This car will weather any storm

Charl Wilken

Charl Wilken

The segment for luxury sedans is still going strong despite some tough economic challenges facing all of us.

Though this segment is getting more and more new models, there is one competitor that will remain one of the best buys available, and that is without doubt the previous generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Standard features are above average and reliability and build quality are exceptional.

Our used 2007 Mercedes-Benz C180K, Kompressor, automatic was still in good condition. It has only done a mere 43000km and is in supreme condition.

The design of this vehicle ensures it is still very contemporary-looking and definitely one of the best looking vehicles on the market in its class. The relatively low roof line and classic front design is what we believe makes people still love the previousC-Class. The exterior of our used car did not show any damage whatsoever.

The interior is clean and neat with black leather seats which are still unscratched. Legroom and overall space in the cabin of the C180K is really good for a car in this class. All the materials used are of good quality and the car also speaks of solid build quality.

The C180K comes with a multi-functional steering wheel that ensures you keep your hands on the steering when, for example, the radio volume needs to be turned down.

Standard features include front and side air bags, ABS brakes with EBD and DTC, climate control, electric windows, power steering and front loading CD/MP3-player.

The very willing engine of the C180K is one of its best attributes. This may not be the fastest of all the C-Class models, but has more than enough power to see that you do most driving under the utmost comfort and luxury. When accelerating it makes one think that there is a stronger engine than the 1,8-litre petrol engine.

The engine delivers 115kW of power and 230 Nm of torque which gets transferred to the rear wheels via a fast six-speed automatic gearbox. This results in a 0-100km/h sprint of around 10 seconds and a top speed in the area of 200km/h.