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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport 4d (2009/59)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport 4d (2009/59) - Owner Review

It's got 4 doors

Review submitted by
Kirk Malone on

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (07-14)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I should have bought a BMW 3-series.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's funny how much I hate it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Never. An E250cdi replacement car we had when the C-class was being repaired (again) was a nice motor though - the engine was surprisingly much smoother than the C220.

What are you likely to buy next?
5-series BMW

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Company car

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The car is hardly 'sporty'. The engine is rough and unrefined, albeit relatively powerful. Brakes are unspectacular. Steering wheel is the size of a truck's and made of hard plastic. It's not in the same league as a BMW 320d (a previous car we've owned)

What's it like to park?
Parking sensors work well

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The diesel injectors have failed multiple times. Once this resulted in the car cutting out upon joining a motorway. Last time the car broke down it had just been 'repaired' by the Mercedes main dealer that morning! A C180 courtesy car I was given had dodgy brakes too, they only worked intermittently!

What's most practical about your car?
It's got 4 doors

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
COMAND system is good, but you can't use a full postcode.

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