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Overall reader verdict 4 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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

    Lawrence Hooker , Kent . Date: 17/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44.8

    My car

    Having owned the car for a month, and now driven on a variety of roads, I can say that it's a great car. But not flawless.

    Good bits - Auto box is very smooth. Loads of gadgetry. Interior nicely laid out -looks and feels decent quality. Boot opener works everytime. Interior lighting well laid out. Handles nicely through corners and roundabouts. In Sport or Sport+ mode the car accelerates strongly - no delay between putting your foot down and feeling the power surge. Steering column height and reach adjusts easily.

    The so-so bits - Mercedes interface controls aren't any better than BMW or Audi alternatives. Yes, they've introduced a 'mouse' type controller perched above a combination wheel/joystick but in reality it could be simplified. The gear selector on the right of the steering column takes getting used to.

    The not-so-good bits - The Garmin sat nav isn't good. It doesn't have Stansted Airport in the POIs. I was running low on fuel so I searched for the nearest fuel and twice the sat nav took me to non-existent garages. The graphics look cheap too and if you're navigating but have the radio or media player on the multi-function screen instead of the map, you don't get any pop-up graphics when you come to a junction / waypoint. Some other vehicles at least out a turn indicator in the centre of the dial cluster. With the Merc you have to rely on the audio instruction or switch back to the Nav screen to be sure. Eco-mode feels sluggish on motorways when overtaking

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon

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