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Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, Coupe, Convertible
#1446 of 1636 C-Coupe Panaramic Roof
Apr 27, 2003 (9:50 am)
My wife owns a 2003 C230K coupe and has experienced the "squeak" problem. The car was an early build 2003 (October 25, 2002) so it still had the original (2002) design roof that had its problems. The Mercedes Benz dealer was able to rebuild the roof to resolve the "squeak" problem. However, after 2 months the "squeak" reappeared and the car went back to the dealer. The dealer indicated that it was out of adjustment, adjusted it, and so far, the roof has been quiet. Like so many things, it is a brand new design that problems do not appear until they get it out there. One thing about Mercedes is that if they have a problem, they seem to always get it fixed. Sometimes though you just need to be patient and keep working with them.
I know that if my squeak reappears again, they will address the problem and if they can't rebuild the one in the car they will replace it with another new roof. That is one reason why I continue to buy Mercedes...you don't have to fight them to fix a problem, they just fix whatever needs to be addressed.
Apr 27, 2003 (6:59 pm)
To mbrube- Welcome to Town Hall, and congratulations! We look forward to hearing more about your C230K experience.
To berrill & others experiencing problems- For additional feedback, you should also post (copy/paste) your problems in our MB C230/C320 Problems & Solutions discussion. For future reference, look for this discussion in the Helpful Links on the left side of the page. Good luck.
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
#1448 of 1636 my first benz!!!
May 01, 2003 (7:06 am)
Hey, everyone. I've been on the Hyundai Santa Fe board for a year now (and still think that is one of the best buys in the entire automotive world), but I didn't expect to be posting on the MB board for many more years of my life... until I got an offer I couldn't refuse. I picked up my C230K coupe last night. It is Alabaster White with Oyster Leather, has the 5-speed auto, CD changer, and (of course) the coolest moonroof ever. Sticker was $29,995, sold for $23,995. I am like a child with a new toy! I can tell by the excitement of the messages that I have read that I am not the only one.
#1449 of 1636 Hi tsberkey4- Congrats on the C230k...
May 05, 2003 (3:57 am)
and thanks for sharing the details! We look forward to hearing more.... Happy motoring!
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
May 05, 2003 (6:48 am)
Thanks, Revka. It has been five days now, and I think I have died and gone to heaven! And this is just the Baby Benz??? How much more could they add to the driving experience? On second thought, I don't want to know until my kids are grown and I can afford it!
May 07, 2003 (4:25 am)
Congrats and welcome to the MB family! I hope you continue to enjoy your experience, I'm pretty sure you will. I drove and leased my first MB in 1995 and have been like a kid with a new toy ever since. Lots of value for a very reasnoable price, great warranty, you can't go wrong. And best of all it has something other cars don't: it is, and always will be, a Mercedes (well, OK Daimler-Chrysler now - but Mercedes still gives a certain impression other cars can not).
Be safe & have fun!!!
May 07, 2003 (5:04 pm)
Thanx for the welcome. This car just feels like what I've always wanted a car to feel like but never had the courage to get. You are right about the fact that it is a Mercedes. This coupe is drop-dead gorgeous, and living in a medium-sized town with no Mercedes dealer for 25 miles, I have never seen so many heads turn!
May 23, 2003 (5:33 am)
We have a "98 E320 wagon which we love and it still has 1 1/2 years of starmark warranty left on it. However, the C230 sports coupe is really nice and gets better mileage too. We could pretty much sell the E wagon and buy the C coupe as an even swap. I'm not sure the hatchback is big enough for us though. They always seem to have lots of room at the dealership, but we have a baby and a dog, so there would be a car seat, stroller, etc. Has anyone with a family used the C230 sports coupe and has it been big enough?
The dealer offered us a pretty good price. It's an "03, black, C7 and C5, heated seats, and CD changer for 26,665. I would imagine that since this was his starting offer, he would probably go a little lower even. I calculated MSRP at 30,220 and Invoice at 28,157.
If it were large enough to work for us, we'd end up with a much newer, but smaller car without spending anything. Any idea which would be worth more 4-5 years down the line, the "98 E320 wagon or a "03 C sports coupe? I"m guessing the wagon has pretty much done it's depreciating and so would probably be worth more even in 5 years.
Sorry for all the rambling but I'm having a tough time deciding on this and would really appreciate anyone's thoughts.
May 23, 2003 (8:50 am)
My own opinion:
My children are now grown, with one driving her own car and the other soon to be (17 and 15). For all of their dependent years, we had mini-vans and four-door sedans. I honestly cannot imagine having a two-door coupe in your situation, not because of the size but because of the (in-)convenience. For a couple of thousand more, you could have the C230 sedan, which looks just as nice, has the same everything, but also has four doors, which will become increasingly important as your child gets older.
Again, just my opinion. I hope it helps. Either way, you're still driving a Benz-- Life is Good!
May 24, 2003 (8:53 am)
My comments might hurt most MB fan, but I do really like to tell you better find any other MB model instead of C230 Coupe... Please check this board carefully and other place on net. Ask your friend for anyone has experience on C230 coupe. I know two friends of fried have that car and totally painful for one year because its non reliability. Had benn in service for over 16 times in one year, so fially they asked dealer to buy back. It's really not the only two case. I can see my naighber driving loaner every other month and four times in the first month. So I can image what's on her car. I heard MB is going to discontinous on this model. So I do hope C230 seden could be your right one. It look better and with better features.... Good luck.