2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 4Matic 3.0 gas V6 from North America


Awesome car, I love it. Better than most cars at this price!


Nothing has gone wrong with the car. I've just done a lot of maintenance.

General Comments:

First, I absolutely love this car. I got this car because I was tired of driving my HD Truck. So, for a 10 year old 3 owner luxury car I had my expectations set. It had its issues when I got it, mostly cosmetic and easily and cheaply fixed. There is a small clunk from the front driver end (likely the sway bar). Now that I have fixed the cosmetic issues and got it looking right, I get many compliments, kind of funny for a 10 year old car. It runs good, thank god one of the previous owners took care of it, not likely the previous. It gets like 16 MPG on town and 27 on the highway. It’s quick not fast, the transmission is slow like the car magazines say, but it’s nothing to complain about at all. I’ve taken it on a 2200 mile trip recently and there were no issues.

Everything works as it should. The stereo with auxiliary cord sounds so quiet it’s annoying. This model didn’t come with the Harmon Kardon sound system. My ML550 has it and it’s amazing. But the radio is quite loud and nothing to balk about. Seat heaters are nice and hot, wipers are deliberate, steering is precise and it goes around corners unlike your ordinary front wheel drive sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2018

20th Dec 2018, 03:08

Original poster here. All this time later and nothing going wrong. Just past 129,000 miles and it’s still going. Looking to replace the tires this next year and maybe the brake pads. Still my most favorite car I’ve ever owned.

3rd Feb 2019, 01:27

Original poster here. The car exhibited the failing signs of a faulty front transfer case. Loud whirring noise with speed. It got really loud really fast. I got rid of the car ASAP. I did love the car, but not that much to throw money at it.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Not worth the money, don't buy!


The dashboard is giving way too many noises all the time, straight from purchase.

General Comments:

The mechanics of the car are good and can't be faulted, but the interior is of such poor quality, that Mercedes should be ashamed of putting it in their cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th April, 2011

4th Apr 2011, 14:42

Made in Brazil?

22nd Feb 2019, 04:00

This seems like a pretty extreme review.

To make as bold a statement as "do not buy this car" while citing no reasons except for "some noises in the interior" seems a little excessive and unreasonable.

No mention of things like how the car drives, reliability, safety, security, ergonomics, comfort, performance... just a single complaint about some interior noises.

Of course everybody has the right to express their opinion on things, but this sounds like the type of person who would gives a local restaurant a 0.5/5 rating and say "Warning to everybody - don't ever dine here!!" based on on the single explanation of "one of my wedges was a bit salty".

22nd Feb 2019, 21:00

Agreed, there are a few of these types of reviews which make them really useless. Not questionable, just useless.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 4Matic from North America


A pleasant car to drive, worth the money for what you get



General Comments:

In this case, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The car may not be the best at any one thing, but it has a very good combination of features and quality that, I think, compare favorably with other similarly priced cars.

It is quiet, with very good handling, good ride, generally well thought out controls. The 12 month/13,000 mile service interval is great. (I just had it in for the B service.)

I like the voice control, auto-dimming mirrors, and automatic wipers.

I haven't had a chance to use it in the snow yet (I live near Portland, OR), but it handles extremely well on wet or dry pavement.

I have no complaints about the interior materials, and nothing has broken yet.

I wish the fuel mileage was better and that it didn't need premium fuel. I get about 21 mpg in combined driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2009