Before I present You my mother's new car, I would like to make a short list of cars available for the same price of around 24 thousand Euro:
3,5 Chevrolet Aveos
1 Chevrolet Evanda + one Aveo
loaded Chevrolet Captiva
base Opel Antara
base Cadillac BLS/ Loaded Saab 9-3
two Dodge Calibers
Opel Astra OPC
Opel Astra Twin Top 2.0 200 Hp Turbo
Opel Vectra 2.8 Turbo
Opel GT (Saturn Sky Red line)
Loaded Ford Focus ST
new Ford Mustang V-6 (with all taxes included)
Loaded Audi A4
Audi A3 2.0 Tdi DSG
base Peugeot 407 Coupe
and many more...
And now it's finally time for the black beauty. It's a Mercedes B-Class B200 CDI SPECIAL EDITION (!). I knew it was coming when I saw my sister's A-Class in the garage, but I wanted to make You car-lovers a second surprise. I planned to write in this post that at least the interior is better than in the A-Class. But it ain't really much better. The interior materials used in the cabin resembled materials of a car I once sat in. But I wasn't able to recall what car I had on my mind. Now I know - Chevrolet Evanda. Evanda has many soft surfaces inside and I have nothing against its' interior but the problem is that premium Mercedes costs around 35% more than Evanda...
I remember that one of our influential members defended Mercedes by saying that small premium cars today are a good thing, they provide comfort and luxury and do make sense unlike many big SUVs. Sorry mate, after what I recently saw in my parents' garage, I can't agree with You. I don't feel luxury in this car that looks like a Honda FR-V rip off.
Moreover, for the price of 24 thousand Euro THERE'S NO LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL (maybe that's what 'Special Edition' is all about