Thursday, September 21, 2006

Quest... for... Car!

I know our "Quest for Car" is hardly going to be riveting reading for y'all, but it'll be helpful to us to have a running record of impressions and photos as we make our decision. So I'm thinking I'll blog once a week with any test drives we did.

Thursday we test-drove a 2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class Sedan.

Power, agility and driveability: A- (slight shudder in the front end)
Driver comfort: A
Passenger comfort: A- (still only one cupholder; what's up with that? A benefit, however, is that you just push a button on the console and the cupholder unfolds like maaaagic, which almost makes up for it.)

Overall, we preferred it a lot to the Jaguar. Much more comfortable, felt more luxurious. The interior was more up-to-date and much, much snazzier-looking. (No birds-eye maple dash; but a very sweet black leather interior.)

It had all the luxury features of the Jag (sunroof; heated, electronic seats; CD changer in the glovebox). It also had several nice safety features the 2000 Jag didn't: side-impact airbags; three shoulder belts in the big, roomy back seat for when we're with the kids.

So the score stands at Jaguar 0, Mercedes 1.



Anonymous Sister said...


Why am I getting a William Shatner sort of thing going on here? ^_^

7:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Cousin said...

Mercedes all the way!
Mine's a bit older though... (1983) but you know that thing has over half a million miles on it? It's a GREAT car. The Germans know how to make cars!

11:54 a.m.  

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