1999 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A-160 Elegance 1.6 liters gasoline
Excellent car with great handling, very safe, durable and enjoyable
None. Normal servicing at scheduled intervals and that's it.
Very dependable, reliable car. It works perfectly. I change oil every 7000kms, with synthetic oil and that's it. I don't use it much, but every time I need it -even if it has been sitting for long periods of time- I just start it always at the first attempt and it is ready to go anywhere.
It is a very pleasant car to drive. The semi-automatic transmission is very nice in heavy traffic as it is in fast roads. I have run this car as much as 185kms/hr -more or less- quite often and it is and feels stable, very predictable, confident. The engine gives its power very well, you can really use all the capacities of that machine.
The seats are quite hard, so long trips 3 hours or so, might be a little tiresome.
It has every safety system you can ask for.
Good car, excellent car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2007
21st Jan 2014, 23:14
How about parts, are they easy to find? Prices of them? Thank you.
29th Dec 2014, 08:31
Sorry to answer a year later, I hadn't seen your question. Parts are becoming a little scarce, and you have to find your way to them. Most of them, you can buy them directly at the Mercedes dealership, but some can be delayed quite a bit. The good part is that you don't have to change much in this car. Another way is to find parts from donor cars, which are abundant.