1999 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A190 Elegance 1.9 petrol from UK and Ireland
A good car for 10,000ukp, a bad car for 20,000ukp
Rusty wheel nuts.
Leaking door seals.
Driver's window failed.
Vibration at most speeds.
Rattles on the dashboard.
New tyres at 10k.
Cost 20465 in January. Offered 12500 in September.
Poor dealer service.
Loads of space for a small car, very safe, very hard ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th December, 2000
17th May 2001, 17:08
What do you expect paying 14,000 for a merc, you should have bought a vw group car or saved up a bit for a 30k merc.
6th Jun 2001, 12:18
I did not pay £14000 for this car, it cost me £20500 and I sold it after one year for £12000. My other car is a £33000 SLK and it will be my last Mercedes.
10th Aug 2001, 11:12
I bought a brand new A140 Avantgarde last September 2000. I sold it in December with only 1400 miles on the clock. After various visits to the dealer to cure a multitude of rattles I could stand it no more. It is the poorest built and hardest riding car I have ever owned. It is a wonderful looking car, but that is all. I have now bought a Seat Leon which cost over £4000 less and is built to the same high standards as an Audi.
24th Jan 2002, 13:25
Bought it three years ago, worst built car ever.
Bought for £16,000, worth 6000 now and the dashboard rattles when going round corners.
Poor acceleration, no leg room in the rear, go for A Honda HRV instead of this piece of scrap metal.