2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews - Page 2 of 5

2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2.4 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Nice ride, poor internal construction

Faults:

The car has had 4 transmissions.

Inside door handles fell off the front passenger door and rear drivers side door.

Knob for A/C and heat fell off.

Latches for headrests fell off.

Turn signal light has been replaced over 8 times.

General Comments:

The car offers a smooth ride and handles well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th October, 2009

2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport Coupe 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Fast prestigious sports coupe... euro chicks dig the three point star!!

Faults:

Absolutely delighted with this car... even though it is eight years old, every feature works and feels like it just rolled off the production line... I will update this post with any faults, but to be honest... I don't see many coming.. this car is solid as a rock..

General Comments:

WOW, for a diesel this thing moves!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2009

26th Oct 2009, 13:44

Couldn't agree more... Fabulous strong pull with the sound to match... Got 64mpg on the motorway... the only disturbance inside is the squeak of my fat english bum on the black leather... what more could you want!

2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 2.6L V6 naturally aspirated from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6L V6 naturally aspirated Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 kilometres
Most recent distance119000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Solid, soft, sophisticated, simple, won't kill your wallet

Faults:

Car was missing some kind of protective panel underneath to cover the transmission when I bought it. Not really a fault, but questionable as to why it was not replaced by the previous owner. Had it replaced myself at my local dealer.

Driver side bottom half of fender liner was not properly attached, coming loose at high speed and subsequently being worn through by the tire. Also had that replaced.

The button that flips down the rear head rests for added visibility when reversing, is very temperamental and only works randomly.

I get the feeling that leaving the car parked in direct heat from sunlight makes the script on the computer dim out in certain spots, and the rest of it remains bright. Quite odd, given it doesn't happen all the time.

These are very minute things that don't even bother me, and I'm merely listing them for the knowledge of others who are looking to buy this type of car.

General Comments:

I love the comfort that this vehicle has to offer. The reason I didn't give it a 10 is because it's not an E class or S class, and those two are an even smoother ride. When compared with other makes, this car is definitely at the top of the list for ride comfort. Zero back pain on long road trips. Gas mileage is somewhere in between OK and Good. In town I will typically use around 10L/100km, and on the highway I can do 8.6L/100Km if I take it easy.

All the buttons and controls on the console are well placed and easy to use when driving. The car is well thought out. It is sophisticated, yet simple.

The headlights are awesome in the dark, and far brighter than my old Civic.

With a little trial and error, the computer display is easy to use and get the hang of. It lets you flip back and forth between all types of useful information while you're on the go.

Oil changes cost nearly $200, but you only need to do them every 15,000km or once a year, whichever comes first. I think that's a bargain for the amount of driving you can do till the next service appointment. The B service is the more expensive one, but it also has a huge km gap until the next one is due. The computer on the dashboard actually tells you how many KM you have left until the service needs to be completed. This car pretty much takes the worrying out of driving. The engine doesn't even have a dipstick anywhere. The oil level is also shown on the computer.

For a Mercedes, I would say running costs for this vehicle are fairly decent. I love the car very much and plan on driving it for years to come. If problems emerge, I will be sure to post them here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2009

24th Sep 2009, 00:54

Just an update on my review. I've just taken the car on a 1212 km road trip. I did the entire drive in one go, only stopping for gas and washroom twice. The comfort this car has to offer is immense. There were no aches and pains from the long journey. Gas mileage was as good as 7.1L/100km at its best!

I've just had xenon projector head lamps fitted to give the car an even classier look.

It's been half a year and have not had any hiccups. This car is a joy to drive and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a bang for buck luxury car. I believe the C240s are a very inexpensive and reliable Mercedes.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 16 reviews