Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (2000 - 2007) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
4
The 2000 C-Class tried to knock the BMW 3-Series off its perch as the most desired car in this class, and comes close. Original four-cylinder petrol engines are too thirsty, though, and the interior quality was perhaps not quite up to the standard of other Mercedes-Benzes.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (00-07)
Stylish design, practical
Lacks the space of bigger estates

New price range:

£20,220 - £49,985

Used price range:

£174 - £19,552

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The 2000 C-Class tried to knock the BMW 3-Series off its perch as the most desired car in this class, and comes close. Original four-cylinder petrol engines are too thirsty, though, and the interior quality was perhaps not quite up to the standard of other Mercedes-Benzes. Supercharged 1.8-litre engines replaced the two smallest petrol engines in 2002 bringing huge improvements in fuel consumption, while a major update in summer 2004 made the C-Class a more rewarding car to drive.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 It's an estate with leather seats and a nice Auto box. So easy to drive; fit the dog in the back and can wipe the kisds chocolate off the seats.  

4 out of 5

Leo Attwood ,   24 Apr 2014    ... read more

 Good size for two kids. When younger easy to change baby in the boot too! Good spec with sports pack.  

5 out of 5

Richard Sutherden ,   24 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Doors open especially wide which is great for loading our little boy into his seat. Really good for fitting a child seat into, although doesn't have Isofix. The seats folding completely flat is...  

5 out of 5

Hedley Walls ,   15 Feb 2014    ... read more

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