1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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  • 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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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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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 -

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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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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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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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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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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
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Best Reliability Available

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needs more power

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Overall — Build Quality is some of the best that I have ever seen. Car now has 300k without ANY major repairs only maintainance. Drives like it is brand new. Accelleration is very good for a big 4cyl, cost of ownership is actually very low and. Its a very relaxing car to drive. I think if I were to throw the Kompressor kit on it I would get into a little more trouble with it hahaha.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
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The Car Feels Solid

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Maintenance Costs...

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Aside From The Body Roll And Being Automatic... Its A Decent Car. — Throttle lag sucks but can be fixed with a powerchip... I6 @ 190hp seems a little underpowered for any car, but the car feels like it pulls throughout the powerband... Had to replace engine wiring harness after about 60k miles. FILLSPACE.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Everything

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Old

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Amazing — Sub woofer 12" JBL 700w amp Sony S type speakers in doors Baige nice on gas No problems Very fun car to take out and just cruise in Good acceleration, braking, handling Have an alpine deck put in and an ipod in the glove box

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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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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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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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