A Merc for the price of a small family car
THE 2010 C-Class Mercedes was and is a very special car for the German car maker, as it is the first of the C-Class cars that matched the BMW 3 Series in terms of handling.
Elvis Naidoo, sales manager for Metro Car Sales in Boshoff Street, has a 2010 Mercedes CGI, C 180, Blue Efficiency on the lot at R199 900.
The car has done 169 000 km but, like all of Metro’s vehicles, it looks new on the outside and I watched the wet, silver car gleaming in the fading light on a dull Sunday afternoon, with its 16-inch alloys completing what is a fine design. The interior of the C180 is all about quality, with black leather and panelled doors giving a feeling of being well put together and encouraging a sense of well being.
The car has everything you need to make your journey pleasant. There auto lights and a really good radio/CD system, while Blue Tooth and automatic climate control make the car appear younger than it is.
There are also electric seat adjustments at the front and a multi-function steering wheel to ease control at speed. The interior is spacious and will easily take five adults.
The four-cylinder engine puts out 115 kW of power and will take you anywhere you want to go with ease, while the claimed fuel consumption for the vehicle in the combined cycle is about 9 l/100 km.
This car is worth a test drive and, with the two-year guarantee extension offered by Metro as an option, you could drive with a quiet mind through the next two festive seasons.
The seven-year-old Mercedes CGI, C180, Blue Efficiency still offers excellent value.