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Mercedes present the Benz A-Class A 180 CDI Elegance SE 5dr Hatchback with 6 Speed - (Man) / Autotronic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Diesel

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“A-180 CDi Avantgarde SE 3dr”

published 06/03/2007

Looks, size, build quality, driving position, econ...

Expensive, hard ride, front seats slightly lacking...

I bought my A-Class in 2006 after driving Golf +, 1 series, Civic, Leon. I found footspace problems with the 1 series, Leon & Golf (I have size 11 and wear Doc's most of the time to work) The dealer MB of Milton Keynes, was very helpful in finding a car close to the specification I wanted...

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Excellent

“Converted to Diesel power.”

published 06/04/2003

Comfort, Economy , Practicality

Low profile tyres lead to easy kerb damage.

I was actually looking for an A190, but a very nice A170 Classic came up at a local dealer who persuaded me to overcome my prejudice against diesels & try it. I am very pleased that he did! Power is smooth, impressive enough (90bhp on my model) & is acceptably quiet. There was an issue with wind...

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Excellent

“I love this car.”

published 23/01/2003

Excellent design and use of space.Great fuel econo...

Reversing vision not wonderful, but you get used t...

This long version had good leg room front and rear, and the economy of the diesel is great, while having plenty of power. The warranty is truly amazing, you get up to thirty years on inside-out corrosion, and the same for roadside breakdown assistance . If they can't start or fix it, you get...

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“I love the a-class”

published 11/08/2000

Stylish, eye-catching, unusual, good fuel consumpt...

Not enough storage space

We've had our A-class since it was first launched. It's stylish and comfortable, and really is surprisingly spacious. It has been very reliable. We have the auto clutch, whcih is good, but I think I'd have an ordinary automatic next time; - it really is just a gimmic, or maybe for those who can't...

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“honest Golf competitor”

published 09/08/2000

good in the cities, good fuel consumtion

weak engine over 140 km/h, spaciousness

I got my A 170 CDi in November 1999. Since then, i've driven almost 20000 kilometers. The A-Class, especially the Avantgarde model with AMG-wheels, is a good looking alternative to all the VW Golfs out there. In detail: -Motor: The 1,7 liter, 90 hp engine isn't the most powerful. It's OK in the...

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“cracking small car”

published 26/10/2002

upto date technology at affordable prices

very very light steering and rough gear changing 1...

I brought a semi auto (clutchless) model for my wife. it was a cheap little car with safety in mind with 4 air bags Traction control, doublefloor pan so in the event of an accident the engine disapears between the floorpans leaving the legs intact. I find the car is great for pulling power with...

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Excellent

“Ya Wee Beautie”

published 24/02/2001

Extra Legroom, Great design

Bad reputation for falling over

I think the Mercedes-Benz A-class is a cracking wee car. However, I do think it is a bit on the small side. So I'm relieved to tell you that they have just brought a new longer A-class out. This new longer A-class sticks to the clever packaging of the original but it now has seven inches extra...

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Satisfactory

Excellent use of the interior space available

Like driving a mobile hammock

Disappointed that the legendary Mercedes Benz build quality has been sorely comprised in this model. Poor paint quality, peeling on the A pillars, it's only 3 years old! Creaks, groans and sways about whilst on the move. Enthusiastic cornering has the central locking mechanism clicking and...

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Good

“Mercedes A180”

published 04/03/2007

Good car for getting from A --> B

Not enough leg room in front

After recently riding in an A180 I discovered that there was a lack of leg room in the front seats. The back seats have plenty of leg room but tall people will find sitting in the front hard. However, the A180 is a good whizzy car that gets you from A-->B easily and efficiently, a friends diesel...

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Stylish, spacious, fuel efficient

rear view, turning circle

The car has an amazingly spacious interior, especially for the pasengers in the rear seat and it also allows the transportation of sizeable goods. All this is packed in a compact vehicle, easy to park in the city. The look is pretty stylish and the controls are centered on the no-nonsense...

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Excellent

“My best car”

published 12/07/2006

Space to load lots of stuff, remove the rear seats...

Should have taken the option for the front seat re...

This is my best car that I have ever had, it does all that I want, great milage, stable, fast and very good to drive. I had the parking sensors installed front and back, exelent feature. I had the automatic windsceen wipers, realy good. I also had the removable towing bar fitted, this is realy...

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published 14/03/2013

why doors my car automatically lock on me when i drive off. i have just bought a used one of these cars, when i drive off the doors automatically lock on me, why is th...
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published 18/05/2013

Most of the modern cars have these feature wherein the doors are locked automatically when the speed crosses 40kmph for the safety of the driver and the passemgers in the car in case anyone of them has missed to lock the doors.

Not for me

published 16/12/2007

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