Went out for a 2 liter bag of milky colored handbuilt goodness


#1

2015 GLA 45 AMG… Fun little car. :slight_smile: Practical: AWD and fits a golf bag but fun to toss around.

http://www.nyspeed.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=37378&d=1519679516


#2

Tax time again? I have never driven or been in one of these yet…
The guys name is Axel, it must be awesome!


#3

I am always trolling the Toy Barn website and saw this car a couple weeks ago. I knew nothing about it but watched some reviews and was surprised how great the reviews were. AMG really built a nice car that is miles ahead of the CLA brother. It is the most powerful 4 cylinder ever in a production car and the suspension is upgraded, not just the shocks and springs. It was produced to compete with the other “hot hatches” but cost much more. So I bought a used one for less money and got the refinement and options of a higher priced car. It really is a ton of fun but is not brutal like my old Evo. It also is way more practical and cheaper than my Carerra S was. With a simple tune it is said it can do 60mph in about 3 seconds!!!
First impressions are great so far but this is my first Merc ownership. Time will tell how good it really is. :slight_smile:

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It doesn’t have the giant wing option or Recaro seats or the carbon fiber dash kit but I really don’t care at this point in my life. :slight_smile:
It has lane assist and rear back up camera and Navi, power hatch, huge sunroof, power seats, etc. My Evo did not even have cruise control. lol

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Oh yeah! It has launch mode and shift lights. :smiley:

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The dual Klutch is no where near Porsche fast and the AWD is not quite QUATTRO but it is still pretty good.


#4

Yay Toy Barn…did you go through Chris again?


#5

Nice! How does it sound?


#6

Nice man


#7

Yeah, Chris. He is a good guy.

It sounds about 4/8ths as good as the RS7. :wink: It does pop between gears in sport mode which sounds neat.

Thanks!

The more I drive it the more I like it. Just driving highways on the way home was not too much fun. Screaming up and down Crump Road near KB is where it gets fun. :slight_smile:


#8

these are awesome cars. I’ve been watching them drop in value also. most people have no idea what they are.


#9

It really is a greatly held secret. I remember when they came out and everyone was like, “Yeah but, I can buy a hot hatch like a Subaru, VW or Mitsubishi for so much cheaper.” The refinement and features of this car is miles ahead of those cars and now they are more affordable. Plus I don’t feel too old to be driving a Mercedes. I would feel weird still driving my Evo. :slight_smile:


#10

I just wish they were like 1 foot longer for more storage in the back.


#11

These already sell used in the used STI/Golf R range and they run 12s stock. I love the idea of buying one for the wife in a couple years but being a teacher her car gets treated rough in the school parking lot. Seems like there is a new ding or bash every six months. I’d guess she commits half of them herself.

Very nice pick up. Fast little hatch that most people don’t know about.


#12

So door ding up a benz


#13

I have always liked these things. I honestly didn’t know they existed for quite some time. I have been keeping my eye on CPO and low mileage ones. What are your updated impressions now that you have had the car for 2 weeks? What are they like in terms of comfort? I bet this is a hoot on Crump. I’ve been over there a few times myself lol.


#14

For the money, this car is awesome. When you think about what you are getting for $35,000 or so it really is great… Of course I have had no repair bills yet. LOL
It is obviously not a huge vehicle but I am 6’2" and it fits me great. I LOVED the look of my Carrera S but they look the same from the diver’s seat. :slight_smile: I realize it is not a Carrera but it is sooooooo much more useful and still a hoot to drive in all weather with room for ski or golf equipment. It will actually oversteer a bit too!

Sure people complimented me every time I pumped gas in the Porsche but this thing hardly ever needs gas so… :smiley:


#15

What does the maintenance schedule for this look like? Can you post a picture of the schedule from the owners manual?


#16

I could but then I would have to see the reality of it. lol
Let me check it out and see if I can post it. :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

Update on your impressions? Any issues? With prices dropping I am continuing to consider buying one this summer. There are a few on Autotrader under $30k now :flushed:


#18

So far so good. I have not driven it in a while because there is something rattling in the AC fan. It is probably a mouse considering every f**king car I own seems to get mice in them. :frowning: