SIXT - Lincoln MKZ vs Mercedes CLA 250

Old Oct 3, 19, 1:22 pm
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Talking SIXT - Lincoln MKZ vs Mercedes CLA 250

Hi all!

I am currently long-term renting a premium car through SIXT. I got the 2019 Lincoln MKZ, which is a really nice car. The thing is that it has always been a dream to "own" a Mercedes, and I have the chance to do so now.

The MKZ has a lot of extras, such as adaptive CC, lane departure assistance etc. but I am not sure what I would get with a CLA.

Does anyone have experience with SIXT and their CLA's? I tried reaching out and asking, what model it would be (the 2020 CLA got a new infotainmentsystem, and I would really love that, compared to that ugly tablet-looking-thing), but they say that they cannot guarantee the model, nor any extra equipment.

Thank you!
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Old Oct 4, 19, 5:53 am
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I've never rented with Sixt but most Mercedes rentals in the U.S. seem to be barebones with few options.

I would not get tied up in the dream of owning a particular brand just because it's a prestigious brand. The CLA250 is pretty mediocre by most accounts.
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Old Oct 4, 19, 4:30 pm
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If your dream is to drive a barebones CLA, you can rent one by the hour directly from Mercedes with Car2Go.
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Old Feb 6, 20, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by michaelpa View Post
Hi all!

I am currently long-term renting a premium car through SIXT. I got the 2019 Lincoln MKZ, which is a really nice car. The thing is that it has always been a dream to "own" a Mercedes, and I have the chance to do so now.

The MKZ has a lot of extras, such as adaptive CC, lane departure assistance etc. but I am not sure what I would get with a CLA.

Does anyone have experience with SIXT and their CLA's? I tried reaching out and asking, what model it would be (the 2020 CLA got a new infotainmentsystem, and I would really love that, compared to that ugly tablet-looking-thing), but they say that they cannot guarantee the model, nor any extra equipment.

Thank you!
CLAs are Mercedes-Benz’s take on the Honda Civic. A Civic might actually be better.

I hate that car. Rented it with Car2Go.

If they are offering the base model, you’ll get blind-spot warning and auto air con. That’s it. Oh, and paddle shifters, which actually make the car a little more fun.

Conversely, the MKZ is a fancy Fusion Titanium, which is an amazing car; several leagues above the CLA, IMO.
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Old Feb 6, 20, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Schweden View Post
If your dream is to drive a barebones CLA, you can rent one by the hour directly from Mercedes with Car2Go.
Car2Go is exiting the US market
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