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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class (11-) Saloon
11 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
  • C220 CDI AMG Sport 4dr

    Dominic Issartel , Notts . Date: 23/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49.5

    My car

    Had my Mercedes C220 AMG Sport Auto for 12 months now on a Personal Contract Hire.

    Overall I am very happy and I agree that Journalist reviews of the C Class don't match my views of the car. It is refined, comfortable to drive and on the outside and inside it oozes quality.

    I have done 20,000 miles in it so far and average 49.5 miles per gallon which is the only gripe as the combined MPG quoted by Mercedes is impossible to achieve. Even driving on motorways at a sedate 60pmh I can only get high 50's per gallon and normal motorway driving is generally around 53MPG.

    That said everything thing else is superb. I purchased the Becker Sat Nav online from a German seller on eBay for £300 and this works a treat as a fully integrated Sat Nav. the interior is very comfortable, I will admit the rear passenger leg and head room is a bit on the tight side and not being able to fold the rear seats is rather strange!

    I managed to find a Mercedes specialist independent garage that did the first service for 1/2 the cost a main dealer charges including registering the services on Mercedes website.

    All thing consider I am very pleased and having owned a BMW 5 series in the past I would rate the C Class in the same league and possibly better.

  • C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition 4dr

    Eddie Ireland , Essex . Date: 19/02/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I had one of the first face lift C class 220 cdi AMG Mercedes delivered to me in April 2011. In white it looked and still looks stunning. Unfortunately there the love affair ends. Whilst I love a car that looks the part, I cover 25,000 miles a year and few of them on the motorway. I need a car that performs well, is comfortable and reliable. One of the reasons I chose the Mercedes. I have owned C class Mercedes before, but the drop off in quality here is noticeable and it was not long before I was questioning my decision over the BMW I had turned down. Initially I was very pleased with the level of equipment, the adaptive xenon headlights are fantastic! However when pulling up to traffic lights with anything less than a full tank of fuel, you can hear it sloshing around once stopped. When driving you can hear the noise of the cooling fans when they come on. Having covered nearly 80,000 miles, I am changing the car in a few months. I am currently on my third auto gearbox, my third water pump and my low coolant light still comes on first thing in the morning. My second drivers seat as the material split. My second drivers door card, which as also dimpled up from resting my arm on it as quickly as the one that it replaced. The Becker SatNav is frustratingly slow. You can be nearly to the end of a slip road off a motorway before it advises you need to be in the right lane at the round about. For a brand and marque that sells on reputation and value, I feel short changed here

  • C250 CDI BlueEFF. Sport 4dr

    Allen Collen , . Date: 01/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Great car. It'll ask you to eat the rear tyres because its so much fun, but you can get 50mpg when you're on a normal run. Plug in the Becker module for £200 and you have integrated satnav. Good value, good finish. Needs DAB to make the standard equipment in line with its competitors.

  • C220 CDI BlueEFF. SE 4dr

    Andrew Van der Nest , South Africa . Date: 12/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    Sorry guys but your review of the C-class is not all accurate in my opinion. Having owned a 3 series as well as an Audi A4 I can say the Merc is leaps ahead in terms of refinement of the Diesel engine. Interior, again in my opinion, has the Merc ahead although the Audi is very close. On the road I prefer the softness of my Elegance option and it simply flattens bumps.

    Having owned many many cars I am totally sold on Mercedes and don't think I'll ever change brands.

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