Newbie advice please

Noobie? Introduce yourself here!
Post Reply
costam
New User
New User
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 pm

Newbie advice please

Post by costam » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:40 am

Hi All
I am a complete petrol head and have always been intrigued by the A45. Currently looking at a 2014 with 68000 km (I live in Cape Town hence km) the vehicle has a full Merc service history and is offered with a limited 2 year warranty and asking price in Pounds is roughly 18k. It will be my weekend drive so I am not too concerned about the mileage more about reliability and possible issues to be aware of. The kicker is that my current weekend drive is a Jag F-Type V6 S and there is nothing wrong with it but I just find it too one dimensional whereas the A45 seems to be more versatile. I would appreciate any opinions or advise regarding the switch to the A45.

Thanks all.
IMG-20200829-WA0005.jpg
IMG-20200829-WA0005.jpg (145.5 KiB) Viewed 290 times
0 x

gotbass
A45 Newbie
A45 Newbie
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:43 pm
x 4

Re: Newbie advice please

Post by gotbass » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:28 pm

Have you driven both?
I would imagine the f-type is more fun to drive surely? The V6 will sound a lot better.

I think the only thing the a45 would have is straight line acceleration and practicality?
1 x

User avatar
MAFFA
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5177
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:03 pm
Location: Bognor Regis
x 543
Contact:

Re: Newbie advice please

Post by MAFFA » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:49 am

I’ve had a race against a 3.0 v6 F-Type & on the motorway they’re quicker than a standard A45. Mapped not so much. The Jag will have the interior quality & sound nailed but if you want something to go B road hunting in then you’ll be making the right choice.

Mine had 67k miles on it & she’s a beauty
1 x
2014 A45 AMG ¦ Jupiter Red ¦ AMG Aero Pack ¦ AMG De-Resonated Sports Exhaust ¦ 19" AMG Alloys ¦ AMG Exclusive Pack ¦ Full Leather incl. Heated Seats & Leather Dashboard ¦ Panoramic Sunroof ¦ AMG Night Pack ¦ Privacy Glass

costam
New User
New User
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:11 pm

Re: Newbie advice please

Post by costam » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:10 am

Thanks for the reply, I took the plunge and bought the A45. Getting used to the differences main one being that the power kicks in higher up the rev range in the A45 (turbo vs supercharged). I had reliability issues with the F Type which was one of the main reasons for selling, the A45 has a FSH with Mercedes and they have included a 2 year mechanical warranty which gives peace of mind.
0 x

User avatar
dorsetred
A45 Groupie
A45 Groupie
Posts: 793
Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 am
Location: Dorset
x 75

Re: Newbie advice please

Post by dorsetred » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:46 am

Congrats on buying the A45 have to say it does look clean and obviously seems as if MB will look after you as well which is an added bonus. 8-)
0 x
MY18 AMG GLA45 4MATIC
Previous - MY16 GLA45 AMG, MY15 BMW 218d Active Tourer, MY13 BMW 118d Coupe, MY11 Honda Civic V-Tech Type R GT, MY09 Volvo C-30 1.8 R-Design, MY01 Honda HRV, too many more.

User avatar
MAFFA
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5177
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:03 pm
Location: Bognor Regis
x 543
Contact:

Re: Newbie advice please

Post by MAFFA » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:25 pm

costam wrote:Thanks for the reply, I took the plunge and bought the A45. Getting used to the differences main one being that the power kicks in higher up the rev range in the A45 (turbo vs supercharged). I had reliability issues with the F Type which was one of the main reasons for selling, the A45 has a FSH with Mercedes and they have included a 2 year mechanical warranty which gives peace of mind.
Congrats man & welcome to the club. Can I ask what reliability issues you had with the Jag as my other half was looking at one as her next car. She’s read a few issues & is now thinking a 718 Cayman S might be a better option
0 x
2014 A45 AMG ¦ Jupiter Red ¦ AMG Aero Pack ¦ AMG De-Resonated Sports Exhaust ¦ 19" AMG Alloys ¦ AMG Exclusive Pack ¦ Full Leather incl. Heated Seats & Leather Dashboard ¦ Panoramic Sunroof ¦ AMG Night Pack ¦ Privacy Glass

Post Reply