In a move nobody ever thought I would make, I traded my beloved and
faithful Eclipse GT for a 2003 C230 Kompressor. It was an extraordinary
deal, very low mileage, pristine condition, fully optioned beauty. For the
first time I actually had a car gone over by my mechanic and he told me
after a 3 hour exam that the car was great. OK, now I own it and its
driving me nuts. Aside from not being able to check the oil without going
through a series of hoops through the display and the complete lack of any
kind of noise (i.e. the engine is silent), I'm really beginning to enjoy
this little rocket, even if it is an automatic. I have truly been surprised
by the friendly, helpful attitude at my local dealership. I have been in
there a couple times already for a part I needed and help in figuring out
the electronics. They have gone a long way in dispelling the common opinion
that MB people are stuck up and rude. The got me the missing package tray
for the rear in 2 days at a reasonable cost, spent time with me going over
functions and features ( for free, I might add) and even gave me an MB
C-Klasse hat telling me I could no longer be wearing my Mitsu Ralliart
Racing hat in the Benz. It was a really nice experience.
What I'd like to know is, are there any tips, hints, tricks, etc, that I
should know about owning and driving this little beauty?? Go ahead, have
your fun with me but, seriously, if anyone has info on things to watch out
for, things to do, I would really appreciate it. The first thing I've done
is take the tires off and replace them with a set of Yokohama Avid V4S
225/50/16. I love the tires, they're my 4th set on my cars and they wear
like iron, stick like there is no tomorrow and are smooth and quiet.
Anything else I should do?
Thanks in advance.
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