Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005
  • Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV 1998 - 2005

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes A Class hatchback?

The suspicion always was that the A-Class wasn't up to the standards that previous Mercedes had led us to expect, and our experience only goes to show our instincts were right.

In both the 2005 Reliability Survey and 2006 JD Power Survey, for example, the A-Class was the lowest-placed Mercedes, with its mechanical reliability singled out by owners as below average.