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2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, Flex Fuel, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 817 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Solid entry level luxury car

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Moved from an Acura Legend to a C280 and it was a great upgrade. Road noise and ride comfort are my favorite aspects. Average cost of ownership and fuel economy."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

lot's a mechanical and electronic failures 6+ year

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "nice drive, comfortabile"

Cons: "lot's a things breakdown when it gets old"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I had the 2004 car from 2009 on and have replaced: alternator, fuel pump, sway bar links, cam position sensor, from axels (boots), rear shocks, alarm system, rear suspension bushing. On top of that a spring is broken and it can probably use a new valve gasket. Hey, a lot of thing go on old cars, but if you buy this car and it's like 6 or more years old.. keep a lot of money aside for parts and labor!"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Thursday, March 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

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
10/10

Cons: "None. I have had zero problems with this car."

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

"The only thing NOT to like about this car is that you cannot drive it on street roads as fast as you are going to want to, because it rides and handles like a dream at high speeds! HA! Seriously. And the seat warmers are awesome! The sound system fabulous. What's not to like?"

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

An amazing piece of machinery.I have enjoyed this

By on Tuesday, February 24, 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
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great purchase..awesome value...Superior engineering...Comfortable and amazing handling over all types of roads..."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

vehicle is alright.

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 187,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "fun to drive, and has great hi-way mpg"

Cons: "cup holders holds nothing, and cramped space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Granted my vehicle has a ton of milage on it, but I have had it for about 50,000 miles. Granted the car was ahead of its time, but now its just eh. I'm a bigger guy and the seats are way too small for me. Also about 1500 miles after buying the vehicle the power seats witch were amazing turned into a battery killer. If I let the car sit for to long with the seats plugged in the car battery would die. Also the car has a cup holder that is useless to say the least. Not even a medium sized soft drink fits in the holder. Personally if you are thinking about driving this vehicle I would say to look for something better and more reliable. Yes the vehicle was ahead of its time, but thats the thing it was. If you want to spend the money on this vehicle I would tell you to save the money and buy something newer, and better."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Big Bang for Little Buck

By on Sunday, November 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,750

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fuel economy, fun to drive, manual 6 speed trans"

Cons: "Flip out cup holder is useless and in the way"

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

"This is a great entry level car. I previously had a 1998 BMW 528i (Manual 5 Speed) and the Benz is very comparable. Though smaller and the doesn't handle as "balanced" as the E39 BMW, its a great little runner. Not very fast off the line (6 speed manual) but its a heck of a freeway car. Easily runs at 125 mph all day long. Mine is the C230 Kompressor Sport, 1.8ltr (yep 1.8 4 cylinder) with a factory supercharger. Great pull, awesome gas mileage too. I bought her used, one owner with about 90,000 miles. Bright red with the leatherette interior. Build quality is awesome, body and interior still look like new. My only complaint is the front end chips easily (normal wear & tear), but with almost 200,000 miles I have no squeaks, rattles or issues with the build. Mechanically, I've only had two issues. The MAF sensor went out causing the idle to rev up and down ($750 repair) and the voltage regulator IS going out causing the headlights to blink off and on until the car is hot ($47.00 part, I'm doing the install). Otherwise, its Mercedes luxury at a Honda price! Only changes have been 19 inch staggered TSW wheels, upgraded Pioneer Double-din DVD system with Bluetooth and integrated phone connection. Car still has the original clutch at almost 200,000 miles!"

27 people out of 41 found this review helpful

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