Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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The system has changed and the ratings between systems are not comparable.
In the past you had ratings at certain speed, or city driving, now you have very complicated test of accelerating, driving, accelerating again ... you got the picture?
That said, EPA usually have new system applied to most of the cars.
I don't think you will complain about C230 economy.
I used to drive 2003 Jetta Tdi and later 2005 E320cdi. At freeway speeds the mpg was the same.
When I was ready to sell Jetta, wife Mercedes got totaled. I offered her Jetta. She took it for 10 minutes to come back with comments starting "No freaking way...."
So beware .. buying wife a Mercedes is one way street.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 05-27-2014 at 10:31 PM.