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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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75 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
  • C180 Elegance 4dr

    jhu jio Date: 08/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Honestly, and from a car enthusiast point of view, this car was an attempt for Mercedes to show how much it hates its customers and a marketing strategy to make money by placing in, a menacing on board computer brain-box. As a result, smug aftersales companies with no courtesy training were set up to annihilate the faithful clients, who took pride in the three pointed star. For example, an electric window motor can cost £300 plus labour £1500 and an inhumane look-to -kill.

    I have yet to meet anyone who has not cursed their C-Class Merc and the makers prior to returning it. Yes, that explains why so many used versions have filled approved used spaces, whilst relatively new.

    In favour of the machine, it has a sturdy Toyota-like drive in the city with plenty of luxuries and good safety standards, at the cost of poor miles per gallon and plastic buttons related to poorer electrical reliability... to summarise: Your worst nightmare!

  • C180 Elegance 4dr

    John Wilson , Devon . Date: 19/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a W123, W124 (several, all from new), W201 (2.5 diesel), W107 (450SLC) and I currently have a C180 Elegance estate.

    All my cars gave me enormous pleasure, the last 190D 2.5 went for 13 years and 200,000 miles without missing a beat.

    My current C180 is plagued by electronic problems, causing loss of window control, loss of mirror control, loss of heated washer nozzles and warning lights of BAS/ASR failure.

    The Mercedes main dealer says it's the traction control module after a £110 'check', but as I am in the business of testing automobile electronics I have reason to suspect the diagnosis.

    The C-Class is not a 'real' Mercedes and I will never buy another. Anyone got a W124 for sale? Anyone know an independent Mercedes dealer in Devon?

  • C200 CDi Avantgarde SE 4dr

    Colin Nugent , Merseyside . Date: 26/06/2007
    • 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

    i took delivery of this pre reg vehicle a couple of weeks ago. A very smooth quiet ride compared with my SAAB 9-3 which was very sound but prone to high levels of tyre noise. Diesel is bit sluggish only 122 BHP, but it is a heavy car, which I reckon accounts for this. No problems yet, but the car came without an owners manual and service book. A call to MB a few days ago fixed this but it hasn't turned up yet. The most refined car I have had I used to drive Passats Mondeos and Primeras when I was working. Fuel economy a bit low only 33mpg around town. Pleased on the whole especially the all round view; excellent!

  • C270 CDI Avantgarde SE 4dr

    Mark Gallacher , West Midlands . Date: 01/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I changed my C240 a couple of years ago for my first diesel. Better fuel consumption, brilliant low- and mid-range shove and all-round competence are what this car is all about.

    The one major gripe is (as usual) servicing costs. The only other niggle is that I am unable to position my right leg comfortably on a long journey.

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