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okay so its my birthday soon and for my 17th i would like a car, ive been looking at different cars and my parents are willing to buy me my ideal car which is a mercedes a class, and yes i know it’s expensive! Have any of you got a mercedes a class or are learning to drive? what are your opinions on this?
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It's not a suitable car for someone who is only just learning to drive.

There are other cars which are much more apt.

The insurance would be astronomical as well.
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good luck paying for the insurance.
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(Original post by Kerzen)
It's not a suitable car for someone who is only just learning to drive.

There are other cars which are much more apt.

The insurance would be astronomical as well.
yes i agree there are more suitable ones, but when you are offered one and its literally your dream its hard to say no lol

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good luck paying for the insurance.
this might sound a but bratty or spoilt, but its not me paying for it, its my parents, and ofc i would be grateful as i understand how expensive it is
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Mercedes A class for a first car will be expensive for maintenance, insurance and the petrol needed will be pricey too. If you can afford it then go for it.

However for a first time buyer with your budget, I’d recommend the Volkswagen polo or corsa as it’s great on fuel.
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Bet you can't wait to see how much the insurance costs :teeth:
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yes i agree there are more suitable ones, but when you are offered one and its literally your dream its hard to say no lol


this might sound a but bratty or spoilt, but its not me paying for it, its my parents, and ofc i would be grateful as i understand how expensive it is
that’s nice of your parents, i was looking at insurance for my ford focus 1998 and it was £1.4k....so i don’t even want to think about how much yours would be loool
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Mercedes A class for a first car will be expensive for maintenance, insurance and the petrol needed will be pricey too. If you can afford it then go for it.

However for a first time buyer with your budget, I’d recommend the Volkswagen polo or corsa as it’s great on fuel.
Thank you, yes so many of my friends have these and i do really like them. It’s hard to make a decision and i havent been to view any cars yet because of the restrictions so will probably wait to see which i feel most comfortable in
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that’s nice of your parents, i was looking at insurance for my ford focus 1998 and it was £1.4k....so i don’t even want to think about how much yours would be loool
hahah yes i know, obviously there are cheaper ways of bringing down the price of insurance however its not really ever going to be cheap with a mercedes is it hahah
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Are you going to learn to drive in this car?
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(Original post by Kerzen)
Are you going to learn to drive in this car?
not sure yet, do you think its better to learn to drive in the car you’re getting or not?
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Bet you can't wait to see how much the insurance costs :teeth:
i know😬someone in my family has one and shes just turned 17 and i think it was something like £3k. Im thinking as i will have a little job as im still in 6th form and be earning some money as well by helping my parents out in their buisness that i could pay for the insurance myself
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hahah yes i know, obviously there are cheaper ways of bringing down the price of insurance however its not really ever going to be cheap with a mercedes is it hahah
yeah you could get a black box fitted which would lower the insurance
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Worst possible first car imaginable.
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Worst possible first car imaginable.
why? so many people i know have one and are so happy they got one. But im not sure its different for everyone i suppose
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Worst possible first car imaginable.
Perhaps a Fiat 500 would be more fitting
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(Original post by unknowgal)
yes i agree there are more suitable ones, but when you are offered one and its literally your dream its hard to say no lol


this might sound a but bratty or spoilt, but its not me paying for it, its my parents, and ofc i would be grateful as i understand how expensive it is
yep - I am afraid it does sound bratty. That is a very cavalier attitude to spending your parents' money.
There are plenty of more appropriate cars for a learner/new driver - like the VW Polo named above.
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Perhaps a Fiat 500 would be more fitting
yes these are nice, but so common now.
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