opinions on the W169 A-Class

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opinions on the W169 A-Class

Post by c124 » Mon 02 Aug, 2010 7:08 pm

Guys, i've been looking at replacing the W123 300D with a W169 A170 as a daily driver (30km daily round trip to city, mainly peak hour traffic).

I drove one on the weekend and was surprised by the good handling and overall general quality feel.

I know these aren't considered proper Mercedes... but for a small city car, are these ok? Is there anything I should look out for?

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Re: opinions on the W169 A-Class

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 02 Aug, 2010 11:14 pm

Have a read through this.

http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/me ... 169-2005/?

There are loads of problems with the original W168's. You see 'em for sale in all the car ad's. e.g. "A class for sale : In perfect condition, except for small issue with gearbox."
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W202 - C200, C180, C180
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W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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