Best used Mercedes

There’s a cracking used Mercedes-Benz out there for every budget. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our top picks for every price range from £2000 to £25,000...

Best used Mercedes-Benzes for £2000

3. A-Class (1998-2005)

Best used Mercedes

One of the first mini-MPVs, the clever little A-Class benefitted from a high riding position, which enabled it to seat four adults in comfort despite being no longer than a small car. It was flawed, mind you, by a tinny-feeling interior and a slightly firm ride, but you couldn’t fault its space or versatility, and with small petrol and diesel engines it was cheap to run, too. You can now buy a decent one for less than £2000, which sounds like great value.

We found: 2002 A160 Avantgarde, 65,000 miles, £1495

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2. 190E (1982-1993)

Best used Mercedes

We at What Car? don’t normally feature cars this old, but the 190E is still worthy of consideration if you’ve got £2000 to spend on a Mercedes. It’s now becoming a classic car, and as such, values are set to rise soon, meaning a 190E could be a good investment. What’s more, it’s one of the most comfortable cars you’ll find for the price, and with its old-school Mercedes build quality, it should provide years of reliable daily service.

Best used Mercedes

You’ll struggle to find a better-looking convertible for £2000 than the SLK; you’ll also struggle to find one that feels quite so secure and quiet with the roof up, as it comes with a folding hard-top, which is a rarity at this price. Sadly, it doesn’t drive or handle like the best sports cars, but if you’re only after a smart two-seat cruiser with the potential to rise in value, the SLK fits the bill.

We found: 2001 SLK 230 Kompressor, 74,000 miles, £1970

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