Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (2008 - 2014)

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200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Elegance Auto 5dr

reviewed by Anonymous on 9 December 2019
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Overall rating
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How it drives
5
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
5
Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Does what it says on the tin

We already had a C200 CDi estate auto, but 'er indoors wanted to give her car to her granddaughter so we decided she would take over the car since it was handy for her golf clubs and importantly a flat load area with no lip. The car had passed 130,000 and aprt from servicing and tyres not one problem has manifested itself except needing the aircon recharged which is to be expected of a car now 7 years old.

So, I needed to replace my car and wandered from dealer to dealer many times meeting with either complete indifference or savage selling attacks leading me to leave the showroom. I'd thought of a Skoda Karoq but the price is high, as, to my horror, are most cars these days. By chance I came across a car that suited me - exactly what I had at the moment, even down to the same colour for about 40% of the cost of a new car. And a new one or a recent one I didn't want having read the stories of problems with the Renault motor. To cut a long story short, I now own another 2014 C200CDi estate auto, five years old and with but 15,000 on the clock, for the princely sum of £16,000. My previous quibbles still apply, such as the auto wipers with a mind of their own and a double-jointed wrist needed for the rear wiper switch, plus of course one can't turn off the ECO system, but I'll put up with those grumbles for a car that is comfortable, economical (best long journey 72mpg, worst 46 mpg but that was 880 miles in 11 hours) , and which - in my experience - is 100% reliable. In three months the mileage has increased to 18,000 and fuel consumption mid 40s. One strange thing is that the new car seem to do less mileage than the old one on a given journey. The new one is on 17" and the old on 16" alloys but the speedo wasn't recalibrated! I'll report again on both cars when there is some new to report - but don't hold your breath.

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Price£25,169–£68,495
Road TaxC–M
MPG23.2–65.7 mpg
Real MPG85.6%

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