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Hey guys! New member here and I will be getting my CLA at launch. It is my first Mercedes, therefore I am uber excited. I currently own a 2013 Buick verano, but am trading it in and using the equity towards the new baby. Lol. Here is my dilemma, I am maybe asking for some advice. We have 2 dealers in my area. The first one I went to I tried to configure my car with distronic plus and he said it wouldn't be available until December. I am not a waiter. I refuse to sit around while everyone has a CLA therefore I chose one of the pre built models. It's a nice model. White, sports package, premium pack,pano roof, illuminated door sill, but no distronic. I decided to take a trip into the other dealer for fun and they have a first batch cla minus the sports package with the distronic plus. What should I do? I am a real estate agent so I know what it's like to have a client just walk away from the table. It hurts and sucks. Should I go with what I got in the white, or go for the package I really really wanted in the distronic plus. Thanks in advance!! Love this forum. Wish the app would work on iOS 7 though. Lol
 

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Hey guys! New member here and I will be getting my CLA at launch. It is my first Mercedes, therefore I am uber excited. I currently own a 2013 Buick verano, but am trading it in and using the equity towards the new baby. Lol. Here is my dilemma, I am maybe asking for some advice. We have 2 dealers in my area. The first one I went to I tried to configure my car with distronic plus and he said it wouldn't be available until December. I am not a waiter. I refuse to sit around while everyone has a CLA therefore I chose one of the pre built models. It's a nice model. White, sports package, premium pack,pano roof, illuminated door sill, but no distronic. I decided to take a trip into the other dealer for fun and they have a first batch cla minus the sports package with the distronic plus. What should I do? I am a real estate agent so I know what it's like to have a client just walk away from the table. It hurts and sucks. Should I go with what I got in the white, or go for the package I really really wanted in the distronic plus. Thanks in advance!! Love this forum. Wish the app would work on iOS 7 though. Lol
Honestly you should go for what you want. Trust me, Distronic is worth it...i use it in my father's C250 from time to time and it is a dream :). Also, the driver assistance package on the CLA (which has distronic) will also come with autonomous emergency braking, for added peace of mind.
 

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My honest opinion is that you should NOT buy a CLA if you intend to carry clients in the back seat for real estate....unless your clients tend to be adolescents under 5'9" in stature.

-Eric
 

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My honest opinion is that you should NOT buy a CLA if you intend to carry clients in the back seat for real estate....unless your clients tend to be adolescents under 5'9" in stature.

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Lol thank you for that bit of info sue, I do not carry clients in my car. I usually have them meet me at properties. While we are discussing it though, the back is really that small? The verano is really small back there as well, but I hope the cla is about the same.
 

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I don't know the specs of the Verano's backseat but I can't imagine it having the rear headroom issues that an adult passenger will experience in a CLA.

When most people talk or think about backseat space they're usually concerned with legroom (do an adult's legs fit?) and shoulder room (how many people can fit comfortably?). The CLA's back seat issue is different and while I can't speak to headroom issues from personal experience every thorough review comments on it.

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Hey guys! New member here and I will be getting my CLA at launch. It is my first Mercedes, therefore I am uber excited. I currently own a 2013 Buick verano, but am trading it in and using the equity towards the new baby. Lol. Here is my dilemma, I am maybe asking for some advice. We have 2 dealers in my area. The first one I went to I tried to configure my car with distronic plus and he said it wouldn't be available until December. I am not a waiter. I refuse to sit around while everyone has a CLA therefore I chose one of the pre built models. It's a nice model. White, sports package, premium pack,pano roof, illuminated door sill, but no distronic. I decided to take a trip into the other dealer for fun and they have a first batch cla minus the sports package with the distronic plus. What should I do? I am a real estate agent so I know what it's like to have a client just walk away from the table. It hurts and sucks. Should I go with what I got in the white, or go for the package I really really wanted in the distronic plus. Thanks in advance!! Love this forum. Wish the app would work on iOS 7 though. Lol
DO NOT take a CLA250 without the Sport Package. That's the single most important item you should check on your wish list.

Almost every photo you saw on the CLA online has the Sport Package and you will be upset when the car doesn't look like the one you are mentally expecting. The entire front and rear look better with the package TRUST ME !

Find a vehicle with both options. If you need to pay a little more for them to trade for the right car, it's worth it.
 

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DO NOT take a CLA250 without the Sport Package. That's the single most important item you should check on your wish list.

Almost every photo you saw on the CLA online has the Sport Package and you will be upset when the car doesn't look like the one you are mentally expecting. The entire front and rear look better with the package TRUST ME !

Find a vehicle with both options. If you need to pay a little more for them to trade for the right car, it's worth it.
exactly...Sport Package and Xenons are a must. The standard hallogens are so bad its not even funny :(.
 

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DO NOT take a CLA250 without the Sport Package. That's the single most important item you should check on your wish list.

Almost every photo you saw on the CLA online has the Sport Package and you will be upset when the car doesn't look like the one you are mentally expecting. The entire front and rear look better with the package TRUST ME !

Find a vehicle with both options. If you need to pay a little more for them to trade for the right car, it's worth it.

This is going to sound crazy to some, but I don't like the sports package. Lol the body type is great, but I like the $500 5 twin spoke rims way better than the sports rims. I'm thinking of calling the dealer tomorrow and see if they can trade vehicles. Fingers cross. Thank you for the welcomes and the information everyone
 
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