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

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDi 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

I'm really pleased I purchased this car

Faults:

Cd player swallowed a disk and wouldn't let go.

No other problems.

General Comments:

The leather seats despite being firm are very comfortable on a journey.

They are very easy to keep clean.

The engine is superb above 1500 revs, but can be a touch sluggish before that.

It pulls effortlessly and requires very little throttle for a boost of acceleration.

The gearbox is smooth and positive.

Economy is near to 50 Mpg on a run, 35 - 40 Mpg around town.

The difficulty is keeping the speed down, it is too easy to reach 100 Mph without any sensation of speed.

This is superb for a car with such comfort.

No rattles or squeaks.

The air conditioning works well.

With the seats folded down, the luggage capacity is adequate.

The car is deceptively wide however and can be tricky to reverse up a tight drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2003

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Avantgarde 200K from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 200K Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

A Mercedes should be better than this

Faults:

The car arrived with a bad scratch inside the door at the rear.

The switch to drop the rear head rests broke.

A cam sensor failed resulting in a lack of power.

The heated seats both stopped functioning correctly.

Whilst the cam sensor was being replaced the dealer scratched the car resulting in a further two days off the road for correction.

All these faults happened in the first five months and Mercedes do not seem to thin this worthy of an apology.

General Comments:

The car is not as well built as the old C-Class.

Although it is faster it is noisy and raucous under acceleration.

The extra equipment added as standard seem to have detracted from the overall build quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th October, 2002

24th Jan 2005, 08:19

Look pal, hear it from someone who has owned Mercs since young, the best model was the 190e, which was a tank build and ultra quick. Mercedes are now cheap as chips in the way they build their cars; the handling is rubbish and the dealers are very poor. Mercedes should be doing something about this, or else the company will go very very wrong.

The end.

8th Feb 2008, 06:54

The old Merc's were good. The newer the cheaper build process and a cheaper car. I own a 2003 Merc ans was very disappointed. Probably would have been better off with a Lada.

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport Coupe 220 Cdi diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 220 Cdi diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles
Previous carHonda Aerodeck

Summary:

A great looking car which is a joy to own and drive

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Manual wing mirrors cannot be retracted - specify 'electric wing mirrors'.

Manual seat adjustment is very awkward to access.

Seat belt 'rest' position is too far back, making it difficult to put them on.

The manual override feature on the automatic gearbox is very effective - and a pleasure to use (when you get used to it!).

If you are bored with silver cars, check out the Heliodor Green - it was just made for this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2002

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C32 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission C32 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance3600 miles
Previous carHonda S2000

Summary:

Sleeping look to a pocket rocket

Faults:

New Clutch and new gear box required at 5,000 miles. After that the engine never did sound the same.

General Comments:

Push down hard and see 0 to 60 in 5 seconds without effort, or just take a smooth and silky drive in your own time. A superb four door saloon car.

A pocket rocket of a car without looking like one. Pick off any BMW when ever you like.

A wolf in sheep's clothing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2002

24th Jun 2005, 02:26

Clutch in an automatic? transmission after 5000 miles? you are so full of s!@#

29th Apr 2006, 12:29

Except an M3... Or M5... Or M6...

12th May 2006, 13:13

Have you actually ever seen a C Class other than in pictures?. I bet you have no clue what you are talking about.

29th May 2006, 12:32

I have a c 32, it has near on 360 bhp (m3 343 bhp) its very quick of the line faster than m3 etc.

All this said its lacks in charecter.

Thinking about chopping it in for m3!

27th Feb 2009, 15:13

A very very underestimated car, would be as quick, maybe quicker than M3s etc.

7th Jul 2009, 13:03

C32 can out do an m3 (E46) or m5 (E39) from the same year in a straight line, especially from a rolling start. However the merc has nothing on any BMW M car on the track. Way too soft, but it does have a more comfortable ride for everyday use. I like my C32 as it shocks the hell out of boy racers who think the 0 is missing from my C320. Makes me laugh...

24th Oct 2012, 18:41

The M3, M5 and M6 are not automatics, but SMG.

2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 Elegance 3.2 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.7 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance3800 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

An understated road rocket!!!

Faults:

So far, absolutely nothing and I have a feeling its going to stay that way for a long time yet!

General Comments:

Have never been a Mercedes fan up to now, but saw a new C class and I was a convert after a dealer arranged 24 hour test drive.

This is one hell of a motor car, much more rapid than my previous BMW 528i, and it handles better too.

I don't feel that this car is as solidly built as previous Mercedes, the doors shut with a bit of a clang instead of the solid thunk you would expect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2002

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

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.6 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3100 miles
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

A stylish, classy, and fun sports sedan

Faults:

Nothing as of now.

General Comments:

The car is fast and fun to drive.

The performance is more than adequate with the 2.6 liter V6; I don't know why anyone would spend the extra cash for the C320 when you can get the same basic car and features for less.

My only complaints with the car is that it is less practical than my Saab. The Saab's five-door design could swallow more luggage than the Benz and the rear-seat legroom is also poorer than the Saab.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

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