What used Mercedes CLA-Class coupe will I get for my budget?
Prices for the CLA start at around £13,000 for a high-mileage diesel model from 2013/2014. If you increase your budget to between £15,000 and £17,000 you'll have a choice of cars from 2015 and 2016. If you want something a bit newer, a 2017 CLA 220 Sport with roughly 10,000 miles can be found for around £20,000, while £20,000 to £22,000 buys the last 2019 cars. The high-performance Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 is pricey – used examples that have a full-service history and reasonable mileage cost around £25,000.
If you purchase a CLA that was registered after 1 April 2017, it will cost you £150 per year to tax, regardless of which engine it has. But be warned. Some top-of-the-range CLA 250s and all of the CLA 45s will attract the additional £325 tax that's applied to cars that cost over £40,000 when new and continues to do so until the car reaches six years of age.
Servicing won’t be cheap and Mercedes doesn’t offer fixed price servicing once the car is over three years old. If you want to reduce your costs, head to a respected independent specialist, which will do the same work as a main dealer but for much less money.
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