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MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS Hatchback 1998‑2004

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MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS Hatchback 1998‑2004

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forrera

Mercedes a class

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A160L Elegance 5dr Auto (Review date: 17th September '14)

4.5

the Mercedes a class has a very serious problem, a bad mechanic.

this car was ahead of its time.

Every problem has a solution.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jennylovegeorge

The mercedes Benz a class

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A140 Classic SE 5dr Auto (Review date: 28th June '14)

5

We bought a 2004 mercedes a140 classic model it was fantastic the running cost was cheap and the the practicality was good and the #### ##### are very big and the car was solid and it was a good car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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raecollette

Mercedes A CLASS AVANTGARDE 1.4 LONG WHEEL BASE

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A140L Avantgarde 5dr Auto (Review date: 5th June '14)

5

What a fab car. Had my AVANTGARDE from 1 year old 2003 . Not had a moments problem with it. The long wheel base gives plenty of leg room in the back and comfortably seats 3 adults with long legs. Having the long wheel base allows you to to adjust the seats forward and back for either more boot space or more leg room. My AVANTGARDE also had an electric sun roof as well as AC which is a limited edition. It was fab driving it with the windows and sun roof open. Leather interior was another fab luxury. Very economical on petrol. Automatic & TIPTRONIC is another added bonus especially when you have a fully loaded car and driving up a hill. Mine also had a CD auto changer in the boot which means you don't have loads of CDs rattling around in the car.

All in all a fab car. If you are lucky enough to find an AVANTGARDE with the extra features as mentioned grab it with both hands. Ask any Mercedes sales man and they will tell you they are rare to find.

I have just upgraded to the B Class Sport and after a lot of searching have been very lucky to find a rare model again with an electric sunroof. Let's hope we get some sun ...... Happy driving

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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parvez

stunning amazing family car

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A160 Elegance 5dr Auto (Review date: 22nd April '14)

5

This car is a value for money. I got mine for £200 plus £400 i put in for servicing, M.O.T and tax. All that is nothing compared to the swift gear change, light pedalware and cheap fuel.

The only down side is the electrical censoring which can go all wrong. The "BAS ESP" pushed me to sell on. Apparently it was the bushes that played up. Halfords recommended buying the whole arm from Mercedes which costs £400 plus labour. So my advice is buy the bushes on either ebay or car breakers then get those black market mechanics to fit for around £80 and voula.

In retrospect to other 1.6ltr on the market, the A Class is super bad. It simply puts all the Minis, fiestas and micras to shame. Anyone with a good working A Class let me have it for my birthday.

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Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ricky00263

Madzibaba - Chatham, Kent

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A160 Elegance 5dr ACS (Review date: 2nd January '14)

5

This car is a value for money. I got mine for £200 plus £400 i put in for servicing, M.O.T and tax. All that is nothing compared to the swift gear change, light pedalware and cheap fuel.

The only down side is the electrical censoring which can go all wrong. The "BAS ESP" pushed me to sell on. Apparently it was the bushes that played up. Halfords recommended buying the whole arm from Mercedes which costs £400 plus labour. So my advice is buy the bushes on either ebay or car breakers then get those black market mechanics to fit for around £80 and voula.

In retrospect to other 1.6ltr on the market, the A Class is super bad. It simply puts all the Minis, fiestas and micras to shame. Anyone with a good working A Class let me have it for my birthday.

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Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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merc-a

Mercedez-A Class You'll love this car!

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A170L CDI Elegance 5dr Auto (Review date: 2nd May '12)

4.5

I love this car. It's economical and has great car and boot space. Excellent for families! Easy to drive and is very reliable.

It is in very good condition inside and outside. Stylish yet affordable too.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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jane15

Fantastic Baby Merc

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A140 Elegance 5dr Auto (Review date: 1st May '12)

4.8

I bought it as a second hand 5 year old car and used it for another 5 years. It drives fantastically. No problem what so ever. The safety features are the best especially during winter months. Looks small from outside but really specious inside. Easy to park. The fuel consumption is good. Two of my colleagues test drove mine and got their own baby Merc now. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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angelos1906

Never Again

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A160 Avantgarde 5dr Auto (Review date: 21st April '12)

2.8

WHat can I say? Gearbox fault, electric fault, sensor fault, rust??? You can pick them up very cheap but defo stay away from the auto box ones and be really careful. Never again.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

2 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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leebo

Not great, just good

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A160 Avantgarde 5dr (Review date: 27th March '12)

2.8

Praticality wise it's tiny!! Hardly any boot space and a squash in the back for passengers over the age of 10.

For passengers in the front though it's actually reasonably spacious. Cabin is nicely laid out (as you expect from a Mercedes) and leg room is decent.

In the year we had it it was actually very reliable. No major issues, apart from flooding the engine once (our fault...) and it had had a flat battery after we went on holiday.

Running costs weren't that great as although it was reliable in a sense, when it needed wear and tear items replaced (tyres, brake pads etc) these were incredibly expensive compared to other similar size cars. MPG was ok, although i honestly expected a few more for such a small car! Insurance was pricey (due to being a Merc)

Car drove ok. Was nice and nimble to shoot into town or work, but handling on twisty country roads was not the best! Suprinsgly comfy on longer journeys for such a small car though (although only if you are sat in the front, rear passengers would definitely disagree!!)

Practicality

2 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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m11rxa

Baby Merc But Baby Quality

MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS A140 Classic 5dr Auto (Review date: 1st February '12)

3.8

My wife had a smart car before getting this one, and it drives disapointingly just like a bigger smart car! if anything the smart car was more fun.

The 1.4 petrol auto just is the wrong option to go for, kick down is very slow and then the power just feel painful since no turbo to give you even a boost. Heard there are many problems with the auto boxes where the car jerks slightly whilst accelerating other than that the quality seems ok.

Driving it, well, keep in mind what it is, and driving it harsh is no fun, so you soon learn to drive it nice and slowly as that how its meant to be.

Running costs in terms of insurance and fuel is very low. the high driving position feels odd...almost at 4x4 height i reckon.

All in all, i would not go for this model and would not think about getting another one - you do pay extra for the merc badge, but in this case its just not worth it.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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