"We have had this car for almost 10years, driven it hard and put a lot of commute miles on it.
My only complaint is after getting 8-9 years old things start to break and repairs are expensive.. fan belt pulley tensioner, rear window screen, passenger door handle, mass air flow sensor, wiper washer reservoir,all after about 7 years old. I highly recommend a one time wheel alignment contract with your favorite repair shop front alignment goes out a lot...I have a son who is a auto mechanic and he saved me lots of money on service fees and when things needed work to be done. I do not like the tires being front and back specific they can not be rotated so tire costs are high over the life time. With that said Benny has been a great car. I would recommend Mercedes C-class to any new MBZ newby but be ready to afford what you are buying."
"Purchased my 2002 C240 in 2006 from a very reputable dealership. The vehicle has performed beyond my expectations, both in reliability, quality and performance, with only minor issues over the past eight years. Quality of workmanship is as expected from a premium German automobile company. I will soon be purchasing another C-Class as I am now sold on Mercedes-Benz products."
"3rd Mercedes that I have owned. While the car has had a few issues, the ESP module was replaced 2 times at a cost of 700.00 each, the car has been very reliable for me. My husband does not care for the car as he likes speed and better handling. Also the car does have a chick look to it as well. I really love the car as it is small enough to get around town very comfortably but if I were to buy another Mercedes it would be the E Class. I currently have owned in the past a 1991 SL 500 and another C class 280."