2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Review: Nothing but problems

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Consumer Review

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C320 Luxury 4MATIC Sedan (3.2L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

16 of 20 people found this review helpful
Nothing but problems
By tiaguessa on


2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C320 4MATIC AWD 4dr Luxury Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Since we purchased our c-class it's been a horrible experience. Engine had tapping noise since day one, dealership said that knocking / tapping noise is normal. It leaks like crazy, you can smell oil buring in the car. We have replaced the rear main seal ($1300.00), valve cover gaskets ($650.00) and now the transfer case has to be replaced, $3000.00. Still smells and leaks. We came from Acura to MB because I have owned several older MB's and loved them but we wanted a new one. The dealership is the worst, Chevrolet dealership disguised as a MB dealership. The car is total junk, never own another one. Going to back to Acura.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights

Worst Features

  • Shifting
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Logic of controls
  • Interior design
  • Active safety
  • Parking aids
  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Purchase cost
  • Resale value
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

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