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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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alanking

My C Class Merc

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

5

Being an estate model suits my life style perfectly, with the back seat down will carry just about anything I throw at it.

It spends long time un used up to may be 4 weeks and always starts instantly. Confortable drive.. don`t feel stiff after long journey

and the heating & ventalating system is really good.

The only thing I would change it for is a new one !!!!!! if I ever had the funds !!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jamesfilmer

Practical versatile estate

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C180K Elegance SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th January '12)

4.5

I've owned this (2004) car now for 5 years and 50,000 miles, where I'd normally be fed up after 2-3 years!

I went out not looking to change cars at all, but thought lets take a look. The car then won me over on looks, prestige, comfort and ease of driving - my wife liked it too, result!

The good side, comfort - good, economy - good 42+mpg at 70mph cruising, reliabilty -excellent, practicality - good. tyre wear - very good, speed - surprising for an 1800cc!

The not so good, servicing is up there with Mercedes normal charges. Parts are expensive (£600 for an alternator). That said, servicing comes up about every 13000 miles and almost nothing extra ever needs doing.

Overall a great car, I will probably keep it for years to come!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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johnl

Superb practical balanced car

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C320 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 16th January '12)

4.5

I love this car. It's quick, quiet and great on fuel. I bought a very high spec car from a dealer with around 50k miles on it.

Now 12 months on and 75k miles I can report the good and the bad.

The good.

It has averaged over 40 to the gallon and on a long run can achieve 45+.

Plenty of space in the boot. More than my previous X5 believe it or not!

Effortlessly fast and passing speeds are blistering. It has to be a quick car to beat you (even if you're not trying very hard).

Quiet too - Much quieter than my previous high mileage X5.

Comfy as anything I have ever owned - Driving in six hour stints still doesn't even give me back ache.

Just as happy pootling around town with the seven speed auto.

The best sat nav and easiest to use cruise control - again effortless.

Vimeo phone system is exceptional and stereo is great. A lovely surprise to find an iPod input in the glove box that I wasn't expecting too.

The bad

Not much really. Tyres are pricey with rears at £175 and fronts around £140 for MO badged Michelin tyres which are original equipment.

I did have a problem with fuel inlet valve as the mechanism for the butterfly valves snapped off - It is apparently a fault on the V6 320 cdi diesel so check it has been uprated to the new part. Mine went at 60k miles. A very tricky repair that was covered under warranty but would have cost £1200.

Insurance is scary at group 17.

Sat nav updates are expensive. £200 disks?

And that's about it. It feels rock solid. I am planning to keep it for quite a few years yet.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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barryL

baldnutbaz

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Elegance 5dr Auto (Review date: 23rd November '11)

5

i bought the car second hand over 3 years ago,i can honestly say it is the best car i have ever owned.it has sailed through every MOT without a problem so far.i do a fair amount of match fishing ,it takes all my gear easily by just dropping rear seats.i put a plastic sheet down to protect carpets and the leather seats just need a wipe if required. fit and finish is very good as you would expect from a german manufacturer,on an urban cycle it returns 40 mpg and on a run 50 is not unusual.comfort is excellent ,drives very well with enough power if required.i am going to run this car untill it gets to be to uneconomical to do so,as it has only covered 75k and my guy who services it says it should be good for 250k i may have it for sometime yet.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jeanC

Jean HW

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Elegance SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 14th November '11)

4.5

Both my husband and I love this car. We have had it since new and it has been regulary serviced by a Mercedes Benz dealer apart from the last year. It has done 104,000 miles but has never let us down.

The fact that it is automatic with cruise control makes it really easy to drive.

In terms of practicality, because it is an estate, it has been great for transporting both of our children to university at the start and end of term time. Both the rear seats fold down separately or together so it is very versatile. It also has a tow bar which has only been used a couple of times. The integrated child seats in the back are so easy to set up and use.

It has a walnut finish dashboard and black leather seats and is very comfortable.

We are sad to be selling it but need to as we have just got a company car (a BMW 3series - it is nowhere near as good) and so it doesn't make economic sense to keep it any mor

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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shahidH

Mr S Hussain

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C200K Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 6th November '11)

3.3

Hi the Mercedes C200 Kompressor Estate is a lovely looking car. Has everything you would want in a car. Excellent to drive & great if you have things to move as the boot space is great. The only thing that let it down was the running costs. Very juicy on fuel & road tax not cheap either. MPG was poor especially with the price of fuel today. Would only recommend buying this car if you don`t mind frequent trips to the filling station.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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nigelS

2005 C220 CDi Estate - Best car I've owned ...

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 2nd November '11)

4.8

I love this car. Bought second hand & having already done over 140k I was taking a bit of a punt. On writing this review I've had it for over 6 months now and the only thing that's been a problem is a head light bulb failing. It had complete service history from the main dealer in Exeter and I had my freindly mechanic to take it for a spin & give it a once over before parting with the cheque.

We needed a tow car to pull the family caravan and have not been disapointed at all. The semi auto gearbox is responsive and makes towing a breeze. The 2.2ltr more than does the job and has plenty of power to overtake with ease. I was a little dissapointed with the mpg though. My wife uses it daily on the school run and gets about 25mpg. On a long run I get about 32 and towing a 24ft 6 berth caravan about 22mpg.

It's very comfortable with electric adjustable front seats etc & has all the bells and whistles you need from a car this age.

Insurance wasn't much more than my previous 2000 1.8l petrol Freelander.

Love it, love it, love it.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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williamW

C 180 Elegance Kompressor Estate 2005

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C180K Elegance SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 28th October '11)

2.5

The only thing more disappointing than the build quality of this thing is the useless and unhelpful dealers. Having owned it from new it is a constant source of frustration, anger and disappointment.

It is very uncomfortable, thirsty, not particularly pleasent to drive and does not stand up to the wear and tear of a family anywhere near as well as a Mondeo or Honda.

If you use main dealers for maimtenance make sure you have a good relationship with your bank manager, you'll need him! -£24 for one spark plug - and that was as part of a service.

I always promised myself that one day I would own a Mercedes Benz. Now I can barely give it away. I will never touch a Mercedes again!!

Practicality

2 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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scottA

Scott, Worcestershire

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C220 CDI Avantgarde SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 25th October '11)

4.3

Great car, really comfortable and handles well. Have 07 model which has done 76,000 miles virtually trouble free. Slight auto gearbox problem where changes were erratic during colder weather but sorted out under warranty by Mercedes though. Other than that the car gas been excellent. Had an Audi A4 previously which was good, but the Merc is in a different league in my opinion. Servicing and insurance are expensive, but the car is so good that it is a small price to pay for the luxury and status this car provides. Fuel economy is acceptable on longer journeys (40+mpg), but not great on short runs (<30mpg). No spares needed so far except for rear tyres - excellent.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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garyD

Really reliable car

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C180 Elegance 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th September '11)

4.8

It's a good reliable family car, drives very smooth, spacious, child friendly, suitable for daily use.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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