2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Sedan Review
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    55

    Great Car — Fantastic car, only problem was at 60,000 miles it needed a new alternator, other than that its a fantastic car, great in the snow too.

    Pros: Great in snow, good on gas, Reliable

    Cons: The low profile rims bend easily

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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    Sporty Car With An Amazing Feel Of The Road — I bought mine used in 2007 with 29k miles on it. I haven't regretted my purchase at all. Compared to the 2006 BMW 325i my brother has, the handling on the road is much more grippier and has an excellent stock sports suspension. The supercharger really makes a difference, and the fuel economy is great. I only wish I had a model with a glass roof. The only downside of this car is the limited modding capabilities. You can only do so much with the 1.8L supercharged '03. If you want to spend some extra bucks to mod your car and you're interested in purchasing a used C230, go for the '02 model or just dish out a couple thousand more for the C320. Otherwise, this is excellent for the budget sports car enthusiast who is not interested in modding.

    Pros: Excellent handling and suspension, slap-shift feature is a lot of fun

    Cons: Slower than newer models, but that's true with almost all cars! Not very flexible for engine modding.

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Supercharged Sedan Review
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    55

    Executive And Looks The Bizz, Quick And Lots Of Toys — good auto gearbox, but went wrong a few times!, like the sports upgrade, lowered, biggers alloys, leather etc

    Pros: gets allot of remarks and attention when new in 2003

    Cons: too many people have them now so got rid!

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback Review
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    45

    Split Between Good & Bad. — I leased this vehicle new in 2003 and gladly turned it back in 2006. I've since found out that those first turn of the century vehicles were plagued with low quality components, the result of Mercedes failing to police its parts providers more closely. If everything was going well, this was an awesome car. It felt much larger and stable on the road than its size would imply. But if you did anything out of just driving it on a flat perfect road, you'd end up paying for something. I live in Los Angeles, and like most large cities, the roads suck. Pot holes and the like are unavoidable. I bent two rims and blew out 5 tires over the 3 years I had it. I also rubbed to close to the curb once, which caused the entire rear right arm to bend, rendering the vehicle undriveable. Cost to fix: $3,200. The traction control computer short circuited once (fortunately covered under the warranty). Maybe the roads in Europe are better, but this car was way to delicate for real life driving in L.A. Its my understanding that the new C classes have corrected these failings.

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

    Pros: Plenty of power, great sunroof, sporty feel, roomy interior, & nice handling.

    Cons: Delicate car, costly repairs, tire eating rims from hell.

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 Sedan Review
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    45

    It's An Old Man Car... — Very smooth car to drive.. ideal if you're taking your parents on a long journey.. not much fun to drive though really..

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: not my type of car, that's all...

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 4MATIC AWD Sedan Review
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    45

    So Far, It Is A Nice Car. — Just bought it used and had it inspected by a Mercedes mechanic before purchasing it so I feel good about the car. Was told that the rear brakes had 30% left and should probably buy new tires.

    Cons: When purchasing tires on a 4Matic, need to purchase all new tires at the same time.  Otherwise you'll jack up the AWD sensor and that will lead to transmission problemos.

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Sedan Review
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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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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 Sedan Review
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    85

    Addicted To This Car — As the age of the car goes, the engine becomes more performing, fuel efficient and very reliant. Braking, handling and cornering is excellent. Feel very safe. despite being the RWD, this car is very stable and offer high standard traction in the snow. Less maintenance (Once in every 10000 miles). Once driven this series car, we will be addicted to this and will generate a dislike for all 4 cylinder engine cars. This car is so satisfactory that I am not able to find another replacement for this series car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Appearance, performance, Luxury, design, ABS Brakes, EBD, Silent interiors, Less maintenance

    Cons: Rust formation, No MP3, High maintenance labor charges

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    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C240 4MATIC AWD Sedan Review
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    Love It — Good power, handles great! No complaints. Has been very reliable for 8 years so far! No repairs was needed except for normal wear like brakes and tires. Did all the scheduled maintenance at the dealership. Not too expensive to maintain.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Feels nice to drive it.

    Cons: None

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    2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

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    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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