2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport Coupe 2.1 CDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Love it, but early days

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

After many years of dreaming of owning a MB, I have now got one. It drives super smooth, the engine is quiet and will push you into the seat under hard acceleration, just like the old days! Amazing, the 2.1 liter diesel has so far returned about 48 MPG average, which is okay.

The car has done just over 40000 miles, so I hope we can have a long time together without too many problems??

The seats are comfortable and everything feels solid. A very nice car from Mercedes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2017

21st May 2017, 22:00

Update on the car. Now done in a short time 5000 trouble free miles, and the car is a joy to drive. Everything works fine, so I am still a C Class fan. Watch this space!!!

2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport 2.5L V6 from North America

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

The car is still beautiful, my friends would have thought it was brand new if Mercedes hadn't done a redesign.

General Comments:

This was my first car, and like my parents I was pretty excited to be a Mercedes owner. I do realize the badge is a huge selling factor of the car.

But, the styling looks really nice for an old generation, and it looks just as sporty and modern if not more so than my friend's new cars.

The performance is solid, a 2.5L V6 isn't a speed demon, but the car won't "drag" along.

That being said, the mileage is ridiculously poor, I get around 19-21mpg.

Inside, the seats are very comfortable, I got a car with genuine leather seats, not MB-TEX.

The interior does feel a bit dated, as this model doesn't have an LCD screen like newer cars, but it looks nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2010

2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 4 Matic Elegance from North America

Summary:

High Priced Tire Eater

Faults:

Flat tire 9000 KM.

Light bulb burnout in drivers' sunshade mirror at 18,000 KM.

Change 3 remaining tires at 20,000 KM because of bubbles forming on sidewall.

Repaired one mag at 20,000 KM.

New bubbles forming on sidewall at 20,000 KM.

Gas mileage that manufacturer states is misleadingly low.

General Comments:

It's a tire eater. I have 225/45R17 XL Michelin Alpin PA2 Winter tires. Because of the low profile on the tires, every time you hit a pothole you will get bubbles forming on the sidewall. If you hit a really big one, you will also scratch/damage the wheel. Mercedes does not offer 17 inch black winter rims so I'm slowly destroying my wheels. They only offer steel rims up to 16 inches. I have no idea why Mercedes would not make any Winter Steel Rims for 17 inch and bigger. I know they're ugly but it's better than destroying your tires and wheels.

Montreal's roads are terrible year round and they have plenty of potholes. If you live in a climate that does not have potholes, I would highly recommend this vehicle. The driving is smooth and the handling is exceptional.

It's convenient that oil changes are every 20,000 KM but the cost is terrible. 350 US$ to get an oil and filter change and someone to measure the windshield washer fluid level is not what I was expecting from Mercedes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th April, 2008

2nd Jun 2008, 19:26

You can actually use 16" steel wheels for winter motoring - all you have to do is get a set of tyres with the same rolling diameter as the 17" items you have on the alloys on your car. Any good tyre professional would be able to assist.

5th Sep 2008, 22:20

"It's convenient that oil changes are every 20,000 KM but the cost is terrible. 350 US$ to get an oil and filter change and someone to measure the windshield washer fluid level is not what I was expecting from Mercedes."

But you wouldn't complain paying $175 US to do it every 10,000km...

Windhield washer level can be done yourself... not rocket surgery.

26th Feb 2010, 10:14

I also have a 2007 C280 and have had to replace 2-tyres at under 15,000km and they are not cheap. Mercedes should cover the cost of problems like this and find a solution.

Would I buy this vehicle again - NO!!

1st Nov 2017, 10:47

Running 45 profile tires on poor roads... definitely not ideal... Even 55 profile tires are not the safest over sharp edged potholes. I definitely agree with the previous comment: use 16" or even 15" wheels (if these fit with your caliper size) for the winter tires so you can put on winter tires with a higher (55 or better 60) tire wall profile. The lower the wheel size (16" vs 17"), the higher the tire wall, the better resistance to potholes. I run 65 tire profile and even these can be damaged by sharp potholes when hit at speed.