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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS Saloon 1993‑2000
79 owner reviews for MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS Saloon 1993‑2000
Merc AMG Supercar - simply the best!
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C36 4dr Auto (Review date: 13th January '12)
An early cooperation with AMG when it was a seperate firm before MB bought it, these were designed to compete with the BMW 'M' series. C280's were shipped off the production line to AMG who rebuilt them with lowered and stiffened suspension with different geometry, took the engine out and rebored it to 3.6 litre before rebuilding it by hand and generally turning this car into a genuine SUPERCAR! In some ways a nicer car than the C43 that came later (owners will not agree!) being lighter with a straight six rather than a V8, these cars have every refinement but still got to 60 in just less than 6 seconds! The handling sets it apart especially for what was never going to be a light car. It really points and very few things will live with it across country. Generally bullet proof they are never going to be cheap to run but plenty of MB specialists who are a much better bet than main dealers who are, on the whole, expensive and not very reliable. I have had some nice cars in my time but this is, without doubt and by some way, the very best. RARE, since MB only brought in about 250 genuine right hand drive models, they should be worth, in my view, a lot more than they are. They should appreciate soon - a future classic!!?
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C200 Sport 4dr Auto (Review date: 1st November '11)
Lots of car and comfort for the money
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C200 Elegance 4dr Auto  (Review date: 1st November '11)
This is the first Merc I've owned. Previously I was a Saab man.
The car is well engineered, comfortable, fast rather than nippy, smooth in handling and running and always perfoms like an executive motor.
It is a low mileage(74k) for the year (1998), fsh car and the body work is very clean apart from the rear wheel arches which are showing early signs of rust (I gather this is a known problem).
There are a few blind spots, notably caused by solid screen supports and the front headrests and you need to watch out for this whilst adjusting to the car.
I renewed all the tyres quite soon and the Michelins I have now give a very quiet and comfortable ride and solid steer.
I am surethat electric wing mirrors would make garage parking a lot easier as the fixed ones are just that.
Excellent room in the boot and the engine compartment is spacious.
I hope it serves me well for a few years.
tony from london
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C280 Sport 4dr Auto  (Review date: 31st October '11)
Overall, my car which I thought was a good buy turned out to be more expensive than I originally planned. I should have gotten a mechanic to look at it before the buy. I have since had it serviced. Spare parts are expensive, I'm gradually spending more time on her (body scratches & rust) whenever I can afford too. I must say that at long distances; she is very reliable. She keeps me warm in cold weather, for her old age; she is fast too.
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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C240 Sport 4dr Auto  (Review date: 31st October '11)
This is the best car of over 20 cars that I have owned since 1962. As I am now retired and only drive for pleasure it will probably be my last car. It has an excellent ride and a smooth automatic transmission. I get 21 mpg in town and 34 mpg on a longer journey. I only cover around 2,000 miles a year, so the high cost of petrol is not a problem. I pay £175-00 a year for insurance and £215-00 Road Tax.
It was first registered in August 1998 so it is now 13 years old and has covered 42,170 miles. It is on its third set of tyres,its second set of brake pads and its second battery. This year it failed its MOT for the first time with a broken off side rear spring which cost £90-00 to replace.
It has ample bootspace for my videofilming equipment and the weekly supermarket shop. Visibilty is fine going forward but reversing was a problem until I had rear parking sensors fitted.
I would recommend this make and model to anyone who wants prestige motoring .
A real shame that they rot!
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C200 Sport 4dr Auto  (Review date: 31st October '11)
Really liked this car, good engine and great gearbox - some look a little dated now, but in my opinion, the Sport model still looks good. So why did I sell it? - rust! It is absolutely disgraceful that in this day and age, a prestige car can suffer rust in most of the panels at under 10 years old. I believe it is very common in Mercs of this age and frankly I don't know how Mercedes have survived such terrible build quality. I'm now back in a Saab of a similar age. It's nearly as good as the Merc in most areas, but not quite - that said, no rust at all - none!
Brian from Dorset
MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS C180 Elegance 4dr Auto  (Review date: 28th October '11)
The C class I owned was one of the best cars ever. The build quality was exceptional, the ride superb and the running costs suprisingly good. I advise the automatic gearbox as this gave absoloutly seamfree changes at any speed. The interior was well made and very functional and the seats were like armchairs.
Altogether, a car to be proud of.