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Old 15-01-2020, 04:43 PM   #1
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Reliability of A class vs 1 series

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I am looking at getting an A class (A200) or a BMW 1 series (Maybe X1). Anybody having any major issue on one of these cars that I should be aware? I really want to get one of these 2 models(I like both) and thinking of which model will be more reliable...
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Old 15-01-2020, 08:31 PM   #2
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X1 is not 1 series though.

Just do coin flip loh, both are endless money pits
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Old 15-01-2020, 08:37 PM   #3
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Hi Guys,

I am looking at getting an A class (A200) or a BMW 1 series (Maybe X1). Anybody having any major issue on one of these cars that I should be aware? I really want to get one of these 2 models(I like both) and thinking of which model will be more reliable...
1 series use 3 cylinders engine. I would not consider it.
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Old 15-01-2020, 09:58 PM   #4
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1 series use 3 cylinders engine. I would not consider it.
Another car in mind now is the X2 20i... Still not much feedback between these
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Been driving a 116d, no issue till date. good fuel consumption..
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Old 16-01-2020, 12:48 PM   #6
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Merc less problematic
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Old 16-01-2020, 10:35 PM   #7
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Hi Guys,

I am looking at getting an A class (A200) or a BMW 1 series (Maybe X1). Anybody having any major issue on one of these cars that I should be aware? I really want to get one of these 2 models(I like both) and thinking of which model will be more reliable...
my opinion, don't flame me

A class
4 cylinder, mercs more common = slightly cheaper maint, more reliable in fact, 3 years warranty from AD, got carplay, android auto, sat nav and etc


1 series
3 cylinder, bmw is well known for very very expensive maint. 5 years warranty if from AD (iirc), only its HU for navigation, more unique = more special


you choice, really.
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Old 17-01-2020, 07:34 AM   #8
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3 cyclinders vs 4.
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Old 17-01-2020, 06:33 PM   #9
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in terms of reliability, mercedes wins for sure. best to go down to test drive both cars and see which one u like more.
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Old 17-01-2020, 09:10 PM   #10
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Thanks... .But I am now comparing the 2L 4 cylinder engine of the BMW vs the 1.3L of the Merc... Overall reliability actually, not just engine
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For BMW, the 5 years warranty include oil leaks and engine mounting etc..

for wear and tear parts, can do at outside workshop. As long as original BMW parts are used, warranty will be intact. Save a lot of $$, eg: a pair of brake pads + labour cost $600 at PML, outside workshop cost $200. Aircon filter $135 at PML, $35 from Stockist (Eng soon) self change.

Servicing oil change have to be done at PML to keep warranty. Every now and then PML have promo for oil change service. Buy 3 oil change at price of 2. So 3 / 4 cylinder engine cost $650 for 3 oil change. After warranty, oil change at outside workshop is $180, almost same price as Jap cars.

You need to know where to go to service your BMW. So it's not true BMW cost a lot more more more to maintain, just need to do some homework and being savvy.
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For BMW, the 5 years warranty include oil leaks and engine mounting etc..

for wear and tear parts, can do at outside workshop. As long as original BMW parts are used, warranty will be intact. Save a lot of $$, eg: a pair of brake pads + labour cost $600 at PML, outside workshop cost $200. Aircon filter $135 at PML, $35 from Stockist (Eng soon) self change.

Servicing oil change have to be done at PML to keep warranty. Every now and then PML have promo for oil change service. Buy 3 oil change at price of 2. So 3 / 4 cylinder engine cost $650 for 3 oil change. After warranty, oil change at outside workshop is $180, almost same price as Jap cars.

You need to know where to go to service your BMW. So it's not true BMW cost a lot more more more to maintain, just need to do some homework and being savvy.
If u put savvy to savvy, mercs is still cheaper.

The comparison must be equal. You cant use bmw savvy vs standard pricing for mercs to make your comparsion bro.
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Hi Guys,

I am looking at getting an A class (A200) or a BMW 1 series (Maybe X1). Anybody having any major issue on one of these cars that I should be aware? I really want to get one of these 2 models(I like both) and thinking of which model will be more reliable...
you are comparing 2 slightly different classes of cars - one is a hatchback the latter an ' SUV ' ( the X1) .The X1 is not a 1 series.
Reliability is very owner dependent unless you get a lemon.
Drive 15 k kms without seeing the inside of a service centre for oil change and there goes your reliability.
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Both no auto tailgate, fail my criteria of being a conti.

Friend driving the new A200 since Nov, quite nice, but I don't like the round a/c vents, very ... uncle.

X1 I drove before, power packed, but that's about it. It's rather bare inside, no features, nothing fancy unless you're a cruise control fan.

I'll take the A200 in this case.
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Both no auto tailgate, fail my criteria of being a conti.

Friend driving the new A200 since Nov, quite nice, but I don't like the round a/c vents, very ... uncle.

X1 I drove before, power packed, but that's about it. It's rather bare inside, no features, nothing fancy unless you're a cruise control fan.

I'll take the A200 in this case.
The round vents looks like plane turbine. Damn nice imo.
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