2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"ride" 21 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"expensive car" 9 reviews
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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NYFlapjack2 writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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5

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This hatchback 4 seater car is very sporty, economical and  a roomy, functional package.  This C class hatchback (coupe) is appears to be built on a sedan wheelbase?  Because the rear seats are true rear seats not just for car seats or toddlers. The will hold a adult equal to many small sedans of today's era.  The rear passenger (& front ones too), the ESP traction, bracking assist, ABS, seat belt hold down designs,  I would place so advanced in its day again equal or better than today's small car offerings.   It is a heavier, safer and running premium getting >25/34mpg ( so gas extra cost makes it = regular cost > 22.5/31.  Timing chain motor (not belt maint issues or $$$ costs).  Very solid, framed door windows.  

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Perceptions... that MB maint costs are over the roof.  Not true, parts are no more (often less) expensive than many of today's low price end cars.  I do all my own wrenching having a full garage and lift in the family.  There are some known basic and expensive issues on this platform (dash LCD and HVAC dash steppers/arms).  These cars are easily serviced and any MB specifics you can find many independents who can work them and have MB STAR  diagnosis knock off capabilities.  Panoroofs can be a PITA and forget it when they break...$$$$$.

NYFlapjack2
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Underrated Used Car Value In Today's Market. — I love this car, I bought it on a whim, (as the new car I just got) as my 2nd vehicle. I wanted the greater gas mileage, the fun of a sporty car & 6 speed and to save my SUV wear & tear. I maintain my own cars and am a wrench. Working on this (my 1st Mercedes) I found no difficulties as nuts & bolts are the same basics ... for my 17,000 miles and 2 years it has been one of the best cars I ever owned. It always get compliments and has never broke down always returning great mileage while smiling fun cruising.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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koko2525 writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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5

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very economical,if limited parking fits anywhere!!

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it is a sport car so getting in and out a bit hard

koko2525
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Reliable Car !!! — Very reliable car,never experienced any problems with it !!Would recommend it to a friend.Back seats fold down.it gives more space in the trunk.Went on a long trip,very comfortable .can put baby car sear in the back.overall 5 stars

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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fast, fuel efficient, great noise, awesome sun roof

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no suspension, awful base stereo, not very attractive back

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Fantastic! — Fantastic little car. Like most people who own this car and want better performance, I've changed the supercharger pulley. I love this car. I love the sound it makes, and the speed. The base stereo suck...so I've changed it (i.e. Kennwood single din deck, Pioneer speakers). The traction control is awful, when you want to have fun, it stops you from it, when it rains, it just gives up. Mine has AMG tuned suspension, its great for driving on smooth roads, but anyone who's been in my car can agree that it doesn't have any suspension, just tires! Also have high performance tires, no traction in the wet, end of story. The panorama sun roof (or whatever it's called) is fantastic, as close to a convertible as possible :) I'm not a fan of the back of the car, it doesn't flow very well with the car, it just sort of ends. I don't know why, but my car is badged as a C23 AMG...Planing on putting a high flow exhaust on it soon, but for now, I LOVE THIS CAR!!!

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Michael writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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FUn, sporty, panarama sunroof

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huge rearview mirror sometime impedes, long doors, slow acceleration

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Like It — It's acceleration is slow but you still get a boost. parking and manuvering is a breeze. Wish headlamps were brighter Is my first car so its nice Doors are long which are a hassle at times Car is fun to drive around cuz it's fun and sporty lol

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Christopher writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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Strong engine. Fun to drive. Hatch allows for Vaersitility

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Expensive to maintain. Premium gas

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Small Fun Hot Hatch — Gas mileage is about 23mpg combined. Lots of fun to drive. Expensive to maintain. Requires Premium gas. RWD is great. Great automatic although i would love to own a manual. Has some typical problems like weak sunroof motor. Has to many sensors for its own good.

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Mickila writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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Looks great, feels great, features great.

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mpg a bit low (up to 35-40 mpg tops on Motorway if don't push it too much, much less about town)

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Gorgeous, Smooth, Good Accel, Good Control, Ace Features (nice Roof!) — This was my dream car. the panoramic sunroof got me interested in this car. had to buy it.

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savystunr writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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Pretty little sedan. Good turning radius.

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Repairs, maintenance expensive

savystunr
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Many Repairs And Maintainance - Use Mercedes Repair Experts Only... — I've had my car for 3.5 years. Needs break pads and rotors replaced every 25,000 miles depending on what kind of driving and driver you are. It costs 350.00 for each end so hopefully you can do them at separate times. Must get the right kind of pads and they do not turn the rotors like a regular car! They throw them out and make you start fresh - this is why the wheels have that black powder around them but they work great. Sears checked my starter, alternator and battery and in the process fried my $1,100.00 (parts and labor) Tel Aid and refuse to fix it and now I have a big SRS message on the dash that cannot be removed with the normal mercedes scanner. After about five years you will need the $1,000.00 tune up. I find the car to be slow on the low end (when starting to drive/ accelorate. I recommend getting one with the split fold down rear seat. The Check Engine light comes on for just about any little thing that comes up. Air Bags are dangerous because of the dangerous powder inside them and they can rip the skin off of your face (free chemical peel!) so my mercedes mechanic says you should put the seat back as far as possible and tilt it back (so you look like some of the young low riders) to keep it safe. I also had a bad original owner, so I had to rebuild most of the front end which was 1,300.00. My gas milage is not evil nor very good for a smaller sedan.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Hanna writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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look

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maintenance cost

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Very Good Car — the performance of this car is good for this class type, quality is very good as mercedes used to produce, this car is affordable.the look is very classy ,and it give you a great feeling when you drive it, but the maintenance is very costy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Thaer writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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Soo Good — Great car! Fast and has a great engine! Looks very luxury and sport at the same time! Interior is small but nice! Black is preferred! saves gas! Handles nicely! doesn't have to be fixed alot if at all for a long time!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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classic_001 writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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the 2.4 Liter engine provides more than enough Power as well as decent economy

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the back seat seems a little small

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A Classic Style And Look — The engine size supplies more than enough adequate power , plenty of leg room in the front compartment area , a little snug in the rear seat. Handles corners well and accelerates from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds as well as some great safety features..

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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

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