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★★★★★

“my c180 against others”

Written on: 30/01/2014

am saving to buy another. the 1999/2000 model. the fuel efficiency, the low maintenance, the gripe, the balance, the shock absorbing capacity ie the gallop absorbing ability, the stallion look and the smooth driving performance. I wont forget how the a/c was until it got bad last year ever since then 've visited up to 8 workshop for the repair to no avail. you have read what I had as a car, then imagine what I would have had as a car if the a/c is working. readers, any help or suggestion on my… Read Full Review

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“Rides like a dream!”

Written on: 26/11/2013

My C 180 elegance, is that with the 1,8 engine, 1995 model. The car is servicing normally by a local engineer,at relativelly low cost. When I bough it, had 81.000 Km on the clock and now 152.000 Km. Everything operates perfectly! Only the right fender flash was off, and that was all! It is not a sports car by any means, it is not fast, but it handles really better than enough sport cars I had in my life. The luxury is on top, very quiet, and offers you a sence of safety in any speed. It is not… Read Full Review

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“Mercedes C180 Classic”

Written on: 27/02/2013 by Bobbylena6 (1 review written)

Bought my 1998 C180 W202 1.8 petrol auto last month from a non Mercedes dealer..1 owner from new. 67000 miles on the clock with loads of history and every MOT. This car is smooth as the day it was made. great autobox ,great brakes,quiet on the move.I don't need a racehorse I want comfort and reliability and this car has it all. Average mpg is 37 which is great for a car this size.Paintwork is original and no rust even on the wheel arches, a credit to its former owner.Is there anything I dislike… Read Full Review

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“All round decent car. Last year I owned a BMW 316i and...”

Written on: 17/11/2010

All round decent car. Last year I owned a BMW 316i and is in a similar class to the benz. The BMW handled better and felt more alive at high revs and was alot more sporty however the mercedes is very comfortable, smooth ride and very quiet inside. Good build quality, and still in good condition for a car of this age and really reliable too. Highly rated! I would recomend to anyone who wants to take it easy in comfort.
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“Just bought a 1999 Mercedes c180 a service cost me 155...”

Written on: 23/04/2010

Just bought a 1999 Mercedes c180 a service cost me 155 euro next service in 10k miles it will need front brake disks. Comes with only one key so get a spare don't know how much that costs.
I have had VWs and toyota this is miles ahead. MPG is about 36 so good value for a big car. I like cruising about so acceleration is not an issue but it will do 70 mph without a problem on the motorway.
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“Manual c180. Bought it from my father when it was 10...”

Written on: 11/04/2010

Manual c180. Bought it from my father when it was 10 years old, and only had 120000 kms on the clock. Now four years later and I've added 125000 kms to that.

Good:
The best front seats I've ever tried in any car. Period.
Great comfort, ride very refined, and its quite practical and spacious, big boot.
Reliable; besides fuel pump packing up, it's only been routine maintenance.
Parts in general not at all that expensive considering it's a luxury car.
Very gentle on the tires, they seem to last… Read Full Review

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“Bought this estate from main dealer, demo model at 12...”

Written on: 17/03/2010 by Cellarman41 (2 reviews written)

Bought this estate from main dealer, demo model at 12 months old 30000 on clock. When the car was 2yrs and 50 weeks old there appeared a "tinkling" noise from gear box on start up. Took it to main agent, result was new gear box ordered from Germany cost of which was £3640 !! Luckily for me I was just inside the three year period by two weeks !!
I have found that a good independent garage is far better than main agents who are simply a waste of space, they DO NOT service cars properly, they… Read Full Review

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“bought my c180 1998 esprit (facelift model) 3 months...”

Written on: 08/02/2010 by rodwell (1 review written)

bought my c180 1998 esprit (facelift model) 3 months ago and within a day i knew it was leagues apart from anything id driven before.very smooth ride/flawless auto gear change/powerful brakes/power steering a bit light so not much feedback through the wheels.despite protests of the 1.8 being a bit slow kicking down from 2nd gear (auto) more than makes up for any time lost in 1st and will keep on pulling.once you reach your desired speed it glides along with ease.wind and road noise are none… Read Full Review

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“the car ( c 180 with body kit) has been in the family...”

Written on: 19/01/2010

the car ( c 180 with body kit) has been in the family since 1995, when first released ( as i can remember). I started driving it one year back and there have been NO major repairs as other than a full body paint. Although it picks up slow ( a suzuki swift 1.3L can beat me from rest) the engine kicks in after it shifts to the second gear. Normally, as i floor it, it hits 6000 RPM. After the second gear, it can just about make up for initial losses ( anyone care to tell me why??). However, i… Read Full Review

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“This car is slow. It handles like it's in a cartoon. I...”

Written on: 13/01/2009 by sparkc180 (1 review written)

This car is slow. It handles like it's in a cartoon. I have had to replace many control units and all brakes, but on a car with 116K, you have to expect some outlay. I have also had to strip and grease the wiper mechanism, cause if it fails you are looking at the fat end of £800 to replace. That said........

This is the quietest, most un involved drive I have ever had! Seems to be costing me about £600/ £800 a year in servicing and replacement parts, but I don't think that is excessive for a… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Overall the Mercedes C180 is a very good car but the...”

Written on: 11/07/2008

Overall the Mercedes C180 is a very good car but the only thing is that as it ages, a lot of problems with the electrical gadgets like the ECU and other computer board that controls the timing of the car (rev up and down)… Read Full Review

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“I bought my 95 Mercedes c180 (esprit man) for 10,000...”

Written on: 18/04/2008 by kgsf (1 review written)

I bought my 95 Mercedes c180 (esprit man) for 10,000 with 170,000km on the clock. One year and new clutch and drag link later (replaced original 12 13yrs old!!) and she runs like i had driven her off a showroom floor. Heavy but the engine doesn't have a problem. I recently comprraed it to the BMW equivelent (318i) and found for the same average price the c180 has more power and better steering, not to mention the lower maintanece. A very good draver for all driving standard and styles… Read Full Review

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“MERC live up to there name , god knows what the knew...”

Written on: 09/04/2008

MERC live up to there name , god knows what the knew ones are like but this one ive got gives me such a buzz , i feel it was money well spent… Read Full Review

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“1998 model bought this car in Sept 2001 with 105k on...”

Written on: 23/01/2008 by azollev (1 review written)

1998 model bought this car in Sept 2001 with 105k on clock. Converted it to dual fuel (lpg). I have had it serviced when it has asked. Has had pads and discs once and a set of tyres oh and the sony dvd started playing up (jumping) so I fitted a new one. I don't think I've spent more than £1000 on maintenance and repairs in 6 and a half years and 55 thousand miles. What a car! By the way it costs about £12 a week for fuel… Read Full Review

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“Being my third Merc the others being 190's I'm very...”

Written on: 10/12/2007 by mcfar1689 (1 review written)

Being my third Merc the others being 190's I'm very smitten with my third one.I bought it for £4000 6 months ago with 66000 on the clock and the last owner took good care of it. I have now done around 10000 miles of relatively trouble free motoring so far. I only have to replace the front brakes as one of the calipers had stuck on. But I have had no trouble since. The drive is amazing and it feels like I'm gliding along the roads, even the bumps seem to be soaked up quite well. Being only a… Read Full Review

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“This car has been generally driven by my wife and has...”

Written on: 06/08/2007 by retep55555red (1 review written)

This car has been generally driven by my wife and has done only about 10,000 k per annum. It still looks and feels like new inside and drives very nicely. Biggest trip was to Melbourne Cup (2000k) with 2 couples and car crammed full of suitcases and hat boxes and it went like a dream. This is a great touring car with excellent handing and the best brakes of any car I have ever driven. A bit underpowered with the 4 cylinder 1800cc around town but fine if you use the auto gear box in manual to… Read Full Review

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“I received my new look Mercedes Benz C Class 180...”

Written on: 28/12/2005 by Ash Malek (2 reviews written)

I received my new look Mercedes Benz C Class 180 Avantgarde SE kitted with Sports Pack earlier this year. After 9 months and 10K miles, a few points to note for potential MB buyers.

Issues that I have experienced include:
1. Broken pasenger seat
2. Air conditioning smelling of wee
3. Steering to the left
4. Maintenance costs greater than anticipated
5. After Care Service - see below.

In order to get 1-3 rectified, I had to phone MB no less than three times… Read Full Review

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Vincentchan191's Response to Ash Malek's Review

Written on: 23/02/2006

I have experienced the car pulling to the left and the wheels on the left wearing out after 20,000 kms. Had the wheels aligned twice by the dealer but the problem was not fixed. Finally I took it to a wheel alignment steering specialist and he tells me it is a very common problem for right-hand drive models. I rang Mercedes and they conform that it is a common complain but they cannot help me and ask me to go and see a steering specialist !!! The steering people put in a kit (some third party company actually manufactures a kit to fix this problem - it is so common !!!) and fixed the problem at a cost of $400 plus 2 new tyres. Calls to Mercedes Benz for reimbursement as part of the warranty fell on deaf ears. The answer was the work was not done by Mercedes therefore it is not covered under warranty. The fact that Mercedes admitted they cannot fix it and to go somewhere else was irrelevant.

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★★★☆☆

“Traded in my practically bulletproof 150k miles 190E...”

Written on: 08/12/2005 by McCoy (1 review written)

Traded in my practically bulletproof 150k miles 190E for 86k Mercedes Benz C Class 180. The 190's lines are gorgeous but dated, and the C has a more confident (taller), contemporary presence.

First weekend away the bonnet started to lift on the motorway, due to (apparently not uncommon) release mechanism fault. Trying to drive the catch home, I exerted pressure on the bonnet surface, and now have a tidy dent from the heel of my hand next to the star badge (thanks, Merc.). Double skinned… Read Full Review

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“I purchased a Mercedes Benz C Class C180 - 1998 (2000)...”

Written on: 30/03/2004 by David Willis (1 review written)

I purchased a Mercedes Benz C Class C180 - 1998 (2000) (W202 body) in mid 2003 with 46000km (33000 miles) on the clock. Having previously had a Volvo 740, I wanted a solidly built 4 cylinder with rear wheel drive layout. The C180 handles much better than the 740. Acceleration off the mark is not brilliant, but once going the C180 cruises beautifully on the open road.
Fuel consumption around the city is not as good as I had expected from an 1800cc engine (compared to the Volvo 2300cc), however… Read Full Review

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“I bought my 1998 C180 (the uplift model with four air...”

Written on: 30/07/2003 by twyford. (1 review written)

I bought my 1998 C180 (the uplift model with four air bags) privately in 2001. it had 19000 miles on the clock and was in pristine condition. Unfortunately, it came with only one ignition key, so be warned, these cost about £70 and have to be ordered from Germany.

The car looks the part in spite of its compact nature. Certainly it seems to have more Mercedes presence than its replacement model with its BMWesque pretensions. However, despite the marque's reputation for solid engineering the… Read Full Review

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Boxer123's Response to twyford.'s Review

Written on: 21/12/2003

interesting & slightly worrying feedback. I got a C180 selection as a company car in 2000.Yes it's slow, but it is solid and heavy and I feel safer than in Volvo S40 I had prevously. I had some BAS light problems 30 miles after delivery as new.But since then I BOUGHT the car, and now it has 54,000 with no problems. I hope the prop shaft does not fail. Wife drives it now. Seems OK to me, but she has reported some mysterious loud noises. The small rubber grommet at the base of the washer bottle failed & leaked. The petrol gauge reads funny sometimes

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