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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.
  • C220 CDI Classic 4dr

    Derek Cook , Lanarkshire . Date: 04/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for four months now the cabin looks great inside it is very comfortable to drive and the performance is good from the 150bhp diesel (make sure you go for the 220 not the 200).

    I average around 45mpg overall, a mix of all types of driving, town, motorway and country lanes.

    For cruising on the motorway it is the best car I have ever driven and it's easy to get 50mpg. High-speed cruising is effortless and even relaxing to the driver.

    I also like the neat touches that come with a Merc.

    The down-side? It looks a bit on the bland side and has too much body roll for me in the bends/corners and its very dificult to tell how close to the limit you are but for most drivers that will not be a concern.

  • C220 CDI Elegance SE (04-07) 4dr

    Nick Hannant Date: 16/10/2004
    • 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

    My car

    I have owned this car for about a month now and I am absolutely delighted. I do about 30,000 miles each year.

    They have really improved the interior quality with this face-lifted model and made it more engaging to drive, without losing that feeling of stability that was always its trademark.

    I looked at this car against the Saab 9-3, Audi A4, BMW 320d and Jaguar X-Type, and although all these cars had great strengths, none of them seemed as complete as the Merc. It ended up being an easy choice for me.

    My only criticisms are that the engine noise is too intrusive at low speeds (especially when cold) and I initially found the computer difficult to negotiate.

    Well done Mercedes Benz... I just love this car!

  • C220 CDI Avantgarde SE (04-07) 4dr

    Joe Croughan Date: 07/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Overall it's nice car to drive and own, brilliant on the motorway, with good acceleration - despite the noise.

    My three main problems with it are:

    1. A small boot, with no folding seats 2. A noisy diesel engine, not up to class standard, with lots of noise and vibration at low revs 3. It leans a lot on bends

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