Is the Mercedes A-Class worth it?

by Admin

Posted on 2019-02-27

The Mercedes-Benz A-class is their answer to the growing popularity of hatchbacks that all started with the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, that cutesy tutesy thing (I liked the Mirage, actually). And also, the Suzuki Celerio, Toyota Wigo and many others. The thing is, though, that this is a more luxurious car.


Is it worth the PHP 2.5 to 3.2 Million price tag? Well, let’s see, shall we?


First off, it’s a cute car. It also looks a lot like the CLS class, that sporty 4 door sedan. It’s interior is also quite posh. You could liken it to a budget S-class or budget Rolls- Royce. It’s also quite spacious in here. I’m 5’9” tall and there’s still quite a lot of head and leg room for all passengers.


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You could fit 6-footers in the back and they’d have just enough space to get by on a long journey – provided you’re my height. IF you’re shorter, you’ll be delighted to know that you can fit taller people back there.


Just remember to watch for potholes or the occasional speed hump.


Also, the ride is quite smooth if you’ve bought their legendary AirMatic suspension system. It has many optional features on most cars as standard like a back up camera and proximity sensors (at least, that’s what I’ve been told) and has many optional safety kits available.


However, there are downsides. It’s not that sporty at all. It’s only got one good engine choice if you want a good thrashing (which is the A250) and everything else isn’t completely upgradeable.


What I’m trying to get to is this: If you want, say, Autonomous Emergency Braking, you need to buy the entire package and it’ll include stuff you didn’t want or need. It’s like buying a Suzuki Jimny. It’s either this or that and there’s nothing in between.


So, is it worth it? Yes and no. Yes, because it provides a sublime ride and show off to your friends you’re rich. No because it’s too expensive for a selected amount of options you need to buy to get a particular option.


I’d rather have a Mirage Hatchback, thank you.


Reference: Mercedes-Benz A-Class