THE EXPERTS SAY
Mercedes-Benz has sold more than 28,000 of the current generation C-Class since its launch, with about a third of those bought in 2015 alone.
There are hundreds of examples of this series listed for sale online, including wagons and coupes.
The majority of sedans — more than four out of five listings — are petrolengined and more than 95 per cent are rear-wheel drive.
The most common versions are the C250 (about one in three listings) and C200 (three out of 10). White is the dominant colour by far.
From 2014, the entry-level C200 sedan ($60,900 new) is now valued at about $38,850.
For the same year, the range-topping C63 AMG ($154,900 new) is valued at $105,700.
For 2017, the C200 sedan ($61,900 new) is still worth $51,600 and the C63 sedan ($157,211 new), is $132,050.
Resale values for this series C-Class are consistently better than rivals including the BMW 3 Series, the Lexus IS and Audi’s A4.