SPECS
Horsepower
189 HP
Torque
192 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3250 LB
Drivetrain
RWD
Engine Size
1.8 L
Transmission Type
5AT
MPG (City/Highway)
32 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

I bought this car in October 2012 to replace my troublesome Evo. I had decided that I wanted something more comfortable for my commute to and from work. I originally set out for a 3 series BMW of a similar year, but I was put off by how bland the interiors were.  One dealer I went to had a W203 C Class on the lot, and I was much more pleased with it. I test drove that one (a 6 speed manual) then ended up getting an automatic with 25k less miles on it later that month. After the feel of the Evo's 5 speed with the shifter bushings and short throw, the manual on the Benz felt spongy and weak. Besides, it's a luxury car. I wanted to just sit back and cruise without the need for a third pedal.

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