2002 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A140 Avantgarde LWB 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Practicality over driving excitement, almost perfect
Clunking steering column on RHD car; this is easily fixed by packing the splines on the lower column.
2 front springs broke due to road surfaces, and 1 top mount is now slightly creaky.
Battery is a bit small, so doesn't like lots of short journeys.
Huge space inside and economical enough.
Has only covered low miles, but serviced annually so the engine and drive train are perfect. Everything functions perfectly including the air conditioning which has never been serviced. Routine maintenance is a doddle; it's only major items that require more time to repair.
The packaging of this car is unique and it's the only small car that can hold 3 baby seats in the back and a double pushchair in the boot. It's wonderful, just look after it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2018