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Mercedes, Worth It? #5238993 10/14/19 01:30 AM
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I am looking at a 2015 CLA 250 and how does this brand stack up? I have heard the stories about expensive maintenance,
then I hear they are very reliable. I had an Audi A4 and that was the only car I could compare it to. How cushy is the
ride and how's handling. Thank you

Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5238999 10/14/19 02:25 AM
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I think MB only makes sense if you buy the higher end models or AMG models. No way I'd consider a CLA250.

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I think Mercedes (maybe with Nissan) has the highest number of models that people unload within the first year.


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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5239006 10/14/19 02:47 AM
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No way I'd buy a CLA.

Buy a 2er or A3 if you want a small German car.


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CLA-250 = Overpriced Civic.

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Originally Posted by billt460
CLA-250 = Overpriced Civic.

Well no, that's the Acura ILX.


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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5239034 10/14/19 04:30 AM
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Get a brand new Mazda6 and for a lot less money, you'll get an outstanding car. The infotainment won't be as full-featured but, on the flip-side, you'll never get a mortgage-sized repair bill for routine service.

https://www.mazdausa.com/vehicles/mazda6/gallery

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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5239038 10/14/19 04:55 AM
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I've only owned 1 MB.
I sold it the days before the warranty expired.
Cams replaced. AC issues required dash removal.
Windows falling off track.
It did look nice.


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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5239039 10/14/19 04:57 AM
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If you want a MB at least step up to the C300 sedan. It doesn’t cost much more, but is a better car.

For the same money I’d probably buy a Genesis G70 Sedan. There are some new ones listed as low as $32k well equipped if you search.


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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: RayCJ] #5239041 10/14/19 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RayCJ
Get a brand new Mazda6 and for a lot less money, you'll get an outstanding car. The infotainment won't be as full-featured but, on the flip-side, you'll never get a mortgage-sized repair bill for routine service.

I know bitog is riding Mazda hard right now and hates German cars, but a 2015 CLA will be cheaper to buy and better to drive, and is available with a myriad of nice options which balloon the price new but make the car a bargain used.

You have to spend $30k just to get decent power in the Mazda, and are we just going to assume it will be trouble free? My mom's '15 Mazda6 was not a paragon of quality or reliability.


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"We don't have a lot of complaints on file for the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 — feel free to add yours here. It's either not very popular ... or it's very, very good."

Source: https://www.carcomplaints.com/Mercedes-Benz/CLA250/

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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5239052 10/14/19 05:21 AM
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Cramped interior even with the FWD layout. I'd consider a VW Jetta R or whatever their sport line is called if you absolutely need the trunk space. The C300 (My wife has the C300 coupe) is of course the logical step up and it's RWD. She initially thought about the CLA but impulse, threw me under the bus, bought a C300.

BMW 2-series if you want to go the dark side but it's only a 2 dr.

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Re: Mercedes, Worth It? [Re: rrretiree7] #5239059 10/14/19 05:31 AM
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A lot of electrical problems with my 95 E320. None related to driveability though.

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Get a brand new Mazda6 and for a lot less money, you'll get an outstanding car. The infotainment won't be as full-featured but, on the flip-side, you'll never get a mortgage-sized repair bill for routine service.

I know bitog is riding Mazda hard right now and hates German cars, but a 2015 CLA will be cheaper to buy and better to drive, and is available with a myriad of nice options which balloon the price new but make the car a bargain used.

You have to spend $30k just to get decent power in the Mazda, and are we just going to assume it will be trouble free? My mom's '15 Mazda6 was not a paragon of quality or reliability.


I have nothing against German cars and I do not speak as a collective voice for BITOG.

My comments are based on my neighbor's experience. Her CLA 250 was purchased as a dealer lease trade-in with 62,000 miles and came with all dealer service records. Between normal maintenance, a couple mechanical problems and persistent electrical problems, the car has cost her a living fortune to the tune of just under $5500. I've owned 3 Mazda's in the last 10 years and have put over 240,000 miles on them collectively. Maintenance cost for all three comes nowhere near $5500.

Have a nice day.

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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
No way I'd buy a CLA.

Buy a 2er or A3 if you want a small German car.


Agreed- although note that most here will recommend a soul- slaughtering appliance over anything even remotely engaging to drive.


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