I Want The New Mercedes Benz A Class
So I was driving through to town yesterday to iFix, because I called them and asked if they had a specific iPhone 4S screen protector, which they said they did. So I drove from Tokai to town and it turns out they didn’t have it. Nice.
Anyway, the one positive was that on the way to town I spotted a car that had my jaw dropping. I hadn’t seen it before and had no idea what it was. You can usually spot a BMW, or a Merc or an Audi, but I had no idea what this car was. So I pulled up next to it and saw that it was the new Mercedes Benz A Class. Then I slowly eased off the accelerator, a little embarrassed to be next to something so good looking.
For years and years I though of Mercedes Benz as an old persons choice in car. And let’s be honest, they were. Their designs were stale and boring, and so conservative you’d be afraid to drink a Red Bull in them. Do we remember this E Class?
It was absolutely horrific and I think that design was from around 10 years ago. I had a friend in school whose dad drove it, and even then I thought it was horrific.
But ten years later and Mercedes Benz are catching my attention more and more. Their designs are sporty, young, fast, eye catching and most importantly…I see them on the road and they really make me take notice. I’m a fan of small cars because I don’t need much in a car. I don’t need space to carry kids or loads of camping gear or sports equipment. I just need a car for myself and friends and the odd weekends away where as a guy, I generally pack a bag that people might use for a day out. I pack light and I pack minimal.
I love the Audi A3 and the BMW 1 Series, but here we have some serious competition. And if I were to choose solely on looks, I’d take the A Class. And I think when you’re comparing cars from the top manufacturers, you hardly have to worry about drive quality. They’ve all been making cars long enough to figure out how to make them work properly.
This is one amazingly awesome car, and I’d definitely look at this if I were looking for a small and sporty car.