1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2.2L DOHC from North America
Impressed by Mercedes
Tie-rod end on one wheel. $150.
Spark plugs had never been changed, which caused a no start condition. $350 (LOL).
I wasn't very sure about this car when I got it. I was tired of the Paseo and the suspension problems, and I just wanted something else.
I wanted RWD, and I found the C220 for a cheap price. I came here, read the mixed reviews, and said, what the hell. I will go with my instincts. I guess I was right.
It took me a month to get used to driving this car. I didn't enjoy it at first. The gas pedal was stiff compared to other cars. It was so quiet at lights, I'd forget I was driving. It has pretty good pick up once you get past 25.
It just feels heavy, like a tank, but handles well considering the size. You can cruise all day without exhaustion. I get 28 MPG combined.
This car has left me impressed. Cruise control and central locking have never worked, will fix them one day. It never breaks down. All the equipment works like new. It looks new. And it's over 20 years old.
I've been keeping my eyes open for potential problems because I don't have deep pockets, and so far, I've had to replace only brakes, wheels and oil changes, and recently the A/C because the auxiliary fan had stopped running.
After this car, it's highly unlikely that I will buy any other model than Mercedes from now on.
If anyone knows how to fix the central locking and cruise control, I'd love to know.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th September, 2015