Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review from Portugal

1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C180 Elegance 1.8 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33

Summary:

It's fantastic!

Faults:

2 bulbs on the dashboard in 1999 and 1 stop bulb in 2001.

The wiper almost blocked in 2001 due to lack of lube. Repaired in 10 minutes free of charge.

Radio aerial has to be lubed frequently during winters (avoid oil).

There is a small problem (when the weather is hot) with the front door windows, that makes the windows to make a noise when they move up/down. The glass is scratched by this.

General Comments:

It is a very comfortable car that inspires in the driver a high level of security. I had a trip of 600 km under heavy rain and wind and inside the car I felt at home!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2001

11th Aug 2001, 07:49

Incredible - my driver's side window also makes a noise and the window is scratched!

Farhad (London) - C180 Elegance owner.

8th Sep 2001, 03:18

Have recently bought a C-Class Elegance C180 and think for the way it's built, the performance is OK. When you buy a C-Class C180 you're not looking for high bhp, my previous car was an Alfa 145 twin spark and had 150 bhp night and day. With Mercedes and Alfa, you know when you're driving a Mercedes-Benz.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review