What's the used Mercedes-Benz C-Class saloon like?
Many people believe Mercedes ownership is out of their reach, but the truth is you can pick up a thee-pointed star for much less than you'd think, so long as you're prepared to accept a car with a few years and a few thousand miles under its belt.
This generation of C-Class isn't the most enthralling car to drive, but it has plenty going for it in other areas. Even the oldest examples still give a prestige impression if they're in good nick, and solid reliability means that most will be good for well over 100,000 miles on the original engine and transmission.
Passenger comfort is a big plus point, with head-, shoulder- and legroom far superior to rival cars of the day. This, combined with a super-smooth ride and good refinement, makes the C-Class great for chewing up long journeys. A good-sized boot also makes it practical as a family car.