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Journalist Breaks C-Class W205 Air Vent at NAIAS

If you have ever wondered why some car manufacturers won't let members of the public get in their cars at auto shows, the following photos should provide you with a pretty good hint.
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 Interior 13 photos
Photo: Chris Doane
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“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” is a rather wise quote by the late George Carlin, and pretty much exemplifies what happened sometime before the following photos were taken.

Celebrating the model's world premiere at the North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz brought a couple of pre-production C-Class W205 models and let every journalist present have a hands-on approach with every single one during the first press day.

Apparently, that was a bit of a mistake, as a C 220 BlueTec no longer has a perfectly-working air conditioning interior vent thanks to an over zealous journalist who broke its center fin.

The even worse part is that the car will have to be seen and touched by thousands of other people, who will probably think that the new C-Class is built like a Yugo because of this nuisance.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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