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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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The C-Class offers young drivers a way to join the exclusive Mercedes-Benz family without spending an arm and a leg. Although priced slightly higher than similarly equipped models from Audi, Infiniti, Saab, Cadillac and Lexus, the C-Class can certainly match these vehicles in the areas of luxury, performance and value. The availability of a slick-shifting six-speed manual with the C230 and C350 Sport trims is a must for the driving enthusiast and is offered as a no-charge alternative to the seven-speed automatic. Those not concerned by such matters will find much to like in the C-Class, including a number of desirable features such as the 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a new Flex-Fuel V6 capable of running on E85 or gasoline.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for the quality and prestige that comes from the Mercedes-Benz brand at a price comparable to some top-of-the-line family sedans, the C230, C280 and C350 are the way to get it.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Prestige has its price. The C-Class is tight on rear-seat legroom and can cost thousands more than comparably equipped European, American and Japanese rivals.

What's Significant About This Car?

The C230 receives a new E85-compliant engine, while the C280 and C350 Luxury models gain power front seats and a power-adjustable steering column with memory settings for up to three drivers. C230 and C350 Sport models receive new 17-inch wheels, an AMG rear deck spoiler and dual AMG exhaust pipes.

Driving the C-Class

Driving Impressions The top-of-the-line C350 definitely feels tighter and more in touch with the road than most of its luxury counterparts. Yes, the ride is a bit firm and can even be...

rough over broken pavement and untended expansion joints, but it's a small price to pay for the benefits a taut suspension yields.

The C350's six-speed manual is a vast improvement over previous Mercedes-Benz manuals, with much tighter gates facilitating shorter shifts. The 3.5-liter V6 engine is an absolute dream. It responds willingly to the slightest throttle input, calling upon its ample low-end torque to shoot you across busy intersections or to overtake slower-moving traffic.

Panoramic Glass Sunroof
The C-Class's panoramic glass sunroof covers the entire interior and includes an electric sunshade for both the front and rear panels.

Quality Interior
The C230, C280 and C350 models offer a Mercedes-quality interior at a surprisingly affordable price.

2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Details
2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class photo Interior

Inside you'll find a comfortable set of sport bucket seats complete with fore and aft adjustable headrest and controls for the seat-bottom angle and seat height adjustment. From the driver's seat, you'll find a logically appointed instrument panel, devoid of overly complicated touch-screen menus and confusing switchgear. The instrument cluster features a digital trip computer neatly tucked between the speedometer and tachometer. Steering wheel-mounted controls regulate the audio and information screens.

Exterior
2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class photo

The C-Class is a Mercedes-Benz product through and through. With overtones of E- and S-Class clearly visible in the design, the C-Class fits right into the Mercedes family and should more than satisfy any entry-level buyer. The Sport models offer a more distinct look than their Luxury counterparts, with sporty six-spoke alloy wheels and numerous details borrowed from Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The C230 Sport features a six-speed manual transmission, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), front and rear fog lights, dual heated power mirrors with turn signals, AM/FM/CD stereo, front and rear side-impact and head-curtain airbags, stability control, cruise control, sport suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels and heated windshield wipers. The C280 and C350 Luxury models add more powerful V6 engines, 16-inch wheels and more standard equipment plus the choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Optional Equipment

Popular C-Class options, which are typically grouped into packages, include a panoramic glass sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, in-dash six-disc CD changer, audio upgrades, COMAND navigation system, heated front seats and a power rear sunshade.

Under the Hood

The C230's new 2.5-liter powerplant is a definite improvement over the old supercharged four-cylinder and its Flex-Fuel versatility makes it ideal for areas that supply E85. The more powerful V6s found in the C280 and C350 suit this car's image, but buyers will pay a price, first at the dealership and then at the gas pump.

2.5-liter V6
201 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
181 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2700-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/18 (E85), 19/25 (Gasoline)

3.0-liter V6
228 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
221 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2700-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/28 (RWD), 19/26 (AWD),

3.5-liter V6
268 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
258 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2400-5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28 (RWD manual), 20/29 (RWD automatic), 19/24 (AWD automatic)

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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 822 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

A really great car for the momey.

By on Friday, June 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

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

Pros: "Comfortable seats and handles great in the snow."

Cons: "It doesn't have a heated steering wheel."

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

"We bought this car used when it was 6 years old and had 80000 miles on it. We have one child and the car has been terrific. Yeah, the repairs aren't cheap but we have a great mechanic whose hourly rate is half what the dealer charges. We are likely to drive this until the wheels fall off."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Fun to drive, difficult to maintain

By on Saturday, June 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Performance, fun to drive"

Cons: "Deterioration, maintenance costs"

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

"Bought this car used with 99000 Mi on the odometer. It is a blast to drive specially at really high speeds. Cornering is insane. The car is comfortable and very well equipped. Drawback is maintenance. I went through a set of tires in one year, brake pads in 2, I replaced most of the front suspension and all tie rods reestablishing the fun to drive factor. All parts are expensive, you need a computer to fix most items. The interior looks like a much older car, faded panels everywhere, headliner coming unglued, door handles beyond repair. I was disappointed with the resale, it dropped like any other car."

7 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Well Worth the $$$

By on Monday, June 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Rear wheel drive, luxurious, e85, mercedes glamour"

Cons: "Expensive service if you re not car-savvy"

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

"The car is amazing as long as you can maintain it yourself. Transmission flushes cost a lot of $$$, and need to be done every 40k miles. There are two main problems with these cars: Balance shaft issues Transmission valve issues Check the cars for these issues to see if they have been fixed, or if they are out of the affected range. Other than that, they are reliable, comfortable, nice cars."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Adequate

By on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Comfortable, good trunk area capacity"

Cons: "Rust bucket"

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

"The 1989 TD was an awesome car until it got too expensive to keep fixing; I'd just spent like $4,000 on repairs & front sway bar broke so had to stick in $2,000 more just to get rid of it for a $1,500 trade in to the dealer for the 240c class that had been my loaner. The C class had heated seats, cup holders & CD player, very comfortable, handled well except terrible on ice (got stuck at least 3 times) . Extensive rust on body; dealership repaired rust on all 4 doors a year or so after I bought it, and I've had regular maintenance & bodywork done since, but car is a rust bucket anyway."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Best Car I've Ever Owned

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,500

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: "Reliable, comfortable"

Cons: "A little too low to the ground"

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

"We've owned everything from GM, Ford, BMW, Volvo, Mazda, Toyota, and Nissan. This little C-Class Mercedes is by far the best of the bunch. So much that when we needed to replace our other car we turned to Mercedes. My 2007 C-Class starts first time every time and still drives and rides like a new car. None of the others drove and rode like a new car after the first 2-3 years. We cannot comment regarding the BMW because we didn't have it long enough. We traded it on the second Mercedes two years into it. In eight years we have had to replace one ignition coil and have the sun roof track repaired. Other than routine maintenance, that's it. No leaks, nothing. Highly recommended."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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