2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Expert Reviews

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on August 26, 2001

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on August 26, 2001

Music and motion are magic in the right car. This was the right car, the 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor coupe. It was magma red, a cool version of red hot. It was cute, too. Not pretty, not bea... Read full review

Our view: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

By Jason Stein on September 17, 2001

Our view: 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

By Jason Stein on September 17, 2001

You can't really blame Mercedes for shying away, wincing or looking down its nose when the word "hatchback" is dangerously associated with its new C230 Kompressor. Hatchback on a Benz? That&ap... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on October 7, 2001

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on October 7, 2001

Somehow, as befell the seemingly omnipresent minivan, the term "hatchback" has fallen out of favor. Maybe it's because hatchbacks became associated with grocery shopping and antiquing. Maybe i... Read full review


The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on October 17, 2001

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on October 17, 2001

Scott Madeleine, a first-year teacher in Macomb County, had an interesting reaction to the 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 sports coupe, an affordable hatchback with a $24,950 base price. "I wish I had kno... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on October 29, 2001

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on October 29, 2001

As faithful readers know, I'm an exponent of having at least four doors on most cars, roadsters the obvious exception. Accordingly, I was surprised at how much I preferred the new Mercedes-Ben... Read full review

The Miami Herald's view

By Terry Jackson on November 6, 2001

The Miami Herald's view

By Terry Jackson on November 6, 2001

For those who lament the mass of sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks now on the highway, there's a glimmer of a new trend that may mean fewer of the behemoths will leave dealer showrooms.... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on November 15, 2001

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on November 15, 2001

A LOT OF MERCEDES FOR THE MONEY When Mercedes-Benz introduced its all-new C-Class sedan for 2001, the company promised that a two-door coupe would be available for 2002 with a base price of under $... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on December 22, 2001

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on December 22, 2001

Eurowagon or SUV? That seems to be the question in households where gas guzzling and trucklike handling have taken the edge off sport utility enthusiasm.Eurowagon is such a great word, I wish I&apo... Read full review

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on February 22, 2002

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on February 22, 2002

You should not have to be rich or near-rich to enjoy the pleasures of a Mercedes-Benz automobile.In a nutshell, that's the marketing spin M-B put on the release of its new-for-2002 C-Class spo... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on February 23, 2002

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on February 23, 2002

Entry level has a distinctly different meaning for Mercedes-Benz than it does for, say, Chevrolet. Or Honda. For those less-prestigious brands, entry level denotes minimalistic compacts that barely... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on December 30, 2001

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on December 30, 2001

These are challenging times for a luxury automaker. Although the zero percent financing boom is luring buyers into the showroom, continued layoffs make future sales seem less of a sure thing. That... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on July 25, 2002

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Steven Cole Smith on July 25, 2002

Though the $54,375 price tag of the C32 AMG test car may not suggest it, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the company's entry-level model, with a C230 sports coupe available - in theory, anyway - ... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 3, 2002

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on August 3, 2002

Expensive hot rods have hit the big time, with wealthy collectors spending nearly as much for famous customs as they do for vintage Ferraris and Duesenbergs.Here's another way to spend big buc... Read full review