Nice car, expansive to run
Just bough a Merc A180 2019 W177 with 10000km. After filling the tank, 43l, the first time, it shows 436km and I find it unbelievable for a luxury car like this, it can do only 436km. I called Mercedes and was told, it may change in due course, well, from the comments here, I can see, it is not only my car who is able to only drive such short distances. Very disappointing and I would not have bought it, if this would have been pointed out to me. The first gear is very slow, the sports seats are fantastic and the overall feeling is that of luxury and safety. Unfortunately I was taken for a ride by the car dealer and paid way above so stay away from Westside Auto Wholesale!
Purchased in March 2021 at Westside Auto Wholesale for $50,000.00.
GLA tailgate nightmare
Manufacturing fault I’m told by the repairer Tailgate doesn’t close. Only use the tailgate once a fortnight, the car is pristine always serviced I’ve looked after it. The bolts holding it to the top of the car let go. $1000 fix. Mercedes would not entertain the idea that I hadn’t damaged the car in any way at all. This car has 50k on it. To my knowledge the car was out of warranty by 7 weeks. After waiting over 2 months for a response I was told it was my problem. Not happy will never buy another Mercedes or recommend them.
Purchased in December 2018.
The car is overall not bad for the money! Quite zippy for your city driving in and out of town!! The led lights inside the car are pretty cool as they can be set to ur favourite colour!!
Purchased in March 2020 for $92,000.00.
Love love love my car
I've owned other cars but the Mercedes A180 is the best I've ever owned .
It's stylish, sexy and economical .
I get alot of compliments , it's great for parking and has many safety features I love
Purchased in September 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $45,000.00.
- A180 (2013-2018)
Great car yet Very Expensive in Fuel
The A class is the entry level of Mercedes that has an enormous amount of high end features. I bought mine from someone else at 2 yo and 22,000km. It's an amazing little car with a very zippy engine for its size (1.6l). It has a large number of features such as automated self parking, chair warmers, tilting lights, engine stop in traffic, speed limiter etc.
One thing that I was sort of disappointed about is the fuel consumption as it was one of the major decision factors to buy this car. The seller said it is very economical and gives 700kms f...or a tank of 50liters (on a highway!). But I drive in the city so for me it's more around 400-450kms which is ridiculous for such a tiny engine! In the city driving and with premium petrol required this car gives the same mileage per dollar spent as my husband's V6 3.5l engine Toyota (that takes off like a rocket at the acceleration). Over the last 6,000 km that I drove since I purchased it my average has been at 8.2l per 100kms. The home to work to home (=city drive mainly, with a bit of highway on Westgate Bridge) the consumption is around 9-9.5l. I live in the western suburbs and drive to work into the city (18kms each way, takes me about 40-45 min). You have to put 95 into it but it drives a lot better & feels more powerful on 98. Anyway, the tank hardly lasts 450kms. At a current rate of 98 around 165cts per liter it is about $80 per tank, that will last me about 2 weeks. My husband has a Toyota Aurion that is a v6 3.5l engine and consumes 12l of petrol per 100km, and his car uses 91 petrol. He pays $70 roughly for a tank and it lasts him only 1 or 2 days less. Basically for $80 my husband with a 3.5l engine gets the same mileage as I do with a 1.6l engine. Very disappointing. Compared to a Toyota I find this car very noisy. You can especially hear it at the acceleration. The gear shifting seems to be a bit delayed although you get used to it over time. Also Mercedes covers the first 3 years under a warranty which means that the first 3 years you have to service your car with them at $792 per service. Last time they didn't change the brake pads as there was still 5,000kms in them which was very cheap of them. Keep that in mind if you are buying one as this is a compulsory cost you will incur.
Purchased in February 2019 at Private Seller for $30,000.00.
Great car until the temperature hits over high 30s and then it goes into meltdown. It has left me h
I use and relay on the car for meetings and long to and from work drive. I need a car for both summer and winter. The car is used daily and not due its first service. Clearly not tested for our harsh summers. You don't expect this from a new car.
Love this car!!
After recently moving to the inner city, this little car is awesome, being both economical and looking great. It drives super well on the highway!! Service during and after sales also excellent. I am definitely a Mercedes convert. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a small car that's really roomy.
Super fun car!
Love this car! Absolutely great drive, it’s gutsy when I need it to be and super economical when I feel like it. Another great feature is its cute noise when the turbo is activated! I also love the vision package with the sunroof and the sporty look that it adds to the car. So fun to drive!
- A200 (2013-2018)
Car is quite good but so many tyre problems
Bought a new MB A200 CDI November 2014. The car was delivered with no spare wheel or jack and no tyre pump or tuber of tyre sealer. Nothing! I didn't notice it had cheap Korean or Chinese tyres on it until we got a flat tyre at 23,000km and I noticed the tyres were all completely worn out. I normally get around 45000km from a set of tyres. . Bought new Bridgestone "run flat" tyres. Got another flat tyre after 10,000km and as instructed in the car's handbook, drove 30km to the nearest tyre service. Tyre manager said that run flat tyres can't be...driven on, despite what it says in the handbook. Discovered that drive had destroyed the tyre walls. This happened 3 more times, last time to my wife and she nearly ran off the road. Each time the tyre was destroyed. Had to buy 2 new tyres ($600) as they couldn't match the old ones, either Bridgestone or Pirelli. My wife had it towed to the MB dealer and the service manager also said that you can't drive on these tyres. He said the car should have a pump and a tube of sealant but it was no-where in the car. He said that Mercedes know these tyres are unsuitable for Australian roads but sell them here anyway. By 90,000km we had been through so many tyres and thrown away partly worn tyres, got sick of it and sold the car. After having 3 Mercedes cars, I will not get another. MB Australia denied any responsibility but it took 6 emails and about 5 phone calls to get any reply from them at all. MB just sell cars on their reputation,. We are very happy with our 2 week old VW Alltrack.
Mercedes A180 - Great Car
Recently changed over from a Subaru Impreza to a new Mercedes A180 which was purchased through Mercedes Benz Sydney. They had the car we wanted, in the colour we wanted and their level of service was excellent. The car itself is everything we wished for so we are looking forward to many years of driving. The interior is classy, the exterior looks great and it handles as you would expect a Mercedes to.
A180 City Edition is AWSOME
I bought A180 City Edition in black color. It's basically the A180 with AMG rings, LED head lights and Apple car play. Its interior is neat and eye catching. No cheap plastic is used. All leather or quality fabric.
The sound system is nice although it's no-name! Seats are sporty and very stylish but not perfectly comfortable. It has a small boot size so if you tend to move things such as suitcases around you have to be careful with this.
The engine has so much power, and it accelerates fast. It really turns heads.
Engine light on!!!
Bought A250 4matic 2017 brand new last year. Today it has engine light on! The car has only travelled less than 7800km. Not even 1st service done yet!
So upset with this big brand! I have checked everything that i could.
Towed to MB service centre.
Will update asap with outcome.
A180 good looking, premium small hatchback!
Recently, I have purchased my A180. I am loving it! This is a small hatchback with sporty look car that is good for everyday drive. The interior is neat and classy although, I have to say the head room is really small. The back seats have slightly bigger head room but still, comparing with its competitors like A3, its not that good.
Love the sporty look!
Love my A180. I had a B180 for 6 years and thought its time for an upgrade. Looked at the B models but decided on the A because of the sportier look. I bought this car mainly for the park assist and reverse camera which I find very useful. The satellite navigation system is superb too, no more Melways in the car! .
Loving my A200
I purchased my new Mercedes Benz A200 from MB Toorak and let me start off with the outstanding service received from Peter and Rohan along with the rest of the team! real welcoming showroom! the car itself drives amazingly well, going from a Kia to a Mercedes was quiet the jump and i do not regret it one bit, the interior finishes are just amazing the infotainment system is easy to use, the seats are pretty comfy as well, the performance of the car is just wow words cant describe, im also amazed at the minimal amount of cabin noise. the petrol refils are expensive but i can look past that as the car just always amazes me! glad to be apart of the Mercedes Benz family and look forward to my next purchase at MB toorak being an AMG :)
Questions & Answers
I have a Mercedes A-200, 4 years old. Bought with an extended Mercedes warranty and Mercedes insurance
I had a terrible experience where the drivers window lever buttons started losing their dark gray surface exposing what looks like white plastic. The same issue happened with the electronic brake in the dash.
They told me it was considered a trim and not covered by warranty. Very disappointing . This is the second Merc I have owned, and in 40 years of driving I have never seen this
Has anyone had such an experience and did Mercedes end up fixing this
I have a 220 cdi auto, 2014, just recently the car seem to skip through the gears and won`t go into reverse. if you turn off the engine it seems to reset it self, any ideas?
why don't you take it to mercedes for a service or at least a checkup? I believe they charge something like $200 for diagnosing the issue
Anyone else had an issue with engine thermostat? My A Class 2014 has done just under 90,000 and now I have to pay $1900 to replace the thermostat due to the work involved to get to the unit and replace it.
Hi Anthony, no issue to date. Ours is only a 2018 model with only 12,000km or so. I am picking that going forward though, all parts will be a little expensive.
Ok many thanks and all the best then.Y ep parts when needed can be costly, typical issues on slightly older 4-6 years 90K + can be things like the thermostat. Our previous MB became costly, Turbo's wear out after 100K. Other then general service costs, not usually many costs though.
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|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.7 L/100km||6.6 L/100km||6.6 L/100km||6.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||43 L||51 L||51 L||51 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.3L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||120kW @ 5500rpm||165kW @ 5500rpm||165kW @ 5500rpm||165kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||250Nm @ 1620-4000rpm||350Nm @ 1800rpm||350Nm @ 1800rpm||350Nm @ 1800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2018||Apr 2018||Apr 2018||Apr 2018|
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