Hatchet Jobs: Automotive Turkeys

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Mercedes-Benz C230 hatchback
In its heyday — if one may call it that — the 2000–2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 hatchback was a curious thing. In theory it was a smart way to present a more practical and affordable avenue into Mercedes ownership — sort of a proto A-Class. However, placing a Mercedes in the same segment as Volkswagen’s Golf and Ford’s Focus made it seem out of place, not to mention overpriced. We’ll give it this: A C230 hatchback still turns heads today, even if not always for the right reasons.

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