In-depth reviews

Mercedes CLC owner reviews

"The badge and equipment levels make the Mercedes-Benz CLC look very appealing, but rivals do the same more cheaply."

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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  • 1 out of 5
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Common Problems

  • Other (5 cases)
  • Engine (4 cases)
  • Electrics (6 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 case)
  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Suspension (1 case)

Review 1 of 99

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
Mechanically the car is excellent, the engine loosened up at around 5k and has been a strong and reliable unit. No issues with morning starts or long journeys. I mark it at 5 now but time will tell.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Two rattles could not be found by the dealer
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

16
Tell us what you think about your car?
Early days, nothing dropped off yet.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
Have found the car extremely reliable. Its a 4 rather than 5 though as had to be recalled twice for some mandatory things to be corrected. Initially within the first year, there was a recall linked to the fuel injectors, and the most recent wasn't well explained as to why the recall was necessary but 'essential' work at Mercedes' own cost needed to be completed
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Engine excellent. A smooth car with bags of power. Fast but very comfortable in traffic with paddle shift if I want to show off a little
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems with car as yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues whatsoever
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not had a single problem with it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

fabric, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Meets all expectations
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Stylish and surprising cheap to run. Mercedes quality and status at mondeo prices (or less!). Tremendous 'feel good' factor and sense of security and relaxation when driving. Quirks include unusual (nowadays) rear wheel drive and the handbrake more suited to an automatic. Well over 40mpg most of the time and servicing not expensive. Very happy to own and pass on to my son in law next year!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SPORTS, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practial & economical hatchback coupe which has pulling power when required
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47.3
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Haven't had it long so hoping for great reliablilty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems since bought
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems whatsoever
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37.9
Tell us what you think about your car?
Perfect
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
In the 10 months that I have owned it I have had no issues and problems.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Coolant leak x2
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have had te car for a little over two years and my mileage totals 33000 miles during that time my car has never faultered in any way, so for me it's 10/10 for reliability.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never had a fault/breakdown. A wheel was showing early signs of aging but Mercedes replaced it immediately.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

cdi sports evolution, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good and reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

C230 Kompressor, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

CDi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

c lass sports, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its fab
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sports coupe, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The electronics let it down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent all round executive car that despite being over 10 years old still looks the part and will no doubt be a classic in future.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Comfortable and practical
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I am quiet happy with my car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29.7
Tell us what you think about your car?
Whilst I have only owned it 11 months it has started and ran without a blip
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
No Problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
In the 6 months that I have owned the car I have had mo issues with it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
To date at 11,000 miles no issues
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
coming up to 1year old never missed a beat
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had issues with squeaky brakes which took time to resolve turned out to be new pads that were causing the problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
As expected for a new car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Absolutely no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never let me down
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its very economic, the performance is relevant to the economy, it is reliable and the only thing i have had to replace are tyres which is to be expected. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying a small sports hatchback.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?
0

Car Details

Model

, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Lovely quality car with reasonable costs
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

evo panoramic sports, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very practical, large boot, good mpg. very relaxing cruiser
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE + Sport Evolution Pack, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good quality car which meets expectations regarding performance. Automatic gearbox is ok without being brilliant. Service/parts costs are high, but insurance, tax and fuel are ok. Being a mercedes it looks good, and has a smart cabin. Pleasure to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

C230 Kompressor, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
All in all, very good all round for my needs, probably would not be suitable as a family car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

top of the range ie leather, sat/nav, sun roof., 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
2 bits of front mesh trim have fallen off £170.00 to replace.. Seat belts do not go back up so break plastic door pannels have Replaced 4 up to now.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Mechanics are fine on my car, though colleagues have has gearbox replacements on same model.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
NO PROBLEMS IN 2 YEARS
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nothing at all has gone wrong so far.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had no issues so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems at all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nothing gone wrong at all after 31,000 miles in 20 months.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had an ECU problem that was fixed under warranty, and an issue with the brakes squealing
Would you recommend the car to a friend?