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Category Archives: Mercedes Benz

Screen Dreams: Automotive Infotainment Systems Part 1


While fumbling with the infotainment features on my Focus, I began to wonder about the long-term sustainability of my car’s primary driver distraction. As an early adopter, my experience with … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

2008-2013 Smart Fortwo – The Motorcar As Appliance


If you just happen to live in a large or globally hip city, chances are that you may have noticed small golf cart sized cars parked randomly all across your … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

1963-1972 Mercedes Benz 230/250/280SL: The Posh, Prestigious Pagoda


The post war period of the 1950s and ‘60s was fertile ground for sports car builders. American GIs spoiled by the small sporty cars they drove in Europe had money … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Is Luxury?


Most dictionaries would define the term luxury car as a “marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense”. … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

2008-2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Back To Business


The mid-sized C-Class family of cars has been Mercedes Benz’s bread and butter in the US since its beginning in 1993. As families go, this one is big. Coupes, sedans … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

1981-1982 Monterverdi Tiara: Too Much of a Good Thing?


Automotive exclusivity is often the goal of the super-rich in their quest to express themselves with a one of a kind automobile. Short of having someone build a custom car just … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

1971-1989 Mercedes-Benz SL/SLC: Wishing You Champagne Dreams…


The image of wealth and luxury are seldom associated with the same car by a diverse cross-section of the population.  Young and old alike often agree that the Mercedes SL series … Continue reading

February 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

1982-1993 Mercedes 190E


Long before the Japanese led by Acura, then Lexus dominated the entry-level near luxury market, it was the Germans who started and refined the category. Mercedes Benz to be exact. When the … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

2001-2007 Mercedes Benz C230 Sportcoupe: Sending Mixed Messages?


The basic problem with the C230 and BMW’s 3 Series Compact was that they were essentialy appeared packaged and configured like economy cars.

March 11, 2010 · 2 Comments