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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...

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...