Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes C-Class saloon?
In our most recent reliability survey, the Mercedes C-Class finished third from bottom of the executive car class, with an overall score of 87.6%. Faults included engine electrics ; sat-nav ; bodywork ; non-engine electrics ; battery ; engine ; interior trim; brakes; gearbox/clutch; exterior lights; steering; air-con; exhaust; fuel system and the suspension.
A prestige brand image isn’t always an indicator of superior quality, as the data for the Mercedes C-Class shows; nearly a third of cars presented a problem. Most were back on the road within a week, though, and only a few owners had to pay for repairs.
Mercedes as a brand finished in a disappointing 24th place out of 31 manufacturers in the same survey.