04-12-2003, 06:02 PM
between buying a 2003 C230 in Texas at $1,000 below invoice price, and a 2002 C230 (8,000 mi) in Missouri (which my very kind Dad would drive down for me)for $2,500 less. The 2002 price includes an extended 1 yr warrantee. The differences in options are: the 2002 has leather and a C5 primium package instead of the C2 package which the 2003 has. I wanted leather but not strongly as I live in Texas and it does get hot...but the leather just looks better. But of course the fun of being the first owner is appealing. My concerns with the 2002 are reliablity...does the 2003 have more bugs fixed? I feel like flipping a coin, I am so tired of thinking about it. Please advise...I need to buy on Monday!