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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
    4 out of 5 stars

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25 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
  • C220 CDI Elegance 4dr

    Tim McDonald Date: 18/07/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Have had the C 220 Auto for only a month now but so impressed the ride is excellent, the finish is superb, along with the build quality, the sat nav is one of the best i've seen, and the sound system is fantastic.

  • C220 CDI Elegance 4dr

    Steve Powell , South Yorkshire . Date: 27/06/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I have had this car for 4 months now, and must say I am quite impressed. Having test driven the sport model, I beleive I made the correct choice by opting for the elegance. There is no way I could have dealt with that ride day in day out.

    I also opted for the lingautronic sat nav at a cost of £2k. The sat nav is very impressive, but I cannot get along with the voice activated commands.

    I was however very annoyed at having to pay £20 for cup holders, especially when there are two for the rear passengers.

    I just hope that MB have improved on the build quality of recent years, but I must say up to now I am very impressed.

  • C180 SE 4dr

    tony sheehan Date: 27/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ok this car is fabulous from top to toe ride, handling, brakes interior all the usual. However the automatic gearbox is absolutely garbage. It's extremely slow and unresponsive even in sports mode and in a car that costs 60k in Ireland i think this is unacceptable. If you want to see how an automatic gearbox should shift then drive a BMW 530d.

  • C220 CDI SE 4dr

    Bob Niven , Fife . Date: 05/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for around 8 months and I am more than happy with it.

    The automatic box is smooth and predictable and the car handles very well.

    It is frugal and on a recent trip from Birmingham to Edinburgh averaged 55mpg.

    I note another review mentioning short service intervals. Since the interval is determined by how the car is driven it is down to the individual. 1st service for my wifes' C class sports coupe was 16,000 miles. I have covered 8,000 and I don't expect to see the garage for another four months at least.

    More than acceptable intervals for me.

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