1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews.

Cole writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
Accessories:
Appearance:
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Sport Package, Bilstein Shocks, Anti-Roll Bars, Ample Power and Speed, Bose Sound, Quality build.

Cons

Premium Unleaded Fuel Only, Expensive Cost of Ownership.

95

Mercedes-benz C280 Sport — The Mercedes-Benz C280 Sport is a great overall car. It has ample power (Est.200bhp) and plenty of speed. The Bilstein shocks and additional anti-roll bars in the sport package allow the car to handle incredibly well. The interior is also very comfortable and stylish with 10-way power seats, perforated leather upholstery, 8-speaker Bose sound system, and corbon fibre trim. It is a very well built car seeing as it is a Mercedes-Benz. I have had a few mechanical issues so far, and repairs ranged from $300-$1,200. Very expensive, but a great buy overall.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
C-Class
Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?
CarGurus has 21,857 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:
Harold13 writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Looks great and runs great again

Cons

Starting to cost me lots of money to keep up

Harold13
55

Very Good Looking Car, With A Strong Engine — I have owned the car over five years it now has over 175,000 miles and it is still great fun to drive but I have had some recent problems that have cost me $4000 to repair.

Owner for 5 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
g5lisaaaaaa writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

My commute is often by freeway, over 40 miles and with tons of traffic. When Im in my tank, it's my Private Idaho.

Cons

I don't have any -

g5lisaaaaaa
35

Very Well Made Compact Car! — 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 help up remarkably well over the years. I bought it used (had 1 prior owner) and have not regretted this purchase.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Paul writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

everything

Cons

nothing

35

Just Fing Drive It — You don't realise how good those germans are at putting together a decent car until you have spent some quality time behid the wheel of a Merc... at 12 years old it should rattle and squeak but it's still tight as a drum !!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Todd writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Appearance, Fun Factor, Acceleration, Handling, Build Quality

Cons

Maintenace Cost, Lack of Car Upgrades

45

A Car That Keeps Giving — Biggest problem I have with the car would have to be the maintenance costs but there are ways around it. Definitely enjoy driving it around and the looks I get with it. Car drives great for a four cylinder but I would still like more power from under the hood.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
George writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

quality

Cons

got  footbrake not handbrake.

25

It's Alright — 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 raced.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Alex writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Best Reliability Available

Cons

needs more power

115

Overall — Build Quality is some of the best that I have ever seen. Car now has 300k without ANY major repairs only maintainance. Drives like it is brand new. Accelleration is very good for a big 4cyl, cost of ownership is actually very low and. Its a very relaxing car to drive. I think if I were to throw the Kompressor kit on it I would get into a little more trouble with it hahaha.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Justin writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

The Car Feels Solid

Cons

Maintenance Costs...

25

Aside From The Body Roll And Being Automatic... Its A Decent Car. — Throttle lag sucks but can be fixed with a powerchip... I6 @ 190hp seems a little underpowered for any car, but the car feels like it pulls throughout the powerband... Had to replace engine wiring harness after about 60k miles. FILLSPACE.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
David writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Everything

Cons

Old

25

Amazing — Sub woofer 12" JBL 700w amp Sony S type speakers in doors Baige nice on gas No problems Very fun car to take out and just cruise in Good acceleration, braking, handling Have an alpine deck put in and an ipod in the glove box

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Bob writes:
1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C280 Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

power and economy

Cons

parts pricing

45

Good Car — Parts are expensive but the quality seems to justify the price. The car has been rock solid and delivers pretty ggood gas milage for the pull that it has.Over all I would recomend this car if your prepared to spend the money on the parts cost.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Just not roomy enough - could use a larger trunk and more legroom in front cabin. For the price I paid would of expected to have leather interior. Great pickup for a 4 cylinder. Nice looking lines. ... Read More

Luxary Looking And Driving By Gman2217

I love all the technology this car has to offer. I don't drive it too hard and the car responds with mileage comparable to a Escort that I used to drive. The car has a very classy look to it. It drive... Read More

Read all 6 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Affordable Luxury And Performance By CTYankee

So far, I like everything about this car other than the low-beam headlights. They have a sharp cutoff that doesn't light up the road as far out as I'd like and there are no driving lights to augment ... Read More

High Performance Car By DavidJackson

This V8 car has a lot of performance, great acceleration, but then the MPG on it very low, it usually gets about 11 miles per gallon. The different modes which are comfort, sport, sport+, manual and t... Read More

Read all 13 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

I Will Definitely Be Getting A Mercedes Benz Again. By JanesCarAddiction

This car made me feel very safe. Also loved that on out of country trips could change the odometer from mph to kmh. This came in very handy. The only thing I didn't like about the car was that there w... Read More

Wicked Good Fun Wrapped In A Beautiful Package. By Gregory

This was one of the most enjoyable vehicles i have ever driven. NO matter how bad a day i was having just getting behind the wheel would light up my face and send adrenaline coursing through my ... Read More

Read all 7 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Fast With A Touch Of Class By AN1986

Fell in love with the first drive....never looked back since. Incredible power, handling and drive.....full sports car to the max with the added luxury behind the classic brand of Mercedes. Overall a... Read More

I Am A Happy Camper By Alya

I like my C300 and I think this is an ideal car for me. I used to own two door cars all along and this is my first 4 door car, I am definitely happy with it and how it handles. Read More

Read all 20 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Awesome By NabilMourtada

Luxury , stylish , powerful , and comfortable But maintenance is expensive and the fuel economy is not great Small cargo too The best choice for a single person or married couple Not family , a... Read More

Best Of The Best By David

Car overall is amazing, drives well & personally is more than just a car, its a lifestyle. Once you drive a Mercedes Benz and realize how well assembled this German beauty is, there is no going back t... Read More

Read all 34 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class reviews

People researching a 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, exterior
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
25% of the time
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
6% of the time
Audi A6
6% of the time
BMW 3 Series
6% of the time
C-Class
Looking for a Used C-Class in your area?
CarGurus has 21,857 nationwide C-Class listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP: