what kind of problems should i expect in a c-class sedan or coupe? any engine problems, lights, body noise, and etc.?? i had a discussion with some of my family members and they kinda want to trade in my ML to a c-class sedan or a coupe. thx again
In the 01 C320 we've had a couple of problems but nothing severe (lights *suprise*) and other minor problems. The most severe was when the driver's side door pannel died and my mom (she's 5'0") had to drive the car into the service bay because the tech couldn't move the seat back  Another thing is our C has a random clunking noise in the suspension that the dealer is looking into still... other than that no problems like what you've had... and again sorry to hear about it
No problems with either: ~66K, ML430; and, ~12K, C320. Both are impressive--the best autos we've ever owned.
The 320 engine and trans probably will last forever in the lighter C-class. As you can imagine, being about 1,000 lbs lighter than a ML320, the 320 engine provides plenty of performance, even on big hills with big adults onboard.
Surprisingly, four adults of about any size can easily fit into the sedan model.
Get one of the two remaining cars (out of the total ~100) produced between 1905 and 1907 on Long Island, but do not tell her Steinway's employees built it.
On a related subject, my wife and I are going to the race in Talladega in Sept. and we are thinking that we might make a hook by Tuscaloosa to visit the MB factory. Have you been there and would you recommend it? I think they've expanded a bit in the last couple of years, to allow a doubling of production and room for the GST.
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