45Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

45Mercedes-Benz C-Class
3.8

101 reviews

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Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.9
Noise Level
3.8
Braking
4.3
Acceleration / Power
3.8
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
4.1
Fuel Efficiency
4.2
Handling
4.2
Interior Design
4.4
Boot Size
4.2
Comfort
4.4
Features
4.3
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101 reviews
Dean64
Dean64Perth, WA122 posts
  C250
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Jeremy B
Jeremy BSouth East Queensland, QLD11 posts
  C200 W205

Service costs astronomical

2019 C200. B service was $1,087 last time!!! Now due for a service but last service was only 5 000 km ago. Contacted dealer to find out options as it would be ridiculous to change oil etc after 5,000km. No reply to date.
Run flat tyres are idiotic for Oz. No jack! If you ride on a deflated run flat tyre it has to be replaced = $$$.
The owners manual is for a LHD car.
No service book to manually see when services done. Instead you have to log in to the digital record and see convoluted data.
Nice car overall. Show details
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Tim
Tim4 posts
  C180 Kompressor

Underrated

A very underrated Mercedes indeed. Other then the starter motor failed a week ago Coby I nicknamed it is going like new . Preface lift. Witch often have issues not mine he has 204890 kms on him. Fun to drive good on fuel as fast as my w211 e240. Highly recommend c class in general. W203 are good and affordable if you get a good one. Better then ny old xf falcon. ( And I love the xf :) ) Show details ·  1
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Davo
DavoSouth Australia
  W205

Best car I have brought

I Used to drive Holden Commodores most my life and still have vfs Commodores, even girlfriend same, I one day brought her a c200 2015 model, best car I have driven , can't hear any noise ,suspension to handling to braking to comfort is amazing, never had one issue with it definitely do not regret buying this. Girlfriend uses this car on a daily basis and loves it Show details
rotor4
rotor4Sydney, NSW10 posts
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Robby 1
Robby 14 posts
  C250 CDI

Who needs a Hybrid

A rocket ship fantastic acceleration ,very economical getting 4.7ltrx100 great driving experience amazing engine Show details
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Semperfi
SemperfiGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  C250

Great nice exec entry level car

Daily driver and have a small family works well for our needs and used on occasions for long trips and is very comfortable and smooth ride. Great fuel economy and can be easily maintained. A modern classic and probably one of the last lines before the introduction of the new modern tablet like screens (instead of traditional dials and knobs). Show details
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Stefan L.
Stefan L.22 posts
  C180 Kompressor

Unreliable and inefficient

Too many issues with the car especially the electrical system. Being a 1.8L engine with a supercharger, you would think it would be fuel efficient when driving gently. This wasn’t the case. Often above 12L/ 100km around town. Really was hoping for 9L/100km being a small 1.8L engine. I would recommend forgetting about the Mercedes badge, just buy a Toyota Corolla - unless you are happy to constantly replace parts and spend thousands of $ a year in servicing. Show details
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Cornucopia
Cornucopia18 posts
  C300
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Dave
DavePomona27 posts
  Fair Incentive C200

Rock solid

The W202 c200 is easily the best small car of the 90's for reliability. Once considered the grandma car, this has been rebuked with the M111 2l 4cyl vvt engine at 130hp that gets better with age. Revvy, not nippy. After 25+ years, these are starting to be a classic Mercedes-Benz at last.
I use mine everyday as my daily and it's both fun and economical.
Tilt and Slide Sunroof, electric EVERYTHING duelzone aircon (Denso unit) same as Toyota has NEVER not worked.
I paid $1300 for mine 8yrs ago and never had an issue other than a MAF sensor go bad. (Still ran though).
Good for 200kph, proven. Show details
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Jim
Jim8 posts
  C250

Great example of euro engineering comfortable and stylish

Use this car daily as well as getting away to the country occasionally, very reliable as with any car just service when due has never let me down very happy Show details
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Mark
MarkIllawarra, NSW22 posts
  C250
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Mac
MacSouth East Queensland, QLD25 posts
  C200 S205 BlueTEC

Does not live up to the name

Purchased as a replacement for a 4 year old C class sedan, and is disappointing in nearly all aspects. It did not even get home after picking it up when the indicator switch fell apart. It took many weeks to get repaired (noting that we were given a loan car). The run flat tyres were a fast wearing uncomfortable disaster that had to be replaced after 24000 km. The brakes the same at 60000km. We stopped using MB service - much too expensive. Next car will not be MB - not worth the money. Show details
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Joe
JoeSouth East Queensland, QLD
  C200

Engine issues

I have C 200 Cgi , Car is used for daily commute but engine stall very often and rear seal leak badly cooling pipes is cracked well under 200000 km very disappointed bodywork is also poor clear paint is pealing which is unusual for a brand tag as Mercedes I’m gladly it discontinued the C class  Show details
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Sanjaya D.
Sanjaya D.
  C-Class

Very nice car to drive. But prepare for higher maintenance cost

Very nice car to drive. Before this I was driving Toyota Camry. Relatively to that car Mercedes Benz c200 with EQ is very nice cat to drive. Great fuel economy. Some cases I am getting 1100Km’s from full tank. Maintenance cost such as tyres can be bit higher than a standard car as it’s using Run flat tyres. Replacing 4 tyres can cost 1100-1700 AUD, depending on the brand and the Tyre shop. These tyres will give you low Km’s relatively to other standard tyres (15,000- 30,000) Service is normally every 12 months. Service cost can be around 600-1300 AUD. Overall I like the experience of driving this car even though maintenance cost is bit higher.

Questions & Answers

Zakariyya W.
Zakariyya W. · W203 (2000-2007)

What is the engine code on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz C200? Are they reliable?

Graham K
Graham K · C250 CDI (2011-2014)

I own a 2012 CDI 250 with108.000 Ks on clock great car but it has developed a small engine oil leak . I have had it checked . It is hard to find the source where it is coming from , I have cleaned the engine and it seems to stem from around the oil filter where it enters the block. any solution and cost to repair it.

bonjovis100
bonjovis100 · C250 CDI (2011-2014)

Just wondering my dashboard lights for ECO and Sports (red light) keeps going on and off and it swicthes from Sports mode to ECO while on low speed by itself from time to time. Could this be and electrical issue?

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CategoryCars, Sports Cars and SedansCars, Sports Cars and SedansCars and ConvertiblesCars and Wagons
Starting Price $85,500$68,300$125,700$67,800
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolDiesel
Wheels19" Alloy18" Alloy19" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7 L/100km6.4 L/100km10 L/100km4.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L66 L66 L66 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L6 Cylinder 3.0L4 Cylinder 1.9L
Max Power190kW @ 6100rpm150kW @ 5500rpm287kW @ 6100rpm143kW @ 3800rpm
Max Torque370Nm @ 1800-4000rpm300Nm @ 1200-4000rpm520Nm @ 2500-5000rpm400Nm @ 1600-2800rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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