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#1569 of 1636 Re: 2004 C320 Sport Coupe [monty2222]
Sep 12, 2004 (10:04 am)
I had a horrible experience with the C-230 Coupe. In one year it has been with dealership for approximately a month. There are several problems. The sign "check engine" turns on, there are several "phantom" warning signals some of them are to be taken seriously indicating malfunctioning brakes etc. I am taking it back to dealership again tomorrow. It had the supercharger changed once besides several other services. Many times the speakers do not work and the radio goes mute. I would think twice before buying another mercedes vehicle especially the C class.
#1570 of 1636 I did buy the C320 Coupe
Oct 01, 2004 (11:55 am)
Hey all -
I posted here some time ago when looking at the C320 coupe and G35 coupe. I started to really like the C320 after driving it more. Ordered it - waited a month - then found on the boat coming to B'ham with the same options I ordered - color and all.
Now I have some issues with it at 13,000 miles. The engine does not respond to the throttle. After a releasing the throttle it takes a full second - sometimes two - for the engine to respond. It also has develped a "surge" at constant throttle (2000 RPMish). The dealer admitted to the problem two times and the first time replaced the computer. Now they say it is normal and I don't know how to drive. I called MBUSA and they have a tech specialist calling the dealer to resolve this issue. Anyone had surging problems??
Overall I love this car and just want it to run right.
#1571 of 1636 I think the techie should be able to help...
Oct 01, 2004 (1:59 pm)
...my list of C-Class TSBs is in the car, which is several floors away in the condo garage, but I'm pretty sure there are a number of possible "hits" for your problem. Sounds like software in the drivetrain computer, to me...
#1572 of 1636 Getting installed nav system and phone system
Nov 07, 2004 (9:40 pm)
I'm getting installed the COMAND system and the hands-free communication system. I was wondering if anyone has the items in their car and if they like it. They are quite pricey options, and want to make sure they are worth the money.
#1573 of 1636 Re: Getting installed nav system and phone system [alfonso_h]
Nov 08, 2004 (6:59 am)
I wouldn't go near the COMAND system, ever. It has been a reliability disaster for MB. They have modified it multiple times, and recently changed suppliers, in the hope of finally getting something that works consistently. Like all such problems, many owners have no difficulties and swear by it, but many others have mostly sworn at it. Beware.
The phone system has been less problematic, but my objections here are philosophical, rather than practical: I don't think any driver should be talking on the phone while the car is moving. A recent study has it that there is no significant difference between the distraction levels created by using a hands-free system versus holding the phone. That may be counter-intuitive, but I was almost run over yesterday crossing the street in front of our house by a woman whose mouth was busily moving [no one else in the car] while she tried to drive right over me in the crosswalk.
#1575 of 1636 Re: How does the Mercedes C230 coupe handle in snow/sleet/ rain?? [peterfro
Mar 16, 2005 (2:00 pm)
Had a 02 C230 Cpe. Wonderful car on wet or dry pavement. On snow - park it and get something else.
Tires are too wide to be effective in any kind of slippery condition. I traded mine on a Lexus RX AWD.
#1576 of 1636 Re: How does the Mercedes C230 coupe handle in snow/sleet/ rain?? [peterfro [bj9000]
Apr 17, 2005 (1:36 pm)
Let me get this straight: you weren't willing to get a set of snow tires for your C-Coupe as recommended by the manufacturer, but you were willing to get a whole new SUV to solve the problem? Hopefully, there were other reasons besides "too wide tires."
#1577 of 1636 Discontinued?
Apr 18, 2005 (2:11 am)
Why did they discontinue the C230 and C320 sports coupes? I had one for a loaner for about a week and I thought it was an awesome little car. I saw lots of them on the streets. They were a great way to get a Mercedes without paying alot of money.
#1578 of 1636 Re: Discontinued? [jcat707]
Apr 18, 2005 (4:17 am)
Yep they're outta here.
Well the reason why is two-fold. Mercedes was going to import the B-Class as a replacement, but the current dollar/euro relationship made that too expensive and the C hatch never sold as well as Mercedes wanted it too. I'm not sure how many they wanted or intended to sell, but I guess it wasn't worthwile anymore. Funny thing is I saw them on the road all the time.