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You are in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#729 of 886 Used 07 C230
Jan 04, 2008 (6:45 pm)
I've been thinking about purchasing a 2007 C230 with 19k miles for $23000 (tax and fees not included). Is that a good deal? Its not a CPO so should have a independent mechanic check it out before purchasing? Carfax reports show no issues.
Anyway, from reading up on this car, it seems there are lot of problems with this line. They also seem very expensive to maintain. How reliable are these vehicles?
Are folks compromising just to have that Mercedes name?
#730 of 886 Re: cost of owning a C-class [vivid1]
Jan 09, 2008 (9:39 pm)
Wow...which dealer did you go to? I have 2008 C-300. All i know is at 13000 is my first oil change, and my dealer did not say anything about spotting the cost.
Did the dealer offer this to you when you purchased your vehicle?
#731 of 886 windshield wiper issue
Jan 09, 2008 (9:45 pm)
Just want to know if anyone had experience any problems with the windshield wiper. My issue is that when the passenger wiper swipe to the left, it left a vertical strip of water beading (where the blade stopped), as if it did not wipe out the water. Even when the driver's wiper swipe to the right, it did not clear up the water beading. The dealer replaced the blade the the problem was not resolved. When i drive in the rain, it is frustrating to see the vertical strip of water beading in the near center of the windshield. Please advise. Thank you
#732 of 886 Re: cost of owning a C-class [maggiebn]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:39 am)
I go to Knauz MB in Lake Forest, IL. I didnt even buy the car from then and all my scheduled maintenance was free of charge until the warranty is up.
#733 of 886 C230 or Lexus GS 300?
Jan 10, 2008 (10:31 am)
I'm contemplating on either buying a 2003 C230 K ($17,988 with 41,700 miles) or 2003 Lexus GS 300 ($18,995 with 57,549 miles). Which one should be the better car, reliability-wise, comfort and overall luxury handling capability? Thanks for your input.
#734 of 886 windshield wiper wont turn off
Jan 10, 2008 (12:19 pm)
the windshield wiper works fine but when I turn it off it wont turn off it stays on intermittent. Does anyone know what this might be going on? Is there anyway to reset it. The only way to turn it off is when I turn the engine off. When I turn the engine on the windshield wiper comes back on intermittent even thought it is off. It started today. It was raining and I had to use my windshield wipers.
#735 of 886 Re: windshield wiper wont turn off [trellsworth]
Jan 10, 2008 (2:51 pm)
If you have the rain-sensing wipers, they will turn on automatically, regardless of the switch setting.
Or....the sensor is out of whack...
#736 of 886 Re: 2002 C320 Not Starting [charlesjv]
Jan 21, 2008 (4:14 pm)
My battery is draining all of a sudden. I pull all the fuses under the hood and in the inside compartment. I hook a light to shut off if i pull the right fuse. The problem must be a direct drain to the battery. i dont have a clue.
Merc 2002 C320
#737 of 886 Re: 2002 C320 Not Starting [sheldonm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 22, 2008 (1:18 pm)
Have you tested the battery itself? 5 years is about lifetime.
#738 of 886 Re: c240 seat problem [zmerzyn]
Jan 24, 2008 (7:22 pm)
W202 Power Seat ('94 thru '00 C-Class) Intermittent or inoperative power seats (especially those with passenger-side power seat option)
Caused by failure of Convenience Feature (CF) Relay K24
This relay is located in the trunk under a plastic cover between the spare wheel and the seatbacks. To access it, remove the carpeted cover over the spare wheel and then remove the black plastic cover held by three large flat screw-on nuts. The relay lays horizontal on the right side. It has two very large wires attached (red and pink). It unplugs from the harness, but the clips holding it in will have to be pried away from the relay.
The Mercedes Part Number is molded into the cover. It probably isn't as expensive as some of the other MB relays, but unless it has been redesigned, it will just fail again in a few years or less. I suggest repairing it or asking an electronic tech friend to help.
If you are capable of soldering PC boards, the relay can be repaired easily. Using two small round-blade knives, pry off the relay cover. Examine the PC Board near the plug-in base at the center. The solder connection from Terminal 2 to the N/O contact becomes de-soldered at the relay due to high current heating the etch. I suggest scraping off all the green solder-resist between the relay contact pad and the plug-in pad (only about 1/8") and flow solder over the whole area between the two points. That helps dissipate the heat. Usually that is the only solder connection that is bad, and the relay can be re-assembled.