2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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:4.2 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
  • 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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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews

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jovie writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Supercharged Sedan Review
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4

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Gas Saver

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Not Enough Power

jovie
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Classic/cool — I dont really like the small engine and its no good for winter snow in chicago. Its great in the summer and on gas. Easy to work on since its a I4 engine so everything is at your reach of hand.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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4

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Strong engine, great looks, comfortable, fun to drive, solid build quality, stereo, ease of use

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minor electric issues, some rough idle issues, low on power, gas mileage

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Sadi — Overall, it's a great car. It seems a little low on power, but it has a strong engine, nice acceleration, great handling, and is extremely comfortable. It seems to be built fairly well, though there are some minor quality issues and electric problems, though nothing that has kept me from trusting the car. I absolutely adore how this car looks and I don't know that I've been happier with any other car I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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carnett77 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Wagon Review
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3

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utility, rare, solid

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maintenance, cheap feel, electric bugs

carnett77
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Nice Looking Wagon But High Maintenance And Eats Gas — Great looking wagon that is rare. Strange electronic glitches like headlight out and then it mysteriously fixes itself. Has had nearly $6000 in repairs in the last year. Both catalytic converters, side door ABS needed repair, among many other things- I know the service advisors very well. I have had previous Mercedes and there is definitely a cheaper feel to the newer models. Performance is nothing to brag about. Very slow from a stop. Gas mileage is horrendous. 14 in the city 23 tops on the highway. Would probably feel like a completely different car with the kompressor engine but unfortunately, it has the slow 6 cylinder gas guzzling engine

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

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Fitzy writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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5

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Fun to drive, fast for it's size

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Noisy ride

Fitzy
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Would Buy Another Tomorrow — I average 30,000 miles per year and close to 30 miles per gallon. It's still a fun car to drive after now having 200,000 miles on it. Repair costs have been acceptable. It has a lot of the features from the more expensive models which is a real plus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Grant writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Sedan Review
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its awd

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cost of maintnence

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Sweet — great car, good on the highway, great on gass and it hauls! also sick in the snow! it has a smooth ride, great handling, but it sucks when people steel the hood star, all in all great car! vrooom on de auto ban

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dclark75 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Sedan Review
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dclark75
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It's Always Something — I've only had problems with this car. First the check engine light comes on and I have to replace a sensor. Then I have trouble starting the car...I think I was sold a lemon!

Owner for 0 years, 9 months

Miles Driven per Year:13,000

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boomer2146 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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Dependable

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Small

boomer2146
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Love My Car !! — I love my car !!! bought it new in 2002 and runs like a charm...only a few things have had to be repaired . The first 50,000 miles all maintenance issues were covered by Mercedes. I do hate that has changed.

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cstein_2011 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 Sedan Review
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5

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I absolutely loved this car!  It handles well on the road and get good miles to the gallon.

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The maintenance can be high if you're not used to it, but, if regularly maintained they will last forever!

cstein_2011
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Great Car — The Mercedes is hard to find a substitute for...Just a very reliable vehicle you would absolutely love. The maintenance can be high, but, you don't have to take it as regularly as you would a less expensive vehicle. You can keep them forever!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C320 Hatchback Review
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4

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Excellent Appearance and Performance

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Not the Best Car for a Child Seat

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Mb C320 — The quality is unmistakable and it performs like a dream. Repairs can be a little more expensive, but I haven't had to have many repairs. The panoramic sunroof is awesome on a sunny cool day -- even if you can't use it very often in New Orleans. Overall, it's the best car I've owned . . . thus far.

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Robert416488 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 Sedan Review
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Handling, fit and finish, front seat comfort

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Repair and service costs.

Robert416488
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Nicest Car I Have Owned — Solid, high-quality and dependable car. Classic good looks in keeping with MB tradition. Smoooth, powerful, and responsive. Easy to maneouvre in city traffic and a joy on the highway. At 6 years old, people still comment to me that it looks like a brand new car.

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Very Well Made Compact Car! By g5lisaaaaaa

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 h... Read More

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