1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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George writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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quality

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got  footbrake not handbrake.

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It's Alright — high cost in fuel, so cheep to insure, drives like dream. can be slid round any corner, performes better than any hot hatch, the trim on the elegance is second to none, for a lrge car it can be raced.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Todd writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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Appearance, Fun Factor, Acceleration, Handling, Build Quality

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Maintenace Cost, Lack of Car Upgrades

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A Car That Keeps Giving — Biggest problem I have with the car would have to be the maintenance costs but there are ways around it. Definitely enjoy driving it around and the looks I get with it. Car drives great for a four cylinder but I would still like more power from under the hood.

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Paul writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Just Fing Drive It — You don't realise how good those germans are at putting together a decent car until you have spent some quality time behid the wheel of a Merc... at 12 years old it should rattle and squeak but it's still tight as a drum !!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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g5lisaaaaaa writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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5

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My commute is often by freeway, over 40 miles and with tons of traffic. When Im in my tank, it's my Private Idaho.

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I don't have any -

g5lisaaaaaa
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Very Well Made Compact Car! — I like that it has tons of room! I don't like that seats are not same, I.e., power, leather. Only driver side is! Kinda weird but I guess the driver should be the most comfortable, eh? This car has help up remarkably well over the years. I bought it used (had 1 prior owner) and have not regretted this purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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5

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Fuel Saving

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Power Lagging in 0-100kms

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Fuel Saving, Family Car — Safety concern with Airbags, Electric seats, Sunroof, Fuel Economical Saving.

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Wana Be writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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5

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everyhing

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the  age

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Its Gr8 — there is nothing wrong with it . its sporty fun and comfy, the performance is realy awsum 0-100 5 seconds flat . braking is good and the handling is not as good as the bmws but its faster than a bmw

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Budi writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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4

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Small, easy to drive, high gas mileage, still luxury body and suspension.

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Small power of the engine.

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Mercedes Benz C 200 1997 — This car is one of a compact type of Mercedes Benz. Although smaller than E Class type it still a luxury Mercedes Benz. It has 2000CC 4 cylinder engine which I think is less powerful for its moderate heavy body. This car is very fun to drive, the size is compact, and of course high gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Harold13 writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
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4

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Looks great and runs great again

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Starting to cost me lots of money to keep up

Harold13
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Very Good Looking Car, With A Strong Engine — I have owned the car over five years it now has over 175,000 miles and it is still great fun to drive but I have had some recent problems that have cost me $4000 to repair.

Owner for 5 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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Bob writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
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power and economy

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parts pricing

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Good Car — Parts are expensive but the quality seems to justify the price. The car has been rock solid and delivers pretty ggood gas milage for the pull that it has.Over all I would recomend this car if your prepared to spend the money on the parts cost.

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Cole writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
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4

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Sport Package, Bilstein Shocks, Anti-Roll Bars, Ample Power and Speed, Bose Sound, Quality build.

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Premium Unleaded Fuel Only, Expensive Cost of Ownership.

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Mercedes-benz C280 Sport — The Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport is a great overall car. It has ample power (Est.200bhp) and plenty of speed. The Bilstein shocks and additional anti-roll bars in the sport package allow the car to handle incredibly well. The interior is also very comfortable and stylish with 10-way power seats, perforated leather upholstery, 8-speaker Bose sound system, and corbon fibre trim. It is a very well built car seeing as it is a Mercedes-Benz. I have had a few mechanical issues so far, and repairs ranged from $300-$1,200. Very expensive, but a great buy overall.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fair By farhatrahiim

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Good Car By 2ndSamuel

There are no little problems only big problem when something goes wrong. Would love to get the car back to its original state. Would be a great car. Leaking, leaking engine. Would love to solve these ... Read More

Love My C280 By jessedeefy

I love my 96 C280. It really is a beautiful car and I love driving it around. It accelerates very well and, while the breaks are a little on the weak side, it gets me where I need to go and I enjoy ge... Read More

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1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Classic Early Mb Amg Car By GRH

This is a solid, well-built, powerful car with Mercedes quality and not all the complexity of newer models. It is not inexpensive to maintain, but at 147,000 miles still looks and performs better than... Read More

My Family Car By fastcar787

although I love the drive on it but I've always disliked the seats mercedes have used, they just look cheap, other than that i love my car too bit I think it just too gud, dont know what else too righ... Read More

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