Car review MercedesBenz AClass A160 CDi Elegance SE road test…

1 Июн 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz A 160 W168

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They’re clever, those They’ve really got it together to chic family hatchbacks clever packaging, solid quality and the low depreciation that comes with a world-renowned, brand name. Their is a four/five seater with adequate interior and luggage and a design that looks yet classy. Yup, no doubt it, that VW Polo is one hell of a

So why would you spend double the on something that has less drives less well, and is no built? It’s an interesting and one that somebody at Mercedes one day have to answer. This you see, is £16,990. It’s twice the price of the average supermini, and £3,000 more the very poshest Polo.

And does it offer for this wedge? The famed Mercedes quality, for a start. Actually, that. In the first day we had this car (a 15,000-miler), the clever ‘clap-hands’ wipers got terminally tangled, an emergency visit to the nearest and the rear-view mirror wobbled

Then there’s depreciation. Of Mercedes traditionally hold value, but this isn’t a Mercedes. According to depreciation and costs experts, Emmox, a A140 will sting you per mile to run over three while a Polo 1.4CL cost just 22.6p.

Mercedes-Benz A 160 W168

Of course, you could be paying for the or the commanding driving position. it certainly looks wacky, the back end, but visibility is as a consequence, and rear passengers, children, find themselves a blank section of pillar of a window. Because of the steep the driver can’t position the car while parking, either. The seating position can be handy in though at first you feel as you’re driving a perfectly car while sitting on the roof, and it feel unstable.

Which brings in the A-Class’s heel — the inescapable stigma. Despite the ABS, ASR and ESP traction control and braking it still feels, to the acronymically in imminent danger of toppling It’s totally unfounded, but definitely disconcerting.

The design is and everyone has blithered on about its packaging, but it isn’t that inside, and the boot is tiny. The seat occupants sit too close (possibly due to the thick doors); the switches, on the floor, are hard to the radio is awkward to adjust on the move; the driving position is and the front cupholders are almost the seats. That’s not clever that’s failed design.

If you want a German hatchback, buy a If you want wacky design, buy a Starck lemon squeezer and yourself £16,951

Mercedes-Benz A 160 W168
Mercedes-Benz A 160 W168


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