Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupe (2008 – 2010) Review

Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupe (2008 – 2010) At A Glance


+Bolder looking replacement for C-Class Coupe, wide range of engines, neat interior.

-Really just a facelift. Other premium hatchbacks such as the BMW 1 Series are better to drive, was only around for less than two years.

Insurance Groups are between 29–42
On average it achieves 85% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupe (2008 – 2010)


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23–48 mpg

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Is it smart to get warranty cover on a used car?
"I own a 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLC with 23,500 mile on the clock. It has full service history (mainly dealer servicing). I'm thinking about taking out warranty cover. Could you advise on how much this might cost?"
I don't think warranty cover makes great sense at this sort of age. The warranty insurer takes a calculated risk, so the premium might be quite high or the actual extent of cover might be quite low with a lot of exclusions. Check with MotorEasy and WarrantyWise.
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Incorrect mileage on MoT certificate
"How I can get the VOSA to amend an MOT certificate? My current one has the wrong mileage (they put the job number instead) and despite having the invoice which clearly shows this VOSA will not amend the details. "
Mileage mistakes are very common on MoT data. There is a window of a few weeks to get it corrected. I guess if you wanted to get heavy you could sue the MoT station for the 'damages' of putting the incorrect mileage on the MoT certificate that you could claim makes the car impossible to sell because it comes up on any HPI, Experian, etc MoT mileage data check. Assuming the value is less than the £10k small claims limit you could go so far as to demand that the MoT station buys your car from you at 'market' value for the make model and year at the correct mileage. No guarantee you would win.
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I suggest that people should use dedicated independent specialist garages for repairs and mechanical work.
"JB of Alton, the independent garage owner, is quite wrong in his comments. I can prove my point easily and confirm that what you wrote is right. We have local independent garages who serve the local community well but they make so many errors due to lack of dedicated manufacturers' knowledge. Here are examples from the last 18 months from our seven family cars. One used the wrong gearbox oil in my son’s 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLC 180. The gearbox had to be drained and refilled again. One changed the dual mass flywheel and clutch on my Discovery TD5 and failed to install the £1.75 phosphor bronze spigot bearing, which squeals with age and dryness and should be changed during the clutch change process, after having been soaked in oil overnight. The whole lot had to come out again, this was a £1000 job. One local independent specialist Jaguar dealer told me last week not to let independent garages fit a dual mass flywheel and clutch to our son-in-law's 160,000 mile 2.2-litre diesel Jaguar X-Type, as many independents manage to damage the driveshafts in the process. His quote was £740 for a 6-hour job. Our local independent quoted £840 and eight hours, not knowing that the diesel is easier and the clutch slave cylinder should be supplied within the clutch kit. He priced it as an extra £100. What I have learned is what you recommended to me, which was use the main dealers during warranty period for 'good will' in the event of problems, then switch to independents after three years but use a dedicated independent garage who is well versed in the cars to be repaired."
Very many thanks for that very useful information that goes straight into my arsenal of ammunition to reinforce the point and in case JB sees fit to write again.
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Creaky dashboard
"We have a 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLC 180. We've had it for about 18 months on a three year contract with Mercedes-Benz of Bath. We are very pleased with it except for one thing: the dashboard trim creaks all the time except when on the motorway when we probably just don't notice it. It is quite loud and very irritating in what should be a quality car with 40,000 miles on the clock. Is this a common fault and can it be fixed?"
It can, but could be very expensive or at worst impossible to cure because of the amount of fiddly dismantling involved.
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