1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 2.2 liter in-line 4
A reliable workhorse
A few common wear and tear components, which needed immediate attention; water pump, poly v belt, tensioner and pulley, ball joints, shocks, power steering fluid hose, PCV nipple, and performed scheduled service maintenance.
The headliner is starting to sag in the rear due to the age, and few minor interior accessory components may need attention, but not urgently. "Common wear and tear".
The engine still runs strong and the transmission shifts smooth with no slippage. Excellent fuel efficiency.
The rear passenger seats do feel comfortable, but are tight when getting in and out of the car. The front head and legroom is adequate.
The original factory Bose stereo system still has excellent clarity sound after all these years of use.
For this age and high mileage, which is nothing on Mercedes, it still runs like it did whenI got it in 1997 pre-owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2012