I value the help given by people who share their knowledge and experience. Just need to check details of servicing history to make sure no lapses. Feel more confident now and, if not this car, then others. Love to learn things.
Apologies in advance for a how long is a piece of string ? post. Nor do I expect anyone to have a crystal ball ! I know there are variables.
Currently interested in a 2009 A W169 1700 petrol with 70,000 on clock for £5,000. Wondering how long I can expect from engine - I would like to keep...
I am amazed by, and grateful for, the number and value of these prompt replies. My mileage is around 10,000 a year ( steady driving, rarely motorway ) so I think additional costs of diesel are, on balance, probably not worth it for me.
I am interested in a 2011 W169 2000 litre manual diesel.
Two queries - I appreciate diesels are noisier than petrol but is it really noticeable ? Would like a reasonably quiet car.
Is the acceleration better in diesel than a petrol ?
These posts are very much appreciated. Another complication has arisen. Just seen a W169 2011 Avantgarde 2000 diesel but only 31,000 miles on the clock. I am concerned with this lowish mileage the DPF may be in a poor way along with other engine problems.
I do around 10,000 miles a year...
I have my eye on a 2010 Avantgarde 1700 petrol auto with 34,500 on the clock.
My queries are :
1) What should I check in particular ? ( I am aware of checking service record record and similar basics )
2) I have heard that parts are no longer available if there are problems with the auto...
We have just had to scrap 2000 reg A140 Avantgarde auto. Preferred the auto to current CVT. Failure was due to corrosion sub frame top corner driver's side. Watch out for any rust appearing anywhere - possible problem pre 2008 I understand. Otherwise, as long as properly serviced, lovely car...
Yet again an extremely help post. I could not have hoped for better responses to my OP. Definitely petrol post facelift A class choice of auto/manual based on best buy.
Other important things are in the way for next two weeks. Search will recommence and I will definitely post the outcome...
Thanks again. I really appreciate the knowledgeable and clear posts. Its given me a feeling of confidence. For various reasons life is very hectic but hope for success soon in finding my ideal A class W169 post facelift.
Hope new reg increases number of used. Will post when bought the car.
Although I would probably prefer an auto there are not so many about. Also I've read conflicting views on CVT.
I would welcome advice on CVT for example -
If there are problems ( depends on the problem ! ) can it be repaired ?
If not, how much could I expect to pay for a new auto...