2006 Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180 Avantgarde diesel from UK and Ireland
ESP warning light came on, and the brake light failure warning light. Turned engine off, left for 60 secs, rebooted and things were cool. Turned out to be the rear wash and wipe hose, which runs up through the tail gate, had come away from the connector and was spraying water over the electrics inside the tail gate, which in turn was causing problems to occur. Had to had to have a new screen fitted (not by Mercedes); since then the rain sensitive wipers have not worked properly... Then last week they started working OK, so I don't know what's going on... Gremlins I suppose.
Pretty quick for a diesel, nice interior, decent stereo, apart from the fact that you can't forward or rewind tracks; most annoying.
Nice big boot, great MPG (I'm getting between 700 and 800 miles to a tank).
Electric windows sometimes move very slowly, but always get there, seats are very comfy, driving position is good. An all round nice car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2013