The Mercedes-Benz C-Class features in the latest instalment of our regular used car review series. Filmed at top-rated car supermarket Fords of Winsford, we narrowed down our search to an 18,000-mile C250d Sport from 2015, which we then used as a basis to show how the C-Class fares for practicality, what it’s dashboard layout is like to use and how easy it is to get comfortable.
In the history of the hot hatch the Renaultsport Clio 200 will surely come to be regarded as the pinnacle of the old school formula. A car where stuffing a big, naturally aspirated motor into a supermini body was still the name of the game, rather than the current trend for smaller turbocharged engines and flappy paddle gearboxes.
Ford is rather good at injecting a bit excitement into ordinary family cars, in turn creating some of the best hot hatches there have ever been. The Focus ST that was built between 2006 and 2010 is a fine example, and a quick browse through the CarGurus classified listings reveals it can now be bought for comfortably less than the £18,000 an entry-level model would have cost when new.