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Discussion in 'Mercedes News' started by KillerHERTZ, Oct 29, 2014.
It came out in 2012 and the facelift will be out next year, 3 years as usual for a facelift
Still looks cack...
The NEW Vauxhall Astra---- remind anyone of anything?
Come along - the Astra is a good looking motor.
A Class circa £25K
Astra on a 64 plate from Arnold Shark £13k About 6k off, it says.
W168 was (and still is), a rather unique, unmistakable shape; W169 was a bit Honda Jazz-ish; W176 is just Astra ...
A Eurobox is still a Eurobox whatever grille you stick on it surely?
On a Korean car
Well if we are splitting hairs???
In April 2007 Kia opened its first plant in Europe, at the initial cost of €1b, in Žilina, Slovakia, about 200 kilometres north-east of Bratislava, with initial production concentrating around the Kia Cee'd model, designed exclusively for the European market. The eventual capacity of the plant is 300,000 units per year. It is one of the few auto factories in the world that is capable of building up to eight different models on the same line, and build ratios can be tweaked to suit demand.
Much like that "German Manufacturer" Mercedes builds the part Renault designed A Class in Rastatt Germany--- Kecskemét Hungary or here [pictured] Uusikaupunki Finland
On that basis I reckon the CEED and A class both qualify for the sobriquet - eurobox
ps I am somewhat curious as to to where the RHD UK A class cars are made? I would hope Rastatt??? but it would be interesting if some of the A class forum members could enlighten us?
It may also be of interest that the A45 AMG engine, unlike its fire breathing V8 and V12 brethern which are assembled at AMG's main plant at Affalterbach, is built in the new engine plant in Kölleda in what was formerly East Germany.
Mercedes A45 AMG (2013) CAR review | Road Testing Reviews | Car Magazine Online
An Eastern German Beacon of Hope | Germany | DW.DE | 07.10.2004
it just doesn't do it for me. I would take the Golf, A3 or 1 series over it.
Nor me. In fact I would take the new Astra if it looks anything like the image in Grober's post, above!
Surprised no one has mentioned the poor paint job on the front door. Even the Mercedes factory cant blend 'silver' properly.
That's a test car isn't it?
Thats annoying Our her new A class is to be collected in about 3 weeks.
We've got a mk6 Golf and the A class is just better inside.
If I'm honest the Golf rides a touch better but the last two cars have been VW both Golfs, both DSG boxes have failed twice while we owned them.
So until VW regain my trust we're off!
The Astra comments LOL just no... they are awful the last decent one was a mk4 1.6 16v. and before that my Mk2 SRi
(We've owned Mk 1,2,3,4,5 Astra's)
Conversely my trusty CLK 320 has let me down once in 10 years and 70k miles thats not even meant to be a proper Mercedes...
...And if I'm 100% honest I could hear the water pump complaining for a while so it did tell me and was gracious enough to take me home under its own power.