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05 C230 Kompressor

recently purchased a 2005 C230 Kompessor, the guy who sold it to me said it takes premium gasoline, but he switches from premium to regular every other time. I wanted to hear what others do.

Can I only use premium 93 or is 89 or 87 ok to use sometimes?
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Use premium. Thats what it's designed to use, so you shouldn't use a lower grade.

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+1 on premium. Rating of 93. At a difference of $2.00 to $2.50 each fill-up, about 50 times/year for most of us...what's the point in risking $1,000's for that?? And for the extra $2.00 you most likely get better economy to help recover a little piece of that--the rest is the pleasure of driving a fine car.

Or, one could buy regular gasoline every other week and save enough to buy a super-sized order of french fries at the drive-up window of choice---while trying to hear the teenaged clerk on the scratchy speaker over the sound of a knocking engine!! That's always a cool thing to do.

As for me and my house, we will purchase the fuel that satisfies the thirst of our engines.

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