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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Reviews

4.5
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'08 Benz C300 AWD (latest body style)

by from Joliet, IL on December 10, 2010

Purchased used in April '10. 16k miles and full warrenty until '12. Drove the Nissan G, BMW 3 , Acura TL ('09 new body style). Benz's reliability has been in question the last few years, hopefully wit...
Purchased used in April '10. 16k miles and full warrenty until '12. Drove the Nissan G, BMW 3 , Acura TL ('09 new body style). Benz's reliability has been in question the last few years, hopefully with this new gen, this will not be a concern. My decision was based upon style, size and comfort of ride. Benz was the hands down winner. OK, it is not as "sporty" as the BMW or Nissan G, but WOW... it is a looker! Elegant and comfortable. The AWD works well in the rain but is FANTASTIC in the snow! Besides, BMW's are yesterdays news.
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Uses car for Commuting

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great car

by from Douglasville, ga on November 1, 2011

Didn't really know if I could afford a Mercedes but because you only live once you should get what you want especially if you work hard. I love the c300 Benz. It's a great affordable car.
Didn't really know if I could afford a Mercedes but because you only live once you should get what you want especially if you work hard. I love the c300 Benz. It's a great affordable car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

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Pleasantly Surprised

by from San Ramon, CA on April 4, 2013

It took me 3 weeks hunting for a car I would feel reasonably comfortable in with my long drives to and from work. I finally saw this car on Cars.com at BMW San Francisco. I didn't think I could get a ...
It took me 3 weeks hunting for a car I would feel reasonably comfortable in with my long drives to and from work. I finally saw this car on Cars.com at BMW San Francisco. I didn't think I could get a good deal from there being a downtown store of a high end automobile but I did. I got a great deal! Then the car, which had a panoramic roof was almost flawless even though it was a 5 year old car. I used to drive an ML350 so moving over to a C class was a big savings on my gas bill each week. Though rated at 25 mpg, with some conscious driving on my part, I have reached 26.3 mpg. Power is not a problem at all especially when you need it. MP3 player comes with it and is a good substitute to a 6 Disc CD Changer.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Electrical Circus

by from California/Arizona on February 14, 2016

Aside from an annoying amount of small electrical issues (bulbs blowing weekly, and some only the dealership can access to replace) and odd messages on the dash... and there were and continue to be a ...
Aside from an annoying amount of small electrical issues (bulbs blowing weekly, and some only the dealership can access to replace) and odd messages on the dash... and there were and continue to be a lot, the most frustrating is the electrical issues have fried the EIS (Electronic Ignition System) no, not once, but TWICE in a 2 year period. Each time the only repair is full replacement to the tune of $1,200+. This would be enough to give anyone a stroke, but the added perk the C300 owner gets is when that system fries, it locks the steering and gearshift and EVERYTHING!!! So where ever you are, when the tow truck comes, they have to wrench the car out of where it is located, drag it up on the bed, and drag it off once it arrives. This is painful enough to watch in person (believe me, I can say this as an eye witness) but when they now must drag it around the dealership to where it will finally be worked on an unbelievable amount of stress is put on the tie rods, struts, stabilizers, bushings, etc. at the front. Once the car is repaired be sure to listen and feel the steering carefully, upon leaving the dealership the SECOND time, the entire front end required another $1,200.00 in repairs. MBUSA were only willing to cover 40% of the cost 'as a recognition of a good customer' but I still got stuck both the first time and the second. Extremely disappointing and they continue to deny an issues.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Mercedes Convert

by from Dover, Delware on August 21, 2010

I'm a former 3 time BMW ownwer. Our family is now down to one BMW, my wife's 528i. I recently sold my daughter's 86 325es for a 24k miles lease returned Mars Red 2008 C350. The car came fully equipped...
I'm a former 3 time BMW ownwer. Our family is now down to one BMW, my wife's 528i. I recently sold my daughter's 86 325es for a 24k miles lease returned Mars Red 2008 C350. The car came fully equipped P2, Nav, Panoramic roof, the car is a stunner. Recently drove the car over 800 miles down to NC and the car performed flawlessly. Avg 21 mpg city and 27-28 mpg hwy. Car steers and tracked true on the Hwy. Nav took us everywhere we needed to go without a hitch. Command 5.1 Logic 7 surround is a well executed system. Very solid, quiet driving experience. The true value to me and my daughter (it's her car) was buying this car for almost half of the MSRP list. As a BMW fan I debated on whether to get C300 AWD or C350. I chose the 350 because of more power and higher level of euipment. Both have the the same driving aids ESP...etc, but I figured come winter I will put on a good set of snow tires and she will be o.k. If the snow gets too bad she would need to park the car anyway. She and I both really enjoy driving the car, hope your driving experience is as great as ours have been thus far.
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Comfort, Style, Luxury

by from Denver, Colorado on February 6, 2011

From the first drive the way this car holds the road and handles is exceptional. Through the Colorado mountains and on the plains the Mercedes luxury is evident. When the roads are snow packed or icy ...
From the first drive the way this car holds the road and handles is exceptional. Through the Colorado mountains and on the plains the Mercedes luxury is evident. When the roads are snow packed or icy you simply have to prepare for hills, intersections and turns cautiously but we have never slid or had to "recover" stability. We feel safe and secure in this Benz. Don't be fooled by other "high end" cars if you are looking for a wonderful ride.,.... buy it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Great service

by from Lodi, NJ on April 14, 2014

The service at this dealership was excellent. The whole team works with you and are dedicated to meeting your requests. They have your best interest, everything went smoothly. It's not only about the ...
The service at this dealership was excellent. The whole team works with you and are dedicated to meeting your requests. They have your best interest, everything went smoothly. It's not only about the money but getting you the best deal possible. Love their dedication to their customers and they have beautiful well maintained vehicles. Thank you again Bergen motors !!!
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Great Car Solid and Safe

by from Mechanicsburg, Pa on May 13, 2014

I purchased a 2008 Mercedes C300 Sport 4matic Black w/navigation. It is a very good upgrade from my 2004 C240. Thanks to Bavarian here in Mechanicsburg. I have a great car with a no hassle deal. I lik...
I purchased a 2008 Mercedes C300 Sport 4matic Black w/navigation. It is a very good upgrade from my 2004 C240. Thanks to Bavarian here in Mechanicsburg. I have a great car with a no hassle deal. I like the navigation and the seats. I buy Mercedes because of a head injury and ant to be protected. Thanks to caring dealers and Great Car makers. I feel very safe in this car. Plus it looks good as well. Thanks Jamie and the service was outstanding. The auto light features are a favorite of mine. Plus the auto dimming rear view mirror,
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Loved it - for 3 months until it was totalled

by from MA on March 20, 2008

Had the Luxury model 300 4matic with Premium II pkg, Multimedia pkg, ipod int, Pano roof & the sport grille conversion kit. It was fantastic in the snow - better than SUV 4wd's. We had over 100" this ...
Had the Luxury model 300 4matic with Premium II pkg, Multimedia pkg, ipod int, Pano roof & the sport grille conversion kit. It was fantastic in the snow - better than SUV 4wd's. We had over 100" this winter and the 4matic was 1st priority - excellent control and traction. Car was fun to drive. Favorite features were nav controls intuitive, HK sound system w/hard drive, comfortable leather seats, exterior look, panoramic roof... just loved everything. Last car was an e-class & I've had 2 bmw's - this car was my favorite. Unfortunately a 3/4 ton pickup lost control and drove over my car, passengers were well protected by ultra strength steel. Was so pleased w/this vehicle that I bought 2nd one exact same car & options.
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No words to describe this monster

by from Cairo, Egypt on March 24, 2008

I drove the old C Class but ooooh noooo, this one is a real beauty, no comparison. It is entirely different. MB people did a great job making life hard for the 3 series.
I drove the old C Class but ooooh noooo, this one is a real beauty, no comparison. It is entirely different. MB people did a great job making life hard for the 3 series.
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