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Just got a 2003 C230 Kompressor

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Hey ladies and gents!!

My wife just purchased a 2003 C230, (C7,C5 package.). I must say it is a awesome car. I currently drive a 2003 Audi A4 1.8. Now i'm in my glory, hehe. I do love the supercharger spooling while shifting into gear. I actually drove the car from the dealer and the whole time i had the radio off. I will send you guys pics soon. (-:

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Congratulations and good luck! Welcome to the forum. :D
welcome to the board


You're gonna love that little benz.

Pics are good, so post some when you get a chance.
Now you have to convince your wife to drive the 2003 Audi A4 1.8. Got my wife the Volvo S60 2.4T, to keep her out of mine.
Welcome to the group.
Welcome and congrats!

Congratulations and welcome to the board.
My husband surprised me with my C230, and I also find it difficult to choose between listening to the engine (sure sounds good) or to music... Your wife will lover her car I'm sure. I've had mine for 6 weeks now and I haven't let my husband drive it yet He he he... 8)
One Week C230k Newbie!

Hey Ya'll.

It's been one official week since getting my C230k 2003 (C7, C5, C2) and I am just lovin' it! :lol:

Two quick questions:

1) It just snowed, any recommendations for snow tires?
2) I have the Bose sound system but wanted to add a Bazooka Powered Tube Subwoofer in the back... is that a smart move? Or have there been reported problems with that?

Hi, MChu, welcome to the forum.

For snow tires, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22

Dunlop SP Winter Sport M2

Michelin Arctic Alpin


The Nokian Happa 1 is supposed to be the best winter tire there is.

I think you will need to add an amp for the sub-woofer.
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Re: One Week C230k Newbie!

MChu said:
Hey Ya'll.

It's been one official week since getting my C230k 2003 (C7, C5, C2) and I am just lovin' it! :lol:

Question: The C2 and C7 packages appear to be redundant, except for the autodimming mirrors. Did the dealer make any adjustment for the redundancy?


Actually, the C2 and C5 packages have some redundant items. But, you can't order both. The computer won't allow it. I think he had a typo.
Correction... C5, C7

You are correct, C5 and C7!

Thanks for the wheel advice! Looks like it's a must this season!

As for the Bose System... I sent an inquiry to Bose themselves asking them what they thought would be best in terms of additions and compliance and they replied that if I added anything it would create some sort of intereference and lower the sound quality? Has anyone learned this to be true? I basically just want to enhance the bass by adding a subwoofer while retaining my current system and steering wheel controls.

MChu - I have the Bose system as well, and I thought that it came with a "sub-woofer" type arrangement or at least some kind of base enhancement. Maybe its just that you're looking for a REALLY hefty base output 8) , however I find that my system kicks out way more base than I'll ever need!.

Another NEW Purchase

To accompany my obsession with my C230 ... I just ordered myself an early Christmas present, a 1/18th scale model of the C230 for my office. Please tell me I'm not the only one :wink:
Re: Another NEW Purchase

MChu said:
Please tell me I'm not the only one :wink:
You are not the only one :)
I got mine about 6 or so months ago from Sharper Image It's a nice little toy :lol:
I will order when I find one colored Magma Red, have models of all the great cars I have owned, brings back good memories.
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