2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 48 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"ride" 25 reviews
"power" 19 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"build quality" 9 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"high maintenance" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Michael writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan Review
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5

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Great looks, good build quality, 4cyl with supercharger, Good gas mileage, Huge excellent brakes, did I mention it looks like a million bucks. lol

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High dealer maintenance but, I do my own so no biggie.
AZautohaus.com is a great souce for oem mercedes parts at cheaper cost than the dealer.

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C230 Kompressor 5 Star Entry Level Benz!!! — Well my wife and I actually traded our 2011 Kia Soul for a 05 C230 kompressor sedan. I know some may think thats crazy but the Soul with its under powered 4cyl, cheap materials, and loss of value was enough for us to want to upgrade. The C230 has plenty of factory options, great interior materials and finishes. We had a huge selection of sedans like the maxima, accord, camry, ect but none come close to the looks, performance, or quality of the benz. The 05 seemed to be the best choice due to its mid production AMG updates and better fuel economy than the newer V6 and high safety levels. In short we love this car its a rocketship compared to the Kia and we let someone else take the hit by buying it new. According to Cargurus our C230 was $3200 underpriced and after a quick carfax found it was a one owner FL car with 42000 miles and even still smelled like new. The car was so nice we made our descision within few minutes and we purchased the car the next day. We love our car and would highly recommend it to anyone, just make shure you do your reseach as some models are more reliable than others.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Denny writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan Review
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Comfort, ride and handling, luxury, quiet, reliability, stylish.

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acceleration could be better

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Perfect Mixture Of Performance And Practicality. — I love this car as an every day driver. Looks good, drives very well. Its the perfect mixture of a good ride and handling. Acceleration is decent with the 6 speed manual trans. The automatics in this vehicle are pretty gutless. The interior is comfortable and stylish. The ride is very quiet and no rattles or noises to annoy me like most other cars. I get 30 plus miles per gallon. As with all German vehicles oil changes are scheduled every 13-20k but I still change mine every 5k. I bought the car brand new in 05 and it now has over 100k miles. I have never had any issues. Just normal maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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honrandy writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan Review
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All that and more!

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Costly to maintain

honrandy
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Finest Ride On The Road For The Money — Rides good, runs great and drives superb! Average fuel economy is over 26 MPG and I have a very heavy foot. What an awesome car to drive. This car is truely a blessing!No doubt, I will buy Mercedes in the future.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Isaac writes:
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fast, looks great (black), and makse u look rich!

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small inside because of it being sport!

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Luxury And Sport! — Great car! Fast and has a great engine! Looks very luxury and sport at the same time! Interior is small but nice! Black is preferred! saves gas! Handles nicely! doesn't have to be fixed alot if at all for a long time!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brian writes:
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Fun to drive. Looks great. MB Quality has been outstanding.  Great gas mileage (28 mpg regularly).  Excellent service at my dealership

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Had an issue with the center console and driver side modling.  There was a defect in the covering over the leather.  However, the dealership and MB replaced these 3 times, no questions asked.  Haven't had the problem in over a year since the last replacement.

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Excellent Low Cost Luxury Car! — Bought this car to experience the luxury of MB without the higher cost of some of the higher end models. Additionally, didn't want to spend a ton of money given some experiences I've heard with MB quality in their older models. I haven't had a single mechanical issue with this car since I drove it off the lot. Fantastic car! Fun to drive (mines a 6 speed)! It's not over powered in anyway shape or form, but is sporty and handles really well. My model is supercharged which makes it more sporty. All around would buy another one and love the new 300/350 series. Finally, my dealership, Ewing Autohaus has been absolutely fantastic! My service advisor, Mitzi Crenshaw, is the perfect picture of customer service! I do all of my service through Ewing, although a bit higher priced, I'd pay just for the customer service alone! All around positive experience and will purchase another MB from Ewing.

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Kim writes:
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5

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I ove the way my car handles! Its fast and sporty!

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Fixing my car is a little more expensive than I prefer.  But not horrible!

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Summer Fun And Oh So Sporty! — This is a great car for someone looking for a hot, sporty car! Its great on gas mileage, and still can fit 5 people comfortably!It has all the bells and whistles that I love! I can't wait to get another c class!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Danny writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan Review
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Brand name, built quality, nice looking.

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Lack of performance

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Great Car, But Slow — Handling is good, ride is good, interior is great. The only downside.........OMG why is it so SLOW?! Also, be prepared to pay premium service fees. This car is fun to drive, but be sure to get a manual transmission, keeping the rev up is important in this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeusu3inone writes:
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A very comfortable car.

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No. No, just the regular maintenance.

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A Good Sporty Car — It accelerate well, the braking is good. Yes, a fun car to drive. Over all, It's a good car and drives well. Mainly use for leisure Sunday driving. Very good on gas only 4 cylinder.The routine maintenance costs were minimal.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ritapatchel writes:
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Sport and luxury, combined with fuel efficiency. What not to like?

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does not qualify for HOV stickers (that hwy I am selling it)

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Sport And Luxury, Combined With Fuel Efficiency. What Not To Like? — Great, powerful, sporty, comfortable car. Leather sits, huge sunroof, Bose stereo, power everything, smooth and fun ride. Goes easily up the very steep hill, great for commute and pleasure. Large enough for a family. Very safe, with front and side airbags.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gerald writes:
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Powerful and sporty

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Love It!!! — Very tight and sporty! Supercharger sounds and feels nice! This car is well built. It has the sport package. Excellent brakes and full of safety equipment. Nice sounding sound system and is fully loaded. Feels safe and very responsive. Love it!

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

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