Wagon Week is back. If you’re a regular reader of GCFSB, you’ll know we appreciate five-doors in all forms, from Audi Quattros to the legend that is the Mercedes-Benz W123 estate. We’ll start the week by taking a look at a wagon that came and went rather quickly from the US automotive landscape, the Mercedes-Benz W203 wagon. While Mercedes produced a five-door variant of the first generation C class, it wouldn’t be until the second generation that we would see this car on these shores. This 2005 C240 for sale in Texas marks what would be the last year of this car in the US. The 2005 model was upgraded slightly with different wheels, headlamps and a revamped interior, something which the critics harped on when the W203 was introduced in 2001.
Model: C240 Wagon
Engine: 2.6 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 50,302 mi
Price: $14,780 Buy It Now
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 Wagon – Sunroof – Blk on Blk – Very Clean – Only 50K Miles!!
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4dr Wagon (2.6L 6Cyl) with Black Exterior, Black Interior. Loaded with 2.6L V6 SOHC 18V Engine, Leather Seats, Power Front Seats, Power Glass Moonroof, Leather Steering Wheel Trim, Cruise Control, AM/FM/CD Audio System, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Exterior Mirrors, Fog Lights, 16 Inch Alloy Wheels and more.
While I had my 1998 C class in for service, I was given a C240 Wagon for a loaner. I was surprised how similar this car drove to the sedan. If it wasn’t for the rear window being a bit more distant from the driver’s seat, I wouldn’t have known I wasn’t piloting a sedan. This is the kind of car that makes me wonder why certain folks choose an SUV over a practical car like this. Many of these were equipped with the 4matic all-wheel drive system, so with the added cargo capacity and similar driving dynamics to the sedan, you can have your automotive cake and eat it, too.
Much to my chagrin, Mercedes-Benz decided not to offer the estate variant of the current C class to the US market. Foiled by the SUV craze once again, then. Mercedes-Benz estates have always been known for their workhorse qualities, and the renowned W123 T models have subsequently seen a rise in values. You can still get W124 and later W210 E class estates for reasonable prices, but if you want a smaller five door with the Three Pointed Star on the hood, there’s only stateside option: the W203 C class. When the W203 first arrived on the scene, people derided it for its lower rent plastics and decrease in quality as compared to its predecessor, the W202 C class. Consequently, many high mileage W203 C classes exhibit more signs of aging and wear than you would expect from this brand. As time progressed, quality improved, but in 2005, Mercedes-Benz decided to pull the plug on the estate variant for the 2006 model year. It’s hard to find these with low mileage these days so this example for sale in New Jersey is quite a treat.
For sale is a nice and clean 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 Wagon. This car is very clean and shows minimal normal wear. With only 2 owners this car still looks and feels like the day it was new. With 37,749 highway miles its runs flawlessly with no issues at all. It is well maintained so it feels solid and tight. This vehicles comes with NJ inspection through 11/2013. Clean, clear title with no liens, loans, stories.
This beautiful C240 Benz is in perfect mechanical condition, so no warning lights on. Exterior of the car is glossy and shiny. Paint looks deep and the only noticeable scratch is the lower part of the front bumper on the driver side (see pictures). Trunk of the car has a small chip marks and a small chip on the passenger side mirror. This car is in its original paint so this normal wear is acceptable. Wheels are in great shape and tires are around 90% left. The undercarriage of the car is clean, dry and shows no rust. Brakes are in great shape as well. This car has always been serviced by the Mercedes Benz Dealer; all service records are available.
The interior of the car is in excellent shape. Its clean and shows no signs of wear or abuse. It comes from a non-smoking owner so no unpleasant odors inside. All seats are in decent shape with no rips, stains. All carpeting is clean. All electronics is in good working order as well. Full set of books, 2 sets of keys and floor mats comes with the car. This car is in very great condition and its needs nothing but a new proud owner.
Having owned a W203 C class, I was provided a C240 estate once when I had my car in for service. The estate drives almost identical to the sedan, except for the fact that you have an extended greenhouse in your mirror. A lot of these estates were 4matic versions, so it is nice to see a regular rear-drive machine for a change. Since Mercedes-Benz isn’t bringing the current C class estate to the US market, here’s your chance to get a low mileage example at a reduced cost of entry.