Date registered: Jul 2005
Vehicle: 99 ML430, 00 ML320, 05 E500 4matic Wagon
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They are so different from each it hard to answer that question.
If you will ever need AWD then the GL is the one. It will cost more just in fuel. However it can literally climb mountains.
The CLA is a nice ride, but will perform well in snow or freezing rain. Also what is standard on most GLs will add at least $6000-8000 to a CLA.
The GL has a history of issues, but being almost 9 years old hopefully they have been addressed. If the GL does not pass a good PPI at an MB dealer where they
can look up of the work done to it at by MB dealers then it could be a solid choice.
Obviously a brand new CLA will have complete bumper to bumper coverage for 4 years or 50k miles.
Just noticed you were looking at a lease on the CLA. Do not lease any car unless every payment is tax deductible.
Leases for regular drivers are designed to make the dealership a lot of profit and drain your wallet.
Last edited by Noodles; 08-17-2016 at 06:35 PM.