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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (93-00) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Prestige, quality, V6 engines, slow depreciation.

CONS

Audi A4 makes C-Class look expensive.

At a glance

New price £20,220 - £47,420
Used price £230 - £2,000
Fuel economy 24 - 46 mpg
Road tax cost £265
Insurance group 23 - 40 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Prestige, quality, V6 engines, slow depreciation.

CONS

Audi A4 makes C-Class look expensive.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon rivals

Volvo
S40
3 out of 5 3.0

This excellent compact executive saloon and estate range is many people's introduction to Mercedes-Benz ownership. High standards of engineering, finish and driver satisfaction don't come cheaply, but C-Class has become common, with prices as low as £5000 for early models. Whether it merits paying a premium over German rivals such as Audi and BMW is really a question of how one values prestige.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon rivals

Volvo
S40
3 out of 5 3.0

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