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Mercedes-Benz A-Class A160 CDI Elegance SE 5d (2008/08)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A160 CDI Elegance SE 5d (2008/08) - Owner Review

incredible amount of space inside, cant take back seats out completely in this one though (bad mistake Merc)

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Review submitted by
Dave Reid on

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (05-12)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
not a badge snob just appreciate the engineering and thought that has gone into it, could have had a astra/focus but never wanted one and still dont want one

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
not expressed an opinionyes

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes, very happy with it and the dealer easy to drive not too exp to run and now used to the brand

What are you likely to buy next?
another merc perhaps a C class coupe if we got a good deal, have looked at the Volvo C30 but no space and too low, pretty car though

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
got a good deal,had to wait as colour not readily available,leased through Merc

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
have had two A class before all diesel not had a problem with any of them

What was the dealer like?
allways dealt with same salesman(martin G) not allways smooth running but we allways get there in the end! CAR ALLWAYS PREPPED TO HIGH STANDARD

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
got to be honest here, its no ball of fire, but as my age increases my speed decreases, but quick enough. Not much poke for a 2000cc but cruises on the motorway ok, very quiet. Would reccomend anybody to consider the parking sensors though, can be a nightmare to park at times. We get an average of about 50-55mpg

What's it like to park?
see above

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
First one had very "thin" paint Atol blue second one was the new version with much better paint Black this one is brilliant Steppe Brown Apart from the blue ones scabby paint nothing at all has ever gone wrong with any of them,hardly ever lift the bonnet up.

What's most practical about your car?
incredible amount of space inside, cant take back seats out completely in this one though (bad mistake Merc)

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
lots of toys on the avantgarde. Like all the things that make life easier auto lights and wipers fuel computer bluetooth comes in handy too, my wife likes the little light that comes on with the vanity mirrors, seat hight adj is good as were only short

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