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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace suspension system (1 reports)
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 272009

C230 Compressor

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles


When I bought the car in Toronto it was sight unseen because I am not from there. I trusted Phoenix that it was a solid car. It needed some work for a safety $651. At the time a 4 year old car required lower control arms, tie rod ends, front and rear pads and all rotors shaved. Well that car needed everything suspension/steering changed again and I shaved, and later just replaced rotors. I believe the Pro Touch Auto Centre did not do what they said they did!!!

P.S Mercedes, lug bolts WTF??? Just have Lug nuts like everyone else so I can hang the tire on the screws like every other manufacturer, instead of balancing a damn tire while trying to line up holes and thread the bolt through. Takes 2x as long and NO benefit.

- , Thunder Bay, ON, canada

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