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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS Estate 2001‑2007

4.5
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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS Estate 2001‑2007

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benzjoy

What a car!!!!

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C320 Elegance SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th March '14)

4.8

C320 elegance SE estate

Owned the car for approx two years now. When purchasing I went to the garage to view a C200 diesel but it had just been sold but then saw the 320 petrol at the same garage. It had all the extras but I was apprehensive about how much petrol it would drink. The car had very low miles and a full one owner history.

I returned the next day and purchased it, I'm so glad I did it has sailed through two MOT's and only required new pads during a service. It's so comfortable to drive and has munched through miles on trips to Europe. Yes it's not the most economical but as I've not had any issues with the car I can cope with that! If thinking about buying make sure it has a good history and we'll cared for and you'll have a luxury car with great performance for little money.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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stuart13

Mercedes Avantgarde C279 Estate

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C270 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 28th September '13)

4.8

A GREAT CAR WITH VERY GOOD MPG - 45 PLUS,AN EXCELLENT ALL ROUNDER PARTICULARLY GOOD ON LONG MOTORWAY JOURNEYS.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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b.m.g

My best car ever

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C180K Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 29th January '13)

4.8

I've own this car for a few years and to be honest, it is by far the most reliable car I have ever had. It is my 14th car and no problems whatsoever (unlike my previous Saab 9-3 TiD), apart from normal wear like tyres, brakes pads and stuff like that. It is very comfy and it's so quite inside, sometime I wondered whether the engine was still running. The auto gearbox is definitely compulsory on a Merc, it doubles the comfort. If one day it comes to get a new car then I will go for another Mercedes, no doubt... If you are looking for one like this, go for the facelift model 05 on as the previous ones tend to rust. It is really worth the price I paid for it at that time even if I though it was a bit exaggerated compared to a Ford, but there is no comparison at all.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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rocketron

FAST N FRIENDLY....

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C270 CDI Avantgarde 5dr (Review date: 15th October '12)

4.8

I've owned the Merc for 6 years now and I'm still not bored with it...!Build quaility is good ,Ive done 150k now and the dash still dont squeek, Performance is great, particilarly at overtaking speeds with fuel cons at around 43 mpg overall (computer says more but its a little optmistic I think. Only criticisum is suspension..allready replaced all the springs,and theres one gone again,however all the parts ive bought have been cheaper than bits for my last motor (peugeot)Overall a good motor,and when I swap ,it will be another Merc.........

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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dinkykitkat

very nearly a sports car diesel

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C320 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 4th October '12)

5

I think the Estate shape it is very pretty. Cubanite Silver is a great colour. Looks like silver under a Caribbean sunset.

Get it with the SatNav because the TV screen gives the cabin an upmarket feel rather than the plasticy looking dotmatrix readout radio you get as standard.

The Satnav also gives a readout about the junction ahead on the main dash board which is safe and useful.

Electric leather heated seats =yummy. The heated seats automatically reduce in temp after a while, assuming you have warmed up, then they turn themselves off.

Cruise control can also be set as a speed limiter so you can still use your foot on the throttle pedal but it restrict your top speed. Very useful on country lanes( when you're; dare I say, a bit tired).

Space is fine for adults in the back, and comfortable too.

Paddle shifts on an auto might seem like an attractive gimick, but very useful for changing down on single carriageway roads in preparation for overtaking.

I drive mine mainly on single carriageways and the overtaking is proper fast, shocks passangers that think they are being given a lift in a boring diesel. Even cold it does not sound like a taxi , which is nice. When in full shouting mode it sounds terrific.

Handling and ride seem good to me not too firm not too sporty.

Tyre wear is fine. Main dealer costs are acceptable. Difficult to work on yourself because there are no workshop manuals even from the States which is irritating, but DIY info can be found on Owner's Forums.

Lifetime mpg just shy of 34 and that is mainly on fast country roads.

Motorway trips can be as high as 50mpg.

Will only replace this car with something very special.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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evenley_ian

A driving pleasure

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 24th April '12)

4.5

I drove this car for three years and is the best car I've owned for the overall driving experience. It was a joy to drive on long journeys, particularly on trips down to the Alps and over to Le Mans. Economy was good for an auto, very comfortable and quite engaging to drive. Load lugging capability was impressive.

Running costs were reasonable for a car of this type and spares were generally not too expensive. The only negative point is that it seemed to get through suspension components too regularly. Given that the majority of driving was on good roads and motorways, there were too many times roughness and judder were tracked down to worn bushes.

Overall I really enjoyed my experience with this car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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berksreviewer

Disapointing level of faults let's it down

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C270 CDI Avantgarde 5dr Auto (Review date: 6th February '12)

4

Lovely car to drive, especially on long motorway runs, but have been unlucky with faults. Had since new and had normal ware and tear attention e.g. discs, pads, etc, but many other faults:

- Several suspension bush replacements

- High pressure fuel pump failed (and took dealer 2 weeks to replace!!)

- Parking break continually sticking

- Excessive wear on front nearside tyre (had laser tracking a couple of times but was told "they all do this"

- Heater control flaps broken. Simple £30 part replacement but £800 labour cost so I'm living with no heater for now!

- Finally rusting quite badly now on wheel arches and several other places. It's never been in a prang so original build quality was bad

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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mervynw

Economical & reliable for a good sized automatic estate

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.8

We needed a comfy, relatively economical, roomy, reliable and practical estate, as my wife uses a wheelchair & we use a lot of luggage on holiday! This diesel Merc was exactly what we needed. It's a bit expensive to service and insure, but holds its value really well. We had to deal with some rust on the wheel arches and bonnet, but I think this is par for the course with this model/age.

I get around 38 mpg on average, which is great for an auto estate. We bought it at 117K (8 yrs old) and it's got to 134K with few problems. I love the extras like cruise control, electric seats and very smart auto lighting, and the smooth, powerful engine (despite the relatively high mileage).

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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pmp6540

Economical Luxury

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)

4

The Mercedes C class diesel estate is a class act, being thoroughly adaptable to whatever you want it to be.

About the only thing it isn't is a sportscar, but make no mistake it is no slouch having a 2.2 litre diesel engine and it will return 50+ MPG on a long motorway run, during which with auto gearbox and cruise control it is very easy to let the car take the strain.

I wanted a large estate to carry the occasional large or odd shaped luggage. The boot is huge and if that's not big enough there are the roof rails which take cross bars to increase the luggage capacity.

I wouldn't be without a diesel estate and the Mercedes Diesel Estate with Auto gearbox is at the top of the class!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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brianlmerritt

Great car for long distance travel, economical on short trips too

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.5

I downsized slightly from an older 7 seat estate, but I need a car which provided good economy and was comfortable for long drives. On some weekends when I collect my daughters I have to drive 220 miles, each way, which is nearly 900 miles on a weekend just to see them and bring them home.

The car easily fits 4 adults plus luggage for airport trips, gets over 45 mpg on a fast motorway drive, and is extremely comfortable for driver and passengers.

The boot is not the largest in class, but meets my needs well. There is plenty of passing power, and unlike the E class it replaced, sets off very briskly from a stop. The sport option is very worthwhile - no roll going around fast corners and great braking, and if you want to you can play with the steering wheel up-down-shift paddles.

The main downside to the car? My wife wants to use it all the time instead of her Golf...

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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