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Old 07-22-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
Jim .E.
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2008 Mercedes Benz C230



Looking for opinions on how the 08 C230's are. Considering a white 08 with sport package. Possible 6spd (if not the 4matic). Is the 4matic better or the non 4matic version (only benefit I see of 4 wheel drive is in the winter)? Feel free to chime in please and thanks.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:47 AM   #2
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Not a huge fan of the Mercedes 4wd system but its ok in snow. I am not sure if the model range is the same in Canada as in Europe but go for it. Personally i would go for the compressor models or a 350. A few friends of mine have 230's (non 4matic though) and have had no issues. Plus if you get the sport model with the better brakes and so on you can make it look really easy as an AMG. Personally i would buy it in white as white is IMO the best Merc colour.
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My dad is leasing a black/black interior C300 7 speed automatic, the sport package is optional for free. and you get all the goodies like stiffer suspension new grill etc.

in the winter, ive actually only drove it a couple of times in the winter. once during some unplowed road. We dont have the 4 wheel drive version, but there is so much technology you got to be an idiot to slide out or get stuck.
most definitly would need a winter tire package.

one thing i hated about the 7 speed is say your cruising around 60, and your going to punch it... it will take 2-4 seconds before you actually start moving lol the computer is trying to select the proper gear. any one with a 7 speed will know what im talking about.

all in all it is a very comfortable good looking car.
id highly recommend not getting the 230, there simply wouldnt be enough power.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:05 AM   #4
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Looking for opinions on how the 08 C230's are. Considering a white 08 with sport package. Possible 6spd (if not the 4matic). Is the 4matic better or the non 4matic version (only benefit I see of 4 wheel drive is in the winter)? Feel free to chime in please and thanks.
Ask "Quack" he is a mechanic at a MB dealership.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:34 AM   #5
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Ask "Quack" he is a mechanic at a MB dealership.
I was hoping Clarence would see the thread and chime in on his own But I'll pm him.

Lazy? yea I am
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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Review of 2008 C230, the redesign for the C class is nice, go for it with the Sport and the 4matic, my sis is driving one.

http://www.wheels.ca/article/238863
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