Which is the better choice between these two cars?

I am buying a new car for my wife, and it's gonna be her first car.

I have two offers:

Mazda X3 Sport Nav, 2 litre petrol, Auto, stone leather seats, soul red body

Or

Mercedes A class 180 CDI, 1.5 litre diesel, Auto, black leather, cosmos black body
(From the offers I have, Mercedes is 1000 cheaper)

Please help.

Asked on 21 September 2015 by ConfusedGuy

Answered by Honest John
Get the Mazda. Better engine. Better gearbox. Better to drive. The Mercedes is cheap because it's the outgoing pre-facelift model. And has a Renault Clio diesel engine. Economical, but...
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