2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Sport from North America

Summary:

A keeper for years

Faults:

Brake lamp switch broke.

Crank position sensor went out.

General Comments:

I drive winding roads everyday, in between work and home, and it's a joy to drive. It makes me want to step on the gas every time I drive it. Surely it's not the best car out there built in 2000, but it still handles pretty well, considering it has the Sport & Special Edition Packages.

The car is fast for a car designed 2 decades ago, although there is that short lag in up shifting when trying to accelerate quickly, due to the way the 5-G Tronic transmission was designed.

For a classic looking car, it still gets looks for its simple design.

I may have been lucky with mine, reading other's comments, but so far in the last 2 years of owning this used vehicle, I have spent only $112 in total repairs. Nothing life threatening to me or of inconvenience to driving. One of the last w202s built (June 00), and it still feels like it would new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2010

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 230 2.3 lt. Kompresor from Guatemala

Summary:

Superb machine and look

Faults:

SRS light is on. It seems that there is a fault with the airbags.

General Comments:

This car has a sporty look.

Has 4 cilyders, but with the Kompressor feels like an 6 cilyder engine with turbo.

The engine sounds is great.

Everything works fine, very fast car, cornering are great, you didn't notice how fast you are driving. You can easily go at 150 kph without notice.

Very soft shocks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2008

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Classic 1.9 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Great car as second hand - Wouldn't pay the new price, but that is down to economics

Faults:

Mass flow sensor, but in warranty

Brake assist light.

Other than that, nothing much so far.

General Comments:

Lovely leather interior like an executive jet. Nice instrument controls. Great stereo system. Very comfortable for long distance journeys.

Nice handling.

Overall I like it very much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2008

2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class c 230 Kompressor from North America

Summary:

Reliable work horse

Faults:

I have had no problems to date with this car. The engine runs like a top. The car is garaged. Regardless of how cold it is, it turns over without hesitation.

The only issue is related to the dealership. The car was flawless in performance until the dealership serviced my car. It makes a noise when I turn the wheels after I had the alignment checked.

I blame the service, NOT the car. The car is a work horse.

General Comments:

My car has been extremely reliable and dependable. I purchased it hoping that it would last for a very very long time.

The auto unlock device does not work unless you hold the key next to the door. It is very hard to get the door unlocked. You have to press for a long time before the key unlocks. (It is NOT the battery; I have replaced it for good measure).

Visibility isn't the greatest as you sit low and are surrounded by a sea of large SUVs in the US.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2008

24th Dec 2008, 15:51

My Sport C230 Kompressor Mercedes Benz model 2000 is great in a lot of ways. It has a very strong engine where I can outrun lots of 6 cylinder engines like the C240, and even the C280, plus it has an outstanding grip where when you can go through very sharp turns at very high speeds, and the car embarrasses the road in contrary of the newer C (2001 and above which has a very poor grip).

The braking system is great too, where it always stops the car at whatever speed I'm going. But as for the transmission;it is great when I'm racing or going at a very high speed (when the car is put on sports mode), but when I want go slowly it is not comforting at all where it does not shift easily; for example when I'm going downwards and so the transmission should be on the highest gear, which is the 5th one, but it doesn't do it until you gas it to a certain higher speed, then the normal car should be, so this irregularly in the transmission, which makes the desired smooth drive not that smooth, where you'll always have the feeling the car is on a lower transmission than it should be.

6th Apr 2013, 08:20

I think it's designed to stay in a lower gear when going down hill to help with engine braking.