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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK230 Kompressor Avantgarde review

In mid-2009, I went car shopping for a Toyota Camry to replace my Mitsubishi Magna. After a day of viewing many examples at a variety of dealerships, I had a brain explosion and paid a deposit on this 2001 Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor...

2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 D review

2016 was a year of seismic changes: Trump, Brexit … And the Cochranes buying their first (truly) European car. Having owned a Mazda, Honda, Lexus and most recently a Ford Mondeo wagon (Okay, sort-of-European!), the wife decided it was time to replace the Mondeo diesel’s low-speed DSG foibles with a little more badge cred (read: European)...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 review

This is my second Mercedes and my third cabrio’. When I bought my first, someone once said to me that it will be my one and only cabrio', but having alternated between hatchbacks and sedans, I found myself longing for the convertible experience once more. My previous car was the W205 Mercedes C300 Hybrid...

1982 Mercedes-Benz 230E review

I first wrote a review of my W123 in December 2016, which you can read here. It was my intention to write a follow-up after 12 months of ownership had elapsed, but instead here I am writing a 17-month one...

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG review

I have owned this car for almost four years now, and I must say this is one of the best cars I've owned in my lifetime. This car can do sharp turns without losing control and it is very stable. It has great torque compared to the previous models. With its 6.2-litre engine, you can overtake any cars on the road with ease, so be careful of the speed cameras...

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC WhiteArt Edition review

    I own a 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport 4MATIC WhiteArt Edition. I have owned it for 2.5 months now and it has been a pleasure to own and drive. The exterior styling is amazing – the car has sleek lines, it is low to the ground, and its aggressive styling really sets this car off nicely on the road...

2017 Mercedes-Benz E350e (hybrid) review

Why did I buy it? The multibeam LEDs and the fact it was a PHEV. What improvements could be made for the future? A larger battery, better interaction with the multimedia, progression of autonomous features. There's plenty of stuff written online about the new E-Class (W213), but I'm going to try to put stuff out there that isn't already online, in particular for the E350e plug-in electric hybrid...

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG review

What comes to mind if I told you to think about Mercedes-AMG 10 years ago? Is it images of big, powerful, ruthless beasts? Or high displacement, naturally aspirated V8s that sound snarlier and raspier than the cough of a man that has been smoking all his life? Perhaps what immediately came to mind was an AMG effortlessly painting a set of skids along the road? Well, if what came to mind is similar to what I just wrote about, you’d be right on the money...

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d review

I cross-shopped the whole range of mid to large SUVs before opting for the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d. I am in my sixties and I do zero off-road driving. The Merc was purchased for ride height and safety features. My driving is mainly in Queensland and good ride height is vital when roads can become flooded in an instant...

1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 review

Released in 1992, the Mercedes-Benz S Class could arguably be one of the last cars built to the 'the best or nothing' motto. The sheer presence, vault-like build quality and incredible attention to detail command it to being a car almost like no other. It was referred to as 'the cathedral on wheels' when it first came out by the press – a result of the US$1 billion development costs that changed the automotive landscape...

2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG review

You can ignore the background of how I came to own this car by skipping the first few paragraphs. Entirely up to you. My first (real) car was a 2005 VZ SS Holden Commodore. I had just turned 22. I remember the excitement of picking it up and being the only person in my suburb to have that model, at the time...