2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Kompressor 2.3 Supercharged from North America
Weird little things have gone wrong with this car. 1st it was a passenger door that wouldn't totally unlock with the key fob which when they put it back together the door handle came off in my wife's hands! Just like the Visa commercial: Mercedes X-mas gift $35,000 New... Premium Gas $3+ a gallon... look on wife's face when the door handle came off in her hand of her new Mercedes Benz...Priceless! Then when that was fixed, the reflector inside the Xenon headlight assembly came loose and fell in front of the bulb in the headlight housing. Then the radio has no volume on two different occasions 7 months apart. Only took it in to get fixed once. After a couple of days the radio came back on by itself. A software update patch seem to fixed the problem. Everything was fixed under warranty without questions.
Besides those little weird things... the car has performed flawlessly and we have been very happy with it this last year. It always brings a smile to your face to see that shiny, pretty new black Benz sitting in the garage. It also has plenty of pickup for those passing games on the streets or the highways. It brakes on a dime with the 13" cross drilled rotors and handles tightly, but comfortably at all times. No complaints! Would buy another one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2005