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Hello from the Chicagoland area

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Hi all!

Placed my order for the 2014 MB CLA250 about 1.5 months ago. Anxiously awaiting that call from the 'Autohaus on Edens' dealership telling me my car is in. They estimated Sept. 24ish so its almost here!

This will be my first MB. I come from a blue collar 'only buy American vehicles' family, so not sure how this will be received, however the CLA250 looks so darned sleek and sporty that I'm willing to risk the ridicule.
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Although I've owned all American vehicles in the past, it doesn't mean I've been happy with them or the service I received. Over the years, I've made lots of trips to the dealership to get repairs (fortunately before the warranty expiration). I have a few friends that have Mercedes that are extremely happy with them (one will not buy any car but a Mercedes), so I started doing a bit of research. I didn't want anything as big as the E class and was actually looking into the C class when this model started being advertised. I put a deposit down and am anxiously awaiting it to come in next week. My thoughts were that if I didn't like the look (in person) or how it drives, I'd also look into the C class.
we had a Chevy Avalanche with a ton of transmission problems, and unfortunately the problems happened after warranty was up.

what problems did you go through?
Chevy Lumina - Computer. I had to have it replaced twice on the same car before 36k miles!!!

Ford Escape - Transmission went out at approx. 15k miles.

Maybe I'm a jinx and I just attract lemon cars lol
Thanks all. Very cool that these forums exists.
My car is here!!!!! Woohoo! My Mercedes dealership just called to say my car was delivered this morning and will be available this afternoon. I can't wait to go pick it up today!!!
Picked up my CLA250 on Tuesday and have spent the last couple days 'getting to know it'. All I can say is that I LOVE MY NEW CAR!!!! I have always wanted a red car, so call this my midlife crisis...I got Jupiter red. The upgrades I got included the 18" wheels, panorama sunroof, rear deck spoiler, the premium package and the multimedia package. The interior is all black. This car is small but not too small. The only negative is that the back seat will be tight on headroom for my tall friends. Other than that, I have nothing but love for this car. I am amazed that this is only a 4 cylinder as it would easily blow my old 6 cylinder car away in a heartbeat. It is FAST and extremely maneuverable. I can turn on a dime and get in and out of tight places with absolutely no problem. I attached a picture (hopefully it uploaded correctly) of me and my baby.


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Wow you all are great for the ego. My youngest is 21 years old and I'm a grandmother so yes this car is a bit 'midlife crisis' and a bit 'not so guilty pleasures'.

I've gotten several compliments on the Jupiter red with the black interior. I've been told more than a couple times now that its a very sexy car.
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