2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews from North America

2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport 2.5L V6

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired25600 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

The car is still beautiful, my friends would have thought it was brand new if Mercedes hadn't done a redesign.

General Comments:

This was my first car, and like my parents I was pretty excited to be a Mercedes owner. I do realize the badge is a huge selling factor of the car.

But, the styling looks really nice for an old generation, and it looks just as sporty and modern if not more so than my friend's new cars.

The performance is solid, a 2.5L V6 isn't a speed demon, but the car won't "drag" along.

That being said, the mileage is ridiculously poor, I get around 19-21mpg.

Inside, the seats are very comfortable, I got a car with genuine leather seats, not MB-TEX.

The interior does feel a bit dated, as this model doesn't have an LCD screen like newer cars, but it looks nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2010

2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4 Matic Elegance

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance21700 kilometres
Previous carHonda S2000

Summary:

High Priced Tire Eater

Faults:

Flat tire 9000 KM.

Light bulb burnout in drivers' sunshade mirror at 18,000 KM.

Change 3 remaining tires at 20,000 KM because of bubbles forming on sidewall.

Repaired one mag at 20,000 KM.

New bubbles forming on sidewall at 20,000 KM.

Gas mileage that manufacturer states is misleadingly low.

General Comments:

It's a tire eater. I have 225/45R17 XL Michelin Alpin PA2 Winter tires. Because of the low profile on the tires, every time you hit a pothole you will get bubbles forming on the sidewall. If you hit a really big one, you will also scratch/damage the wheel. Mercedes does not offer 17 inch black winter rims so I'm slowly destroying my wheels. They only offer steel rims up to 16 inches. I have no idea why Mercedes would not make any Winter Steel Rims for 17 inch and bigger. I know they're ugly but it's better than destroying your tires and wheels.

Montreal's roads are terrible year round and they have plenty of potholes. If you live in a climate that does not have potholes, I would highly recommend this vehicle. The driving is smooth and the handling is exceptional.

It's convenient that oil changes are every 20,000 KM but the cost is terrible. 350 US$ to get an oil and filter change and someone to measure the windshield washer fluid level is not what I was expecting from Mercedes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th April, 2008

2nd Jun 2008, 19:26

You can actually use 16" steel wheels for winter motoring - all you have to do is get a set of tyres with the same rolling diameter as the 17" items you have on the alloys on your car. Any good tyre professional would be able to assist.

5th Sep 2008, 22:20

"It's convenient that oil changes are every 20,000 KM but the cost is terrible. 350 US$ to get an oil and filter change and someone to measure the windshield washer fluid level is not what I was expecting from Mercedes."

But you wouldn't complain paying $175 US to do it every 10,000km...

Windhield washer level can be done yourself... not rocket surgery.

26th Feb 2010, 10:14

I also have a 2007 C280 and have had to replace 2-tyres at under 15,000km and they are not cheap. Mercedes should cover the cost of problems like this and find a solution.

Would I buy this vehicle again - NO!!

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews