What used Mercedes A Class hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes A Class hatchback?
In comparison to other Mercedes, it won't be too costly to run. Being the cheapest and most basic way into Mercedes ownership, the A-Class isn't as desirable as other Mercedes, and so it doesn't hold its value as well. However, that's good news, as it will have shed much of its value by the time it hits the used market, making it cheaper.
Compare the A-Class to other cars of a similar size, though, and it's a different story. A VW Golf Plus or a Seat Altea may not have the same image, but they're better to drive and they'll cost you less to buy than an A-Class.
The Mercedes will also cost you significantly more to service than most small family cars, because of the company's hefty parts and labour charges. On the other hand, insurance costs should be broadly similar to rival cars, with ratings running from group 6 to group 14.
Fuel economy is excellent, too. Only the range-topping petrol and diesel models fail to reach an average of 40mpg.