What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For A good cruiser, the Mercedes C-Class is comfortable and classy

Against The middle rear seat is useless, so don't expect to take more than four

Verdict A good, solid prestige car that you can now have for supermini money

Go for… C200 Elegance

Avoid… Costly AMG

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon
  • 1. Comfort is a big plus point, with better head-, shoulder- and legroom than in contemporary rivals
  • 2. Electrical faults aren't unknown, so make sure that all the gadgets work before you buy
  • 3. Don't worry if you hear clonks when turning the wheel. It's a sign of worn bushes in the anti-roll bars and steering joints, but they're cheap to fix
  • 4. The C180 and C200 both perform well, but we'd have the C200 given the choice
  • 5. None of the models are particularly well equipped, but Elegance is the best balance of kit and cost
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