1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 Elegance 2.0 from Germany
Very comfortable, reliable car, of old Mercedes-Benz quality
I own the car for roughly nine months only, so to date no major faults occurred.
Windshield wiper (has that giant one-arm wiper) got stuck at around 160,000 km, which was a rather uncomfortable feeling, driving on the autobahn at about 80 mph. Good luck the rain wasn't that heavy. Roadside assistance fixed the problem quickly, as the wiper suspension just needed a little oil.
ABS warning lamp goes on when starting engine under higher outside temperatures. Probably has something to do with the sensors, since the ABS works perfectly well.
Those old C-class Mercedes are extremely reliable, compared to the current versions.
The 2.0 with 136hp is a little sluggish with the automatic transmission, but goes up to about 130mph. Acceleration at higher speeds is rather good.
I don't know if this is true for all C-classes with automatic transmission, but my accelerator is a little stiff, especially from standstill.
The trunk is huge for a saloon. The seats are as new, considering the age (11 years) of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2005