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Hello members,
I live on the east coast and I was debating whether I should purchase mudflaps for my CLA or not.

  • Is it a worthy addition?
  • Does it protect the car exterior from getting dirty in rain and slushy snow/ice?

Please let me know your views.

Thanks,
Vidya
 

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Hello members,
I live on the east coast and I was debating whether I should purchase mudflaps for my CLA or not.

  • Is it a worthy addition?
  • Does it protect the car exterior from getting dirty in rain and slushy snow/ice?

Please let me know your views.

Thanks,
Vidya
In previous coupes that I have owned (like the VW CC), where the car's suspension is low, there is a tendancy for them to scrape when entering parking lots, or going up steep inclines.
 

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My experience with both on and off is that your car looks dirty regardless. If it's bad enough that mud flaps make a difference, all it changes is that you don't have that "streak" of dirt on the bottom of the car. But the car still looks dirty. I changes the overall dirtiness look from a 10 to, say, an 8. Not really worth the compromise of the overall car's look, cost, and hitting the road (when you go over inclines, pull into the driveway, etc) in a low vehicle. And Mercedes aren't Italian cars. The rocks aren't going to destroy the car.
 

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get the flappy rubber kind you used to see on the old Lancia Deltas ;) Better yet, drive with the car cover always on to negate unnecessary dirt ;) double plus better leave CLA in the garage if salt speckled paint grinds your gears.

Still the number one best way to protect the cars exterior from EVER getting dirty is to simply not purchase one ;)
 

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get the flappy rubber kind you used to see on the old Lancia Deltas ;) Better yet, drive with the car cover always on to negate unnecessary dirt ;) double plus better leave CLA in the garage if salt speckled paint grinds your gears.

Still the number one best way to protect the cars exterior from EVER getting dirty is to simply not purchase one ;)
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It all depends if you can find some "splash" guards that will compliment your cars "lines"... There are places which can customize them so that you barely notice them... It's worth looking into if your really concerned...good luck!;)
 
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