Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 1:25 PM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Auto Repair, Sedan
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Jan 11, 2013 (8:34 am)
Keep watching this discussion for feedback, but you should also post details about the vehicle in our Real-World Trade-in Values discussion. Make sure to include your location & mileage on the vehicle, and people can give you an idea of what it's worth.
Jan 11, 2013 (9:41 am)
If you mean that it snaps your neck between upshifts, that's not a real good sign. If you're looking for a trouble-free used car, generally speaking (and I've been proven wrong sometimes), a high mileage German car out of warranty with transmission issues is not the best odds.
By all means, have the car checked out prior to purchase.
#216 of 220 Repair on brand new Benz. Should I try to get a new one?
Jan 21, 2013 (5:10 pm)
Bought a C250 yesterday. Got it home and it is making loud rattling/sputtering noise when idling in gear. It is now in the garage for them to inspect. It had 13 miles on it at the dealership. I'm feeling like I got the reject that other people test drove and rejected because it was rattling. It doesn't make the rattling every time - maybe half the time. I plan to keep this car for 8 years or more. I do not want on-going rattling and headaches. Should I insist upon a new one? The salesman said if I really want a new one they will probably do it.
#217 of 220 Re: Repair on brand new Benz. Should I try to get a new one? [nwt]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 21, 2013 (5:24 pm)
Not for a rattle---sure, they'll trade you into a new one, but you won't like the price difference.
Give 'em a chance. Discouraging I know, but maybe it's some nit-picky little thing.
#218 of 220 Re: MB C-230 [nas724]
Jan 29, 2013 (6:02 pm)
I would stay away from this Car. I have owned one from 16 to 88 thousand miles and this is the list of problems:
*Windshield wiper mechanism failed 3x last resulted in sudden loss of vision and serious accident, write off.
** transmission replaced 2x (one in warranty) second $3,000.00 bill.
***Engine harness $1,000.00
****Air mass sensor $800.00
*****Computer (used one ) $900.00 engine stalling during normal driving city and freeway.
******Instrument cluster, in warranty. Failed again when out of warranty.
Like most owners, I did not get anywhere with Benz service, even so I brought up the problem to service manager while the car was still in warranty. Lovely car, cheap to buy compared to cost of ownership.
#219 of 220 Re: Class Action against MB...paid $42,000 for a brand new.... lemon [mr_n_h]
Nov 04, 2013 (6:28 pm)
Hey I'm interested in this MBA lawsuit! Please tell me how to join? I hate I'm seeing this so late but we can get more done together. Anybody can reply with help I will appreciate it. It's currently Nov 1013 & I just bought a 2007 in Dec of 2012 with 56k on it. I drove the car for 2 months before all of a sudden the transmission started skipping. I went to the dealer who promised it was a small job to find out it was the transmission speed sensor & that the part alone was close to 1800 dollars!! I've only had this car 9 months with now 68 thousand miles & have gotten the oil changed twice & the car isn't even drivable ! I got in it one day & it wouldn't change out of first gear, & the engine light came on & I hsvent drove it sense! This is non acceptable I'm a female with a Mercedes with transmission issues at less than 100k miles. I'll never buy a Mercedes again & I'm surely trying to sue cause I'm still making payments !!
#220 of 220 Re: Class Action against MB...paid $42,000 for a brand new.... lemon [kizzebenz]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 05, 2013 (1:25 pm)
Hi - we don't permit using the forums to organize legal action, and we don't permit email addresses/phone numbers to be posted either.
Please be sure to report the problem to the NHTSA at www.safercar.gov.
If they get enough complaints, they have the authority to investigate and recommend a recall if they think it's warranted.