1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2ndSamuel writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Review
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4

Pros

Agility and speed

Cons

coolant system

2ndSamuel
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Good Car — There are no little problems only big problem when something goes wrong. Would love to get the car back to its original state. Would be a great car. Leaking, leaking engine. Would love to solve these problems. Great little car.

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Frank writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Review
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5

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Good on gas, handles well,  comfortable, great trunk capacity, peppy engine, driver friendly, advanced premium sound system

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Takes high octane gasoline, expensive to maintain, only 2 power down windows :(

125

I Love It — Quietly tuned engine that is good on fuel. High Revolutions add that performance sound and feel that you would expect from a race car. roomy interior and comfortable seats. Fantastic BOSE sound system with BOSE subs. The cars over all appearance shows the great engineering feats made by Mercedes-Benz. The boxy look is classic and is sure to draw attention where ever you go.

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Robert67 writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 Review
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5

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Low fuel usage, good looks, good space

Cons

Not as much street cred as an E Class

95

C200 - Better That Anything From The Asia Auto Makers. — Just look at this cute, medium sized thing. Its what every family needs, not to big, not too small, its just right. It has enough power to overtake and scramble up hills, but at the same time it has wallet-friendly fuel usage. Lots of little extras make driving more fun, and as always, Mercedes build quality leaves nothing to be desired.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Marko writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 Review
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5

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All best expirience for car

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no negativ aspects

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It Is The Best Car For Theat Price — performance- good acceleration and braking build quality- the best car i ever had apperance- amaizing exterior styling, good interior styling cost of ownership- gas consuption is super, he has pass over 280 000 km and is still like i have bought him fan factor- this car is best for fan when the rain is starting... I would recommend this car to all my friends.... It is the best car for theat price

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Lance writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Review
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4

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Handling, Midrange, High speed stability, braking power

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0-60, gas mileage, no anti-knock system (won't tolerate low octane), no steering feedback (good for some, bad for others)

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Late 90's Compact German Luxury — This was my first mercedes. This isn't a particularly fun car but it does handle very well for what it looks like. Most of this because its german and was designed for constant daily high speed and also accounting for the possibility of emergency maneuvers at its governed speed of 130mph. Acceleration is crap but once it gets up to highway speed the midrange is surprising (191hp). Gas mileage sucked, and it ran bad on anything but premium. the only problem it ever gave me was misfires because of badly worn/aged spark plugs. After new plugs it ran flawlessly at 100+mph with nearly 160k miles on it. The 4 wheel independent suspension in this thing coupled with RWD and traction control make this thing NUMB at 130mph. The steering feels like the car is at a dead stop and it glides from lane to lane even over bumps at those speed like its floating. The brakes are fantastic and will make the needle fall sharply with only a small tap of the foot. I miss this car and might someday buy another, hopefully a C36 or C43, somehow i love this older boxy body-style more than the one that came after it.

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Graham writes:
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everything

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nothing

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Nice Car — Total quality, the drive is second to none, sports mode is awsome. Fuel consumption is brill, average 31 mpg, Insurance is low, Auto box is smooth, the growl is very comforting along with the very responsive engine. Alot of car for little money......I will next get an avantgard.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
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4
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Never Owned A Car I Didn't Like And This One Was Certainly No Where On The List Either. — 1996 MB C200 Esprit, 5-sp, sedan, bought this one when I thought I had grown up a bit, only to find it lacking in power, guess I wasn't quite finished with speed yet.

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Ian writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Review
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4

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Build Quality & Performance

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High Running costs

125

Mercedes C280 Elegance 1996 — Great performance from an auto, fantastic build quality, probably the last good one before the rot set in.High maintenance costs but worth it for that feeling you get when driving a Mercedes.Not the best looking car in the world but not ugly by any means. It`ll be a C43 next.....can`t wait!

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Mario writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 Review
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3

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Technical simply, but with all important modern such as ABS, 2 airbags...

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Lacks power on hills and on european highways, specially fully loaded.

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Workhorse For City Or Plain Land. — It was 70kW diesel with 16 valves without turbocharging. With 18" wheels looks far sportier than it was. But it was used for traveling to work. Needed some reapirs due oldness, interior in ATP Tour Esprit looks great. Consumes average 7,2L dieselfuel pro 100km.

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stoli2266 writes:
1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Review
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comfort

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gas mileage

stoli2266
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Looks Like A Grandma Car But Drives Like A Sport Car. — Great performance but it does not get the best gas mileage. I have owned my 1996 for two year and have only had to add a Water Pump. The car is east to drive. At 13 years old get ready.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1995 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Fair By farhatrahiim

i like the speed and cofort, plus stability on the road but i hate its huge expenses on parts , genuine parts for mercedes are not easy to get in this country and where u can get them they are expens... Read More

Classic Mercedes Benz C280 By Michael

This was our first Mercedes, my wife said she was getting a Mercedes and am I really glad she did because I loved this car it had gobbs of power for the highway and the ride was fantastic. This car w... Read More

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1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Very Well Made Compact Car! By g5lisaaaaaa

I like that it has tons of room! I don't like that seats are not same, I.e., power, leather. Only driver side is! Kinda weird but I guess the driver should be the most comfortable, eh? This car has h... Read More

It's Alright By George

high cost in fuel, so cheep to insure, drives like dream. can be slid round any corner, performes better than any hot hatch, the trim on the elegance is second to none, for a lrge car it can be race... Read More

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Classic Early Mb Amg Car By GRH

This is a solid, well-built, powerful car with Mercedes quality and not all the complexity of newer models. It is not inexpensive to maintain, but at 147,000 miles still looks and performs better than... Read More

My Family Car By fastcar787

although I love the drive on it but I've always disliked the seats mercedes have used, they just look cheap, other than that i love my car too bit I think it just too gud, dont know what else too righ... Read More

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