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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...

2013 Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport review

Having purchased this car brand new 6 years ago, I can say that this car has been great and I still love it today. Back in 2013 there was an eight month wait for these cars and Mercedes couldn’t make them fast enough. It was a new model, with a new shape and lots of great tech, so what wasn’t to like? It seemed like everyone wanted one...

2015 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG review

2015 Mercedes A45 (Pre-facelift) review The A45, once a king of ‘hyper hatches’, has been on the market for almost 6 years. Much has changed since then – the facelifted Audi RS3 in 2017, the Ford Focus RS in 2016, and even Mercedes’ own upcoming W177 A35 and A45. The competition has brought not only even more engine performance to the table, but also improvements in technology and luxury...

2017 Mercedes-Benz E200 review

TEUTONIC TALENT For decades now, the E-class has had to be many things to many people, from taxi drivers clocking the equivalent of a return trip to the moon, to loyal aficionados of what is arguably Daimler’s most important model. Personally, I was shopping for a safe and reliable saloon to suit a growing family of five, replacing an eight-year old W212 in the garage...

2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 Avantgarde Review

Having kids and a young family meant having to find a super reliable car that I know my wife would be able to drive around with minimal issues. Enter the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Exit driving enjoyment. With my love for Mercedes-Benz having started from a very young age thanks to my late father, and his canary yellow W114 280 that he brought home one day, I have dabbled in various Mercedes models throughout my life and have thoroughly enjoyed them all...

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL Review

Like many motoring enthusiasts, I held this desire to own an older, classic car for recreational use. After much thought, my decision was the top model Mercedes-Benz S Class made during the late 1980s. One criterion for selection, albeit not major, was the cars’ potential to increase in value over time. This is why the category “Price & Features” shows a rating of 10...

2011 Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI review

My passion for Mercs was derived from my senior high school classmate who owns various Mercedes-Benz sedans. While my fellow Mercedes enthusiast is driving a gigantic, lavish, tank-looking, rear passenger-oriented W140 S320 sedan, I decided to go for the C-Class due to its compact size that doesn’t take much space in a garage...

2005 Mercedes-Benz Vito 115CDI Extra Long review

One phrase sums up this van – can't kill it. Our first one did 550,000km, our second is on 330,000km, and we had two Vianos that did 400,000km (airport transfers). The ultimate in turn-the-key-and-go commercial vehicles, the Vito's underpinnings are the same as its commercial van brethren and it is as tough as nails. Not without faults, however...

2008 Mercedes-Benz A170 Classic review

George ('Dubya') Bush once quipped: “There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.” I pondered such (mangled) wisdom when I bought my second A-Class, although this time a W169 (or is that a ‘Dubya 169’) A170 instead of a W168 A160...

2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG review

“You’ll have to grab this next exit, mate”, I say, with what I believe to be plenty of notice. “This one on the left?” says Aaron, still running his fingers over the Alcantara, perusing buttons, gripping the steering wheel and playing with the drive-mode selector. “Yeah, this one on the left...