Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class (1998 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 21 Jan 2014
3
A-Class scores on several counts. It's an intelligent compromise between city car and people-carrier, it's undoubtedly practical, reliable and stylish and it's got the Stuttgart star on the grille.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (98-04)
Interior space, compact body, badge.
Firm ride, high price.

New price range:

£12,570 - £21,825

Used price range:

£166 - £1,650

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

A-Class scores on several counts. It's an intelligent compromise between city car and people-carrier, it's undoubtedly practical, reliable and stylish and it's got the Stuttgart star on the grille. Pumped-up small hatches might not be to everyone's taste, but they're certainly the flavour of the moment. Daewoo's Matiz does a similar sort of job at half the price, but A-Class is the small family car of choice from Chelsea to Cornwall, combining prestige with practicality and reliability.

The stretch models from mid-2001 are roomier but still usefully compact.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

2 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 I love the size of it, feels a big car but is nice and small for parking. Also diesel.  

5 out of 5

Tina Bevan ,   21 Apr 2015    ... read more

 Very spacious especially if you removed the back seats, which are easy to move forward and fold etc. Easy to park as it's got a pretty much flat front.  

3 out of 5

Andrew Noller ,   04 Jan 2015    ... read more

 The excellent economy 50 plus mpg, fair size boot for such a small car and up to press, very little wrong with it, also a good standard level of equipment, incl heated front seats.....  

5 out of 5

Rob Ensor ,   21 Aug 2013    ... read more

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