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23 posts

112 months

Tuesday 2nd March 2010 quote quote all

I'm looking at buying a used C220 CDI estate.

Any owners with one care to comment on them?

Is the C220 a better option to the C270?

Is buying one with 100K miles a viable option - good for 200K+?

Read about a lag pulling away on the C220's?

Is the C320 a viable option? I love this engine, but thirsy and only later models?




72 posts

101 months

Tuesday 2nd March 2010 quote quote all
had a 06 C220CDI for over 3 years now, very nice car not much trouble. I have a auto which is the reason the MPG is not to good, avarage about 36mpg. I would alway recommend the bigger engine, less stressed and usually dont take much more fuel. But if you are looking for economy get a manual.


37 posts

74 months

Thursday 4th March 2010 quote quote all
Love my C220 estate.

Auto box is nice and smooth and the car soaks up the miles. Original fat tyres gave a smoother ride than current 18's, but with the 18's it handles quite well in the turns.

Build quality appears pretty good, only a few niggles with mine at 65k miles.

Avoid the really light interiors, mine has marked quite a lot. Neighbour has a C220 sport with all black interior (inc headliner) and it looks much better.

As per other post, I typically get about 36 to 38 mpg which isn't too bad, just not as good as some of today's diesels. And yes, I probably would rather the 320, but hey ho!


800 posts

152 months

Sunday 7th March 2010 quote quote all
Some typical economy stats from a 320cdi:

A ~6 mile drive along fairly free flowing 30-40mph roads, stopping at 5-6 sets of traffic lights / roundabouts gets between 33 and 38mpg.

A steady motorway run within a few mph of the speed limit gets around 49 - 51mpg.

A stop / start 16M drive through London around rush hour = 25mpg. (home was 30 in more free flowing conditions)

Never seen it go below 25 for long, even in near grid-lock traffic.

So probably at least 10% down on a C220cdi, but the performance of the car is in a different league. It never felt slow stepping in from cars regarded for performance rather than economy.


67 posts

73 months

Sunday 7th March 2010 quote quote all
I would go for either 220 or 320.

The performance of the 320 you'll never tire, loads of torque not as common in the C class though.

I'm not a fan personally of the 270. Seem to be more problematic at higher mileage.

220s are pretty reliable, optimum fuel economy being the smallest engine.
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