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a class 160 diesel

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by wreape, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. wreape

    wreape Active Member

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    Hi hope you don't mind me asking?
    I am thinking of buying for the wife a 2005 a160 cdi picadilly
    is there any well know weaknesses and issues I should be looking for on this model?
    buy in haste repent in liesure sort of thing.
    cheers all.
     
  2. mattkh

    mattkh Senior Member

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    Hi
    An Automatic may be a bad idea.
     
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    wreape

    wreape Active Member

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    No it's a manual!
    but in saying that I prefer auto mercs,but maybe not with a small engine.
     
  4. WG M-B

    WG M-B Senior Member Authorised Forum Supporter

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    A manual is not such a bad idea. But be prepared to shell out £££'s if the clutch goes

    It's a very labour intensive job
     
  5. anyweb

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    i wouldnt get the 2005 model as it's prone to rust,
    check out this thread to see why.
     

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