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

Review by Simon Harris 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 Saloon (00-07)
Prestige, brand image, slow depreciation
Earliest petrol engines were thirsty

New price range:

£19,930 - £49,035

Used price range:

£230 - £10,088

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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

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 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

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Its got a decent sized boot and space at the back is good. It has a beautiful ride and very comfy seats! The trip is also pretty easy to use as all the buttons for it are on the wheel, under your...  

4 out of 5

Prahlad Dhokia ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

 It does everything well, from local town traffic via motorway mile muncher and great cruiser for the Scottish Highlands.  

4 out of 5

Ray Nickson ,   29 May 2013    ... read more

 Passenger space, reasonable boot, added tow bar myself (easy).  

4 out of 5

Jan Bujnowski ,   02 Jul 2012    ... read more

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