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Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 Elegance SE 5d Tip Auto (2005/05)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A200 Elegance SE 5d Tip Auto (2005/05) - Owner Review

Exterior compactness v good interior space.
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class (05-12)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
A bit wacky, like to be different. Thinks about the environment.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most people are suprisedat the interior space.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, too unrelaible and costly (for a small car) to run. Body work dents easily na d hte quality of the paintwork is poor (1970 's fiat).

What are you likely to buy next?
No idea, but should be another eco diesel.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£17,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not fantastic but what you would expect from a MB dealer.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Economy, style and safety.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent but very expensive when going for a service.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very nice, comfortable on motorways and is good on long journeys. Choppy on B roads. Steering well balanced and light at low speed but has some vagueness.

What's it like to park?
Super easy, parktronic sensors front and rear, CVT gearbox lets you creep with ease.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Where do I start! Seat runner replaced Dash rattle Seatbelt adjuster faulty Automatic wiper sensor failed Dash computer not provided alarms for low fuel etc /loss of power went into safe mode 3 times, split hose found between turbo and wastegate. Transmission total failure, no warnig just let go. Poor fuel consumption, ECU remapped by dealer

What's most practical about your car?
Exterior compactness v good interior space.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The gearbos (when it works)

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