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Strictly European Autosport - View topic - This C230 Sport showed up out of nowhere...
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...in my driveway.

Bought the wife a 2006 C230 Sport with full power package for Christmas. That's right, we now have two running cars, and I can take all the time I need to finally finish all the other cars in my inventory. Now, I don't have to take turns scheduling when I can have the car to go get parts... Yup, that makes 7 total now. Now you can't make fun of me anymore. What ever will you do with yourselves? ;)

Things to come? (per Wife's requests)
- Flat hood button to replace hood ornament
- Badged AMG style grill with black louvers
- Black or gunmetal roof
- Gunmetal painted wheels
- Tinted tails, 3rd brake light, and front side markers
- exhaust
- Aluminum stubby antenna (if I can find one)
- projector fogs w/HID yellow
- projector headlights w/HID
- de-badge "C230" and anything in the rear except the roundel
- roof and/or lid spoiler
- more low will not be happening with the way she pays attention

Still debating keeping the factory blue, or covering it with a darker tint.

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Being from Mercedes myself, I'll weigh in. I think I spent more time in C 230 loaners from MB Boerne (in both Kompressor and V6 form) than I did in my '99 C 280 Sport I owned (although I did love that car). Good choice going with the V6 over the Supercharged 4 cyl. I liked the drive of the Kompressor more, but for reliability's sake, the V6 was far better. Great color, too. I love the classic Mercedes Silver. Mine was silver also, but a bit darker because that's they way they did it back in those years. My $.02:

Things to come? (per Wife's requests)
- Flat hood button to replace hood ornament
Keep the hood ornament! C'mon, it's classic Benz! SO many people with W202's took theirs off, too, I think I was the only advocate of keeping it.
- Badged AMG style grill with black louvers
Dear God, please tell me this is the one that DOESN'T have the huge Star in the center like your ML. Do an Avante Guarde one, if you can.
- Black or gunmetal roof
Keri did this on her car (it was white), I don't think it will go well with the Brilliant Silver.
- Gunmetal painted wheels
Keep them the way they are now. Gunmetal\black wheels are SO played on EVERYTHING. It will keep the car classy. If anything, change the rims over to some authentic AMG wheels. OEM+ scheme's fit better on MB's than, I think, any other European car.
- Tinted tails, 3rd brake light, and front side markers
Find a 1998-2000 C230 Kompressor\C 280 Sport model, like I had, and try to match the your lights' tint to it as close as possible. I'm SO tired of seeing overkill on tinted tails. Those models had them tinted from the factory and were PERFECT. If you want pics of mine for reference, I will be happy to provide them.
- exhaust
Sounds like crap on any Mercedes V6 pre-3.5L...especially C 230's. If you want one that will sound half way decent, it will cost you $$$ (think RennTech, Brabus, Lorinser). So if you want to do it, do it right.
- Aluminum stubby antenna (if I can find one)
Definitely
- projector fogs w/HID yellow
For sure.
- projector headlights w/HID
OEM Retrofit is the only way to go. Stay away from aftermarket, if possible.
- de-badge "C230" and anything in the rear except the roundel
Finally, someone who "gets" it. Perfect plan.
- roof and/or lid spoiler
Do the lid spoiler, skip roof one.
- more low will not be happening with the way she pays attention
Don't really need it. Suspension on those sits nice already and is tuned really well. That's one thing I REALLY like about them.


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davis449 wrote:
Being from Mercedes myself, I'll weigh in. I think I spent more time in C 230 loaners from MB Boerne (in both Kompressor and V6 form) than I did in my '99 C 280 Sport I owned (although I did love that car). Good choice going with the V6 over the Supercharged 4 cyl. I liked the drive of the Kompressor more, but for reliability's sake, the V6 was far better. Great color, too. I love the classic Mercedes Silver. Mine was silver also, but a bit darker because that's they way they did it back in those years. My $.02:


- Badged AMG style grill with black louvers
Dear God, please tell me this is the one that DOESN'T have the huge Star in the center like your ML. Do an Avante Guarde one, if you can.
yes
- Black or gunmetal roof
Keri did this on her car (it was white), I don't think it will go well with the Brilliant Silver.I agree[/u]
- Gunmetal painted wheels
[b]Keep them the way they are now. Gunmetal\black wheels are SO played on EVERYTHING. It will keep the car classy. If anything, change the rims over to some authentic AMG wheels. OEM+ scheme's fit better on MB's than, I think, any other European car.

I agree, however, if i may add, maybe consider white? or regular c230 concave wheels, paint oem or white
- Tinted tails, 3rd brake light, and front side markers
Find a 1998-2000 C230 Kompressor\C 280 Sport model, like I had, and try to match the your lights' tint to it as close as possible. I'm SO tired of seeing overkill on tinted tails. Those models had them tinted from the factory and were PERFECT. If you want pics of mine for reference, I will be happy to provide them.
this
- exhaust
Sounds like crap on any Mercedes V6 pre-3.5L...especially C 230's. If you want one that will sound half way decent, it will cost you $$$ (think RennTech, Brabus, Lorinser). So if you want to do it, do it right.
definitely this
- Aluminum stubby antenna (if I can find one)
Definitely
- projector fogs w/HID yellow
For sure.
DDM Tuning 3k, cheap as hell but work great, running two ddm kits one for low/high and one for fogs, and works fantastically
- projector headlights w/HID
OEM Retrofit is the only way to go. Stay away from aftermarket, if possible.
definitely this
- de-badge "C230" and anything in the rear except the roundel
Finally, someone who "gets" it. Perfect plan.
- roof and/or lid spoiler
Do the lid spoiler, skip roof one.
- more low will not be happening with the way she pays attention
Don't really need it. Suspension on those sits nice already and is tuned really well. That's one thing I REALLY like about them.

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This thread kinda of reminds me of another guy I used to know who had this cool old Rabbit......
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New post Re: This C230 Sport showed up out of nowhere...
Jimbo Roberts wrote:
This thread kinda of reminds me of another guy I used to know who had this cool old Rabbit......

Jimbo


And still does. I've just added to the stable.
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