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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 28/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 279 Ratings for the 1994 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

bought this car used

By on Friday, August 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
3/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Picked up this car on a shadey car lot, I did drive it to much as the ex mainly drove it. We only replaced the oil pump, we are the 2nd owners of this car. I'd love to own a 2015 benz!"

2000 MBZ C230 Kompressor - love that turbo sound!!

By on Monday, May 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fast, fun to drive, great turbo sound"

Cons: "Premium gas only but who cares!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this car from an elderly couple. The car is in excellent condition and well maintained. This car has quick acceleration and the turbo sound is music to my ear. This car is fun to drive. I've owned many BMWs in the past and this car ranks right up there with them."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great and Reliable Car

By on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage, fun to drive, love this car"

Cons: "No rear cup holders and latest technology"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My mom bought this car brand new in 95. She handed this car down to me about 5 years ago. With minor issues (windshield wiper motor and ac/heat fan) we are still driving this car today. Great car, great gas, great room. I wish I could update the car with the new 2015 techs..... I will most likely get another 100K out of it. This car is nothing like what they make now."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

bought it used. Been a good car.

By on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"It has been a reliable car even though it was purchased used from a generic dealership.Complete Prior history unknown. in memphis by way of florida. Reliablity probably due to husband's diligence in maintaining car through reputable mercedes technicians and dealerships."

1 person out of 7 found this review helpful

Gently Used 4-door Sedan

By on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I have driven every mile on this car. It gets excellent gas mileage and has been garaged the entire time I've owned it. Has been maintained well and gently used. It's taupe in color with taupe leather interior. No use shows on leather."

12 people out of 20 found this review helpful

by far the best car i have ever owned,98 c230

By on Friday, June 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 178,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great cheap luxury reliable mercedes benz"

Cons: "it gets some surface rust on body nothing major"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i have owned this mercedes c230 for 5 1/2 years and never had one single major issue with it only little wear for the age and very very very easy to work on,drives excellent and handles excellent,i have never had this car at any shop only for alignments and tire balance.excellent gas mileage and looks great,i get lots of complements about it,the more custom work i do to it the better it looks"

16 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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