| || ||Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|7th December 2010, 21:30||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2007
My Mercedes E 200 CGI Ownership report
Bought the Merc E 200 CGI in April.
7 months, 15000kms and the first service later, I am jotting down the experience....but first, a bit of background.
Left India last year, giving up my palio and swift vdi. Am currently in Dubai.
Scouted around for a dream car,checked out the BMWs, AUDIs,..well the usual suspects.None got the juice flowing, so to speak. Ambled around to the Mercedes showroom, drove the C Class, the M , didnt look at the S.
Drove the E 200 CGI..was not intending to( the sales guy asked me to )..after all, a big car with a puny 1.8 litre engine has got to be a joke, right ? Wrong.
Amazed was the word. Smooth, refined, and good torque, like something akin to a V6 under that bonnet.
Came back again with a neutral mindset, got it packed with the full complement of 5 passengers and aircon full blast, through a narrow, unpaved road, busy with trucks.
Nary a hiccup, auto gear smooth and positive,engine unstressed.
Drove the E 300 later with the 7 speed. Not nearly as good at the lower speeds
Bought the E 200 !!!
Now, after having lived with it....
1. As comfortable as ever.
2. very refined
3. Incredible fuel efficiency, averaging 12 kmpl , in a land where petrol is cheap.
4. Very good road holding and stability.
5. Does not feel like you are piloting a big car, easy to drive.
6. Feels indestructible.
Now the negatives
1. Some interior rattles !! ( IN A MERC )
2. Big steering wheel, though you get used to it.
3. Expensive to service ( routine)
4. No SATNAV, expensive option.
5. Gets people thinking you are rich, even though you are just a car bum .
6. Leather seats ( cream color) are not easy to keep clean if kids are in.
|8th December 2010, 00:03||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Thanked: 13 Times
How much you had to pay on the road. Didn't you have any service packages available. Put some photos as well.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Now C this mercedes - 2011 C class 200 CGI avantgarde with panoramic sunroof||sidindica||The Indian Car Scene||28||13th August 2011 01:50|
|Report: Mercedes Benz launches the C200 with CGI technology in Mumbai||Dippy||The Indian Car Scene||16||14th July 2010 14:20|
|Mercedes Benz C 200 CGI driving footage||sidindica||Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports||4||26th May 2010 16:52|
|Spied – 2010 Mercedes Benz C250 CGI on Indian soil. EDIT : Maybe not after all||Sudan_NFS||The Indian Car Scene||10||14th May 2010 20:47|
|W212 Mercedes E350 CGI in Pune EDIT : Launch on 5th October||sidindica||The Indian Car Scene||106||25th September 2009 09:45|