Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (1993 - 2000) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 17 Nov 2006
4
This excellent compact executive saloon and estate range is many people's introduction to Mercedes-Benz ownership. High standards of engineering, finish and driver satisfaction don't come cheaply, but C-Class has become common, with prices as low as £5000 for early models.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (93-00)
Prestige, quality, V6 engines, slow depreciation.
Audi A4 makes C-Class look expensive.

New price range:

£20,220 - £47,420

Used price range:

£223 - £1,937

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

This excellent compact executive saloon and estate range is many people's introduction to Mercedes-Benz ownership. High standards of engineering, finish and driver satisfaction don't come cheaply, but C-Class has become common, with prices as low as £5000 for early models. Whether it merits paying a premium over German rivals such as Audi and BMW is really a question of how one values prestige.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

1.5 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 The boot is huge, you dont realise how big it is untill you use it. love them tilted front wheels. parking is real easy.  

5 out of 5

kristian jones ,   04 Apr 2015    ... read more

 Comfort. Never got a back ache or anything. Surprisingly good in the snow. I drove through inches of the stuff when front wheel drive cars and four wheel drive cars were being abandoned.  

4 out of 5

Keith Peirson ,   09 Feb 2015    ... read more

 It's an effortless drive, feels solid from the moment the door is shut, to the driving at any speed.  

5 out of 5

Darren Auguste ,   28 Nov 2013    ... read more

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