Mercedes-Benz CLA 2014: Is this a good choice? – The Car Guide

I love the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 2014 and I would like to have your opinion on this car. Is it a good choice?


Hello Claude,

The Mercedes-Benz CLA arrived at home in 2014 with a distinct look. Pretty and fun, this car was then offered with the option of all wheel drive that should be preferred. On the one hand, to avoid the unpleasant torque effect of the ordinary model, then because the behavior of the car is simply more interesting. Be aware that a model equipped with all-wheel drive is easier to sell, and cheaper, the day you choose to move on.

Now, let's not forget that the reliability of the CLA has never been exemplary: problems ranging from engine failure to numerous electrical failures, to the dysfunction of electronic controls. Also pay attention to crunches and pops that have been the subject of many complaints. And since many repairs can usually only be done by the dealer, maintenance costs can be considered huge. Even if it is a compact.

I guess you're going for the 2014 model because it's the first model year, so you can get it cheaply (between $ 15,000 and $ 18,000). However, if your budget is limited, the choice of this model is risky. Very risky. It could be a poisoned gift for you, even if the car was meticulously maintained. So, my advice is to point you to another more classic model. For example, an Acura ILX or an Audi A3, which will certainly be less capricious.

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