2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 2.6 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Good dynamics, poor internals
Squeaking from from front anti-roll bar bushes. Lubricated by dealer once, now kit from Mercedes installed, seems to have stopped.
Electric window relay unit (in front drivers door) replaced twice.
Felt 'rub' strips from internal window seals replaced on all doors after peeeling off in hot weather.
Front Left hand indicator bulb holder has burnt out twice (and replaced twice by dealer).
Radio/music drops out momentarily about twenty seconds after starting the car.
Parking brake cable rubbed against tail shaft (twice repaired), gives a road speed rubbing/grinding noise if you turn to the Left.
Leather gear selector 'boot' too short and would lift up the front part of the chrome surround when 'drive' selected. Replacement part fitted and did the same - 'bodge' job has held for 18months so far.
Poor fuel economy.
Air conditioning doesn't handle Australian heat well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th July, 2003