 am)
Just my opinion, but the interior of the 2005 looks much nicer than that of the 2004. The instrumentation is more complete with a separate tach. The instruments are round and have chrome bezels. I prefer the look and sound of the radio as well. The body work on the sport model is more subtle too. I'd pay the extra $1k IF that were the only difference.
#65 of 1300 Re: 2004 VS. 2005 [kkics1]
Aug 18, 2004 (3:57 pm)
I believe u are talking about C230K Coupe. I got a 2005 model for $28900 with following options :
6 CD changer
Fronted Heat Seats
#66 of 1300 Re: 2004 VS. 2005 [swamy]
Aug 27, 2004 (1:19 pm)
Does the $28900 price include tax and destination charges?....thanks.
#67 of 1300 Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper...
Aug 29, 2004 (8:07 am)
I just traded my 2001 C240 for a demo 2004 C230 Kompressor. I bought it last Saturday and took delivery Tuesday. I brought it in yesterday to change the front passenger marker light on the bumber. When I asked the Service advisor why the light was broken, this is when I was told that is probably happened when they repainted the bumper. I was shocked to learn the bumper had been repainted. I called the sales person and told him so. He offered to order and replace the repaired bumper with a new one. I said I did not want a car that had been repainted. At the end of a long discussion he said he will explore whether he can find another 2004 to switch the cars. I would appreciate your thoughts. Is a new bumper ok. Should I proceed with trying to replace the car? he said the only way to ensure no repainting done on a car is to buy a new one. The reason I did not but a 2005 is that it would have cost me an extra $5,000. I live in Canada. Kindly provide your advice. Thanks.
#68 of 1300 Re: Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper... [louie578]
Aug 31, 2004 (7:28 pm)
Just my 2 cents, but I'd make them trade out the car for another '04. There are still plenty around to choose from. I wouldn't trust the dealer to tell me the true extent of the damage if he wasn't honest enough to disclose the damage when you bought the car.
#69 of 1300 Re: Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper... [louie57
Sep 03, 2004 (2:32 pm)
Thanks for your input. I followed the direction you suggested. The salesman has been very good, and located an identical car with same number of kilometers. It has one extra option, wiper sensor, whatever that is. I will have a look at the car tomorrow (saturday). I asked for the VIN # of the vehicle and had the assistant service manager at the MB dealership where I have my car serviced to review the service history of the vehicle. He said he saw no items of concern, in fact no items that needed repair. Also I checked with the government body that registers motor vehicles, and confirmed that Mercedes Benz is the registered owner of the vehicle they located, and that it had no previous owners. I am proceeding with a little more caution this time. I hope the car checks out tomorrow. I have found this whole situation a bit stressful. I will let you know how it turns out.
#70 of 1300 Re: Need your advice on 2004 c230 I purchased, Repainted bumper... [louie57 [louie578]
Sep 07, 2004 (2:39 am)
Good job! I love when people stand up to the dealer and get what they want/deserve.