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Overall reader 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
    4 out of 5 stars

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

    Gerald Hayden , Wiltshire . Date: 22/11/2014
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    Had my C220 Sport Premium plus for 1 month now from new, and for me it is the best car I have ever owned. I should qualify that by stating the majority of my previous vehicles were fords, the only previous car that came close was an Audi A4. I had planned to buy another nearly new A4 , Mercedes weren’t even on my radar, I always considered them to be for old men in grey suits. But I happened to pass by our local dealership looking at the old C-Class’s on the forecourt then noticed the new style C-Class. What a complete transformation, I booked a test drive and 4 months later I have my own brand new c-class, breaking two rules I had previously held of never buying brand new or buying Mercedes. The whole persona of this car just smacks of quality, comfort and attention to detail throughout. Outside it looks very smart and classy, the myriad of LED lights inside and out are something to behold at night. There is so much equipment included and the on-board tech is in a completely different league to anything I have seen previously. The drive is comfortable it feels solidly attached to the road surface, there is hardly any road or wind noise from outside the agility select adds to the fun. The 2.1 litre diesel engine can sound a bit noisy at times and the layout of the central console controls could be better but these niggles do not spoil the overall experience. Getting this car has made the daily commute to work one of the highlights of my day, and I have never said that before

  • 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

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