Is this a good car?
My wife's 2009 was bought brand new and has had to be towed at least twice now for critical electrical failures. Sure it is a beautifully designed car and performs well but when its service costs reach 2500 a time you expect the car to be faultless and trouble free which it isn't. Its diesel engine is fantastic but over time I feel that it is harsh and very smokey. Would not recommend another.
Have discovered the ultimate car. Mercedes Benz C250 CDI Estate.
I purchased a 2014 twin turbo diesel demonstrator equipped with most of the available extras fitted. Essentially at the new car price with all the options free. Have only travelled 10,000 k but in the 4 months of ownership have discovered why Mercedes Benz is such a highly regarded and prestige vehicle maker.
The station wagon (Estate) has surprisingly proved to be a much more convenient general purpose vehicle than my former SUV. Just avoid the pot-holes and rough roads. Traction Control and the other assisting functions seem to keep you out ...
First Time MB Owner - now a convert
This is the best car we have ever had. We purchased a dealer drive C200 wagon with Avantegarde and Vision Packs. It is just delightful and makes every drive enjoyable. The little 1.8 turbo is incredibly flexible and gives great performance with excellent economy. Everything inside feels quality and built to last. We had the misfortune for our parked wagon to be hit by a hoon doing burn outs when he lost control. The car was hit hard yet all doors opened and the passenger cell was perfect - these are strong safe cars.
I currently have a MY11 C250 and will definitely be getting the new 2015 model soon!!! It is very comfortable on highways and is quite roomy, the new model seems to be even larger, can't wait to get it!!!
Very good all round .
I purchased a 2013 C250 factory AMG pack new last year. Panoramic roof, vision pack, Harman Kardon sound system, etc. Plenty of power, comfortable on trips thanks to the hugging sports seats, very responsive from a four cylinder engine thanks to a good turbo and a seven speed auto.
Only thing on the down side are the 255 rear Continental tyres 13000 km and they need replacing, can't rotate them cause they put 245 on the front.
First service has been completed, no dearer than my previous V8 Landcruiser.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor
It's a great car for 2002! Plenty of power (being that it is a Kompressor) had some problems but it's great! Very solid & strong but the MB is very smooth on the road, I don't know if that's just because it's a "Kompressor" but it is very very smooth. Scored 5 stars (ANCAP) which is great for 2002 and still up to today's standards!
Safe, luxurious, reliable
Bad fuel economy
Total Waste Of Money
It was a great car for about two years.
After that it started falling apart and cost a fortune to repair.
I have had many makes of car but have never been so disappointed as I have been with this one.
Both the passenger and drives internal handles have fallen off and we have to close doors using the pockets underneath.
Do yourselves a favour. Don't waste your money.
Great power to get you out of trouble.
Far too expensive to service or repair.
I have owned my 2011 C250 for a year now, and can't complain about a thing. Great car, good looking, reliable, comfortable, luxurious, safe and quiet. It still surprises me how much power the turbo 1.8 litre has, but how little fuel it uses, especially on the highway. I have had it serviced and they did a wonderful job, and also fixed a small squeak from the dashboard under warranty. Mine is fitted with the Driver Assistance Package, and I really would recommend to anyone who is buying one to option this. Once experienced it truly is something ...you can't live without. My Mercedes not only makes me feel safe and comfortable, but special too. Looks great, safe, reliable, luxurious. Front seats a bit flat, small squeak from dash (fixed under warranty), HK sound system overrated.
For all of you buying a Merc C-Class AVOID PRE 2004.5 MODELS!
I love my merc. It has been a faultless car and much better than any other car of that era that I've driven. I have the amg pack on mine (amg alloys, suspension, drilled rotors, etc.) because I prefer the sportiness. Avoid pre 2004.5 models because I've heard on mbworld forums that people seem to have an abundance of problems (eg. rust, soft paint, electrical etc.) Mine is the facelift model - hence, I've had no problems.
Sportiness, power, supercharger, the ability to overtake cars with ease!
Nothing except the interior door grab handle (which was replaced at no cost to me!), good service at gold coast dealership.
The best car I have ever owned. Previous cars - VW beetle, Volvo 144GL, VW Golf 77, HQ Holden, Honda Accord 1980, Mazda 626, Holden Astra TC CD, BMW 525E, BMW 318i x 3.
The ride and handling is excellent. When servicing the staff treat you special, compared when our holden is serviced. Brakes will probably require servicing at 110,000Km. Coolant only requires changing at 250,000Km and gearbox oil is not changed. Tyres 100,000km rotate every 10k by Jax. Service is cheep compared to a Subaru every 6 months and Holden Astra. I only visited the ser...
After owning a 1969 Mercerdes Benz 280S for over 20 years we decided on retirement to purchase a 2004 Mercedes Benz Elegance 180C Kompressor.
The car was just the right size for the two of us and standing on any kerbside looked fantastic.
Looks, performance, economy, finish were all well above most other cars available in the price range.
The Mercedes 180C Kompressor lacked nothing in performance and was a joy to drive. The economy was unbelievable considering the weight of the car and the fact that the airconditioning was always on. It easil...
Just a lovely car. Beautiful to drive look at and own. Usual merc caveats re $$$ but it is worth the extra if you can afford it.
Sensational fuel economy for it's size.
Expensive extras like sat nav, bixenons, etc.
Excellent car, poor service
After buying a brand new Mercedes Benz from Westpoint Star in Osborne Park, you would think that you would receive good customer service but it was terrible. They don't return your calls and there servicing charges are ridiculous. The car however is top notch! It is very smooth to drive and is very luxurious - what you would expect! So great car but many purchase from different dealer.
Very poor service
2011 C200 Estate Wagon is Brilliant
I traded a BMW 135i M1 coupe on the C200 Estate Wagon looking for a larger interior with the drive of a sedan. Reading previous reviews over the earlier 5 speed Kompressor model the blue efficient revamped body and add-ons have transformed the earlier Estate into a fantastic package. Gold Coast Mercedez Benz was excellent and service was superb.
We got a good trade and changeover price on the beemer so did the deal.
The new engine in the 2011 C200 blue efficiency estate is beautiful. After a 1500km run in period it was giving around 6l per 100...
This is the most awesome car I have ever owned. Admittedly mine is over $100K worth with options (AMG kit, vision, power tailgate, electric seats, metallic paint, Sports DSP and 18" AMG wheels) but every one is worth every cent.
Car has never missed a beat and will swallow large loads of luggage with the rear seats folded down.
German engineering at its best. Excellent room in the wagon area. Visual presence on the road. Safest car in Australia. Good fuel economy. Build quality is excellent. Good resale value.
Transmission (5sp) can hunt for g...
In short, the vehicle is over-rated and over-priced. For anyone thinking of purchasing a pre-loved Merc, take no notice of the blurb about the so called pre-owned 116 point check and obtain an independent NRMA inspection report. Apart from identifying any immediate faults, an accurate estimate can be obtained regarding the timing of future part replacements, eg brake linings, accurate remaining tyre life etc. and there should be no big surprises at the first service.
We have had a pre-loved 2003 C200 Sports Coupe since September 2007 and the mo...
The car was a complete lemon I think I was just unlucky. In the end I had to sell it because I just couldn't get it fixed. I tried Albury and Wagga first and I would say DO NOT buy a Mercedes in either town because they just don't have the knowledge to repair these cars. It was a lovely car to drive even with the faults and I HATED having to sell it but I managed to get a huge resale price!!
Loved the look of it in and out-beautiful, smooth ride, quite comfortable
Numerous electrical faults-windows, doors, locking, stereo, fuel guage, back windscreen wiper never worked in it and took it to 3 places and none of them could get it going
I think I paid too much for the vehicle but had few other options at the time. New C-Class should be much better with improved paint and hopefully less electronic glitches. For the money though, I would buy a Lexus IS250 and enjoy Lexus style service. I would not buy this vehicle again, though having bought one I am going to keep it as it drives well and the interior still looks quite good.
C 180 K: Bought in Feb 2003. The car is comfortable and handles well. Looks good. Feels solid at speed and has 8 airbags. Air cond works well. Fuel consumpt...
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Questions & Answers
How much it cost to buy 1994 Mercedes C200 Elegance petrol Manual low millage ?Thank you
Cannot answer your question with no details of the condition of vehicle, service history, etc.,etc.
Somebody needs to have a good look at it and test drive it .
I suggest you have a full assessment by local Motor vehicle assessors and get a comprehensive report on a vehicle of this age.
Mileage would help
Is it normal for these cars to sound a bit noisy on acceleration ??
Kompressor 2005 Model
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|Fuel Consumption||6.4 L/100km||7 L/100km||4.7 L/100km||9.4 L/100km||10.4 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||7 L/100km||9.5 L/100km||10.3 L/100km||6.8 L/100km||7.6 L/100km||10 L/100km||6.5 L/100km||7.2 L/100km||4.8 L/100km||9.6 L/100km||10.7 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||4 L/100km||4 L/100km||4.4 L/100km||4.7 L/100km||4.7 L/100km||6.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||66 L||66 L||66 L||50 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||50 L||66 L||66 L||66 L||66 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.9L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||8 Cylinder 4.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||8 Cylinder 4.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.9L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||8 Cylinder 4.0L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.1L||4 Cylinder 2.1L||4 Cylinder 2.1L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
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