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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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New here and new to Benz

Hi Everyone,

I'm Dustin and I decided to join up here because I read good things online about benzworld.

My wife and I have been looking at getting a 2nd car now for a bit. We're probably going to buy something around March or April and I've taken notice of the used C230's in the bay area.

I had been looking primarily at IS300's and older Audi S4's but, I started researching the C230 and I must say I'm quite attracted to them. I decided becoming a member here would probably help my chances of getting a nicely used C230 by letting me know common problems, things to watch out for, what to expect to pay and any other info I can absorb here.

I am new to Benz's but not to German cars. I used to own a 95 BMW M3 and I must say I still feel the sting of the repairs from that car. But I also think I got a bum deal when I bought it (accident damage I didn't know about) because I rushed into buying it like an idiot. So I'm hoping to avoid that same predicament by getting lots of useful knowledge here.

Our budget for the car is going to be $15k +/- (I'd be willing to pay a little higher for something in truly great shape). I am also a bit of a car geek (just a bit) and so I'm curious to find out what everyone's opinion is on picking the 2.3L Supercharged I4 or the V6? Which one tends to fix up and play nicely with bolt on upgrades?

Ok I think I've bored everyone enough with this intro. Very nice to be here, am looking forward to learning a lot and meeting new friends
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Hi Eric,

I was googling and researching the C230 model. I think I read some random forum posts at different parts of the internet and a few people mentioned benzworld was the best and nicest place to get info about benz's.
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