I have always wondered why there are so few Bs around. A very versatile vehicle. Quite fancy one myself. Is there an AMG version?
Have a look at the search engine on the MB website. Personally I would look for a 180cdi SE or a B200cdi SE with auto box. If you select nationwide and prices from £10k to £16k (to allow for haggling) you will get a good selection.
I would avoid sport suspension and sport pack like the plague as it gives a very hard ride on the UK's poorly maintained roads. You will get 12 months approved used guarantee (though with your budget you will be able to buy some cars with plenty of manufacturers warranty. For example there is a 2007 one with only 16k miles at the Dorchester dealer. And at Chichester a 2008 one with plenty of kit including leather seats, 13k miles only and asking a tad over your top price but they will come down with haggling. Looks good.
Hmmm...£12,683 to rent a basic B Class for 3yrs/36K miles.Hard to beat the offers on the MB website. For example the B180cdi automatic for only £2,999 deposit and £269 per month on a 3 year PCP deal at only 5.8% APR.
Hmmm...£12,683 to rent a basic B Class for 3yrs/36K miles.
They came out around the time I got my C Class and I did think many people might switch to the B Class but it doesn't seem to have happened. Around here (NW) they're a very rare sight.