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2011 Mercedes-Benz C180 BE review

I have owned many vehicles from the major car manufacturers over the years, both European and Japanese. I have experienced the good and bad that they have to offer. But a Mercedes? I had never really thought about one seriously. As a young bloke I had always thought that a Merc was a pensioner car, or only for "the toffs" to own...

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL review

The Mercedes R107 was produced from 1971 to 1989 in the same body style but with various engine types. Big Red is a 1986 300SL convertible, which sports the M103 3.0-litre straight 6-cylinder. This engine was used in Australia in many Mercs, such as the 300SE, 300E, 300CE, and 300TE. This engine has proven over time to be very durable, and capable of very high mileage...

1995 Mercedes-Benz E280 review

I suppose I'm not your typical old-school Mercedes-Benz driver. I am still relatively young (late 30's), with a wife and 2 young kids. The car I now drive - a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E280 Saloon in Zircon Silver, I've lusted after ever since high school. I was 14 years old in 1994. SUVs didn't exist. Your parents either drove a Falcon or Commodore, and said Falcodore was either a sedan or wagon...

2013 Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Be review

As an admitted geek who cares more about gigahertz than horsepower, I've wanted a car with adaptive cruise control for a long time, well before I could afford one. ACC with stop and go down to 0km/h is a great technology with an active radar, allowing for easy driving on long commutes, and increased safety when glancing at screens in stop-start traffic - as most drivers tend to do these days...

2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 Avantgarde review

I review my friend’s car because I drive and ride the car quite often, and hence I know the car in detail from A to Z. My friend has no time to write an Owner Review as he always busy working on his Mercedes and hunting down classic or rare Mercedes for investment. Thankfully he has a golden heart, allowing me to review and criticise his car...

2014 Mercedes-Benz B250 review

A pragmatic Mercedes designed to maximise the safe transport for the most important people in your life… as opposed to a Mercedes that looks like you are the most important person in other peoples' lives… When my wife was pregnant with our first child, we had just returned to Melbourne in the summer of 2014 from a stint working overseas...

1982 Mercedes-Benz 230 E review

I’ve previously written two reviews of ‘Panzer’ the W123, and they can be found here and here. Now, at the grand old age of 37, with the odometer having ticked over the 40,000km mark, I thought that perhaps it was time to write another. Part 1: Looking at the W123 through rose coloured glasses I’m writing this while sitting at the dining room table, watching a torrential night-time downpour through a floor-to-ceiling window...

2007 Mercedes-Benz S350 review

If you have read my previous owner review of my BMW 525i, you probably know already that I am a cheapskate. I went to lengths describing how good a value that car was and how it was an absolute bargain. Here I am today with another cheapskate option for those who might be interested...

1995 Mercedes-Benz E220 review

Wow, what a car. This is the coupe version of the legendary W124. The chassis is designated C124. A little background. I like cars, but I don't like all cars. There needs to be something special about them. You will never find me driving a Mazda 3, regardless of how good the reviews say it is...

2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG review

After many years of driving and having had the opportunity to enjoy some modest but fine examples of good 4 and 6-pot motoring, I had a burning desire to enjoy the experience of a big V8. The choice for me was simple, or at least seemed simple, between an E90/E92 M3 or the W204 C63 AMG...

2015 Mercedes-Benz C200 review

The decision to splash money on a luxurious European car did not make sense from a pragmatic point of view. We needed a family car, but wanted it to be something 'nice' - as my wife would say. After spending hours visiting many mainstream dealerships and being underwhelmed by poor service, products, product knowledge, and availability it all started to feel too hard...