Ride Hacks Mercedes-Benz

DriveMyCar Mercedes-AMG CLA45

The last time I drove an AMG was insane. It was 44 degrees on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit and I had half an hour with the Mercedes-AMG GTS. Being honest, the car actually didn’t feel that fast on the wide-open F1 track. It was an enjoyable experience but it doesn’t shake your nuts. The CLA45 from DriveMyCar is a different story.

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Avis adds BMW to their Signature Series!

It’s been a long time coming. Until very recently, Avis wasn’t really playing the prestige rental game. Until now. To celebrate the introduction of BMW to the Signature Series, Avis are offering $50 off when you rent for 4 days or more by 15th December 2017. Here is what they have on offer.

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Europcar Volvo vs Mercedes

Europcar Volvo S60 vs Mercedes-Benz C200

The last time I rented a Volvo from Europcar, my world changed forever.

You see, I had a perfectly ignorant view of Volvo cars and the people who drove them. I was proudly confident, believing that the common Volvo rhetoric would be true.

They’re probably slow, probably felt like sitting on a school bus, and probably weren’t any safer than their German comrades. People who bought them were clearly suckers of one of the biggest marketing heists in history.

That was the perfect story. Except it was wrong.

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Europcar Mercedes-Benz GLE250D Review

Equally, such cars deserve the attention from those who can admire their quirks, idiosyncrasies, and faults. These are the cars with a personality we hate to love and love to hate. The Europcar Mercedes-Benz GLE 250D is one of those cars.

In a short pregnancy, the Mercedes GLE was announced in early May 2016 and a week later we had our hands on what seemed like an ex-demo entry-level Mercedes SUV — a direct competitor to the Hertz Audi Q7. Although I usually undertake these reviews myself, this time would be a bit different. I had a pair of accomplices and they had a grand plan.

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Mercedes-Benz C200 Review

The Mercedes-Benz C200 was a long sought-after car on my books. For a few reasons. I had previously driven the predecessor out to Western Sydney for a themed birthday party where I dressed as The Joker, and whilst I was quite impressed with the previous C200 as a ‘base model’ to the Mercedes C-Class range, I was looking to purchase the new AMG C63 at the time and wanted to drive the new W205 build.

This is a Mercedes-Benz C200 review from the perspective of a Europcar rental.

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Europecar Mercedes-Benz A Class Review

This is a review of the Mercedes-Benz A-class that seems to be permanently on sale at Europcar.

When a rental company has a permanent sale, they are really telling you that (for the first time) their pricing is transparent and you won’t pay different amounts depending on the length of rental, day of week, your loyalty status, the booking engine used, where you pick it up from and…the list goes on.

Transparent pricing — sounds like a fantastic step forward. Though not quite revolutionary.

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Europcar Prestige Review | Mercedes-Benz SLK

Ride Hacks is about driving experiences. This doesn’t (only) mean driving the most expensive cars that require three credit cards of insurance as security, or parading around in the quintessential red Ferrari. No, Ride Hacks is about redefining driving experiences with a touch of class — replacing that Toyota Yaris for $50 per day with a Mercedes-Benz at $150 per day. Three times the price, ten times the enjoyment. For us anyway.

But my day didn’t go as planned, did it?

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