Mercedes-Benz C-Class C180 Kompressor W203
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class C180 Kompressor W203 (2002-2007)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C180 Kompressor W203
3.2

9 reviews

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Build Quality
3.3
Value for Money
3.3
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.5
Noise Level
4.3
Braking
4.7
Acceleration / Power
4.0
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
4.3
Fuel Efficiency
3.3
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
4.0
Boot Size
4.3
Comfort
4.7
Features
4.0
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9 reviews
Tim
Tim3 posts
  C180 Kompressor

Underrated

A very underrated Mercedes indeed. Other then the starter motor failed a week ago Coby I nicknamed it is going like new . Preface lift. Witch often have issues not mine he has 204890 kms on him. Fun to drive good on fuel as fast as my w211 e240. Highly recommend c class in general. W203 are good and affordable if you get a good one. Better then ny old xf falcon. ( And I love the xf :) ) Show details
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Stefan L.
Stefan L.22 posts
  C180 Kompressor

Unreliable and inefficient

Too many issues with the car especially the electrical system. Being a 1.8L engine with a supercharger, you would think it would be fuel efficient when driving gently. This wasn’t the case. Often above 12L/ 100km around town. Really was hoping for 9L/100km being a small 1.8L engine. I would recommend forgetting about the Mercedes badge, just buy a Toyota Corolla - unless you are happy to constantly replace parts and spend thousands of $ a year in servicing. Show details
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Ahmed
Ahmed
  Fair Incentive C180 Kompressor

Suddenly accelerate while driving after take off foot from pedal

When I am driving about 40 or 50 or 60 speed and to slow down I take off my foot from accelerate pedal but suddenly accelerate go up and what could be the problem
Cleaning & Maintenance
Robert B.
Robert B.4 posts
  C180 Kompressor

High maintenance

Lots of problems with sensors. Ignition switch replaced at 50kms and paddle accelerator at 25 kms. Comfortable and excellent driving with good road holding. However, constant stress over reliability issues Show details
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Daniel S
Daniel SAU
  C180 Kompressor
MB enthusiast
MB enthusiast3 posts
  C180 Kompressor

2002 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor

It's a great car for 2002! Plenty of power (being that it is a Kompressor) had some problems but it's great! Very solid & strong but the MB is very smooth on the road, I don't know if that's just because it's a "Kompressor" but it is very very smooth. Scored 5 stars (ANCAP) which is great for 2002 and still up to today's standards!
Safe, luxurious, reliable
Bad fuel economy Show details
MB Owner
MB OwnerAU2 posts
  C180 Kompressor

For all of you buying a Merc C-Class AVOID PRE 2004.5 MODELS!

I love my merc. It has been a faultless car and much better than any other car of that era that I've driven. I have the amg pack on mine (amg alloys, suspension, drilled rotors, etc.) because I prefer the sportiness. Avoid pre 2004.5 models because I've heard on mbworld forums that people seem to have an abundance of problems (eg. rust, soft paint, electrical etc.) Mine is the facelift model - hence, I've had no problems.
Sportiness, power, supercharger, the ability to overtake cars with ease!
Nothing except the interior door grab handle (which was replaced at no cost to me!), good service at gold coast dealership. Show details
williamg
williamgAU9 posts
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Lloydie123
Lloydie1232 posts
  C180 Kompressor

Questions & Answers

Jacques J.
Jacques J. · C180 Kompressor (2002-2007)

How to do service in gear box ?

Evie
Evie · C180 Kompressor (2002-2007)

About to buy an 2002 c180 kompressor, has been regularly serviced until 199,000, it has now done 209,000, anything I should be looking for when I go look at it?

Craig L.
Craig L. · C180 Kompressor (2002-2007)

Where do I get security code to reliable key fob

Details

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Starting Price $85,500$68,300$67,800
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolDiesel
Wheels19" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7 L/100km6.4 L/100km4.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L66 L66 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 1.9L
Max Power190kW @ 6100rpm150kW @ 5500rpm143kW @ 3800rpm
Max Torque370Nm @ 1800-4000rpm300Nm @ 1200-4000rpm400Nm @ 1600-2800rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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