Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate 2000 - 2008 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (00 - 08)
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (00 - 08)
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (00 - 08)
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate 2000 - 2008 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Mercedes C-Class estate should I buy?

Cars with the manual gearbox will be significantly cheaper, but spend more to get an automatic if you can. They're smooth to drive (the manuals are notchy), make the foot-operated parking brake less of a hassle and will hold their value better.

We'd choose a C180K ('K' for Kompressor, meaning supercharged in German), with Classic or Classic SE trim. It offers the best value: enough performance for most needs, decent fuel economy, and it's the cheapest to buy.