I was rather surprised when I got a call from my father while on business in South Africa telling me that he had sold his trusty 2000 C280 for a 2014 C300 4matic. Almost 17 years on, that W202 was practically a family member at this point. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. So this W204 marks the ninth Mercedes to pass through the Henriques household. Curiously, it was built at Mercedes’ East London plant in South Africa. So between my penchant for Western Cape wines and this Mercedes, we’ve been doing our part to fly the South African flag. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, then.
When the W204 debuted in 2008, you could specify a 6-speed manual in the US market. This option would disappear after the 2012 model year due to a low take rate. But for the more sporting driver, these manual transmission equipped W204s make for an interesting alternative to the ubiquitous 3 series sedan.
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Engine: 3.0 liter V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 85,275 mi
Price: $12,750 Buy It Now
2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sport
**This 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport is equipped with the rare manual transmission, sunroof, AM/FM/CD stereo system, space aluminum trim, has a clean Carfax, and is priced below market!**
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**Finance for $192/mo for 72 months with approved credit**
This C-Class is fully loaded with:
– Manual transmission
– Space aluminum trim
– Gray/black leather seats
– AM/FM/CD entertainment system
– Clean Carfax with no reported accidents
For a car approaching 100,000 miles, this C300 is in rather impeccable condition. Even the silver finished gear knob appears free of major blemishes. If you go by the NADA Guides, this C300 is priced just a tad below clean retail value. I tend to think one might be able to bargain a bit on this car, given that few people in the market for a used C-class are seeking out one with a manual gearbox. The way things are going, though, this C300 will probably take its place as the last Mercedes sedan sold on US soil with three pedals. Certainly that’s something worth celebrating.