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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedans



  • djasonwdjasonw Posts: 624
    For the "A" word.. please use tooshy.

    For the "B" word.. please use darn female dog

    NO substitute for "F" word

    For the "S" word.... please use Clinton

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    A whole entire better idea than worrying about what to substitute for what is let's just talk about the cars, and pretend your small child is in the audience. We surely remember that we have been taught somewhere along the way better language skills than outright and veiled profanity, don't we?

    Give it a rest folks, and just move on.

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  • kenyeekenyee Posts: 738
    I'd have to agree. These are Edmund's rules. Please respect them enough to follow them.

    Back to the C. Has anyone got any info on the 2002 changes for the C? Apparently, the salesfolks have the list of changes for the 2002 ML already (and a nice list it is ;-)
    Anyone friendly enough w/ a salesperson to coax the info out?
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    havent seen anything specific about the new c sedan... but..i did get the mercedes magazine.. had an article about the new coupe.. looks nice! also had some interesting articles about new"distronic" system that keeps car from tailgating!! currently being introduced on the 2002 s type.
  • 404c404c Posts: 146
    I recently got the German market brochure and pricelist for the C-Class wagons (incl. C32 wagon). Anyway, one interesting option listed is the "SEQUENTRONIC" 6 speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG), with auto-shift mode.

    It costs half of the regular 5 speed automatic gearbox in Germany: 1604 DM versus 3305 DM. Using a similar ratio in Canada, that means the SMG should cost as little as $750 CDN as an option. That is, until the marketing people get their hands on it and probably mark it up over here beyond all reason (as they've done with some other options).

    Nevertheless, I wonder if this option is planned for North America this year.
  • rkrugmanrkrugman Posts: 1
    I am currently in the process of buying a new car and am strongly considering either the C240 or C320. One of the things I am a bit concerned about is how the car drives in winter weather.

    Has had the opportunity to drive this car in winter conditions (snow and ice)? If yes, could you please let me know how the car handled, for example does it get stuck alot because of RWD?
  • max63max63 Posts: 72
    Want to buy a c320, however dont want the sport package, just want the rims on the sports package. Does anyone know the cost of just rims, I believe the tire size is the same on the basic C320. Thanks for the help!
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    i found that my 240 drove reasonably well in the snow.whats reasonalbly?.there was no less traction than with a frint wheel car.. the esp keeps the car on course...little or no fishtailing.does it drive like a 4x4? no.. not at all.. but.. after having driven a 2000 acura tl// id say that it handles very close.of course knowing when to stay in 2nd or 3rd gear... as well as sensible acceleration from a stop are all part of a good driving experience in bad weather.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    If you fit the C with set (or 4) good winter tires such as the Michelin Arctic Alpins, you should be able to move around in most places and up to 10%-15% grades. This is all unless there is deep snow of course, in which case you should stick to plowed roads. The stock all-season tires are only good for small amounts of snow, despite ESP keeping the vehicle pointed straight.

    FYI, the 4-matic AWD option will be available on the C-class for the '03 model year (fall of 2002).

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  • jerry320jerry320 Posts: 27
    I just took delivery of my new c320 on Saturday, and the sunroof is not working at all. All it does is tilt, and it does not open. Called dealer this morning, and they said it is caused by some kind of computer programing. Does anyone here have the same experience? I am taking it back there tonight, and hope it is a easy fix. I am planning to put 17x7.5 wheel, and is 225/45/17 the only size that fits correctly, or I can go with 235/45/17 for better grips? Thanks everyone in advance for inputs.
  • w2p2w2p2 Posts: 63
    I read in the 30 lb. book that there is a vent you can open and shut to keep the console cool. I have looked at the diagram and got a flashlight and still cannot figure how to open the vent. Anyone know the secret?
  • akgeminiakgemini Posts: 1
    I heard from a dealer over the weekend that MB may be shipping the 2002 C320 with a manual transmission. If so, I am sold. Any one else heard this?
  • Some of you might be interested in getting the May issue of "Consumer Reports" in which they test the BMW 330i, Lexus IS 300,Mercedes C320 and the Volvo S60. My copy arrived today. The cars finished in the order I have printed them above. They had some nice things to say about all of them, but seemed to like the Bimmer the best. I would guess the magazine should hit the stands in a week or so.
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    i just had my 240 in for tem to look at it re sunroof problems.. they had to "resynch" the switch.... whatever.. it works now!
  • cticctic Posts: 291
    Ratings from Consumer Reports do not mean a thing to me. All these ratings are so subjective. If a person wants to buy a Volvo, he/she is going to buy a Volvo whether it finishes 1st or 10th in a "test".

    Car and Driver always has a bias for the "sporty" car, so BMW always wins even though the car may have no trunk space, no passenger knee room, or a horrendous reliability problem.
  • zmeenowzmeenow Posts: 341
    by the time one gets to this level of auto,, the differences can become subtle.. al o the cars rated a very good cars! the final choice is subjective andpersonal.. but i have little doubt the beemer is a pretty good car... they have a loyal following. just gimme my benz
  • michhalamichhala Posts: 375
    Are you referring to the arm rest/storage compartment? If so, the lower compartment (the larger) has air vents inside at each side to keep things cool/warm. It has a little knob that opens and closes the vents. It is requested that you do not keep anything in front of these vents to block the air.

  • max63,
    my guess is that the rims are 400 to 500 dollars a. I wanted a full sized alloy for a 1986 audi 4000cs quattro and it was about $350. The rims are the same size as the standard ones. id' wait until the dealership has some "takeoffs"they'll be much cheaper.
  • I don't put much stock in consumer reports either. and, yes the bmw's do get the nod on occasion. just do your home work,get what you like/want and with a little luck you'll be happy.
  • dennettdennett Posts: 332
    I"m slinking in here to comment on the sport wheels. max63- I've seen the C240/320 sport wheels, same for either model, on ebay multiple times. I think you could get them with their original tires, 225/55 16 instead of the standard 205/55, for the $500-$700 range. I passed on a set that never sold at $500, and since then I've seen at least 3 others. I've also seen people offering them for sale at You may also consider the wheels from an SLK or the 2000 and newer CLK, the earlier CLK rims are ugly in my opinion, they'll all go right on a C320. I've seen these whells sell in that same price range. The ultimate C rims would be the AMGs from a CLK430, but that's just my opinion. Good luck!
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