Hi Paul, I want to buy either a Subaru Forester non turbo (model 2009) or a Mercedes Benz C200 (model 2009). My question though is between the two cars which is better in terms of maintenance. Martin Murithi

Hello Martin, the maintenance cost of the non-turbo 2.0 litre Subaru Forestor and the W202 Mercedes C200 is almost the same.
They are both simple and manageable as long as you carry out regular maintenance and replace what breaks down on time.
Perhaps your buying considerations should be practicality and functionality of both car options.

Benz Subaru better

Mercedes C Benz class is suitable for the urban corporates. COURTESY PHOTO

The Subaru Forester is a small medium Sports Utility Vehicle with attributes of light off road duty such as all-wheel drive and high ground clearance, foldable rear seats to create more cargo room and better headroom.
Subaru Forester is cut out for a family outdoor adventurous lifestyle. Mercedes Benz C class is suitable for the urban corporates, comfortable road trips, light airport or school drop offs and a small young family of three or four.
Your choice ought to be driven by certain specifics such as transport needs rather than maintenance cost.