2005 mercedes c230 review




2005 mercedes c230 review

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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class C Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (L 4cyl S/C 6M) The only downside is that Mercedes tend to eat rear tires, and since the wheels are staggered they only last about 17K miles. You can't beat a Mercedes.

    4 Mercedes-Benz C owners reviewed the Mercedes-Benz C with a rating of overall out of 5.

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    Purchase those unlimited alignment package from local tire warehouse, have tires re-aligned after every bumpy road trip. On top of that my car is no longer operable. Turns out something had broken off, leaving a small piece of the sunroof track sticking up. It certainly looks the part, and if you want to get into a Benz without breaking your wallet, it is a fine choice. There's a composure about it that would make my old Benz blush.

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Reviews | ASBURYPRESCHOOL.INFO

    Henriques In the late s, Mercedes-Benz was looking to expand its market share by moving down market into the compact luxury sedan segment. The year was when the E, predecessor to what is now the C class range, debuted. And now, 22 years later, the compact Mercedes has matured into quite the accomplished automobile and is no longer considered a stodgier alternative to the BMW 3 series. The current C class epitomizes what's right about German vehicles; tasteful, restrained styling, engineering to a fault and a planted to the road feel.

    I was lucky enough this month to test drive a C Kompressor and spend a weekend with a C 4Matic, both cars being 5 speed automatics. As you will see, these are two very distinct but similar motorcars worthy of praise. First, the C Kompressor. Being the proud owner of a C with a non-kompressor supercharger for you Yanks engine, I was curious to see just how different the latest kompressor engine was.

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    I was pleasantly surprised. Although a little unsettled on idle and at low speeds, the supercharged four cylinder power plant is just as punchy as the V6 and as smooth on the highway, while delivering superior fuel economy. Handling was spot on, the sport package giving the C a firm yet controlled feel. Even with larger than normal 17 inch rims, the ride was not jarring.

    Inside, the traditional wood trim is replaced by brushed aluminum accents, and tinted blue glass takes the edge off intense sunlight. This car, while perhaps not as pure of a drivers' car as the BMW 3 series is, definitely has the credentials to adopt the term sport sedan. The C is quite a different proposition. From startup, you can tell the difference in character, the smooth purr of the V6 coming to life and settling into a relaxed rhythm.

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    On takeoff, there is less engine noise, but even though you're about 20 horsepower shy of the supercharged 4 cylinder, it feels just as powerful. The hp V6 is well suited for this size car, not underpowered but not insanely overpowered either.

    The big difference in this particular car over the C was the four wheel drive system. Having driven non-4Matic Cs, I can tell you that this system is transparent. However, taking a sharp right hander at about 40 mph, you really get a sense at how well this car hangs on versus your traditional rear drive Benz. There's a composure about it that would make my old Benz blush.

    On the highway, the traditional planted feel is in tact, cruising at 90mph plus don't try this at home, kids is an effortless proposition, as it feels like you're going no faster than 50mph. Inside, the '05 models are upgraded over previous W C classes. Whereas the ''04 models had some questionable gauge and switchgear design, the new controls look like something you'd expect from the house of the three pointed star. Classic looking chrome ringed gauges catch your eye as you slip behind the wheel, burlwood trim accented by chrome pieces liven up the leather clad interior.

    2005 mercedes c230 review

    Turn signals are a joy, as all you have to do is touch one way or the other and let go, and instantly the car will automatically flash the signal three times. Handy for passing situations and the like. The exterior design of the current C class has worn well with this year's mild update. While current BMWs and Audis have become fashion victims at times, the restraint that Mercedes designers show executes into clean, uncluttered designs that stand the test of time.

    It says something when people ask me whether my '98 C is new. It could be because I have the cleanest Mercedes-Benz in the state of Massachusetts or it could be the fact that a good design is a good design. I like to think it's a combination of the two.

    2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class C230 Start Up, Road Test, & Review 1.8 L Supercharged 4-Cylinder



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