1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C180 Classic 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Not bad for a car, but for a Mercedes?
Air conditioner compressor broke just after I bought it.
Fuel pump had to be replaced.
Many creeks and rattles from the dash.
The seats are very hard and unsporting. Though the ride quality is very good.
There is no leg room in the back if the driver is over 5 foot 9 inches.
Its engine is not as smooth as it should be for a luxury car, and the transmission can be VERY jerky when pushed hard. The throttle is stiff and sticky, which as a whole ruins the driving experience.
The car just doesn't feel solid like a Mercedes from the 80's. But it still feels better built than most modern cars.
The things I like about the car are:
The clear dials and buttons that are easy to locate.
The power boot release, which when pressed, fully opens the boot.
The one touch power windows, which can be operated via the key in case a window is left open upon exit. The key can also be used to lower the windows before you get into the car on a hot day (by holding down the lock and unlock buttons respectively).
In conclusion, it's not as well built as Mercedes of old, but it still has some nice modern touches. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad car by any means. It's just not perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2011