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Maintenance Cost of C Class after 4 Years

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Maintenance Cost of C Class after 4 Years

Just wanted to get a general idea about maintenance cost for C class, GLC or C class coupe. Especially after 4 years. Anyone would like to share?
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I had a W205 C43

4 years in, you are probably looking at rear brakes pads and battery if not done already. I had both of those done in year 2 and 3 but both are done under warranty. Otherwise, it's just normal scheduled maintenance.

Overall, it's the most reliable car I had given I drive like an asshole most of the time (also why I burn the rear brakes in under 2 years due to brake torque vectoring. I took it on the frozen lake a few times didn't help.)

Currently in a X253 GLC43, although under COVID I drove a lot less, knock on wood, has been good.

Go hang around MBworld.org for more experience. This is anecdotal and I have never owned a German after warranty. But know friends who had W204/W203s past warranty and just say they are on first name bases with local mechanic. And another bought a W220 S class because the price is attractive, it's was the biggest mistake ever.

All I can say is there was way more horror stories from MB during the same years they owned Chrysler.
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W204 C300 here, it's a daily driver for me since 2011.

It has been been pretty problem-free (knock on wood as well). Aside from the service A & B rotations, I've had to do the following over the years (maybe missing some smaller items):
- Seatbelt buckle which triggered an SRS message
- Thermostat
- Front & rear rotors, pads
- Front control arms

Next up will likely be replacing the intake manifold in the near future for a broken flap linkage (it's just annoying since it triggers a light when it gets colder outside).

Thankfully nothing really major, and agreed with the poster above, mbworld.org is a wonderful resource. Diagnosed and did some DIYs on a few small things here and there. Just keep in mind your results may vary, especially depending on the generation and engine, I don't believe there is a blanket/general statement that can cover all the years, even if solely talking about C classes.
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Get the w206, interior looks so much nicer. Nothibg special on exterior, CLA has better rear end imo.
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spark plugs change at year 4 or 75,000km
AT fluid and filter change at 120,000km
brake fluid change once every 2 yrs
In take Air filter change (if not done previously)
In cabin filter change once every 2 yrs
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Xtrema wrote: I had a W205 C43

4 years in, you are probably looking at rear brakes pads and battery if not done already. I had both of those done in year 2 and 3 but both are done under warranty. Otherwise, it's just normal scheduled maintenance.

Overall, it's the most reliable car I had given I drive like an asshole most of the time (also why I burn the rear brakes in under 2 years due to brake torque vectoring. I took it on the frozen lake a few times didn't help.)

LOL, I replaced my C43's rear rotors and battery after 3 years, I thought i was bad with the brakes but I guess I'm not the worse. Face With Tears Of Joy

Yes, my 2017 is reliable so far, nothing major.

Oil change annually at about $180 (private European specialize garage), maybe i can do it cheaper elsewhere but lazy to search.
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Xtrema wrote: Go hang around MBworld.org for more experience. This is anecdotal and I have never owned a German after warranty. But know friends who had W204/W203s past warranty and just say they are on first name bases with local mechanic. And another bought a W220 S class because the price is attractive, it's was the biggest mistake ever.
This pretty much sums it up.

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