Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Consumer Reviews - 171 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

171 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific C-Class model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
The Best Used Car You Can Purchase
34 of 80 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By everettbarnes
on

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Bought this car used for 13.5K in 2010 with 60K miles. Surprisingly at this price point in 2010 other cars of different brands did not come equipped with side airbags (Chevy, Ford, etc.) excluding BMW which was more expensive and Asian cars which I wouldnt touch for fear of build quality. Even though this car is the entry level model of Mercedes build quality is unreal. When you shut the doors you feel like you are in a concert hall. Very good audio, hardly any rattles, incredibly solid and heavy door feel and overall what you expect from true German engineering. Next comes the drive.. Oh My Gosh. The supercharger kicks in at very low RPMs and the steering is tight and precise.


Best Features

Incredibly smooth ride due to long wheelbase. Accurate and smooth transmission. Steering wheel controls. Safe feeling while driving.


Worst Features

If you purchase this car BE PREPARED to spend 1000's at the Benz dealership or take the time consuming but far less expensive route of home maintentance. Owning this car for 40,000 miles I have had to replace the alternator, and change all the fluids routinely as well as constant brake wear maintenance. Just yesterday the tensioner pulley broke which is common at 90K-100K miles which is sad but I still love this car. After 4 hours and 200 dollars the car will be good as new and will run strongly for another 10,000 miles until some other finicky thing breaks. Oh well like I said the more repairs the more I love this car. :)


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great car but w/typical euro bugs
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vadersv8
on

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I've had this car for about 3 mo's and bought it used with 78k and so far it's been a decent car.


My gripe is mainly the lil buggy issues.

1. Driver side front parking lamp went out, now it's working again.

2. Instrument cluster stopped working however the center digital center gauge is working fine and the dash lights still work. In other words, all the needles are at 0.

It's an excellend drive and it's pretty quiet on the road/freeway but Mercedes is suppose to be a well made automobile, but with little annoying things like this coming up it could potentially make the driver not want to purchase this brand of car again.


Ps: This car has automatic trans.


Best Features

handling, suspension, rear shade, smooth ride.


Worst Features

electronics.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Maintenance Queen
10 of 27 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By floridafordleo
on

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Had car since it was new.
2005 Mercedes C-230 Kompressor.
Don't get me wrong the car is beautiful and is a jet when it comes to ride and handling but thats not what we use it for.
The car is a daily to work and back car and every now and then a road trip maybe one state over.
it seems like every week there is some expensive service that needs to be done on it.
The car eats tires due to a poor suspension geometry, and you have to change the brakes every 20k miles it seems like.
The car leaks oil and constantly showing error messages.
I pride myself at maintaining my cars but I cant seem to stay on top with this one.
Getting rid of it as soon as possible.
90k on it now.


Best Features

seat warmers


Worst Features

Suspension issues. Give me a engine oil dipstick so I can check it!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Just Crashed and survived
17 of 22 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By markp_92647
on

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C230 Kompressor Rwd 4dr Sport Sedan (1.8L 4cyl S/C 6M)


Review

We loved our C230 2005 Kompressor, decent all around car. slightly expensive to maintain, but thats not unreasonable for this type of car I write this review today for 1 reason, i flipped the car 2 x and took out a light pole on the freeway @ 60 in the rain both my lovely wife and i walked away with some very minor bruising and sore muscles, the car is totaled, all 10 air bags burst and i believe this saved us from a lot of trauma. I rate this car an 10+ for safety, if you saw it after the wreck you would have been amazed, a lesser car would not have done so well, writing this at home 24 hrs after the crash is amazing best to all


Best Features

i survived , and decent gas, and everybody is impressed it's a mercedes


Worst Features

none


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Many Repairs
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By strollershopper
on

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan C240 4MATIC AWD 4dr Luxury Sedan (2.6L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought this '05 4Matic certified pre- owned two years ago. I have never had a car which was this new, in the shop as many times as this! Valve cover blew, problems with the automatic window/sunroof "summer" feature in the door handle, voltage regulator replacement after dash lights kept dimming, differential replacement, and now, knocking in the front end. Interior feels cheap, radio is absolutely horrible. "Leather seating inserts" are a crafty way of saying "mostly vinyl." Loud clunking of windshield wipers, and blasting loud defroster which first makes the windows totally fogged up, then clears them. Go figure with that one.


Best Features

Bad things aside, it drives great and is actually fun to drive. Decent in the snow with no problems.


Worst Features

Better climate control system, sound system, quieter windshield wipers, dependability. For such a little car, fuel economy could be a lot better.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT