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Mercedes-Benz A-Class A170 CDI Elegance 5d ACS (98) (1999/T)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A170 CDI Elegance 5d ACS (98) (1999/T) - Owner Review

Firm. Steering wanders and rattles over bumps. Blind spots at front and rear, trim rattles, very low road clearance (4", if that!)
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class (98-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Value for money package when purchased secondhand.

Costs

2 out of 5

If it's a signature used car, make sure you get an independant engineer's reports too. The Signature mark is not what it's cracked up to be!

Driving

4 out of 5

Firm. Steering wanders and rattles over bumps. Blind spots at front and rear, trim rattles, very low road clearance (4", if that!)

Performance

3 out of 5

Fair fuel economy. 45-49mpg... never above that!

Reliability

3 out of 5

Ok. Anti rollbar links critical, steering column rattles, grinding on front wheels whilst braking, poor contacts on window switches, starts everyday.

Image

4 out of 5

It's a Merc - need I say more, apart from being an Easyrenta car as well.

Comfort

1 out of 5

Fair, firm.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

1 out of 5

Alarm has a mind of its own whilst driving.

Service

2 out of 5

Beware when buying used especially from NORMAND Mercedes, which includes poor customer service for free.

Problems

Bodywork
Paint chips and trim falls off.

Engine
Air conditioning pulley rattle, oil leaks from oil cooler.

Gearbox
Stiff gear changes.

Other
Generally a Merc built on a budget price - look at VW / Audi for a similar spec car.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes