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Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport (Map Pilot) 5d (2013/13)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport (Map Pilot) 5d (2013/13) - Owner Review

Fuel economy.
4

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class (13-18)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Executive, Stylish. Good taste. Environmentally friendly but with a sense of sportiness.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Classy. Much more executive than my previous car - Auris Hybrid.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. Makes financial sense. I don't need a large company car. An enjoyable place to be. Can do a 500 mile round trip and still feel relaxed.

What are you likely to buy next?
Hopefully Jaguar will have a similar model in 3 years when this one is replaced,.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
August 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Mercedes were doing a discount and managed to get a Sport within my monthly allowance instead of paying a contribution for an SE model.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Distinctive,. better looking and better spec than A3 or 1 series. Much more interesting interior. Fuel economy. Good value for a prestige brand.

What was the dealer like?
Reviewed car at dealer before ordering through our company car scheme. Dealer was friendly, helpful and NO PRESSURE. Unlike the local Mini dealer. Car was transporter delivered to workplace and the handover process was very good and not rushed.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Silky smooth gear change and steering. Feels like a rear wheel drive. No white knuckle oversteer. Suspension set up is a good compromise.

What's it like to park?
Visibility is the only downside to the car. Can't see where the front is. Fairly small back window and mirrors. Wide B pillars. I wish I had added parking sensors/camera.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No but I've only done a couple of thousand miles.

What's most practical about your car?
Fuel economy.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The extended lighting pack, standard on the Sport, adds a touch of class,.

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