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Old 12-06-2018, 06:00 AM
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Greetings vetties,

In a few months I'll be in the market for a new car, and it is Speed Test Scrabble Word Finder Solitairebetween a base C-Class or a Base C7 Stingray (I know not the same class of cars but thats me), and the car will be secondary for weekend and special trips outside of commuting.

What are the common problems that the C7 have?

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Old 12-06-2018, 08:49 AM
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Although your title is "Common C8 Issues", your question involves the current C7 model. This should be posted in the C7 section.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:22 AM
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James, my guess is that the title of your thread should say C7 instead of C8 (based upon your first post). I have updated it for you. If this is wrong, send me a PM. However, no one knows about any C8 problems, since the car is not out yet.
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Natives are restless today. OP this is what I know after owning 2 C7's.
1. TC issues
2. Differential on base stingrays
3. Info screen issues
4. Tranny A8 hard shifts
5. fuel door not opening on occasion
6. Rad elect. fan on some craps out causing overheating
7. Original alignment off causing premature tire wear
8. GS bent wheels
9. Misc. computer glitches

This if just off top of my head, hope this helps.

I should have added that I have only had issues with number 2. Current 17 GS zero issues.

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Old 12-06-2018, 10:21 AM
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Don't forget squeeks and rattles.....
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Don't forget the majority of owners who experience no issues. Had my 2015 for 4+ years no issues, now a 2019 for 9 months no issues.
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Originally Posted by Divine James View Post
Greetings vetties,

In a few months I'll be in the market for a new car, and it is between a base Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe or a Base C7 Stingray (I know not the same class of cars but thats me), and the car will be secondary for weekend and special trips outside of commuting.

What are the common problems that the C7 have?
After 15 years of driving C-Class Mercedes, I switched to a base C7 Stingray in 2016 with no problems and no regrets. I bought a new car, I also bought tire and wheel insurance before I left the dealership. I also bought all season tires, the second set of wheels came months later.

Itís a different driving experience, starting with the fact you are about five inches closer to the ground. If you buy new, get to Spring Mountain as soon as you can, it will help you learn more about the C7 and you driving it. As I said, no problems...no regrets, would do it again in a heartbeat. Iím sure youíll find a variety of opinions on this forum, but thatís my two cents worth.

Good luck!
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Do lots and lots of reading on each forum. You'll soon see what problems repeatedly pop up.

I was really torn between a few cars before I bought my Grand Sport. I researched and learned the pros and cons of each and slowly narrowed it down to two that fit best with what I was looking for.

​​​​​​Then I test drove both. Let's just say, I've only driven one Corvette in my life, and it's sitting in my shop right now Regardless of the problems I read about, it was the Vette that just "did it" for me in the end. Good luck with your search!



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Old 12-06-2018, 11:58 AM
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Kind of an ironic thread. I currently have a 16 model z51 and am considering a C63 AMG Coupe.
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Originally Posted by dvilin View Post
Don't forget the majority of owners who experience no issues. Had my 2015 for 4+ years no issues, now a 2019 for 9 months no issues.
This. So much this. Forums provide a very biased view of any car. People who have problems start threads about it. People with trouble-free cars don't. There have been well over 100,000 C7s sold. Very few owners of those are on this forum, and most of those have had no major problems. I bought my 2014 vert almost 5 years ago, and it's been absolutely trouble free. It's my daily driver so it gets driven a lot.

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Hey Divine, welcome to the forum, and please don't let a knucklehead or two (every forum has them) drive you away. Speaking from experience on 2 C7's ('15 Z51 and '17 GS). We've had one issue: the GS had a bad a/c compressor when delivered new. It was fixed right away with an outstanding dealer experience. Outside of that (and that didn't bother me one bit - stuff happens. It's what happens next that counts), both have been outstanding cars (we've owned over 130 cars, both domestic and foreign, so we do have some comparisons). Both A8s - no issues (btw, we currently have 4 vehicles with A8s - no issues and a great trans IMO). I don't know what the poster was talking about 'squeaks and rattles' (must be that his car has some) but ours never have, my cousin's '15 is tight as could be, and the other 20 or so I've driven have had nothing of the sort other than our '15 had a 'roof creak', but that was 100% fixed with new pins.

We have two major problems with ours:
* My face hurts every time I drive because of the perma-smile.
* We live on the side of a mountain in the Rockies and have to put our vette's to sleep for 4-5 months. But when we get them out in the Spring it's like getting them all over again!

I've rented a few C series. MB makes some nice rides but, to me, it's a completely different car and driving experience. Not even close to me, but you're the one who will need to decide. Drive 'em back to back.

Good luck!
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I'd buy the C8.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ersatz928 View Post
Don't forget squeeks and rattles.....
Hum.... my '17 GS Vert is tight and quite as can be. Not a single squeak or rattle even on rough roads, I'm just lucky, I guess.
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I would like to apologize for my earlier post if indeed Devine James is honestly looking for information.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:35 PM
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I lemon lawed a C300 Benz. Probably the worst car I’ve owned in 42 years of driving. I replaced it with a 18 Vette. I only have 1400 miles so far but I have had no problems at all. In my opinion anyone that buys an overpriced piece of crap from mb is a fool.
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I'd buy the C8.
1LT though, right?
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1LT though, right?
Everybody knows 1lt's are just base models!
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Everybody knows 1lt's are just base models!
Superior to any C-Class!
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:18 PM
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To the OP. Nothing major man. The corvette will be a car you trust in and out of warranty and not ridiculous to work on after the warranty. The Benz, well you will want to dump it before the warranty runs out.

I've owed both and I will never EVER own a Benz again.
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This is correct. I know from experience. You do not want to own a German luxury car at the warranty expires. Trust me on this. When things break and they will be prepared to pay out your you know what. They are nice cars but way over priced and way to expensive to maintain and repair for what you get imo.
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