Buying a used car is a significant investment. It is therefore preferable to make the right choice. Many French motorists have long turned to German car brands, which for decades have been considered more reliable and stable, especially on superior or premium models. Among the most popular brands are Mercedes-Benz, BMW and the Volkswagen group.
Used Mercedes offers a wide selection of vehicles to cover all needs. To prove the reliability of all its used models, the German company Mercedes offers a selection of used cars that benefit from ” Mercedes-Benz certified “. By purchasing one of its vehicles whose history and mileage are verified, you also have a 2-year warranty and 24/7 assistance.
Mercedes A class
The compact Mercedes, the most popular model in France, has more than one asset to seduce. Its dynamic line contributed to the revival of the brand a few years ago. Its reduced size makes it as comfortable in the city as it is on the highways. It makes a complete gift as long as entry-level models are avoided. Mercedes-Benz is a car brand known for the quality of its vehicles for several decades.
Derived from the 2012 Class A, the GLA is a premium vehicle valued for its dynamic qualities and slightly elevated driving position. The star manufacturer renewed it in 2020 to offer it a more refined design and improve its equipment. This latest generation is available in petrol, diesel and hybrid versions, but also in 100% electric with EQA.
Available in 4-door sedan and station wagon under the Shooting-Brake marketing moniker, the CLA is an aesthetic success. It appeared in the Mercedes catalog in 2013 as a sedan, then in 2015 as a station wagon. Its line does not go unnoticed, it is aggressive and seductive. It has been renewed in 2019. Buying a used Mercedes is synonymous with reliability and pleasure. You benefit from a premium car at a lower price than a new one. By choosing a newer, low-mileage model, you benefit from the brand’s latest innovations. The manufacturer’s engines are known for their durability. The quality of the assembly and the overall finish is present throughout the range, from Class A to the prestigious Class S.
The first Polo was born in 1977 and Volkswagen uses the same recipe as with the Golf. It renews the model regularly to follow market trends and offer a modern and efficient city car over time. The latest generation, the Polo VI, was born in 2017. Despite its age, Volkswagen’s city car is still a bestseller for the brand, with almost 24,000 units sold in 2021 in France.
The Golf is a timeless compact that has been regularly renewed since 1974, the year the Golf 1 was launched. Sometimes the newer versions like the Golf 7 or 8 offer high performance and more efficient engines than previous generations. The Golf is available as a sedan or station wagon. The range of engines ranges widely from petrol to diesel through a plug-in hybrid version called GTE and even a 100% electric version under the name eGolf.
BMW 1 Series
Lovers of beautiful mechanics can also turn to the renowned engine manufacturer BMW with the small compact series 1. Available in 3 or 5 doors for more than 15 years, the used market offers a wide selection with 4 or 6 engines. A cut version joins the range currently on the market. Since 2019, a third generation has been offered by BMW. It becomes traction, leaving to the occasion the propulsion and its 6-cylinder engines to comply with the latest regulations on pollutant emissions.
After the success of its second generation Audi A3, the brand with the 4 rings is launching a large city car: the A1. It is offered in 3- and 5-door from 2010 with 4-cylinder petrol or diesel engines. It will be renewed in 2019 by a second generation with a radically different style, although it is still a city car. If the first generation was offered in petrol and diesel, the new Audi A1 is only available with petrol engines.
BMW 3 series
The Bavarian brand’s 3 Series is a good compromise among the available German sedans. The Series 3 was launched in 1975 and has sold more than 10 million units worldwide in more than 45 years. The finish and the engines are up to the brand’s prestige. The last two generations offer a modern and dynamic line. The brand is known for offering powerful and efficient engines. The BMW 3 Series is available in several variants, from the traditional sedan to the station wagon without forgetting the convertible. Gasoline and diesel engines include 4 or 6 cylinder blocks.
Derived from the Audi A3, just as the Mercedes GLA itself is derived from the A-Class, the compact SUV from Audi adopts the compact’s engines. It offers a raised driving position and a nice finish. Originally launched in 2011, the SUV was refreshed in 2018. A year later, Audi launched a coupé model called the Q3 Sportback. It is available in petrol and diesel versions. A sports version with 400 horsepower is also available with the RS Q3. It receives the Audi RS3 engine, a 5-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. This version is quite rare on the used market.