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I'm going to try once I've got it but it tends to be the middle of the car that grounds. I drive up the kerb then there's an apex before the drive slopes down. The work should see that apex flattened out
In all fairness it seems worth it to get the work done. Nothing gets cheaper & you'll be thankful for it with future cars too.
 

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In all fairness it seems worth it to get the work done. Nothing gets cheaper & you'll be thankful for it with future cars too.
Yeah, the kerb stones and pavement have started breaking up so could with being repaired anyway. I've only had 1 car in the 20 years I've been there that's scraped and that's the car I had when I moved in, an escort 1.8ghia. I have had to take it in to consideration with each purchase tho with this A class being the only car Ive bought knowing it won't go but I did have the driveway folk look at it before going ahead with the purchase. Still a risk that it won't work but won't know til it's done. Just know I really want the car and it's stunning interior.
 

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My mistake there.. Turns out all models have "lowered comfort suspension" which is amusing since how can it be "lowered" if they're all lowered.

As for "too low" I don't quite share that sentiment. I can clear most speed humps without mounting them & I live in Durham which has nothing but hills & speed humps. In over 4 months of ownership I have scuffed the underside (lightly) once.
I could understand if I had a steep driveway where I admit there could be some issues, however it would be pretty silly to buy a car & THEN discover it scrapes on the driveway (or a car park I regularly use). Plenty of information is available before purchase.
I did test the car out first and didn’t have a problem, I didn’t measure or take note of the low clearance tho with a full load
You try doing a u turn, you hit bottom on the road chamber
Also (I see you’re a fellow NE resident) be careful in the Metro Centre or Eldon Square Multi Story, you will scrape the front coming down
 

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I did test the car out first and didn’t have a problem, I didn’t measure or take note of the low clearance tho with a full load
You try doing a u turn, you hit bottom on the road chamber
Also (I see you’re a fellow NE resident) be careful in the Metro Centre or Eldon Square Multi Story, you will scrape the front coming down
I avoid Eldon Square like the plague & haven't been to Metrocentre in years but I see your point in such situations. I usually take my time if the angles look suspect. It made it over the speed bump/mountain at the Arnison centre (Durham) so it can't be too bad :)

The only time I scraped it (lightly) was a speed bump near Houghton which honestly surprised me because it didn't look that high.

I never got grounded on a U-turn but I did notice how impressive the turning circle was when I was negotiating an industrial estate recently.
 

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I don’t think so
Look, can we please put this one to bed.

The A180 (in AMG-line guise, not diesel) DOES have multi-link rear suspension. I have one. I've looked.

The initial brochure said it did, then the next claimed it didn't, then the next revision said it did again. Mine definitely does. They may have changed things in the 2020 revision, but someone with one will have to confirm either way.

Edited to add - latest brochure (Dec 2019) claims it does.

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Nice one. Enjoy your new car.
Thanks. I realise this is taking things off the original topic but was surprised to find that it doesn't have wireless phone charging. I thought that was standard. Same as active cruise control. Granted I wasn't a huge fan of it in my golf preferring "normal" cruise control which my A Class seems to have. Was nearly caught out by it on way home when I expected the car to slow itself but didn't.
 

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Thanks. I realise this is taking things off the original topic but was surprised to find that it doesn't have wireless phone charging. I thought that was standard. Same as active cruise control. Granted I wasn't a huge fan of it in my golf preferring "normal" cruise control which my A Class seems to have. Was nearly caught out by it on way home when I expected the car to slow itself but didn't.
Yes, I agree, mind boggling that it's not standard on a premium car and yet is on the 'people's car'
 

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Yes, I agree, mind boggling that it's not standard on a premium car and yet is on the 'people's car'
It's not mind boggling at all. Mercedes is a premium brand so they don't need to include things like active cruise control and wireless charging to entice people, they put them in extra packages to make even more money. Ford for example, they might include all the gadgets they can so they're offering a LOT more for the same money.

I've only had my A180 for a couple of months (had an older W176 before) and while i definitely love sitting in the much more premium interior, i know that when the time comes to look for another car, there's no doubt i'll be looking elsewhere for something that comes with more of these "optional extras"
 

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I do a daily 32mile commute mix of town and dual cway. Averaging 45mpg in my A200 amg line. Managed 53 on 200mile mway run.
 

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I got the 1.3 petrol AMG Line Premium A200 and i get 37MPG . I`m doing mainly motorways (62 miles daily) and i thought is a lot but seems is very good as for some people reaches 60 MPG :oops: I`m stunned.
 

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I avoid Eldon Square like the plague & haven't been to Metrocentre in years but I see your point in such situations. I usually take my time if the angles look suspect. It made it over the speed bump/mountain at the Arnison centre (Durham) so it can't be too bad :)

The only time I scraped it (lightly) was a speed bump near Houghton which honestly surprised me because it didn't look that high.

I never got grounded on a U-turn but I did notice how impressive the turning circle was when I was negotiating an industrial estate recently.
Glad I read the above as I'm in the NE as well and sometimes visit these places.

I considered the A200 as fuel economy maybe become an issue as my car will be used as a driving school car. In the end I decided to go for the A250 and have been pleasantly surprised to get 36 - 40 mpg normally and on a trip across the pennines 46 mpg.
 

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Glad I read the above as I'm in the NE as well and sometimes visit these places.

I considered the A200 as fuel economy maybe become an issue as my car will be used as a driving school car. In the end I decided to go for the A250 and have been pleasantly surprised to get 36 - 40 mpg normally and on a trip across the pennines 46 mpg.
I bought the A200 because I thought it would be just about the right amount of power for me after not driving a couple of years after an amputation (I drag my disassembled wheelchair over to the passenger seat, chuck the wheels on the back seat & drive with a left foot accelerator.)
To be honest the A200 is okay, sometimes it's hard to believe it's only a 1.3 but I wish I'd gone for at least the A250.

You got better fuel economy than me, I went to Killhope Cross a week ago & got just under 40mpg. I know I could have got better MPG if I'd driven in manual mode but I preferred the relaxing drive. It's my first automatic & whilst I love the DCT box I still find the paddles a little 'Playstation'. Also I wish the paddles were mounted to the column & not the wheel.
 
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