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The New GLA. Always Restless


darksaint

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Hi,

 

Just a short review, feedback and reasons why I went with GLA in the end. I purchased this last nov '15  (vivo roadshow), where C&C was having a special promo, at that time, there was a 12K over-trade for selected cars & GLA was one of them. I was quite lucky as the car was already on the ship due for SG and it arrived in dec, but I specifically waited till first week of Jan for collection. 

 

How does it drive? GLA180 is not going to win any 0-100 race at the traffic lights against your ROC /  WRX and 320. But to overtake other commercial vehicles and smaller passenger cars is not too big of an issue, u just need to "floor" it a bit more.

 

Prior i was on stock rims & stock run flat, on good street, GLA is really very quiet and refine, very quiet .... very comfortable ... the gear box change is very smooth ... when accelerating ... but when slowing down, sometimes they do struggle to find the correct gear (this has been reported by other youtube reviews)

 

one drawback, is that sometimes i feel the car swings side to side and a bit bouncy, - my guess is the run flat tyre - which i have replaced ...

 

FC - I am not the best sample as my traveling patterns as 90% heavy city 10% highway, about 11L to 100KM

 

so should you buy GLA?

 

well I can give u a few Pros & Cons against its brothers within the MB family

 

A Klass - Hot Hatch - Racer Boy Image , Better handling, But limited Rear Head Space and Boot Space cum if Stock Style A180 really very bare bones ... will recommend you getting URBAN - but you will get stiffer suspension

 

B Klass - Family Car - not as "firece" but hey, if you not into looks and like a small car with MB badge, this is the car for you, Good headspace !

 

CLA - some will say most BENG or Firece Looking, personally I simply loved the looks but why i didnt buy it in the end?

two main reasons: Rear headspace cum the small boot opening (esp hard to load big baby wheelers)

 

but if you are singles, 20s, does not need to ferry parents or friends ALL THE TIME,  - i think this is really the perfect entry MB car for you

 

so why GLA - it is a give and take - what are the points that matter to you vs what doesnt , also I never own a SUV before so why not? give it a go

 

Looks - I love the front grille - very commanding, BIG FAT MB LOGO, body shape is wide and sleek, just the rear  - EYES OF A BUG" - which some say, only a mother will love - but who cares - GLA does come in DUAL EXHAUST! 

 

Rear headspace is OK, for normal adults - least my parents can get in without much trouble , it can ferry TWO FULL Adults comfortably, but three will be a struggle. 

 

Boot Space is OK, much better than A Klass cum it has big opening - esp useful if you need to load big items or Baby Wheeler - compare to CLA

 

Lastly, PONDING situations - thought GLA is labelled as a SUV, i think it is more of a cross-over instead, but least when i see "SMALL PONDING" - I will be confident enough to cross it ... :-) 

 

my 2 cents worth of recommendation, if price / money is not an issue, go for the GLA200, the extra horses will come in handy, but if you think GLA180 is more economical , why not? i am sure you will love it as well

 

cheers!

Bro awesome inputs!! Thanks!

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On 1/20/2017 at 9:53 PM, Chalski said:

Envy.. so yours is about 12KM/L... Mine is always 9KM/L... hai

12km/L is the best i ever got, cos that week (Army ICT)  , i was traveling 70% highway and 30% city, vs my usual of 90% heavy city which i am getting 9-10KM/L

 

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Hello everyone, I wanted to ask what is the average price you are paying for your GLA motor insurance. I'm collecting my pre-owned GLA200 next week and was quoted 1600+ including 50%NCD by NTUC (all workshops allowed), which is twice of what I pay for my current Suzuku Grand Vitara. NTUC claims that the premium is higher because the car model is new?

 

Appreciate your advice. Thank you!

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1 hour ago, SimonEvan said:

Hello everyone, I wanted to ask what is the average price you are paying for your GLA motor insurance. I'm collecting my pre-owned GLA200 next week and was quoted 1600+ including 50%NCD by NTUC (all workshops allowed), which is twice of what I pay for my current Suzuku Grand Vitara. NTUC claims that the premium is higher because the car model is new?

 

Appreciate your advice. Thank you!

My W205 OMV 55+K with AXA is only 900++ with 50% NCD. Same car NTUC quoted 1100-1200.

 

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3 hours ago, SimonEvan said:

Hello everyone, I wanted to ask what is the average price you are paying for your GLA motor insurance. I'm collecting my pre-owned GLA200 next week and was quoted 1600+ including 50%NCD by NTUC (all workshops allowed), which is twice of what I pay for my current Suzuku Grand Vitara. NTUC claims that the premium is higher because the car model is new?

 

Appreciate your advice. Thank you!

i went to great eastern cost 1400, renew back with C&C (AIG), recieve $400 rebate cum $100 taka, end up about $900. 

anything happens, u just bring back to C&C. peace of mind.

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Just a couple months after my second coating by C&C and the paint protection is pretty much gone and I decided to drop by 5D Solution to give them a try. 

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and I am not compensated in any way by the company. 

I was greeted warmly and politely by the BOSS, Gabriel and he took time to explain the different type of Paint Protection and Services that they are providing. And also the diff type of paint protection products and also the certs & awards they are given! 

Below are the initial pictures taken and I will be heading down later to collect my ride... so excited!

 

 

 

 

                 

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On ‎11‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 6:09 PM, ToMIL said:

Welcome! Seeing a lot more GLAs on the road nowadays. Waiting patiently to collect mine in mid-Dec.

Do you know which day? we will have one mega meet up on Dec 17, please join us!

PM me your contact details to be added inside the GLA / Telegram chat

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9 hours ago, Bapekaws said:

Hi All

Will be getting my GLA 180 but is therr really a difference in getting from cnc or PI?

definitely the price there's a diff but is it really better to get from cnc? Due to the warranty coverage they provide?

 

TYIA

Old Birds say, u want to "Zeng" Buy PI car, u scare to Zeng, keep stock then you buy C&C car

u pay premium for C&C, if things screw up, you can go bang table, least you know the table is still there 2molo ...

if anything goes wrong with you PI car (esp recall), how confident are you that the PI / Workshop will be there for you?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, rickosw said:

Old Birds say, u want to "Zeng" Buy PI car, u scare to Zeng, keep stock then you buy C&C car

u pay premium for C&C, if things screw up, you can go bang table, least you know the table is still there 2molo ...

if anything goes wrong with you PI car (esp recall), how confident are you that the PI / Workshop will be there for you?

ps; quick test , there is a recall on CLA models last month, ask your PI (workshop) to show you evidence that they will do the follow up repairs for you (FREE OF CHARGE)

 

 

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