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 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 ?
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...
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...