Test drove this Mercedes after having test driven the new Mazda 6 2L (2008). I thought the new Mazda 6 was a great drive - responsive, intuitive and refined. What a difference! The Mercedes C Class was on a completely different level. It was all of the above and much more. The automatic is a must as the weird hand break doesn't really suit manual driving. I was also a bit worried by recent tales of Mercedes unreliability but have become convinced by the fact that in order to restore reputation of build quality, the new C Class is the most tested car in the company's history - some 15 million miles! Mercedes have also gone back to basics by ensuring that materials are top quality. Needless to say that I've just ordered one and will give a full update thereafter.
Nearly 5 years and 55k miles from new and not a single fault. Smooth auto everything with real acceleration when needed, super charger really effiecient. Problem now is what to replace her with - if only all cars were this good.
My car is a 2001 (Y) has done 147000 miles still with the Merdedes parts it waS born with apart from the service items like brake discs pads tyres may she glory on for another 147000 miles
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!
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