Date registered: Dec 2012
Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes C230 Kompressor
Location: Central Florida
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My first Merc - 1999 C230 Kompressor
Hello everyone. I just picked up a nice C230 K with 134k miles. It was a dealer loaner for 5k miles, then owned by a little old lady in Daytona for the rest of it's life. She's very clean and every single electronic switch and part works.
I was amazed that it still has the original spare tire and even more amazingly it appears to have the original stock MB battery. (Is there a date stamp on dealer batteries? I couldn't find one.)
It needs some basic stuff up front:
1) Change oil and filter, trans oil and filter, differential oil and maybe steering fluid and filter.
2) Inspect shocks, ball joints, center link, etc. and making a shopping list. There is some evidence of leaking around the drivers shock body.
Overall, I was drawn to the C230 for the combination of power and efficiency. I've a long history with VWs and am used to doing 90% of my own work. So expect to see a bunch of newbie questions from me over in the W202 forum.