Mercedes-Benz C 230

Perhaps the funniest thing about the C 230, otherwise known as the Kompressor, is that when you see one on the road, you really have no idea how cheap the car actually is. Most would assume that it cost the driver a pretty penny, but this is very far from the truth. It comes in at $28,710, which is likely why there are so many on the road today. To make matters even funnier, a CD player does not even come standard! However, it does have some luxuries such as automatic climate control, a multifunction steering wheel, and partial leather seats. The C 230 belongs to a new C-class Sport Sedan line of cars made by Mercedes- Benz. They have been recently updated with a new front end, textured cabin trim and enhanced seats. Not to mention, the C 230 has a six-speed manual gearbox with a five-speed automatic available as an option. Additionally, it has seven-spoke wheels with 225/45ZR-17 tires and a suspension that is calibrated somewhat differently than the older models. Many would argue that it is a true competitor to the BMW 325i. The C230s have been manufactured since 1997 and are finally proving themselves to be great cars. It seems that there is no shortage of demand, so it seems they will stick around for a little longer. They have sort of opened up the door to the luxury market for buyers that never had a chance before; of course, this is due to that super low price tag. Complaints about the C 230 include claims that the engine is very loud to the point of being annoying, not to the point of sounding impressive. On the other hand, it is said to handle quite well, and is described as being very responsive and easily controllable with little effort.