Written on: 27/02/2013 by Bobbylena6
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... (read more)
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.
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.
Great car (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2010
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.
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 more)
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,... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008
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 more)
Written on: 18/04/2008 by kgsf
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 more)
Written on: 08/04/2008
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 more)
Written on: 23/01/2008 by azollev
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 more)
Written on: 10/12/2007 by mcfar1689
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 more)
Written on: 05/08/2007 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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 08/12/2005 by McCoy
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 more)
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),... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2003 by twyford.
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... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2003 by Jack Chalmers.
On first entering the Mercedes Benz C Class C180 , which Ive purchased, I was surprised that there was no column adjustment, that aside, power is smooth if not a little sluggish and braking is progressive and safe. The ride has a feeling of real presence on the road and gives a feeling of mile guzzling, my wife did not want to leave it the other evening and took the long way home. The power band appears to be around 4000 revs and when you select the w mode on the autobox it really is... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2002 by james lacchiana.
well i think that the Mercedes Benz C class c180 is square and boxy-just like a volvo. (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2001 by Vic Jenkins.
Very comfortable and feels very safe.
Better looking than the new Mercedes C Class models.
The C180 feels a touch underpowered. I would recommend the C200 or C240 if you are thinking of buying one. Get Automatic on this car as Manual is not a Benz strong point. (read more)
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