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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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  • A150 Avantgarde SE 5dr

    Nirmal Seth Date: 20/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The interior is grown up in all respects, down to the new electronic key and the standard Mercedes 20APS almost HiFi sound!

    The handbrake is now in the right place, albeit highly placed (a problem for shorter persons?). New gears are light, smooth and accurate (unlike our chunky 170CDi). A150 sound is refined and muted compared to A140, however relatively underpowered to our 170CDi, but in town driving more than acceptable.

    Dual carriageway at 60mph+ sat in the back, I can now converse with the driver, however it is still "boomy" in the back, but less so. Driving over speed humps, uneven roads and small pot holes, very evident that the "bangs" are now damped "thuds" - impressive! Ride is certainly less choppy than our LWB (though still evident in the rear), though compared to A140 SWB 5 years ago, very smooth!

    Sharp accurate feel to the drive, now a pleasure to drive and probably less tiring. Trade off of larger boot to rear seating space is too apparent - sliding seats should have remained - three adults in the back for long journeys, not anymore! Phone options too expensive and limiting – why not the popular Bluetooth route?

    Fabric door panels prone to snagging and will become shabby quickly. Outside rear styling is questionable - bit "blobby". First time buyer - definitely a Mercedes and won’t be disappointed.

    Current owners - major improvement for ride and build, but maybe not as desirable as before - Tardis feel is gone and will be noticed by anyone w

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