Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Dashboard display unit found to have failed just out of guarentee garage didn't want to know but merc paid half of part cost.drivers seat has faired badly and is no longer comfortable.front passenger seat feels as if it 'jumps' sideways on corners. Fual is as good as can be expected.merc parts and servicing are overly expensive.

Cost: 2/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The horn failed and had to be replaced but the main dealer did not consider it at all urgent fuel consumption is far worse than the official figures. The official fuel consumption figures amount to fraud. on a cross country run our petrol jaguar xj6 is more economical.

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

In 2 years I haven't had to spend any money on the car (other than tax, mot, etc) it starts first time every time and is as good today as it was the day I bought it. The service is expensive however, a merc service is always of high quality.

Cost: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

For a small car I struggle to get anywhere near the much advertised 40mpg - closer to 30mpg. I have a 15 year Honda Civic Coupe same 1.5 engine and it knocks spots of this Merc in terms of fuel consumption and performance.

Cost: 2/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Had air-conditioning fault two years running. In the warmer months on longer runs, over 60 mpg is likely unless driving into a headwind. tyres lasted for 42,000 miles. needed new discs at last service which were costly.

Cost: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

first rate, but I had to trade in a RX8 for it the best car I ever had lots of fun and i have had lotts of cars the things you have to do when becoming a oap thanks

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has never let me down, and has always felt like it could just keep going for ever. Servicing at the main dealers is very expensive but they are very good.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

In the short time I have owned this car it has never let me down. I am getting excellent mpg from my car. the automatic gearbox is makes driving wonderful.

Cost: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

One or two minor problems repaired under warranty, including loss of a clipped-on plastic sill. Average 50mpg mainly on country roads.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

The car has behaved impeccably in the six months of ownership. It is not as economical as I thought it would be.

Cost: 4/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had ŕ new clutch & alternator belt change in 5 years, quite happy. 50+ mpg diesel, quite good.

Cost: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Ac pulley failed,ac condenser failed ,ac still not working. Servicing too expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Everything works as it should. Fixed price servicing and low mpg are a winner.

Cost: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I love it! Ideal for the mileage I do but has good passenger and boot space

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

best car we have owened in 45 years in 40 years of driveing

Cost: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a good car - but it's not cheap to buy.

Cost: 4/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starter motor failed twice. Not efficient.

Cost: 2/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good all round practicality and economical

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Best car in 20 years of owning a car

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

OK but nothing to get excited about.

Cost: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Easy to drive but uninspiring

Cost: 2/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Really pleased with this car.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good.

Cost: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

excellent

Cost: 5/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

excellent

Cost: 5/5