2001 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 140 Avantgarde 1.4 petrol


Not good


Headlights bulbs burnt.

Wipers could not be stopped.

Rear anti roll bar replaced twice.

Rear suspension crashed.

Alloy wheels are easily distorted.

Extreme oil consumption after 10000ks.

Hand brake failed.

Leaking water from coolant system.

Gasoline pump replaced.

Steering wheel system replaced due to rattles.

Passenger window collapsed.

Total ABS-BAS failure, resulting in rear brake blocking without pressing the brake pedal.

Engine sounds "tired".

Interior rattles a lot.

General Comments:

A good looking car.

Safe handling, but without the ESP it would be dangerous, as it is under steering easily.

Quite slow, but what could I expect from a 1.4 engine?

An exception to the rule "Mercedes Liability".

Very hard to ride. Rear passengers are exposed to bone pains.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2003