I purchased my B class when it was 6 months old with 9000 miles on the clock...after 3 days of owning the car I was doing about 30mph I tried to accelerate and the gear box blew up..mercedes had the car for 3 weeks and had to put in a new gear box but the wrong torque set had been sent from germany so the car wouldn't drive so the engine had to come out for a second time for the problem to be fixed. About a week later the car was back with mercedes after it began shuddering mercededes couldn't find a fault. Last week while driving from Surrey to Devon the car started giving me serious problems it's an auto and at 70mph the car kept changing from 6th to 7th with a loud clank every time it changed gear..so once again the car was back with mercedes..this time they had to load some kind of software package as the gear box wasn't 'talking' to the engine....I also had a problem with the parking sensors so both bumpers had to come off and now the rear bumper has come away from the body on the right rear hand side....would I buy another mercedes? NEVER
Having owned an A-Class for four years, I was expecting a superb but larger car.
Roadholding was excellent and the cabin was very good, but there was intense vibration coming through the accelerator all the time, causing extreme discomfort and irritability.
The car has been returned to the garage six times, once for a period of two weeks. Even a new gearbox was fitted. Although the vibration has decreased, it is still there.
I thought mine was the only car with that problem but I recently discovered a friend who had the same problem!
I love this car!!!! This is my first mercedes and we upgraded from a Renault Scenic (Diesel). I almost bought a BMW 1 series and I am so pleased I didn't, especially as they seem to be really common! The car is wonderful to drive, fuel efficient and five adults can comfortably sit inside. The service I received from the showroom (Peterborough) was outstanding and I am really impressed! I was slightly concerned after reading some reviews on this car but I have to say after two months of owning the car and having clocked up over 8,000 miles I love it!
I have owned this car for 3 weeks. Previously I drove a Ford Galaxy petrol 2.8l V6, so was used to power(and space). This is my first diesel, and I have no complaints. I am getting about 50MPG with combined country/town driving - excellent. The steering is a little more sensitive, but just something to get used to. Loads of leg room in the back. Grey upholstery wiped clean with water(as advised by garage). Its zippy, extremely comfortable, quiet, and the cabin is top quality. I checked out ALL the oposition before buying this car, and it surpasses all my expectations. Here in France it was comparable in price with a lot of the opposition, but they all had something missing(interior quality was a major complaint). One tiny niggle - all wiper/indicator controls on one arm, which is not visible behind the steering wheel if you want to check the wiper settings etc. Oh and I love the cruise control, it's perfect!! One little nudge up or down and its speeds up or slows down as required. It even has a dual level luggage area so that you can have a flat floor when all seats are folded, or maximum room when seats in use. The 6 speed gear box is a dream - 130kph(speed limit on autoroutes in France) and its doing just under 2,500RPM. Who said they had to work it hard???I think its the most stylish car of its type - medium MPV, and gives great interior size for external footprint - anyone who says its not classy and sleek is looking at the wrong car!! I love it!!
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