I have a 2000 C230K. I traded a new 330i BMW in for it; I liked the C230
that much. I did several comparison drives between a C230K, C230, C280 and
C320; the C230K was lighter on its feet (quicker) than any of them, and the
torque was virtually the same. It gets nearly 30 mpg and is great city car,
trim and quick. The Tiptronic transmission is a bonus; the car is
especially lithe on hills and winding roads (it holds a lower gear to keep
control when going downhill until the car levels out), but that may be a
MY2000 change. I'm 6'2" and 195 lbs; I have no trouble with headroom,
legroom or comfortable driving in the smaller sedan body.
45,000 miles and not a single problem.
Do you mean the 1999 SLK 230 Kompressor? I have one, and the only problem I
ever had with it was a leak in the windshield washer reservoir. They told me
it was a problem common to the SLK and one other 1999 Mercedes model, they
sealed the joint with silicone, and I have never had a problem since.
I don't know how the car would compare to other Mercedes models; my previous
car was a Honda Accord.
I have a 1999 C230K Sport, owned since new. It has 45k on the odomoter and
I have not had a single problem with the car. Not one. The car has been
absolutely bulletproof. I've had brakes done and new tires, routine
maintenance. I'd highly recommend the car. Not sure how it would compare
to your 22 year old 300SD other than the C-classl be smaller.
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