Used 1997 Mercedes-BenzC-Class Base Sedan

  • VIN: WDBHA23E7VF504664
  • Stock: 8EM0097A
Fuel Economy
23.0/30.1 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Other
Interior Color
Other
Body/Seating
Sedan/5 seats
Transmission
5 speed automatic
Drivetrain
rear-wheel
Engine
2.3L I-4 cyl
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Carfax Free

Highlighted Features

  • Automatic temperature control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power driver seat
  • Alloy wheels
  • Heated door mirrors

Detailed Specifications

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

Kelley Blue Book - KBB.com
Overall4.5Out of 5
  • Car for a lifetime.

    By BenzButNotBroke on Friday, January 25, 2013

    5.0
    I bought my 2000 C230 Kompressor with 70K miles on it in 2005. Liked it so much I bought one for the wife, too, and we still have them both. I've driven mine 115K more and now my daugher is using it for her college car. I like all the safety built in to these. Styling is getting a bit dated, but looks young for its age. Factory paint is excellent, interiors are solid and well-designed. I have had to replace the windhield wiper motor (in Oregon? duh..) but neither car has ever left us stranded. It is beautifully built, and if you are the sort to do your own minor repairs (lightbulbs and such) you will appreciate how thoughtfully-designed the details are. My only problem is that the defoggers (on both cars) fog the windows before they de-fog them. Have to be careful to not accidentally blind yourself at a bad time. Internet research reveals the proper fix for almost any ailment. With reasonable maintenance they will last forever. After 14 years, they still have the original batteries, fr' cryin' out loud. Electronic key eventually failed, that was $250 (ouch). Premium fuel is a drag, but I have gotten as high as 34 mpg on the freeway at 70 MPH. Car was pulling strongly at 120 MPH before I chickened-out. Claimed 132 MPH is quite likely. Not to put down any other car (and I have had many), but these are GREAT cars. When the kids move out, I will probably get a used 230SLK. Two seat roadster with much of the same running gear as the C230. I would probably not recommend a 14 year old vehicle to anyone who expects a drive-it-and-forget-it car. But on the used car market, these were an exceptional value.
  • Fun and solid

    By MB Dad in Oregon on Monday, May 26, 2008

    5.0
    I am a repeat MB owner. (Wish I still had my 1956 190SL!) My 2000 C230 has been everything I expected since the day I took delivery. This car is fun with all the zip one could ask for from a supercharged 4. Pure solid MB from the quirky cruise control lever that Consumer Reports will always hate, to the dependability one expects from the engineers at Daimler-Benz. Yes, the dealer maintenence is expensive but preventive maintenence will deliver reliable transportation without grief. I appreciate this vehicle and love the 24MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. Comfort, dependability with style. Would I buy another? Well after 5 MBs over the past 50 years I would say so.
  • Great Car except in snow

    By Beans on Saturday, May 31, 2008

    4.0
    Good on gas, fun to drive, safe. Great in rain. Not recommended in areas where it snows. It does not perform in any snow. Have had problems in as little as one inch of icy snow. Snow tires and low gear help, but could get stuck in a substantial storm.

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