mercedes CLA or Lexus IS250 for reliability and durability?

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Old 17 Nov 2013, 12:39 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default mercedes CLA or Lexus IS250 for reliability and durability?

I live in NH so snow is also a factor...I heard good things about Lexus IS but the mercedes CLA is flashyer and a few thousand cheaper. What's you guys' views?
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Old 17 Nov 2013, 12:54 am   #2 (permalink)
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maybe Lexus cuz its Japanese made by Toyota, its their luxury brand like Nissan and Infiniti, anyway for reliability i say Lexus because Japanese cars are very reliable and last a long time, in my family there has been a 1996 Nissan Maxima since Zero Miles and its still running really well and my cousins 2001 BMW 3 Series (German car like Mercedes) has so many problems and needs lots of Maintenance. dont get me wring Mercedes is so nice they are so sexy
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Your simple answer for "reliability and durability" is the Lexus IS250. Lexus has proven to be one of the most reliable luxury brands with the best customer service compared to its rivals.
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Go with the Lexus, they are very reliable and cheeper to maintain and fix than a Mercedes. Mercedes are indeed a lot of fun to drive and the safety features are incredible. TCS (traction control system), ESP (electronic stability program), and BAS (breaking assist system), along with a few other technologies, is standard on all Mercedes. These technologies will definitely help in snowy conditions. However, keep in mind the CLA class is a completely new class that was introduced a couple months ago. This means there can be some minor engineering defects that they will later perfect in the upcoming years. This problem is typical with any new series of cars. I would say get a C-class if you want the Mercedes, they've been perfecting them since the mid-90s.
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Get the Lexus IS it's more reliable and more durable.
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Old 17 Nov 2013, 01:54 am   #6 (permalink)
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This is the first model year for the CLA, so no good data as far as reliability and durability goes. Also keep in mind that the all-wheel drive version of the CLA doesn't come out for another month or two, which may be an issue if looking to buy now.































You certainly can't go wrong with the IS250 for reliability and durability - it's tops in that department. The CLA may be fine too, but is still a bit of an unknown.































For what it's worth, the IS250 AWD is mountain-goat sure footed in the snow.































Good luck!
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