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Offline boonzy111

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Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« on: April 06, 2013, 11:12:14 AM »
Anyone know when are they launching in Malaysia?  I have a feeling these models can attract a lot of current VW owners. Looking forward to test drive them and hope they are as good as how they look

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 12:06:00 PM »
Agreed. The new A class is such a beauty. 4 series launching this year too afaik

Offline ivanpei

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 01:54:27 PM »
I read somewhere (most likely Paultan) that A class is coming in September. A200 and A250 spotted in Malaysia already so these are confirm coming over. A180 not too sure yet. Prelim speculative prices are from 170k (A180) onwards till GTI prices 220-230k for A250.

I'd much rather get the much handsomer A180 with 1.6 Turbo (240nm torgue) over the Golf TSI with the infamous DSG problems. This car is currently no.1 on my radar and competing with Mazda 6 for my next year's bonus!

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 02:24:27 PM »
I read somewhere (most likely Paultan) that A class is coming in September. A200 and A250 spotted in Malaysia already so these are confirm coming over. A180 not too sure yet. Prelim speculative prices are from 170k (A180) onwards till GTI prices 220-230k for A250.

I'd much rather get the much handsomer A180 with 1.6 Turbo (240nm torgue) over the Golf TSI with the infamous DSG problems. This car is currently no.1 on my radar and competing with Mazda 6 for my next year's bonus!

The new Mazda 6 (Mazda Takeri).
That's a homerun!


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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 09:16:05 AM »
Mazda 6 looks sexy, handles well (all mazdas, fords do) but I think pick up on the 2.0 abit sluggish lar. Prefer a turboed conti hatchback for better driving feel. :)

But since starting family soon, Mazda 6 maybe more practical!  :Blue:

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 02:09:20 PM »
Mazda 6 looks sexy, handles well (all mazdas, fords do) but I think pick up on the 2.0 abit sluggish lar. Prefer a turboed conti hatchback for better driving feel. :)

But since starting family soon, Mazda 6 maybe more practical!  :Blue:

Mazda is putting in 2.5l petrol engine for their new Mazda 6. I think it should fare quite well.

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 12:10:28 PM »
True, the 2.5 is very nice. I think 190k for a fully loaded Mazda 6, comparable to a A200 in price. :) Jap resale/maintenance also better than conti any day.

But A class got 3 pointed star wor!!!  :Laughing_on_floor: :Laughing_on_floor: :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 08:19:28 AM »
both Mazda 6 & MB A class are in different segments.

One are more like family sedan and another one is categorized as hot hatch / compact sport sedan.

If this will be your 2nd car, go for MB A Class for sure.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 08:43:03 AM »
i raad the news paper yesterday the new BMW GT launched try go the nearest showroom to get some detial if let say mers and bmw i will always standing up for BMW .this is my two cents

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 09:26:19 AM »
I highly doubt that the resale price for a Mazda 6 will be better than a Merc A-Class.

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 12:35:17 PM »
I highly doubt that the resale price for a Mazda 6 will be better than a Merc A-Class.

What's your reason for this?

I think traditional view is Naturally Aspirated Japanese car= High Resale Value.
Undersized Turbo Conti= Poor Resale Value.

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2013, 01:43:13 PM »
Generally, Mercs priced <250k tend to hold decent value. Mazda's on the other hand, don't.

Saying undersized turbo conti has poor resale value isn't too accurate. The Golf GTI (especially so the mk5) has held its value tremendously well.

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 07:14:44 AM »
dont care about resell value ,car is losing money when you got on 1st day ,as long as what you enjoy for that car u buy and why we work so hard everyday ?everbody need to reward our self as we buy watchs .if always about resell value would feel more suffer.

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 07:07:47 AM »
Right now, at this CBU price of 200k for A200 and 240k for A250, it's quite pricey. Little bit more can get 3 series. I still think the best alternative buys at the 150-200k range are the Mazda 6 and CX5. I'm eagerly waiting for the CKD Mazda 6!

The CX-5 was 160k CBU last year and is now 145k (equivalent specs). That's a fantastic deal and I hope the same will happen to the Mazda 6 when it is CKD.

Also @ 200k Range BMW 316 is 209k which is a pretty good deal for people who want the badge but not too concerned with power. It's still decent @ 1.6 Turbo with 220nm Torque.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2013, 07:22:18 AM by ivanpei »

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2017, 10:04:25 PM »
CLA 200 is a joke. Really waste of money. Even Vios is better than that...

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2017, 08:47:05 PM »
Each day driving A250 brings a smile on my face. 8)

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 05:20:20 AM »
CLA 200 is a joke. Really waste of money. Even Vios is better than that...

It's not a real Benz. Ride comfort is stiff, interior space is awful, visibility terrible, interior plastics low grade... In fact, I think even the front bonnet needs to be propped up with a tongkat when opened  :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2017, 09:18:08 AM »
Anyone tried ML350 before?

Offline mattwee89

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2018, 01:12:26 PM »
CLA45 for me.. such a beast for 2.0 handcrafted engine!!

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Re: Mercedes Benz A250 / CLA250 / A45 / CLA45
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2018, 07:01:36 AM »
Anyone know when are they launching in Malaysia?  I have a feeling these models can attract a lot of current VW owners. Looking forward to test drive them and hope they are as good as how they look

Get the CLA250, nice looking car for ladies driver.  :mooning: