1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Elegance 1.8


A great car to buy brand new and use for twenty years!


Replace all shocks at 70,000 km.

The wiper motor broke at about 90,000 km. The driver side power window motor broke about 110,000 km.

Replace under engine cushion at about 120,000 km, and now the engine runs like brand new & is so quiet.

General Comments:

Overall this is an extremely reliable car and can last for at least quaetre of a million km, if maintained properly. The only thing missing is the power. For hilly roads, it has to run very hard. The new Compressor engine is a big plus for this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2005

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 Kompressor 1.8 gasoline


A very good car in all respects


Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This is the improved 'New Generation' model with redesigned interior.

The build quality is excellent and the materials used throughout the car are first rate.

Performance is good although at low revs the engine feels a bit underpowered in stop and go traffic.

On the highway, the supercharger helps the engine pull strongly but it gets a bit loud at higher revs.

Handling, steering and brakes all feel very good which gives the driver a sense of confidence.

Interior room is good for this class of car and four people can ride in it very comfortably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2005

21st Jul 2005, 17:29

The 4 cylinder Mercedes models are reliable than the V-6 because I see more 190E 2.3, C220, C230, and C230 Kompressor on the road today with high mileage. I currently have 141,000 miles on my 4 cylinder 1996 C220 and it is still running like it was new. I expect this car to last from 300,000-400,000+ miles. Just do the oil change every 3,000 miles on the 4 cylinder engine and it will last a long time. If I was to purchase my next Mercedes, it would be either the 4 cylinder C-Class 1.8-2.3 liter or the V-8 S-Class 4.2-4.3 liter model depending on what I can afford. The 5.0+ liter V-8 models on a Mercedes tend to have maintenance issues like oil leaks and suspension problems as it gets older.