What's the used Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloon like?
With the introduction of this third-generation model, the Mercedes C-Class became truly competitive with the BMW 3 Series.
While the Mercedes still isn’t as sharp to drive as the BMW, it compensates with a softer, gentler ride. In fact, the overriding impression of this version of the C-Class is one of comfort, even if the four-cylinder diesel engines are disappointingly noisy.
Head room is noticeably tighter in the rear seats than it is in the Audi A4 of the same era, but average-sized adults will still fit and the boot has enough room for a couple of big suitcases or golf bags.
It’s worth buying as recent a C-Class as possible because the dashboard received significant styling, quality and equipment updates as the car aged.