Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Erie, Colorado
Car Year & Model: 2015 GLA45 AMG 24k miles
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Very nice, I've not been on the site in a bit, so missed this. Being from Cali and Oregon, know most of the roads well. What kind of weight were you carrying, it looks like the back seats may have been folded for all the move stuff, plus, Pam went with you, that is her in one of the pics? Was your friend's wife in the Porsche? Weight is everything when you need to move quickly but have a little 2.0 sewing machine sized motor.
I still am very happy with my GLA45, smile on my face every time I drive, and you can't beat:
* It does have decent cargo capacity (I've put a mechanics rolling tool chest and a lot of other sizable things in it)
* Gets good mpg while being very quick, and nimble, it's not a brute muscle car so it surprises
* AWD and some ground clearance, put AS Ultra HP tires on and watch it work in moderate snow.
Bought it as much for utility as I did for some fun, going under the radar in "look at me" for speed.
I'm sure you've been watching the 2020, and now MB seems like they are following Porsche with several versions, the top one having perhaps 416HP? I carefully watched that vid, very interesting, and still amazing to me they can squeeze more out of 2L. Over 30psi, crazy. I'd love to test drive one at the dealer, I'd like to see what the turbo lag is like.
heavily modified 1995 Ford Bronco. SOLD to friend, to move to GLA 45.
Fun car for wife and I, 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe, #492 of 1266 made. 2.0T with 290HP/325 lb/ft.
Wife's DD is a 2019 Volvo XC40 Rtype.