Can You Still Have Some Fun In A £200 Banged-Up Mercedes C-Class?

Even though this W202 C-Class Mercedes-Benz is a 23-year old banged-up car, the fact that it comes with RWD should still count for something.

According to Car Throttle, this 1994 Mercedes-Benz C180 automatic cost no more than £200 to purchase, which is an absurdly tiny amount by anybody’s standards.

If you’re in the mood for some history, you should know that the W202 C-Class was Mercedes‘ entry-level car from 1993 up until the A-Class was launched in 1997. In terms of styling, it came with a short yet tall trunk design and taillights, had a front end similar to that of the W140 S-Class and R129 SL-like headlamps.

The W202 even served as an official Formula 1 Safety Car during the 1996 and 1997 seasons – though in C36 AMG form of course.

As for this C180 version, it was the entry-level petrol model, powered by a 1.8-liter 16V unit, good for 122 PS (120 HP). It also came with a 4-speed automatic, which you’d imagine, wasn’t the sportiest gearbox available.

Still, we’re talking rear wheel drive and plenty of room to get that tail end out. What do you reckon?


  • MrKash

    Let’s try this again in 2040 with a banged up Tesla P100D! Oh, no wait…. The battery will be long gone before that time… And if we’re in any luck some random commie party has banned cars alltogether…

    • Random stranger

      relax geez…

  • smartacus

    i thought Alex already knew how to perform a Scandinavian Flick.

  • Sjaak

    A fellow-trainee for the race-license drove this car. Small purchase price, existing shocks changed for a pair of good 2hand ones and some 100 bucks for several small parts. It drove 3 days surprisingly good. Many were amazed about the handling, It lost in the fast lane but in the corners it regained many meters.

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