2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4Matic V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz CL

Summary:

Nice car, but it's for kids

Faults:

The car starts when I turn the key. It's only been in the shop one time for a battery. New battery and that's it.

I don't like the car.

General Comments:

I had a 2000 CL500 that my parents sold off. It had close to 100k, and they figured I needed a new car. It was not really an issue to have. I loved that car.

I HATE THIS NEW ONE!!! It's a C Class... I went from a CL coupe to a POS C Class. The interior is nice looking, but it rattles ALL THE TIME. I HATE IT!!! The speedo creaks, the glove box rattles, the sunshade rattles, and the plastic wood trip parts creak all the time.

The most annoying thing is the passenger head rest rattles (how does that happen?) along with the blower motor fan for the AC/heat squeaks. WTF?? I had a fine car until they traded it in on this junk box. What am I, 16 years old? A C Class? Wow why not just put me on "My super Sweet 16" for Christ sake.

I use to drive an AMAZING CL500. That had REAL leather and hand stitched dash, and now I drive a cookie cutter crap box. I would never buy one of these things ever. It's been reliable and I haven't put much into it at all, but it's built like crap!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2010

8th Nov 2012, 13:55

You don't like the car, you got it for free from you parent's wallet. Give it back to them and work for your own. Your hate for this car is what makes the car look bad, otherwise it's fine in my opinion. Be grateful someone bought it for you, and sorry there are great people driving C class, and they are not 16.

31st Jan 2013, 00:05

It seems like you're just griping about how your parents bought you two different cars.

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Avantgarde SE 320 CDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 320 CDI turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Everything I want from a car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The engine is absolutely superb. A brilliant drive.

Gearbox ratios are well considered and the shift is seamless.

The car is packed with extras, so great value.

Quality and refinement are definitely there.

I actually prefer the interior of this model to that of the latest model.

I'm glad the car does not share the same "get outta my way" grille concept as newer cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2009

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C240 4Matic 2.6 170bhp from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6 170bhp Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49200 miles
Most recent distance49997 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

I would buy it all over again

Faults:

Front low beam light bulb went out. Other than that, nothing.

General Comments:

I love this car. Quite comfy, rides great. MPG is very good. I am getting about 27 on the highway.

The 4MATIC AWD is a must where I live.

I do about 400 miles a week driving, and the 170bhp is just enough pep to get on the highway and pass cars.

The interior is wonderful and is like going from day to night compared to my old 2000 C Class. The car has enough room for 4 people to fit.

The sat nav system is great, along with the heated seats. The handling is wonderful as well. I have had Mercedes since 1980's and will continue to buy more. I currently have 4 other Mercedes, but this is the one I use to commute with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2009

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 CDI turbo diesel from Serbia

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission CDI turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Fascinating

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Don't listen to anybody... This car is absolutely FANTASTIC. I'm so pleased for buying and owning this car. I look forward every day to drive it. I think it's even better than the bigger E Class. Much better than an Audi A4 of the same year (I owned one also for six months). Just go for one in silver color facelift.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2009

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230K 1.8 Kompressor from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 Kompressor Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo S80

Summary:

Good blend of performance and comfort

Faults:

ABS/ESP warning has occurred three separate times. Each time different sensors or switches were replaced in an attempt to resolve the problem. All work was carried out under warranty, but this has been a known issue with MB for quite some time.

General Comments:

This car has been reliable with the exception of the previous ABS/ESP problem.

Just routine service has been required at the intervals indicated by the on board computer. Oil changes are typically indicated at 20-25,000km as the car is used mostly for highway driving.

First set of tires (Goodyears) were replaced at about 50,000km with Bridgestones.

Wish the car had a few extra power outlets.

It is a good balance of power, handling, and comfort.

Good fuel economy on highway, not so good in city driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2008

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 14 reviews