Tuning you straight
For the slow hand
A lifestyle of a different kind is offered by the Mercedes Benz E-class.
This is one car many young men dream of and older men regret never being able to afford.
If you are one of these it is possible that Elvis Naidoo, sales manager at Metro Cars, can solve your problem, as he has a white example of Mercedes’ famous “Mittel Klasse”, or middle of the Mercedes range E200, on the lot for less than R250 000.
The car dates from 2010, before Mercedes decided to round off all the angles on their designs, and the sophisticated interplay between lines and surfaces gives the car both distinction and character.
The exterior is without a scratch and looks new.
The leather- and woodpanelled interior shows almost no wear and the leather-covered, multi-function steering wheel is like new — something I have not seen before in any used car. Even a six-year-old E-class has more electronic toys than most new cars, including cruise control and Bluetooth functions. It is also a full fiveseater, with comfortable rear seating space for the long limbed. The boot is massive and useful.
The 1796 cc turbo petrol engine is economical but has a work-rate of 135 kW that smoothly propels this understated luxury saloon via an auto box at speed past trucks on the N3.
This is the type of car suitable for either a family, or for the retired person who needs to fetch and carry grandchildren in comfort and safety. This E200 is not just still like new, when it sold for R515 000, but one of the rare luxury bargains on the Metro showroom floor at half this price.
The E200 is like new.