1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

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    Affordable Luxury — Love the whole make of this car. The interior is seamless. Classic design and smooth road handling.

    Pros: Beautiful sports package with AMG rims and bodykit adds to the look

    Cons: Turning radius has it's limits.  

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    1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 SedanReview
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    Miss It — maybe i had a bad model or something, but i had constant problems that ranged from as simple as a dash light going out to a coil in the engine going wrong. I miss it though

    Pros: smooth riding car for 10+ years old

    Cons: requires premium gas (93 octane), costly maintenance

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    Still Enjoying The Drive... — This was my next purchase after a BMW 535i 1993. A 4 cylinder 2.3 engine can compare to BMW's 3.5 6 cylinder in-line, but besides hp, it stands toe-to-toe with the 535i. This was a few years before Chrysler bought Benz and before C230s started having electrical problems that could never seem to be fixed so I haven't had any costly problems yet with it. Changed the brakes for almost half of the market prices for Mercedes parts. After all, brakes are brakes. I don't think you need to pay extra for the same quality just because it comes with a Benz logo. Overall, great gas mileage, inexpensive to maintain because it never broke, shares the tie for my most enjoyable car buy with the BMW.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: 4 liter engine less powerfull that would sometimes need to be for a 1500 kg car.

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    1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 230 SedanReview
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    Fuel Saving, Family Car — Safety concern with Airbags, Electric seats, Sunroof, Fuel Economical Saving.

    Pros: Fuel Saving

    Cons: Power Lagging in 0-100kms

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    Great Looking C180 Sport, Black Tartan Interior. Was Ace, And My First Car! — Great looking C180 Sport, Black tartan interior. Was ace, and my first car!

    Pros: Beatiful car

    Cons: Clunky gearbox

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    1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280 SedanReview
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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

    Pros: Looks great and runs great again

    Cons: Starting to cost me lots of money to keep up

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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

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

    Cons: Premium Unleaded Fuel Only, Expensive Cost of Ownership.

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    Reviews From Other Years

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    A Weak, Confused, & Lower End Version Of The E-class By Luna

    This car is that one kid who is trying really hard at being one of the rich popular kids in High-school. It wears its logo's with a sense of pride that it simply cannot back up. Not only that, this ca... Read More

    2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

    Love My C-coupe By Bill

    I like the looks and handling, the seats and the mileage. No negatives for me. Build quality is excellent. It;s a Mercedes! I have been driving them for 35 years. Nothing else compares. Best is ... Read More

    My Benz Wowwwww By Tj

    I really like the mercedes benz 300c four matic it is a great family car with a touch of sports added. My wife love to drive it too witch makes it better for me because if she isnt happy nobody is. Read More

    2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

    Affordable Luxury And Performance By CTYankee

    So far, I like everything about this car other than the low-beam headlights. They have a sharp cutoff that doesn't light up the road as far out as I'd like and there are no driving lights to augment ... Read More

    High Performance Car By DavidJackson

    This V8 car has a lot of performance, great acceleration, but then the MPG on it very low, it usually gets about 11 miles per gallon. The different modes which are comfort, sport, sport+, manual and t... Read More

    2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

    Great Sport Sedan By enriver

    It is hard to dislike anything about the C-300, except the navigation system. It is cumbersome to use and very unfriendly.. Power and acceleration are more than adequate to get out of anybody's way.... Read More

    C300 Long Range Durability By Wolfesneck

    This car goes and stops as expected. I was nervous about maintenance costs but I am pleasantly surprised about how well this car does with the limited amount of maintenance required. It's fun to dri... Read More

    2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

    Fast With A Touch Of Class By AN1986

    Fell in love with the first drive....never looked back since. Incredible power, handling and drive.....full sports car to the max with the added luxury behind the classic brand of Mercedes. Overall a... Read More

    I Am A Happy Camper By Alya

    I like my C300 and I think this is an ideal car for me. I used to own two door cars all along and this is my first 4 door car, I am definitely happy with it and how it handles. Read More

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