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Written on: 20/03/2011
Well , 13 years driving my old A160 avantgarde making long trips 1000 Km in one day , 40˚C , at 180+ Km , my only problems was very few and cheap than a Japanese model , it needs service every 15,000 Km , i make every 30 , of course i take care of oil and oil filter also , i repair my aircondition control , and with few screws , maybe 14 , i remove all the front panel to clean it easy.Very flexible interior.The only think that makes me fill insecure is the ABS.Its economy , and i don't afraid… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/02/2011
Been driving for 25 years, this is the worst pile of rubbish i've ever driven and I've had a Metro!
Always somthing wrong with it, goes through spares like Patsy Kensit goes through husbands!, trim inside seems to be left over Airfix parts all plastic bits break off in your hand........ I could go on and on only good point about it I'm getting rid of it on Friday, Yipeeeee!… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2011
Just had my A140 for a month now after getting rid of my lexus is200, The merc has far better leg room and driving position than the lexus ever had, had although it doesnt have the same power it would pass it at the petrol station. A great wee car amazed at the room inside and its very reliable I wish I had got one years ago I love it Happy days… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2011
We have A190 95k, brilliant littlecar, seats so versatile,all can be removed except drivers,great for cleaning.Car is one of the best ive driven in heavy snow, it'll go anywhere if you knock the traction control off, i've even been asked if its 4 wheel Drive!!!!.Yes the roll bars knock like crazy but only if you abuse it over speed bumps[the wife] and the boot door fails to lock on the key fob but WD40 sorts it out immediately.quite good on the juice too !… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/01/2011
Do not buy this car.
I have owned this car for 6 years now, I paid it off a couple of years ago and have been hesitant to go and buy another car simply because I cannot afford a car or a loan, however it has cost me an absolute fortune over the years.
Total false economy on my behalf keeping it, every problem is outrageously expensive to fix. The problem where it suddenly slows down to a very low speed is the scariest thing I have ever experienced. This actually happened to be on an extremely… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2010
Worst car i have ever had every year there has been something wrong with it paid to get it fixed i think its cots me more now than the car is worth goes next monday hooray xxxxx… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/11/2010
Absoulte bag of rubbish terrible car with constant problems n VERY DANGEROUS nearly hot wiped out because it just loses power as driving along....so scared try n aviod drivin now n defo wont take my kids in it as im scared for there safety....mercedes need a slap!… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2010 by Carrick Wilmot (1 review written)
A total waste of time and money
Very debatable if it could be termed as a criminal offence to sell one of these vehicles to non mechanical minded people.
The E.E.C. Manslaughter laws do apply to companies selling items that are unsafe for their created and advertised purpose.
Mercedes vehicles have a system that reduces a vehicles speed to a dangerously low level, without prior warning, simply because of an engine management failure.
These vehicles are well documented by their users as a… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/04/2010
I NEED YOUR HELP,COUPLE OF DAYS AGO MY WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN WERE GOING TO MY VILLAGE 2 HOURS SOUTH OF ATHENS GREECE,AT 15:45 MY CELL PHONE RINGS,IT WAS MY WIFE,SHE WAS IN A STATE OF PANIC.SHE SAYS GEORGE THE CAR IS OUT OF CONTROL ITS CRUISING AT 110 KMS AN HOUR AND IT DOESNT STOPS,I SLUM ON THE BRAKE AS MUCH AS I CAN AND IT REDUCES SPEED DOWN TO 80 KMS AN HOUR AND ONCE I TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE PETAL IT PICKS UP AGAIN, TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!!!I SAID STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD CLEAR… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2010 by benchillblue (1 review written)
Had nothing but trouble from day one!Clicking noise from behind the ventilation system followed by squeaking noise from front nearside when braking and now the head gaskets gone.The paint is as thin as a human hair offering no protection so those parts that are not PLASTIC (yes plastic) rust and the rest of the materials used must have been supplied by Lego!For a so called premium quality manufacturer the vehicle is a disgrace… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/03/2010
Mercedes Benz A190 bought new July 2000. Well looked after and regularly serviced by MBenz authorised dealer.
At 71,000 KLMS Transmission failure cost of repair $6,500 reconditioned.
One year later 81,000 KLMS Engine Control Unit failure cost to recondition and reinstall $1,800.
I love the design and would have kept this car for many more years however
lost confidence in this vehicle and will sell.
My friends have vehicles of similar vintage and KLMS Honda CRV/ VW Golf/Toyota Corolla no… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/03/2010
the knocking on the front end of the A class i think you will find are the anti-rollbar bushes which are pretty cheap tpo replace both about £70 including parts and labour… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/12/2009
Bought this car two years ago and regretting it ever since. Okay, it's ten years old and things go wrong on older cars but it's expensive to buy parts for & for some reason the electrics are on the bottom of the car so the recent flooding in Ireland has not done it any favours! So far the handbrake's failed; gear box fell off and now the power steering's gone! Hoping to sell, won't be buying another… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/12/2009
Oh my gosh! it sounds like the identical twin to my Mercedes A Class.
I had the exact same problem with mine, luckily I have a very good local garage who has done a huge amount of work to my MercA in the last 2 years since I owned it and it has not yet broken down on me. The latest is a flooded central locking motor. How this happens is beyond my comprehension but £330 pounds later and it should be good for another 6 months.
The worst thing is I love the space in the car, It is a good drive… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/11/2009
cheap on fuel expensive to fix but not much goes wrong on my 10 year old car… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/11/2009
I have just done a major service it wasnt cheap but the little car runs like a dream. Any 10 year old car will give u some trouble if you want the prefect car buy a new one… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/10/2009
Well what can i say? after reading other reviews on here i thought id join in and add to the misery that is MERCEDESS A CLASS. I have had the car a year now and wow, what a heap. About 2 months into driving the car it started to decide on shaking violently, whilst driving along the road, i just could not not use it. It was like a total loss of power, resulting in the car slowing down and shaking itself to a halt. The mechanic who took a look at it couldnt give me a reason for it. After leaving… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2009 by JStepien (2 reviews written)
I have had a Mercedes Benz A140 for three years now, and only the battery has gone wrong, but it was simply flat. This car to me is very good and practical and yes, I would reccomend it to my friends and family. The only thing I find troublesome is the rubber sealing on the triangular plastic piece in front of the front doors, which has ripped twice. My A Class is the first generation, and is 'S' registered. It uses its fuel wisely and isn't too demanding in costs. I am having the brake pads… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/07/2009
I would not advice any one to buy Mercedes A-class (1)Faulty steering colom which the manufacture Knew about it ,Alarm always have problem as well as electric windows, now Iam having problem to resal it… Read Full Review
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