For $30,000: New CLA-Class or Used C-Class?

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is doing something all automakers dream of:

Bringing younger buyers to the brand while selling in numbers that can be described only as an overwhelming success.

Car and Driver says,

The CLA is the least expensive Mercedes-Benz available, but its swoopy “four-door coupe” styling and cool interior make it one of the most stylish cars on the road. The CLA250 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with front- or all-wheel drive.

There’s a problem with this success, though.

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Cars Coming Soon: Peek Into the 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Corvette, front

The 2013 North American International Auto Show, informally known as the Detroit Auto Show, opens to the media on January 14.

This is a big one, friends, with hotly anticipated debuts coming from BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Lexus and more.

Chevy could steal the show, for better or worse, with its new C7 Corvette (rendering above). Whether it stuns or disappoints, you can count on epic media coverage of America’s supercar. Ford, by contrast, will show up with a new van called the Transit. Yawn. Come on, guys, where’s the next iteration of the great GT!?

Keep reading for a quick look at what’s in store from Detroit!

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