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Upgrade to Mercedes Benz A Class

  • 13-04-2019 11:11am
    Registered Users Posts: 25 maccyd13

    Hey Boards,

    So I have a 131 Toyota Yaris (1.0 litre) currently with 75000 Kms. I live in Waterford, but have gotten a job in Kilkenny City (50kms commute each way). I would be spending about 50-60 euro a week on petrol. So I'm thinking of upgrading to a 1.5 diesel, Mercedes a class. Maybe 2013-2015 year and financing it. Probably be about 330-370 a month to finance. I know it will still be more expensive in the long run, but I'm hoping to save a bit on gas, and maybe have a car that will last a little longer too.

    PS, it is my dream car at the moment, would love the leather seats and if it was in blue.

    I suppose I'm asking if anyone has had a similar model and how it fares on petrol and if it's reliable. Also if I would be better off waiting a while and seeing how everything goes and keep driving my Yaris for a bit. I am financing my Yaris at the moment, with about 7k remaining on it. But I am aiming to pay it off early and actually have it owned by Christmas.

    Thanks in advance for any replies or advice, really appreciate it.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,442 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    i suspect this would be better asked in the motoring forum.

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,776 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm

    It sounds like this is more of a heart than head decision!

  • Registered Users Posts: 25 maccyd13

    colm_mcm wrote: »
    It sounds like this is more of a heart than head decision!

    It probably is. But, logically, I think I will hold off on buying it until I pay off my current finance. Then make a decision...

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,776 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm

    It all depends on how much disposable income you have. The fuel saving won’t even put a dent in the extra money you’ll spend.