Mercedes C-Class estate (2008-2014): owner reviews

"The revised Mercedes C-Class estate marks a big step forward in quality, and the new engines offer a class-leading blend of performance and economy."

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.8 out of 5

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Common Problems

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

Review 1 of 54

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

c 220

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car was 12 months old when i got it and i have had it for 3 years now. Overall impression: Pros - Looks good, cabin layout excellent, quality feel inside; Cons - MPG very poor, performance, slow and loud when pushed, rough ride, tyres constantly blowing (low profile), oil leak at nearly 40k miles, kids not comfortable in the back seats, servicing expensive, I have the service deal and they are never able to collect the car from the house I always have to take it to the garage.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2002

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
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

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1998

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has passed M O T `s no problem and not had any breakdowns.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has only let me down once.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

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?
It's done 135K miles, looks like new and have had no problems with it!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never had a problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
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

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
I've not had a single problem with the car since I have owned it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car, no problems since owning
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

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues with reliabiity at all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

250

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42.6
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has returned excellent economy, on a long journey I can get 50+. It is surprisingly rapid in the mid-range. When fully loaded it did surprisingly well in the snow (for a RWD car) I had all my kids and all their essentials which believe me is a lot of gear. Boot space is OK but I did get the roof box for summer camping trips. I have had two main beam bulbs over two years which cost about £10 (but that included fitting at Mercedes main dealer -it cost more for Halfords to replace my wife's bulb on her Nissan). We have driven all over France in it and it's been rock solid at speed in the rain. Auto tail lift is useful. Seats fold down easy enough. t's now too small for three teenagers.. I guess that's why they build the E class.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
No major faults. Electrical fault with front wipers when car was < 3months old, but otherwise excellent reliability.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
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

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
all fine
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

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only problem experienced was one of the power charger outlets failing but this was promptly fixed under warranty.
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

47
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
In three years of motoring I haven't had any issues
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 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

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has not missed a beat since new
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

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44.8
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems in eight months of ownership!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
it has been a very good car, only once breaking down, mercedes quickly came and fixed no charge, wonderful service.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues
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

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
Absolutely no problems.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
Generally very good but the LCD display on the drivers panel has dimmed over time and despite attempts by the Mercedes service centre no significant correction has been achieved. Otherwise the car has performed excellently and been regularly serviced.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

1997

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
Over 230,000 miles and as reliable as ever
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Occasionally won't start due to fuel air lock
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Diesel, Automatic

Year

1999

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought this make for reliability so far so good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 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

48
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

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

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

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
Cannot fault it, it has never missed a beat
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Cat failed recently ,very large repair bill, shock absorbers needed replacing, turbo issues
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Drivers seat covering needed replacing. Otherwise no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
As expected & hoped for
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

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Electronics sometimes slow to respond
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

220 AMG Sport

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car with all the gadgets and returns 56 mpg on the motorway. I would recommend this car if you are looking for a sporty estate car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
So far perfectly reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only had problem with handbrake
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought Mercedes because I wanted durability and a car that would still have some residual value after covering a high mileage.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable - touch wood !!
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

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
no faults as yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
Amazing, a replaced bulb and a cracked rear shock after overloading on holiday
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

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Present problem with Instrument Display Clock failing which affects Sat. Nav. "time based" information (Not actual guidance which is excellent)
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Since taking delivery I have had no issues at all.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
generally good but had to top up coolant 3 times in a month
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

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, Automatic

Year

2002

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
turn the key and it starts first time
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1996

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
EXCELLENT
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

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has never let me down - yet?
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

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

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
100% so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

1997

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is very realible
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
Alarm siren U.S. Driver door regulator drive wire corroded. Front Passenger door lock spring.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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