The Mercedes-Benz C200 is one of the common Mercedes manufacturers in Uganda because of its affordable price and complete spare parts. Volkswagen Golf 4 is loved by some Volkswagen enthusiasts and is loved by people who love sports cars.
The Mercedes C200 is a five-seat sedan that was first introduced in May 1993 as a replacement for the 190. It became common in the Uganda market in 2012. On the other hand, Volkswagen Golf 4 is a five-seat car that hatches back. It is the best-selling car in Europe in 2001. Both cars have gained respect in Uganda. Mustafa Ziraba explains the difference between these two German-made cars.
On the one hand, we have the Mercedes C-Class W202. On the other hand, we have Volkswagen Golf. 4. Both cars are from German manufacturers. The simple fact is that Germans like rules and regulations. If you keep them as they say in the book, they will always be used with the right liquids and parts.
Mercedes and Volkswagen are like the Rolex watches and Swatch watches. Both have coveted references to “Made in Switzerland”, however, anyone with a deep understanding of the watch industry would not want to hear Rolex and Swatch in the same sentence. But seeing Swatch is like the public, it has shaken the world’s most distinctive and recognizable watch brands, including Omega, Radar, Longines and Tissot. Volkswagen has some of the most legendary car brands, including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche, but the Volkswagen brand itself is considered to be second or even third. On the other hand, Mercedes is like Rolex, Mercedes, and that’s all.
This is the comparison of the cost of the two cars and attracting the same demographic data, at least in the used rim. Volkswagen has always brought golf to the market as a very reliable car, and it has not become Europe’s best-selling car. Depending on the model, mileage and specifications, the price of the two cars is approximately Shs12 – Shs20,000.
In the used car market, you don’t have much choice in terms of color, but both cars are released in a variety of colors, and both cars have more silver. Mercedes often looks better than golf. But from some perspectives, this is more like a taste of the day after tomorrow, for example, from the back, it looks very square.
Golf is not very glamorous or exciting, but it means it has the look of anyone suitable for any angle. Mercedes-Benz has the characteristics of a traditional Mercedes-Benz sedan, which was chrome-plated in later models. Think of it as a smaller interpretation of the big cousins of the time, including the hard E-class and the noble S-class, with a familiar grille and a prominent hood logo on the front. If anything, the eternal shape shows that the C-Class has aged very well.
Mercedes uses carefully selected materials to convey a solid, deep quality feel from the now old and stylish interior. The most common is the separation of the ceiling cloth. It is easy to repair with the right glue. The golf ball has all the buttons at your fingertips and is very eye-catching.
However, the quality of the material is somewhat questionable. Both cars are spacious and can comfortably accommodate 4-5 adults.
In fact, many people initially tried to adjust the size of the car and the interior of the golf. Due to the age of the two cars, they all show an outdated interior in the shape and appearance of the interior. When driving, please make sure that both cars have no buzz and rattles.
If we use two words to describe golf on the road, they will be solved and agile.
The reason for this is because no part of the car dominates the engine, just like two old friends catching up with the party.
Agile, because it won’t be caught even when driving at speed or in the corner.
On the other hand, Merc is a retired soldier with a soft suspension. It offers a laid-back lazy driving with a gentle suspension.
Although the golf course is agile and vigilant, Merc has shown excellent performance.
Both cars provided excellent safety equipment for the car at the time. Dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock brake system) are standard. Since Mercedes is a rear-wheel drive, later models used accelerated anti-skid control (ASR). If the driver suddenly accelerates and one of the driven wheels begins to rotate, it helps the wheel to regain sufficient traction.
Class C debuts around the world at 1.8 liters
As a base engine, it is marked with the C180, although the 2.0-liter C200 and the 2.2-liter C220 have proven to be very popular. Golf engines include 1.4L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 1.8L turbocharged, 2.0L, 2.3L V5, 2.8L V6 and 3.2L V6 all petrol engines.
When you buy any of these cars, depreciation can happen badly and quickly. That’s it. But Mercedes-Benz is unique in that the triangle has issued a well-known signal, engineering strength. What is a car, a small car, a big truck, a limousine, a soda, a bus, a sports car, if it has a triangle, people know and believe that it is well-made, very durable, and has a soothing ability. And, like any product with similar attributes, Rolex watches, Chanel wallets, Bvlgari sunglasses, it naturally costs more. Any form of Mercedes in Uganda shows that you have fulfilled your dreams. On the other hand, golf or the public is a hit or miss. With its roots in Germany, it will have the ideal respect and feel, but if you are willing to pay for the extra maintenance of used German cars, Merc should eat a golf lunch every time.
Mercedes C200 Volkswagen Golf 4
Year of manufacture 1994 – 2000 1998 – 2003
Engine size y: 12.0L 2.0L
Engine power: 136 HP 115 HP
Maximum power RPM: 5500 5200
Accerelation (0-100kph) sec: 10.8 11.8
Fuel economy (highway): 11.6 km / liter 13.2 km / liter
Tank capacity rose 61 55
Cost price: Shs15 – 20m Shs12 – 16m
Resale value: Shs7 -10m Shs5 – 8m