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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedans

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  • Has anyone purchased the C230K Sport Sedan or the C320 Sport Sedan yet? If so, what kind of deal did you get?

    Thanks!
  • drmpdrmp Posts: 187
    Has anybody had a mishap about their IC hitting a road obstacle/curb/bumps? I am concerned about its location which is at the chin portion. My wife could damage it since she is not as careful as me when driving the car.
  • seanl3seanl3 Posts: 5
    I have recently purchased an '01 C320 for my wife (November 02). and I have noticed that when I get gas for the car(notice, when I get gas for her car, but that is a different story), and I put it in the garage, the gas fumes are very heavy. I do not overfill, or 'top-off'. Has anyone here have this happen to them? or should I be running back to MB of Orland, for servicing? (They have been great, by the way). The fumes are so heavy that they seep into the family room which is attached to the garage.

    I still am having problems with the smartkey, they have ordered a fourth one so far, and you only get 10 smartkeys for the life of the car.

    I have had it in service now twice, and don't really want to take it back for anything else.
  • mleskovarmleskovar Posts: 171
    I have never smelled even a hint of gas from my '01 C320 and I have a sensitive nose. Definitely take it in soon. The keys have been problematic but the newest key rev seems to fix the problem for good. Do a search in the forum and you'll find how to identify the key by the number on it and which one fixes the problem. If you already have the correct rev keys maybe they should be replacing the key unit in the car . Some people have had that done.
  • jrct9454jrct9454 Posts: 2,363
    ...get to a dealer quickly on the problem with the fuel smell. This should not be happening. I can speculate on about a half dozen possible suspects, but in any case, this is neither normal nor common.
  • husky11husky11 Posts: 53
    Has anyone experienced a Fulda Assuro set of tires? I am considering them for my 1999 C280. The price is $79 per tire installed, balanced, and rubber stems.They are made in Germany and are said to be very good on the German autobahn's.They are advertised to be very quiet and have excellent traction and cornering, etc., with a 40K mile unconditional warranty.

    Tire size is: 205 x 60R x 15, speed rating is H.

    If so, how have they performed?
    Thanks for any answer.
  • Just thought I would let everyone know that I ordered an '03 C230 Kompressor Sports Sedan (6 speed, of course) with C2, heated seats, Bose, & 6 Disc Changer in alabaster white with charcoal interior. MSRP $31,985 (Invoice 29,746), paid $31,000 (couldn't get them to move any more than that on the price). It will be 8 to 10 weeks and the anticipation is going to kill me. Has anyone else ordered/bought either the C230 or C320 Sport Sedan yet? Let me know what kind of deal you got.
    Thanks!
  • Sweet! Edmunds finally added all of the info for the new Sports Sedans and coupes. Of course, they didn't get this info out until after I ordered the car last night. Luckily, according to the TMV, the car, with my options, should sell for $30,992 and I got it for $31,000.
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    I just ordered my C230WZ sport sedan yesterday. It is automatic, C2, C3, C4, heated seats, Bose stereo upgrade, CD changer, Pewter with charcoal interior. MSRP $35,165, my cost $500 over dealer cost. Could have got a better deal but was happy with $500 over dealer cost. What did others pay???
  • WC68,
    When you say $500 over cost, what was the actual dollar amount that you paid? When I ordered mine, the "cost" or invoice was $1250 less than I actually paid. Assuming that MB uses a 7% markup, your invoice price would have been $32,703; are you saying that you only paid $33,203? If so, that would be one heck of a deal and they really pulled the wool over my eyes!! Or are you saying that they added $500 over MSRP?

    Anyway, your car seems pretty well loaded and I can imagine that you are psyched to get it. How long did they say it would take? 8 to 10 weeks??
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    The invoice on the car including freight is $32,755 + $500 profit + $400 advertising fee + $150 car prep fee = $33,805 before tax and license. I kow the adversting fee might be bull but they say that they have to pay it to the factory. I assume invoice cost on the web does not include advertising fee. My car will be built in Feb 03 and will get here 6 weeks from then. What part of the US are you? I am in Washington!
  • Sounds like a great deal; when all told, you still got $1360 off MSRP and from what they are saying around here, that is a pretty impressive deal. . . .GOOD HAGGLING!! I am in Richmond, VA and my dealer stated that it should not take longer than 60 days to get my car, but they say 8 to 10 weeks just to cover themselves.
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    Do you know when they are going to start building your car? My car will start on Feb 28, 2003. The wait is killing me!!!
  • Sounds like a great deal; when all told, you still got $1360 off MSRP and from what they are saying around here, that is a pretty impressive deal. . . .GOOD HAGGLING!! I am in Richmond, VA and my dealer stated that it should not take longer than 60 days to get my car, but they say 8 to 10 weeks just to cover themselves.
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    Do you know when they are going to start building your car? My car will start on Feb 28, 2003. The wait is killing me!!!
  • WC68,
    I got a call from my dealer today and he stated that he might be able to alter a previous order that had gone in before mine and is now being cancelled. He said if he could do that, the building would start in the first week of Feb, no exact date yet, he is supposed to keep me posted. I'm not getting my hopes up yet; I'm not expecting to see my car until the end of March/beginning of April. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    Jettaglxvr6,
    are you buying the extended warranty?
  • I have never been a big fan of extended warranties. I figure since the first 50000 miles are on them and we have until that warranty expires to purchase an extended one, I am not going to get one now. How about yourself?
  • Instead of using these silly user names, mine is Tony. I think you can figure out the jettaglxvr6 name, but what does the WC68 stand for?
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    My name is Willy and 68 is my favorite number! You can buy an extended manaufacter warranty any time within one year of the purchase. The MSRP for extra 3 years and extended to 100,000 miles is $2,300.00. Through this forum I have found Lisa in Chico, California who sells them at a discount $1,690.00. You can buy over the phone. Let me know if you want her number! I have talked to her a few times and she is very easy to work with. I plan on buying one because the cost to fix something will pay for it self. I want my car now, the wait is killing me!!!
  • Willy,
    Thanks for the info regarding the warranty and Lisa. If you could, please let me know her phone number and if I do decide to get it, I will definitely call her.

    And you are right, the wait is going to kill me! But, I know that day when I pull up to the dealership to pick it up, it will all be worth it!!

    Keep me informed as you receive updates on your car.
    Tony
  • teohcteohc Posts: 2
    Any known problems with rear suspension squeals when swinging hard turns on uneven surfaces or at freeway speeds going over dips?
    Dealer couldn't diagnose/fix first time around. Hoping second time is a charm.

    cliff
  • Willy,
    Thanks for the info regarding the warranty and Lisa. If you could, please let me know her phone number and if I do decide to get it, I will definitely call her.

    And you are right, the wait is going to kill me! But, I know that day when I pull up to the dealership to pick it up, it will all be worth it!!

    Keep me informed as you receive updates on your car.
    Tony
  • wc68wc68 Posts: 23
    Tony,
    Lisa Lehrbaum, Courtesty Motors 1 (800)655-3535. Best deal in town!!! I wonder who will get their car first? As the days go by let me know the status of your car! Willy
  • i set in my friend's C55 AMG the other day, he insisted his car was made in Germany. i thought all C class made or asembled in the US (or Mexico?) who is right?

    and can anyone show me a link or place that i can find out where actually is the vehicle made? can we tell from the VIN numbers?

    thanks in advance,
  • There's a sticker inside the driver's door jam with the manufacturing location.
  • linardlinard Posts: 59
    All Benz's destined to the US other than the ML are assembled and produced in Germany. Although the ML's drivetrain is shipped fully assembled from Germany though.
  • nycanyca Posts: 232
    C class cars for the US are also manufactured in Brazil
  • thanks for all the answers, so who is right? Brazil or Germany, or even Mexico? can someone points me to a link that i can check this out, (except my friend door of course) i know people who bought the AMG paid much more than an c230, can't imagine they paid for non Germany made car.... at the same time, i don't see they would specially built C55 body at Germany while other c are made in Brazil or mexico...

    by the way, i did notice there are a loud rattle noise from my friend's car at that day, it goes away for like 5 to 10 mins, but it came back every time he starts his car, sounds like he's riding a chopper.
  • I have posted in the past that I traded my 2001 C240 for 2002 C320 Sportwagon. I had renewed the Tele aid 6 months earlier. The dealer told me that there was nothing I could do about the unused portion.

    I received a renewal notice the other day for the 2001. I was going to throw it away tonight but I noticed that they were going to bill me automatically.

    I called the 800 number and explained what had happened and, to my amazement, the guy tells me that he will issue me a credit for the 6 months that I had left on the old car. This is 7 months after I had traded the car.

    We all do a lot of crying about MB in this forum but I can not imagine how they could have treated me better. I can not say the same for the dealer that gave me the bad information. He will hear from me tomorrow!
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