A keeper for years
Brake lamp switch broke.
Crank position sensor went out.
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