A Merc for the price of a small fam­ily car

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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