1998 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 160 Elegance 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Good, but not up to Mercedes' usual standard
On collection I found that the driver's seat was "crunching" underneath me. Returned the car to the garage under the Signature Warranty for repair. On collecting the car was told by the garage that they had pulled off and broken the seat adjustment handle and would have to order one for me.
One mile from garage seat collapsed again. Returned to garage for new seat and new adjustment handle. All now OK.
Approximately 500 miles ago rattling coming from under front of car. Took car to Mercedes dealer who said it was "torsion bar brackets" and will be repaired under same warranty in 4 weeks time. Car now rattles and rumbles constantly.
A nice car, a little firm on suspension, but a delight to drive. I have the Automatic Clutch System which is an attractive feature and definitely saves driver effort.
Leather seating and other trim of a high order with some well thought out features.
Would like a speed adjustment on the intermittent screen wipe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2002