2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on October 16, 2000

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on October 16, 2000

For the 2001 model year Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the next-generation entry-level C-Class sedan. It sports a new look and new engines, which means it also sports new names — the C240 and ... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on October 15, 2000

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on October 15, 2000

The lady, a former Washington Post colleague who shall be known here only as "The Lady," was unimpressed. "And what exactly is that?" she asked, referring to the then-new 1984 Mercedes-Benz 190 in... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on December 17, 2000

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on December 17, 2000

Say the words: "entry-level Mercedes-Benz." Feels like saying, "Nantucket waterfront starter home," huh? Well, Mercedes, with its sights set squarely on BMW, Audi, Lexus, and Volvo, has upped its o... Read full review


Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on March 18, 2001

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on March 18, 2001

I'm driving yet another Mercedes-Benz because, as the guy used to say on the television show of the same name, "You asked for it." Another day, another Benz. A couple of months back we took a ... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on January 12, 2001

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on January 12, 2001

VANCOUVER--The evolution of Mercedes-Benz' small sedan has gone from C to shining C. It's not that the original C-Class was underwhelming, it's simply that the all-new 2001 shines b... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on January 10, 2001

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on January 10, 2001

Mercedes-Benz practically invented the entry-luxury segment back in the mid-1990s when it introduced the original C-class - a compact sedan known widely as the "Baby Benz." For 2001, the starter Me... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on September 13, 2000

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on September 13, 2000

Imagine Gordon Gekko, the 1987 movie anti-hero whose mantra was "Greed is good," giving up his Gucci loafers and spending weekends clipping coupons and shopping at the bulk-food warehouse. That&apo... Read full review

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on August 24, 2001

The Sacramento Bee's view

By Mark Glover on August 24, 2001

I used to chuckle at Mercedes-Benz drivers. To me, the sight of the cars either meant a rolling midlife crisis or something comparable to a weekend duffer bringing a $6,000 set of clubs to the publ... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on September 22, 2001

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on September 22, 2001

Mercedes-Benz has transformed its smallest sedan, changing it from a practical but not terribly exciting midsize car into a sporting and rakishly attractive vehicle ready to do battle with Audis an... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on October 13, 2001

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on October 13, 2001

Can it be seven years since Mercedes-Benz introduced their C-Class, the baby of the family, to the U.S. market? That was a good, if not lust-inducing car, far superior to the "baby Benz" that prece... Read full review