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Old 02-28-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
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A sad day for MERC (C230 hatch)

Are these things fast?

I raced around on hwy 7 with one and I out cornered and out accelerated this thing. It was pretty slow. He was tailing my ass all the way from York. I finally pulled beside the guy crusing speed at 90-100km/h, he gave me a bad stare then floored it. He passed me by about 1 car space then I downshifted into 3rd and floored it. I passed him in a few seconds. I slowed down to about 80 then he flew by me. Came up to a nice bend and he jammed on the brakes. I actually floored it right through the bend and completely lost him after that. I hit 140km/h throughout the bend. I out cornered a MERC C230 hatch, on winter tires!

Not impressed with the MERCs at all. I thought those cars had more grunt in them. Maybe it's just because my car's modded? Anyways, afterwards I saw the MERC again tailing another white 330ci. He must really hate bimmers

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Old 02-28-2004, 04:13 PM   #2
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HAH!
Damn, that does suck!
i USED to like those cars!

But just like the ti 3er, if they came with more powerful engines those cars would be unstopable!
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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HAH!
Damn, that does suck!
i USED to like those cars!

But just like the ti 3er, if they came with more powerful engines those cars would be unstopable!
They are still 6's aren't they or are they supercharged 4's? But then again MERC's are heavy and they only come with auto tranny's. It's probably like racing an auto 525.

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Old 02-28-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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no i think the crap C class with the base engine can come with maunal tranny...but still i hate mercedes
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:17 PM   #5
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no i think the crap C class with the base engine can come with maunal tranny...but still i hate mercedes
I didn't know MERC's have manual tranny's now. When did this start? Which models have manual? I had the chance to buy an AMG modified C280, but I bought my bimmer instead beacuse I hate AUTO! Plus, the MERC's suspension is waaaay too soft and the car's too heavy.

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Old 02-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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Ya, bry, the only BENZ's you can grab in canada with an standard transmission is the BASE MODEL SLK, and i THINK the 6cyl. SLK, and the C230 HATCH, and the 230 is a 2.3L SUpercharged 4, not bad......for a chrysler engine, hehehe!

The manual tranny was always offered with these cars, which is another reason why i liked them, but i doubt there are many on the road. Most people who drive benzes are to fancy to drive stick!
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:27 PM   #7
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Ya, bry, the only BENZ's you can grab in canada with an standard transmission is the BASE MODEL SLK, and i THINK the 6cyl. SLK, and the C230 HATCH, and the 230 is a 2.3L SUpercharged 4, not bad......for a chrysler engine, hehehe!

The manual tranny was always offered with these cars, which is another reason why i liked them, but i doubt there are many on the road. Most people who drive benzes are to fancy to drive stick!
(VLAD, hehehe)
I've heard bad things reguarding the manual tranny's for the MERC's sold in Europe. Most people buy the Auto's since the MERC's gearboxes are quite sloppy.

Anyways, for a 2.3L supercharged 4, that motor sucked big time. This motor is American? So I assume it's not sold in Europe?

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Old 02-28-2004, 04:31 PM   #8
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dunno if its american, that was just a cheap shot at all the merc fans!
but from what i've read, the manual tranny on the current MERC's are very well mademaybe thats only for the US cars, i dunno!
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Old 02-28-2004, 04:38 PM   #9
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manual trannys - the c coupe, c230 kompressor

the manual trannies suck, i drove the c230kompressor, the first 2 gears are good, after that the high RPM power blows
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Old 02-28-2004, 08:51 PM   #10
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and the 230 is a 2.3L SUpercharged 4, not bad......for a chrysler engine, hehehe!

(VLAD, hehehe)
this is wrong the hatches are super charged 1.8's throwing down 195hp


so thats impressive

the only 230's with 2.3's are the older 4 door ones like my moms
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Old 02-29-2004, 12:04 AM   #11
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this is wrong the hatches are super charged 1.8's throwing down 195hp


so thats impressive

the only 230's with 2.3's are the older 4 door ones like my moms
WOW!
really?!
i had no idea!?

i just assumed because of the badging that its a 2.3L, but i knew it was a 4 banger!
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Old 02-29-2004, 05:39 AM   #12
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Hey Bry if You read some kills stories on mecedes forum you will see that mercedes owner can not wait to race a bimmer . Thos guy are so hungry of beating bimmer .
No wonder why hahah
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:08 PM   #13
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I dunno i dont think that merc was the supercharged one cuz i kno as a fact that those things can boogy my buddy took one for a test drive and he said it is close to my 328 performance if not faster.
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:55 PM   #14
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This entire thread needs a grammar checker.

Anywho, I've raced a C230K, all the way up to around 210. They are reasonably quick, he kept up just fine. I suspect the one you raced was auto, Bry.
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This entire thread needs a grammar checker.

Sorry guys, but THAT was funny!
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