2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic

2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic
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If you want a Mercedes but don’t want to spend big money, the C-class delivers.

I first drove the newest Mercedes-Benz C-class in Europe in the summer of 2007. I was impressed. The steering was a big step up from the old car’s yet the baby Benz still felt like a proper Benz. My impressions of the car in the USA later in 2007 weren’t as good. I found the ride quality a bit harsh on U.S. roads, the interior plastics not up to spec, and the steering not as linear as the model I tested in Europe. This latest C-class test car reminded me that the small Mercedes is indeed a very nice car. Sure, I prefer the way the newest BMW 3-series drives when pushed, but this latest C-class runs the BMW much closer than ever before. I’d still like to see nicer dash materials, and the seven-speed automatic transmission is sluggish, but if you want a Mercedes but don’t want to spend big money, the C-class delivers.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
There may be no better way to pay tribute to the end of the modern SLR – as well as its racing forbears – than with the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss.

There may be no better way to pay tribute to the end of the modern SLR – as well as its racing forbears – than with the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss.

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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid First Impressions

Shame, all this financial doom and gloom stuff lately. It’s depressing sure- but it also takes away from some of the great new stuff our automakers are planning to bring to market. Example? Ford’s latest hybrid- the Fusion. Powered by a newly hybridized version of the automakers latest 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, Ford engineers are saying that it will be the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedan in America- with at least a 6 mpg advantage over its key competitor, the Camry hybrid.

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