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Just joined the forum, invited because I am a member of the MB CLA forum. After a year of figuring out what my next car would be, the CLA narrowly beat out the ATS. I got my CLA on January 3rd, and have just passed the break in point. I have he car on a three year lease, so I will be closely following the ATS development, as I will be choosing a new car in 2018. Looking forward to being a part of this forum.
 

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28 years in the automotive field don't practice it no more.
just for my self now.
the 45 is amazing machine previous vehicle was a highly modified Subaru 07 STI. original owner.
I have had my 45 for over 1 year now and have no regrets.
 

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Hey Dave, welcome... which model cla do you have?
I have a 2015 CLA 250. It has the sport, premium, multi media and driver assistance packages. Bi-xenon lights, walnut dash, sport suspension with 18" P Zero Nero all season tires with black AMG wheels. It is Jupiter Red with beige interior. I've had it about 5 weeks, and just passed the 1,000 mile break in period. Just starting to play in sport mode, and it is a ton of fun. I really liked the ATS when I test drove it. It felt really planted to the road, and the extra horse power over the CLA was obvious. The torque was about even, but it kicked in at lower rpm on the MB. Also, 1more gear on the Benz. My wife liked driving the Caddy better, but riding was better for her in the Mercedes. Strange as it may seem, the final deciding factor was trunk space. I could not even begin to fit my golf clubs in the ATS.
 

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Would love to hear a review on the CLA and your background on cars?
I'm just starting to drive in sport mode, and so far, I'm having a great time with all the key factors, ride, handling and how it sticks to the curves. I'll keep you up dated as I drive it more. I'm not a car guy in the sense I do any mods. Except for my first car, a $100 Rambler Ambassador, I've always had nice cars, new Pontiac Ventura, two Big Fords, two big Buicks, five big Cadillacs, and my last car was a Hyundai Genesis, an amazing car for road feel. So, while I have had a ton of nice cars, I now have a cool car. I will be keeping my eye on the ATS for the future.
 
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