Mercedes CLA Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Been back-&-forth in my mind on this, whether the Premium Package is worth it to me as I just want the automatic climate-control.

It's $2,200, and includes:

  • Garage Door Opener
  • Compass
  • Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • iPod.MP3 Media Interface
  • Sirius/XM Satelite Radio
  • Dual Zone Climate Control (w/ Automatic Mode)
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Heated Seats
It sucks that for automatic climate-control (don't even care for dual-zone) I gotta get the whole package, when I don't even want/need any of the other stuff.

I wonder how much better the Harman Kardon sound-system is compared to the standard stereo?

Who else is going w/ the Premium Package? Who is not? Why or why not?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
172 Posts
For the Heated Seats, Climate Control, and the Harman I'd say it is worth $2,200. Since you'd be able to negotiate it down a little, you'd pay less than that, so yeah. And I'm just like you I LOVE the climate control on my dad's 2007 E350, wish my Civic had that.

Also, my mindset with this car is it's going to last me a while until my next car, so I want to load it with features that will keep my car young so to speak. I hate how my Civic felt old and outdated as soon as I stepped into a car 1 year newer... It's a deflating feeling.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
106 Posts
I'm leaning toward it over other packages, including Sport, based on last three bullets. Good stereo is key -- question is how good is this HK system? I think dual zone climate control is necessary if you're married (wife always cold). Heated seats are great up north where I'm at, although wish they were ventilated as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
It's the same w/ the $2,000 Sports Package, I just want the "diamond" grille & I'd gladly pass on the aero body-stuff, wheels, and upgraded brakes! :D

A Franken'CLA would be perfect for me, lolz... :p

For the Heated Seats, Climate Control, and the Harman I'd say it is worth $2,200. Since you'd be able to negotiate it down a little, you'd pay less than that, so yeah. And I'm just like you I LOVE the climate control on my dad's 2007 E350, wish my Civic had that.
Wanna negotiate w/ my dealer when I do my pre-order build? :D (local dealer is doing MSRP on the CLA, period)

Also, my mindset with this car is it's going to last me a while until my next car, so I want to load it with features that will keep my car young so to speak. I hate how my Civic felt old and outdated as soon as I stepped into a car 1 year newer... It's a deflating feeling.
Well said, I think that's what I needed to hear & see. I do plan to keep the CLA for awhile. And comfort/refinement are big on my list. I guess it'll get old real quick if constantly fumbling w/ the climate-control (temps/fan-speed/etc) along w/ a stale/flat sound-system, and perhaps even more-so constantly tethering/attaching my smart-phone/MP3-device w/ an aux' input jack or converter (vs. the integrated/seamless MB connection).

I'm leaning toward it over other packages, including Sport, based on last three bullets. Good stereo is key -- question is how good is this HK system? I think dual zone climate control is necessary if you're married (wife always cold). Heated seats are great up north where I'm at, although wish they were ventilated as well.
Well said w/ regards to ventilated-seats (namely, cooled), I'd gladly pay for them as a stand-alone option.

The Premium Package's dual-zone climate control w/ its automatic feature really helps w/ keeping the windows from fogging up, as well as self-regulating. In Texas, first thing I (and anyone else) does is crank the A/C to max, temp as low as possible & fan speed as high as possible. Then there's constant toggling back & forth. In an auto' system, it'd be one-time programming of settings & then never having to re-adjust. The dual-zone can be useful for cases/situations of regular passenger; for me, I'd be solo majority of the time (commuting) and/or w/ quick hauls of colleagues/friends.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
106 Posts
The Premium Package's dual-zone climate control w/ its automatic feature really helps w/ keeping the windows from fogging up, as well as self-regulating. In Texas, first thing I (and anyone else) does is crank the A/C to max, temp as low as possible & fan speed as high as possible. Then there's constant toggling back & forth. In an auto' system, it'd be one-time programming of settings & then never having to re-adjust. The dual-zone can be useful for cases/situations of regular passenger; for me, I'd be solo majority of the time (commuting) and/or w/ quick hauls of colleagues/friends.
Good to know as we have similar situation in Michigan when it is cold/rainy -- have to use a/c and defrost off and on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
199 Posts
A Franken'CLA would be perfect for me, lolz... :p
I couldn't agree more. It's like there are so many options, but then again, not really unless you buy everything. I don't want everything, I just want my essentials. I wish they would offer everything al carte so that I can pick and choose.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
161 Posts
... I think dual zone climate control is necessary if you're married (wife always cold).
Definite marriage saver! When the wife is cold anywhere below 120-degrees, you have a choice between roasting in a physical hell or turning the heat down and roasting in relationship hell :crying:

Mandatory dual-zone would save more lives than seat belts or airbags.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
161 Posts
hilarious
I'm very lucky- my wife is great and we rarely fight. But if she is cold, she has options: she can put on sweaters, gloves, hats, turn on the seat warmer, etc.

If I am dying from the heat and I can't run the air, what can I do? Buy an ice pack and sit on it? Drive naked?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
199 Posts
I'm very lucky- my wife is great and we rarely fight. But if she is cold, she has options: she can put on sweaters, gloves, hats, turn on the seat warmer, etc.

If I am dying from the heat and I can't run the air, what can I do? Buy an ice pack and sit on it? Drive naked?
I agree - cold people can do numerous (legal) things to warm themselves. It's the hot people that always have to suffer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Manufacturers should really offer a full a la carte menu as well as packages (at a discount for buying options as a combo instead of separately).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,098 Posts
I wish they offered a heated steering wheel! Once you have one you'll never go back willingly...assuming you live in an area with real winters! :)

-Eric
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I just drove the German version of the fully loaded CLA 250. It had every package on it. I am going tomorrow to make my order. Even my wife was sold on the whole thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Been back-&-forth in my mind on this, whether the Premium Package is worth it to me as I just want the automatic climate-control.

It sucks that for automatic climate-control (don't even care for dual-zone) I gotta get the whole package, when I don't even want/need any of the other stuff.

Not sure if your aware, but the the standard single-zone system is semi-automatic & will automatically control the temp at the selected temperature (i.e. 68F, 72F ect., if not set on max hot or cold). You just will have the fan speed/vent settings to manually adjust.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
278 Posts
the P1 is a must for the CLA250 because it includes good sound, heated seats, and harman kardon

my dealer also told me a CLA250 without xenons,. and package 1 and panorama is hard to sell later

My Specs of my CLA250

Package 1
Xenons
Panorama
MB Tex
Night Black
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top