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Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 2001 C240
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, these are all OUTSTANDING cars that make a lot of sense today. Anything that can carry four adults in relative comfort and get 35MPG while doing it represents some amazing engineering and just plain makes sense in this day of $4+ per gallon gasoline. Even my wife's 2007 4-cylinder Camry (28 MPG highway) seems wasteful and inefficient every time we fill the tank.
I consistently get 33 MPG highway in my new (to me) 2005 C230 Kompressor. Yes, its a much nicer car than any Corolla or Civic, but it is also (hopefully not) less reliable and more expensive to maintain.
I choose to drive the Mercedes because it is fuel efficient enough to not feel guilty and has the looks, feel and performance I want. I was originally only looking at new cars, and if so limited would be driving a Corolla today instead of the new C300.
"China, which we call Red China, just exploded a nuclear bomb, which we called a device"
- (c) 1968 Tom Lehrer