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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon review.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 (00-07) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Prestige, brand image, slow depreciation

CONS

Earliest petrol engines were thirsty

At a glance

New price £20,075 - £49,245
Used price £240 - £10,580
Fuel economy 23 - 47 mpg
Road tax cost £200 - £570
Insurance group 24 - 43 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Prestige, brand image, slow depreciation

CONS

Earliest petrol engines were thirsty

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon rivals

The 2000 C-Class tried to knock the BMW 3-Series off its perch as the most desired car in this class, and comes close. Original four-cylinder petrol engines are too thirsty, though, and the interior quality was perhaps not quite up to the standard of other Mercedes-Benzes. Supercharged 1.8-litre engines replaced the two smallest petrol engines in 2002 bringing huge improvements in fuel consumption, while a major update in summer 2004 made the C-Class a more rewarding car to drive.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon rivals

Other Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2000 - 2008) models: