My cla recently crashed and after owning it for 2 years and lurking on this sub I can definitely say it was a decent car. First off it is the most beautiful car I’ve layed my eyes on. I was in high school when this car came out and I always wanted to own one. Fast forward to 2018 and after grinding I was finally able to purchase a demo model with all the bells and whistles. Great car I personally loved the interior and the head turns it gets. Gas is great if you drive slowly it is comparable to a Camry. Never had a major issue or done anything to it other than oil changes at 5000km and weekly hand washes. Now reliability for me was fine on big components but if you ever buy one of these don’t get all the bells and whistles. They are super annoying especially in Canada when the temperature drops the car constantly has electrical issues and once just straight up stopped on the road. Every morning there seemed to be a stupid new issue. Honestly after the horror stories on this sub and irl every day turning the car on gave me anxiety about if it’s the day it goes wrong. After a while the beauty wore off and I was stuck with a annoying car that beeps and bongs at everything I became afraid of driving fast and never used sport mode thinking the car could brick. Looking back now I miss the car but i would never buy a Mercedes in general again just the electrical issues alone. Furthermore, the Mercedes community is straight up toxic in terms of the cla. When I would even bring up the fact I have a cla or try and engage in discussion I would get riddled with hate messages online and irl but idk how buying a old 2012 e class somehow makes you superior to someone buying a new “cheap mercedes”. In conclusion the cla is good car in warranty and in my experience it is psychotic in cold climates.