2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews - Page 4 of 7

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C32 AMG 3.2 Supercharged from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.2 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot Peugeot 406 Coupe

Summary:

Understated and underrated

Faults:

Small $9.00 plastic part in steering column cost $300.00 plus in labor to replace.

General Comments:

Very smooth, fast and sticks to the road like glue!

Suits my situation perfectly, 4 doors, fold down back seats, 0-60 in around 5 secs and doesn't look like a boy racer car. May consider upgrading to C55 or E55 just to get the V8 sound, but otherwise no huge advantage in performance unless you take it on a race track!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2006

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Evo Panorama 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Great car - please sort out the emissions - Mercedes!

Faults:

Braking assist and traction control occasionally comes on - need to mention it to the dealer when it's serviced.

Full length glass sunroof rattles.

Fabric on parcel shelf peeling off.

General Comments:

Diesel is a bit sluggish below 2500rpm, but then pulls - auto box masks the problem to a degree, but at low rpm you still end up flooring the throttle to pull away and then find you too much acceleration once the boost builds.

Effortless cruising ability and the torque lets you waft past other vehicles.

The seats are excellent making 400 mile journeys no hardship.

Auto box is superb - changes gear at exactly the right time and is easily overridden by the tiptronic if you need to.

Excellent handling due to lowered suspension and 17" alloys on the EVO Panorama. Can be little bit jiggly on rough roads, but I can happily live with this given it's cornering ability.

Not much headroom in the back, but then it is a coupe. The saloon and estate don't seem much better...

Looks much more expensive than it actually is - a lot better styled than the 3 series compact.

Only the high emissions and the resultant high company car tax will prevent me from having another. Sadly I have had to opt for a BMW because their emissions are much lower.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2005

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 2.6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Nice

Faults:

Some electrical gremlins still needs to be addressed, but overall a very fine car.

General Comments:

A pocket rocket. Nice and smooth ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2005

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 2.6 petrol from Indonesia

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance6500 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Pretty Good

Faults:

Fracture Engine Sump Shield.

Faulty Transmission (Heavy Downshift at high speed)

Knock from front suspension.

Unreliable Key less Entry System.

Leaky Power Steering.

General Comments:

This car is pleasant to drive.

It is quite quick and have a distinct burble sound - good.

Handles fine, not as good as 3 series, but has much better comfort.

Rides superb at high speed.

A good car, easy to drive and perfect for city while prove herself to be capable for long distance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2003

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class CDI 2.2 litre turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Cool, well priced luxury car

Faults:

Two break light bulbs have blown.

The stearing has always pulled to the left (only marginally, but is annoying on the motorway)and the dealership can't seem to sort it.

General Comments:

I have enjoyed the past 18 months driving, as this car is very comfortable, quiet (rattle free) smooth and relaxing.

The car performs well after about 1500 rpm (before that it is VERY sluggish) that's when the turbo kicks in.

The acceleration from 60 to 'way over the national speed limit' is amazing for such a heavy luxury car. In Germany I have flown from 90 to 125mph in no time. For a diesel slugger at 100 mph it's very quiet, almost too quiet - too easy to speed in the UK.

The C Class has room up front, but is a little cramped in the back when seating four good size adult men, and five is really pushing it.

Despite what people told me, you do get a lot of extras as standard. The dash and steering wheel controls are easy to locate and use.

I suppose the nicest thing about the Mercedes C Class (as with all Mercedes I guess) is that you can drive for two, three of four hours non-stop then get out of the car without having to do a ten minute workout to loosen up again.

The only major problem I have had with this car is that it has been an accident magnet! Two very nice chaps over the last year have decided that the rear of my car is a great cushion to help them stop! Thanks guys!

Service intervals depend on driving styles, but I have only had one so far at 15,500 miles. This, along with 45 miles per gallon average, makes it a very cost efficient luxury car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2003

31st May 2005, 11:49

I have had a C270CDI for just over 2 years now, and it also pulls very slightly to the left. I have changed the tyres, had the tracking adjusted and even got a main dealer to check it out (very expensive) - all to no avail. Anyway, I have had 55,000 miles of trouble free motoring. Servicing at 20,000 and 44,000 cost GBP600 (a bit steep). Only niggle is the bonnet release opener has a design fault and I'm on my third, and this one has broken too.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 22 reviews