Should I buy a used Mercedes-Benz A-Class as my first car?

Would a Mercedes-Benz A-Class from circa 2005 make sense for a new driver on a budget?

Asked on 6 January 2020 by Ken Thompson

Answered by Andrew Brady
There are better first car choices. A Mercedes-Benz will be expensive to insure for a new driver - especially if they're quite young - and that generation A-Class wasn't particularly good, even when it was new. I'd look at something like a Ford Fiesta instead.
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