What used Mercedes A Class hatchback will I get for my budget?
A high-mileage or Cat D 2013 A-Class can be bought for around £7500, but if you’re after one with an average mileage for the year, as well as a full service history, you’d be better off looking in the £9500-£10,500 bracket. Up the money to between £11,500 and £13,000 for a later 2015 car that satisfies the same criteria or spend £15,000 to £18,000 to get a 2017 or 2018 car from a reputable dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes A Class hatchback?
The good news is the official economy of the A180d diesel is astounding, with a claimed NEDC combined figure of 80.7mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of just 89g/km. Even the A200d can average 65.7mpg, while the swift A220d actually betters that, with 68.9mpg and 107g/km of CO2 emissions, although this is dependant on trim. Best of the petrols is the A160, at a claimed 52.3mpg and 124g/km, while the worst is the A250, which gets just 41.5mpg and spits out 158g/km of CO2.
Tax for cars registered before 1 April 2017 varies considerably depending on CO2 output, with the A180d actually being exempt. Any car registered after that date will pay the flat rate of £140, although owners of the AMG A45 hot hatch should note that if their car cost more than £40,000 new, there will be a surcharge of £310.
Insurance groups range from a reasonable 13 for the lower-powered variants up to 45 for the ultra-fast AMG A45.
Servicing costs for the A-Class are some of the most expensive in the class, and replacement parts are equally pricey. At least there's a pay-monthly service plan available to spread the cost of cars that are less than 12 months old. Such plans can be had for as little as £29 per month and guarantee the cost of parts required and labour for up to three services. If you’re buying an older car, you might want to look for a cheaper independent specialist.
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