1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

High Mileage CLA45, any potential hiccups to be wary of?

Discussion in 'AMG' started by OnlineTeddy, May 16, 2018.

  1. OnlineTeddy

    OnlineTeddy New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 16, 2018
    Your Mercedes:
    CLA
    Thinking of upgrading and buying a CLA45. This particular one has a fairly high mileage (70k), and I was wondering if I should be wary before buying.

    Generally, you have to replace tyres every year, deal with mot and servicing ever year... that’s the usual.

    But at such high mileage, anything else? potential gear box replacement required? anything? also what would the cost be for such replacements? (approximately)

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. bob 6600

    bob 6600 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,081
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Your Mercedes:
    S210 E320 CDI
    70k might be high for the age but not for an engine these days if it has been serviced regularly. If you are worried about it going pop, get a warranty.
     
    OnlineTeddy likes this.
  3. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    1,031
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Location:
    Sunny Essex
    Your Mercedes:
    W211/E320cdi/2009 and CLK200k 2009
    In another 30k it will be run in :D
     
  4. bembo449

    bembo449 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Location:
    lincolnshire
    Your Mercedes:
    216 5.5 v8 , range rover vogue , alfa romeo brera
    the gearbox is the week point on the A45 models pal
     
    OnlineTeddy likes this.
  5. Uncle Benz

    Uncle Benz Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    155
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Your Mercedes:
    Mainly Mercedes
    Get everything hot on the test drive, then shift from drive to reverse reasonably swiftly and listen for grinding as it goes into reverse. Go from drive to reverse and back to drive a few times to be sure. Obviously if you hear grinding noises walk away.
     
    OnlineTeddy, Wighty and bembo449 like this.
  6. bembo449

    bembo449 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Location:
    lincolnshire
    Your Mercedes:
    216 5.5 v8 , range rover vogue , alfa romeo brera
    my mate hates the fact he has to let the gearbox warm up before he go drive his any harder than your gran would :D:D:D
     
    OnlineTeddy and Wighty like this.
  7. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,944
    Likes Received:
    2,291
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2013
    Location:
    Wirral
    Your Mercedes:
    W212 E63 ///AMG V8 Biturbo Volvo XC90 2018
    This is local to me
    https://www.vr-eps.com/detail/28631...ate-2-0-amg-cla-45-4matic-5dr-semi-automatic/
     
  8. Taffy7hfa

    Taffy7hfa Senior Member

    Messages:
    629
    Likes Received:
    79
    Joined:
    May 29, 2016
    Location:
    Oxford
    Your Mercedes:
    ML 270CDI, 2002, Fully loaded. 2014 Peugeot 308 1.6 HDI

Share This Page