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You are in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#657 of 886 Re: 2002 C240-should I keep or trade? [meinwa]
Mar 18, 2007 (9:14 pm)
I have a 2001 C240 with about 100k miles (157000kms).
Although it's hard to predict what the future holds for your car, imagine you fast forward about 13000 miles and here's what might happen, or at least it's happening on my car:
Power steering pump leaking, about $1000cdn to fix it, probably much cheaper in US
Need brakes as well,
Spark plugs need to be changed every 100k miles (previous owner changed them early on mine, so I don't have to worry), but there's two spark plugs per cylinder, so that could cost a bit as there's 12 total.
Having problems starting recently. Engine cranks over but does not start sometimes. Could be fuel pump, or crank position sensor, or the starter, goota get it checked next week.
Other than that I have some minor electrical gremlins that keep popping up but don't affect the car's drivability or operation.
I love my Benz too, but it's a little frustrating sometimes with the shabby reliability.
If you pay it off, put aside about $2000 a year for maintenance and repairs just to be safe.
#658 of 886 2003 1.8 liter supercharged
Mar 20, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I am close to pulling the trigger on this one, 48K miles. I know nothing about this 1.8 liter engine with a blower. Anyone out there have any experience with it? This one is an auto transmission.
#659 of 886 Re: 2003 1.8 liter supercharged [smwls8]
Mar 20, 2007 (7:24 pm)
The SC'd 4banger is a good motor. My uncle just rolled 181k miles in his. Still runs like new. He has done normal maintenance through out the years.
Mar 21, 2007 (3:54 am)
I scanned this thread last night after posting my message. Seems like a lot of other issues with the C, but the other car I'm looking at is an 03 Audi Allroad with the 2.7T engine, another complex vehicle.
#661 of 886 C class CD player inoperative
Apr 10, 2007 (4:15 am)
I have a 2001 C240 with the glove box mounted 6 CD changer. I ejected the CD magazine while a CD was playing and now the system will not play a CD. The radio works fine and the display shows CD& track numbers but no sound.Any ideas anyone? Thanks.
#662 of 886 Re: C class CD player inoperative [fitness]
Apr 10, 2007 (8:45 am)
Is the CD stuck in there or did you get all the CDs out?
Apr 11, 2007 (7:18 am)
What does it cost for a brake job on the 2005 / 2006 C280?
#664 of 886 Re: brakes [piason]
Apr 11, 2007 (7:23 am)
Get a quote from a few places. Brakes are not that hard if you know a little about cars. I assume you just need new pads?
I have 32k miles on a 04 240 and have not needed pads yet.
#665 of 886 Re: 2002 C240-should I keep or trade? [boomchek]
Apr 20, 2007 (8:03 pm)
I forgot that the spark plugs need to be changed at 100K mi...
I went ahead and traded in the Benz for an SUV. I got a great deal on both the new car, and the trade-in on my C240.
#666 of 886 02 C240 What a sh@# car
Apr 23, 2007 (8:11 am)
47,000 miles both front and rear making noise(bushings?), fuel sending unit just went, & now check engine light is on and car is driving rough. I believe it is oxtgen sensor. Is this common for the C class. Thinking of trading it in for a 2006 C280. Feeling on the 280 anything to look out for? Also do you think the rought drving (check engine light) is a oxygen sensor?