Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes C-Class coupe?
Check the bodywork for any scuffs or dents to the front or rear, as this car will have been used around town and rearward visibility is limited. Also check the large alloy wheels for any kerb damage.
Also make sure your phone works with the infotainment system, particularly on later models with the new system. It seems to have been optimised for Apple CarPlay because it fills the whole central screen and you can use the touchpad on the steering wheel to control it, whereas the Android Auto connection only uses part of the screen and you have to take your hand off the wheel and use the rotary dial to control it.
What are the most common problems with a used Mercedes C-Class coupe?
Owners of the C-Class Coupé tend to have the most trouble with interior trim, followed by engine and engine electric issues. So, check the operation of the electric seat adjustment and the infotainment system and make sure the car starts well. Gearboxes seem strong, though. If you do encounter issues, most problems appear to have been fixed within a week and under warranty.
Is a used Mercedes C-Class coupe reliable?
The C-Class Coupé came last in its class according to the results of our latest What Car? reliability survey. Mercedes as a brand finished in a disappointing 26th out of 31 manufacturers.
If you would like to see the full reliability survey, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.