2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C180 Kompressor 1.8 litre from Australia and New Zealand
Nothing that I can find.
Mercedes gave me that car as courtesy car for the day when I booked my A190 in for service. WOW, the smoothness and the grunt, got me hooked. hook, line and sinker.
After 2 years, it still put the smile on my face when I drive it, same as my son since the day he got into the car, " Wow! Dad! We HAVE to buy this car."
Got my top speed of 200km/h, no sweat to the car, but me...
That car drives like a charm, solid not heavy like some other cars. Cornering is an enjoyment.
Only thing I dread is servicing time, it hurts.
Other than that, nothing I can fault.
As for petrol, same as my A190. Amazing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2007
Take your car to a Mercedes specialist, servicing won't hurt as much, they use excellent parts and all the correct fluids. My one costs me less to service than my friend's Honda Accord euro and my other friend's Mitsubishi 380.
That was a good, short, sweet review.
I have a C200, and I love the car also. It's a great car for what it is. No S-Class, but very nice. I actually catch myself smiling sometimes when I drive it. Love it too.
I can understand coming from an A-Class to a C-Class is a world of difference. My uncle has an A-Class, and I still don't understand why someone working at Mercedes Benz chooses to lease an A-Class... beyond me. But each to their own.
I haven't posted a review yet because I've had mine for only 3.5 weeks, and want to wait a little longer.
PS. As for maintenance etc; I suggest finding a good Mercedes Benz online forum with lots of activity. Then get involved in the discussions. Most of the high active one are USA based.
You'd be amazed how much information is out there. Today I reset a sunroof fault myself, which I would have had to go visit the dealer for otherwise.