2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class User Reviews

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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" 19 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"build quality" 7 reviews
"exterior" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews

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Laura writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport Review
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Maneuravility and appearance.

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Classic And Sporty — Elegant and classic appearance being sporty at the same time. Very appealing interior and exterior styling with excellent equipment and accessories. Makes great turns and the overall performance is outstanding with a good gas mileage output and reasonable maintenance costs. Fun to drive!

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John writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport Review
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Great styling, comes with Mercedes Benz's known reputation for good service, superior build quality

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Expensive for what you get, if you want more horses for the buck, this is not your car.

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Mercedes Benz C300 4matic Sport, 2008 Review — Great breaking, acceleration is good enough to pass most cars on the freeway, handling is fine, steering wheel is stiffer and doesn't snap back as quick as, say Toyota/Lexus, but i'm fine with it. build quality overall is great, consider the C300 a baby S-class, with a smaller COMAND system, and slightly cheaper materials. Appearance is also great, I always get compliments on my car, and i really should wash it more. Cost of ownership: relatively low, aside from the free service that i got from Mercedes-Benz, i have over 9,000 miles in less then a year, and i've gotten a flat tire, which cost me about 300 at the dealer. Gas mileage for me is 19.5, bear in mind i usually drive in the city, but have taken it on two roadtrips. fun factor? fun enough, 6-speed automatic shifts nicely, and you can switch from a standard mode (starting on 2nd), or Comfort, (starting on 1). i would recommend this car for those who want a more luxury/compact-executive sport sedan. compare to: Lexus IS (i would avoid the bmw 328 or infiniti g37 comparison, since imo, they are for a different buyer)

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mazoo85 writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Sport Review
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5

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Stunning sexy looks, smooth power and acceleration, turns heads, amazing HK stereo, floating on a cloud ride quality, solid construction, its a freakin Benz

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Doesn't compete with BMW 3 series but looks better IMHO

mazoo85
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Just Simply An All Around Amazing Car — When I bought this car I was debating on this, a M3, a 335i or a corvette. I wanted a car the drive out of shear pleasure and enjoyment, not to be a primary driver. The M3 was nice, nimble and powerful, but I felt a little crammed and after a while of riding around the stiffer suspension was just not ideal. The corvette well it's a corvette so it was everything I wanted in a car, loud fast and sexy, but I was still bitter towards american cars after my falling out with my previous Chevy and faulty electronics. Then in came the C350, my dad had one and I always just enjoyed driving the car. smooth power and acceleration, the ride was amazing I can drive the car for hours and be satisfied.The 335i I just did not find as attractive and the Mercedes and after reviews on reliability I stuck with the Benz. It was still a four door and in the end proved to be the most versatile vehicle for what I wanted. It was fast but not the fastest, it drove like a dream and I still had space for my buddies and golf clubs.

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

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cincyguy writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Luxury 4MATIC Review
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Out of owning more than twenty-five cars in my life, I love the way Mercedes has designed the C Class and more importantly the way it drives. Just a great overall rating! I would recommend it to my friends and family.

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I can't think of any!

cincyguy
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Great Car! — The Mercedes Dealership in West Chester, Ohio has done a great job servicing my car and has recommended needed service before it became a problem. I really liked my sales person, Ron Brown. He knows Mercedes well and went over all of the features with me until I understood how to work them. Great job Ron!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maurizio writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport Review
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Engine power and handling

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Great Value — I bought this one for my wife since she preferred this over the E class, and I can tell you that after driving it feels pretty good- She loves smaller cars so this one is perfect for her and my 2 kids in their booster seats in the back. Trunk capacity is great, handling is amazing and power is just perfect not to mention gas mileage which is also pretty good-

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Luan writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport Review
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Overall look and style of the car.

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Maintenance.

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Great Car! — C300 lacks power somewhat but a C350 3.5L should do for the lack of power in the C300 3.0L. Seats need a little upgrade because they tend to get uncomfortable a bit on a long drive. What's fun about this car is its cornering.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
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5

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Fast, fun and frugal

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the sixcylinder C320d even better, but expensive and not so fuel efficient

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C220d Sport Saloon. All The Car You'll Ever Need. Only The Estate Version Is More Practical — Performance is excellent for this diesel engine size. Handling is great and is enhanced by the optional Advanced Agility Control spec where when you press the "sport" button the handling tightens up with quicker auto gear changes. Build quality is very good. Fuel consumption is high 40s when cruising and high 30s when pressing on. Great looking car with comfortable sports seating and decent size boot. Fun to drive either when you're in a hurry or just want to cruise. One of the best cars I've ever run.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rafael writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport Review
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everything

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The Best Car — The more awesome car in the world in the world, with everything you want,the best appareance, a exellent build queality, is verry fast, is fun to drive it, is a mercedes, the only thing bad in the car is that use a lot of gas, but is the best

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Adam writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport Review
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5

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styling, handling, build quality

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gas mileage...but coming from the 2005 supercharged 4 cylinder
model, I'm a little biased.  The old car got 35 MPG on the freeway...the
new one, not even close, but then again, much more power now!!

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Great Package In A Perfect Sized Car — just replaced my 2005 C230 Sport with the newly redesigned 2008 C300 Sport...wow! what a difference, upgraded suspension rides much smoother even with my upgraded 18" AMG wheels...handles great. New V6 engine is powerful and exhaust note is nice. I love the panarama sunroof and the navigation is pretty cool. Also love the iPod connection in the glove box.

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donsanchezjr writes:
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport 4MATIC Review
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Great reliable car.

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Maintenance  and fuel costs

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Great Value For A Luxury Car — I had never had no great mechanical issues, but upkeep must be maintained to keep the overall costs low. The 300C is a beginning an an overall a good priced entry into a luxury car market. It has a very comfortable interior for a long ride.

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