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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-16-2004, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Mercedes C220 opinions

I am currently planning to buy a 1992 mercedes c220.However i dont know if im making a good choice.the car is in mint condition and has only 97,000km.asking price is 10,000.regardless of the price can anyone advice me should i go with that perticular model or should i keep looking for a perfect year model?

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RE: Mercedes C220 opinions

a) where are you

b) what's your budget?

c) auto or manual?

The 220 is a rapid little motor, and also seems to be longer-lived than the smaller engined C classes - here in the UK the default model is the C180 and they seem to get tired relatively quickly (I suspect this is down to owners not maintaining them rather than anything inherent): 220's seem to me to be rarer than a lot of other models. In my view the C class to have is the C230 Kompressor; not too nose-heavy, happy at 100mph all day, and easily upgraded with bigger 'charger pulleys etc. But it all starts with your budget!

Oh; remember that all C-classes have twitchy suspensions when it comes to wheel weights; if you drive them and they vibrate or weave or whatever, then push the price down, but keep smiling - it's an easy and cheap fix!

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RE: Mercedes C220 opinions

1992 C220? I think there must have some spelling mistake here....C-class production (W202) started in late 1993/early 1994.

You should probably check the details about the car before you buy...
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RE: Mercedes C220 opinions

thanks alot, The date was a mistake its actually a 1993 automatic.
will be signing the last papers this week.As for the suspension,ill have to check with the mechanincs.


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