For badge appeal there are few cars that can touch a Merc! The question is does the car match the image of the brand, is its appeal more than skin-deep?
Get behind the wheel of a used Mercedes C Class and you’ll see why it stands the test of being pitted against the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4; as compact executive saloon cars go, a classy used Mercedes C Class takes a bit of beating.
If you want plenty of comfortable, usable passenger space, petrol and diesel engines, with a hybrid on offer too, there’s plenty of choice dependent upon what type of journeys you usually undertake – from urban round-town driving, to eating up the motorway miles.
Choose a used Mercedes C Class and you’ll not only induce a little bit of badge envy, you’ll also have a dependable, well-built, exec saloon that’ll hold its value better than most and take you where you want to go in some style.
The engines vary from a fairly pedestrian petrol engine, right through to the AMG cars which will appeal to lovers of speed and high-performance in a saloon sized package; if you’re contemplating one of these beasties, just remember to take account of the much-increased running costs associated with hi-performance cars.
The entry level SE offers plenty for most drivers, with DAB radio, reversing camera, climate and cruise control; pick the Sport trim and you’ll get an uprated interior and parking sensors.
At the top end there are AMG line and AMG models on offer too
*Please note all features mentioned are a guide only and you should always check the individual used car listing that you're interested to make sure it has everything you need. Prices are correct at time of publishing, April 2019, but are subject to change.