Last post on Oct 07, 2012 at 4:43 PM
You are in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What is this discussion about?
Mercedes-Benz 240-Class, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#34 of 43 2004 Mercedes 240 4-Matic vs. the other AWD's .....
May 31, 2009 (7:22 pm)
Hello all !
New here...figured it would be an intelligent place...
Wife looking to buy a used (2004) AWD Sedan. Each has about 68,000 miles on it.
Prices are apparent differences, will deal with that later.
AUDI A4 1.8 Quattro
Not looking for a 'race car'. Standard wife car; comfortable; good in snow. She likes these styles, so the Subarus are not a consideration.
Looking for opinions on each.
Maybe a quick summary that you may have on each.
Seeing that it is an Mercedes forum - please feel free to let me know why I should get her the Mercedes rather than the others.
I look forward to all your help.
Please be as lively and opinionated as you'd like to be !
Thank you !!!
(Will post in the other forums also)
#35 of 43 Cost of B service?
Apr 10, 2010 (6:01 pm)
How much does it cost usually where you service your C240 car for B service?
#36 of 43 Re: Cost of B service? [kelf]
Apr 10, 2010 (6:19 pm)
Eventually bought a 2006 AUDI A4 Quattro.
Very happy with it !
Sorry I wasn't much help to you...
.....but continue to have a great weekend !!!
#37 of 43 Transmission
Oct 22, 2010 (4:17 am)
I have a 2002 CL. I bought it used with 17,000 miles. It currently has 54,000 miles.
The transmission fluid is cooled by the radiator. This past Monday (10/18/10) the transmission burnt out. The Mecedez dealer stated I need a new radiator, transmission and gear box, ($7,100.00). I'm looking to see if there has been any class action lawsuits filed for this design error.
I've been on line and have discovered the standard radiator "Valeo" will break down and allow glycol to mix with the transmission fluid.
I believe Mercedez should be liable for the correct repair for this car.
#38 of 43 Faulty Valeo Radiator in C240
Dec 31, 2010 (12:58 pm)
I have read numerous accounts concerning the faulty Valeo radiator that seeps an insidious contaminant, glycol, into the transmission of the 2002-2003 built C class. My 2003 C240 has had numerous problems with this. At 44,000 miles MB put in a new transmission but did not replace the radiator!! Fortunately it was under the extended warranty at the time.
Now 30,000 miles later at 78,000 miles I had a glycol test performed and I had "LOTS" of glycol in my transmission. Unfortunately now my car is out of warranty!!
MB dealership finally changed the radiator, torque converter and flushed the system..and the service advisor said "I would fix it and sell it"!!
I was hoping to drive this car for another 10 years..it is in excellent shape!! However there is no guarantee that other parts of my tranny will give out!
I've seen many posts concerning this issue and to my knowledge no class action suit has been pursued! If anyone has any information to the contrary, please let me know. I feel a class action suit should be filed because us consumers are getting a very raw deal!!
Jun 01, 2011 (11:15 pm)
How can you know the used cars have been reduced odometer?
#41 of 43 Re: odometer [tommy_young]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jun 02, 2011 (9:09 am)
I think you're more likely to get a response in our Odometer rolled back discussion. Just click on my link to post your question there.
#43 of 43 Need help with my 04 C240 4matic
Oct 07, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Hey everyone I just purchased a 2004 C240 4matic with 101,000 miles on it and it drives great but im already having some issues with it..... I keep getting 3 malfunctions lights on the dash saying that the rear right taillight is on and the right side reverse light is on and the last one is to check the right side brake light now i checked all the bulbs and one was blown out but after replacing it it still doesnt go on so im thinking maybe a short and all the other bulbs work great but i still have the warnings can anyone give me some advice on what it could be