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How reliable is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

How reliable is a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 180 Kompressor? It's the new-look model in Sport specification.

Gerry Daly (Cobh)

Jul 2012 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Gerry,

In general the new C-Class is proving quite reliable. There are a few known minor issues that should all be covered by a dealer for previous recalls so it's worth checking with a Mercedes-Benz dealer and the chassis number of the car you're looking at. These include software glitches for the automatic gearbox causing slow gearchanges. Make sure you get the spare key too, as these sometimes fail.

Hope that helps

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser

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