1993 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

1993 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Elegance 2.2 diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 diesel Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

4/10..will buy Japanese next time

Faults:

Engine ran for 10 seconds after switching off ignition.. faulty fuel cut off switch..£1000 to repair.

Front wiper motor faulty..£400 to change. Wiper relay faulty..£76 to buy.

Alarm has a mind of it's own.

CD jumps when driving over cats eyes!

Radio..never finds a station.. just keeps searching!

Fascia bulbs keep blowing.

Radio Aerial will not retract.

General Comments:

This C220 Auto Diesel (non turbo) is excellent on fuel..40 miles + per gallon.

Auto box is superb.

Uncomfortable seating.

Extremely slow.

Haven't had a full month of driving yet without some minor or serious problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th January, 2007

13th Jun 2007, 22:52

To clarify the last comment:

C Class Mercedes was built in many places, all with the Mercedes quality, some where made in Germany, others in South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, in fact, the ones made in Mexico (C-220 and C-280, also the E-420 was made in Mexico) were known by being the ones with lowest problems all together, and this was already low for any of these cars. The same happened with the A-Class made in Brazil, which didn't have the recalls of the German model... But both of them where also extremely durable cars.

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 1 review