Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review from Austria

1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 200 Diesel Classic 2.0 diesel

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Absolutely disappointing for that high price

Faults:

Battery broke down after 1000 km.

Rust in the trunk, rust at the body, alongside the wheels.

Temperature gauge got stuck at 20.000 km.

Exhaust pipe broke at 70.000 km, was replaced by a new one due to a recall.

Accelerator pedal gets stuck at full power (only at low temperatures).

Back brake discs & pads had to be replaced 2 times.

Track rods had to be replaced at 40.000 km.

Steel-Wheels (used during the winter-months) are rusting excessively.

Rattling in the dash and at the roof.

Engine gets hot at mountain-roads.

Engine leaks oil (started at 50.000km).

The hood-closing-system was replaced due to a recall.

General Comments:

Acceleration of the car is very poor (only 75 horsepowers combined with a heavy weighting body).

No power windows, no standard sunroof, no air-condition, back-seats can't be folded, "classic" trim is fitted very poor.

Engine is very loud, especially at high speeds.

Passenger cabin is too small in the back.

Only one single windscreen-wiper which doesn't clean but smear!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th June, 2001

2nd Apr 2004, 14:48

For your wiper problem try using a new wiper blade. I'm pretty sure the wiper will work better.

5th Jan 2012, 09:38

If your battery broke down after 1000 km, maybe it's your fault, leaving any lights on. In this case it has nothing to do with the km.

Back brake discs & pads may be broken because of the hard terrain you may be driving in.

... etc etc.

I have a C200 Elegance engine that is quiet, it doesn't get hot and don't leak oil, even if it has 220.000 km. If you check other comments on this car, you would understand what I am talking about.

Average review marks: 3.4 / 10, based on 1 review