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It's always interesting to drive, back to back, two generations of the same car. Progress, or the lack thereof, is readily evident and is also a good indication of a car company's response to ever evolving customer demands and market conditions.
Tuesday morning, keys are tossed to me as I sit at my desk. Keys belonging to the Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor Sport sedan sitting in the company garage. I hadn't been behind the wheel of a Benz since my days as a garage monkey when I put myself through colle
I remember being surprised how much more fun a C240 six-speed was to drive than a C320 with its automatic. The shorter-stroke V6 revved smoothly and freely, and I simply spun it up high and shifted, wherever I went. I used a surprising amount of fuel, but I en
It must be tough for a car to wear the three-pointed star. It's like being Serena Williams, Barry Bonds or David Beckham. Perform in any way short of perfection, and all hell breaks loose. The barbs fly: You've lost it. You've allowed the complacency of succes
Some of you may remember my 190E 2.6 and european car's plans to revive (and maybe add to) its potency and freshen its comfort and looks. What I most remember about it is its sorrowful condition as it sat in a crowded wrecking yard. It had been "totaled" in a
Greg N. Brown –
Sep 30, 2003
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