Yesterday was my lucky day! My friend just pitted in his Mercedes Benz E200 for services at Jati Transport. They gave him a loaner car which is this cool A-Class. Sadly it is only a A200. Nevertheless, it is better then nothing. I took a quick spin from Kiulap to Serusop and I have to say I am very impress with this little car!
Like I said in the previous, the handling and rides on this car is really outstanding. I cannot praise enough about it! LOL! This here is the lowest spec from the A-Class range but it does come with lots of cool options! Firstly, even for a low spec model it still comes with full driver's side electric seat! The interior seats are fully covered with soft fabrics that has white stitches all over the contour of the seat.
For the exterior, you will note that this particular model comes with an optional BND$1800 "Diamond Grille". Another features worth mentioning is the utilize of full LED and HID system. The headlights, signal lights, DRL and reverse lights are all equipped with LED systems. You cannot find any traditional standard bulbs in this car!
Another big thumbs up for this car is the Collision Prevention Assist that comes standard in all A-Class ranges. The system can detect the distant between the A-Class and those in front given it is stationary or moving . If it is too close the system will give both visual and acoustic warnings. Can you believe we actually tested this system. Not on purpose, but due to one idiot driver who just turned into our lane thinking that the road belongs to them! Luckily the car gave us a loud acoustic warning and my friend who was driving at that time was able to swirl the car to safety! Really big thumbs up this safety system!
In term of performance, this 1.5litre turbocharged 4 pot is actually not too bad at all. I don't know why when we tested the A250, it didn't provide much fun compared to the A200. I think partly also because there were 3 occupants inside the car and our fats probably killed some of the fun in that car. LOL