Overall reader verdict 3 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

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class (14-) Saloon
7 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
  • C200 Sport 4dr

    Les Smith , Somerset . Date: 09/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A decent car let down by poor build quality. Initially very pleased with the vehicle. Auto box good, drives well and seems to be reasonably economical. Cabin quality on my vehicle has been somewhat tainted by a rattle from the drivers side that has gone from intermittent to full on and makes it an embarrassing experience to put passengers into the car and have to apologise for when the sound intrudes into the cabin. MB dealer has tried once to sort but it has returned and will be going back a second time to attempt a fix on this. For a car of this supposed quality of less than 3k on the clock is not a good advert. Which is a shame as it has many good points. Premium plus pack added and I like the upgrades that this brings to the car. Audio system good and the sunroof brightens the cabin. Just a shame it is let down by the niggling thought that it is not as solid as it should be.

  • C200 SE 4dr

    Les Smith , Somerset . Date: 03/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Moved to this from A4. Big mistake. Was initially pleased with the car, auto box good, drives well and interior seems reasonable. But there is such poor build quality with the car developing an intermittent rattle from the drivers RHS near the central pillar. This became a persistent rattle very soon after that. Initial visit to selling dealer did not produce a fix and required a few days off the road to (allegedly) sort. But of course it didn't do anything of the sort. Poor build quality is poor build quality and no amount of panel removal and liberal application of post build foam/squirts of "stuff" will mask that. Nett result - return of rattle after a few days. For a supposed quality car of sub 2.5k miles and a few months on the road this is pretty rubbish. Response from MB UK was in essence " well you have a warranty and our dealer will fix it". Not the response I was hoping for to acknowledge the poor product this car has become these days. Would avoid this car until build quality improves which is a shame as there are a number of other areas where it is a good car. But do you really expect this sort of thing from a supposed quality product?

  • C200 Sport 4dr

    James Thompson Date: 23/04/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    C200 Sport Premium (petrol). Traded in an Audi A6 for this, and am very happy. Wouldn't say the quality is any higher than the Audi, but the equipment list is certainly greater. I went for the Premium package - this includes 7-speed auto gearbox, panoramic sun roof, memory seats with lumbar adjustment, keyless go, ambient lighting and electric boot opening \ closing. The auto gearbox is very smooth, a lot of the gear changes are imperceptible and makes for very relaxed driving around town (where most of my driving is). Love the paddle shifts that allow you to take manual control of the gearbox at any time - great for quick overtaking! The engine is quiet and refined most of the time, but a little noisy under hard acceleration - a sweet unit actually. The seats are very comfortable, the cabin a nice place to be. The car is a sight to behold at night - even the external door handle recesses light up when you unlock the car! Handling wise, no complaints - I occasionally drive it energetically, but unlikely to ever take it close to the car's limits, and handling inspires confidence. If you like your music I'd recommend you pay the extra to get the Burmeister unit - the standard (Audio 20) unit on my car lacks punch for sure, and I was a little disappointed with it. Mine came with the Garmin Map pilot (SD) Sat Nav - display looks a little cartoony to begin with and at odds with the rest of the infotainment system, but having used it several times is actually very good.

  • C200 SE 4dr

    Stewart William Taylor , Suffolk . Date: 25/02/2015
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    C200 petrol manual sport. I took delivery July 2014. When ordered in April 2014 no demonstrators had arrived, my mistake! I am disappointed with the car to the extent I will go back to Audi. Good points, it looks great, has a comfortable driving position and came well equipped. The LED lights are no more than ordinary but I opted for 'intelligent lights' these are awesome and well worth the cost if you drive at night regularly. Other options were metallic, proper leather seats & lumbar support. The leather was poor quality and goodness knows the age & health of the animal it came from. Dislikes - the ride even on decent B & C roads is diabolical, pitching & rolling even on a stiffer setting. Avoid side winds at all costs. The engine is noisy & coarse, the dipstick impossible to use. Wipers are not up to the job. The idea of using the foot break as a handbrake is hopeless, the 'hold' signal is hidden behind the wheel & my line of sight. The parking break is unlit and down by knee!! The design & quality of the interior is poor in comparison to Audi. Your elbow hits the cheap plastic door pole when reaching for the seatbelt. Accessing the simplest of commands is a journey in itself! The ceramic touch pad obstructs the more practical rotary dial. Owners instructions mostly available via screen in car. Takes up to 15 seconds to change page in a sweltering car in driveway, Mercedes charged me £17 for full book!!!! Not an enjoyable car to own. Get out with key in - knee hits it!

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