Refurbished Mercedes GLA 200 demo car for sale: Is it worth buying?

He has spent Rs 2 lakh to refurb the car and is offering a flat Rs 7 lakh discount on the SUV.

BHPian techspark recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I am in the market for a new car and I have my heart on the Mercedes-Benz GLA Petrol. It is way beyond my budget but no other car has come close to impressing me more than the GLA.

Yesterday, I went to this showroom and there was a demo GLA 200 (petrol) with the following:

I wanted to ask everyone, if should I go for this car and if yes, what would be a fair good price for this car? Also, what additional information should I ask the dealer to make sure I am not getting scammed?

All inputs will be appreciated, thank you

Here’s what GTO had to say on the matter:

50 lakhs on a 2-year-old demo car that has been so abused that it has 5 repainted panels & 2 lakhs in refurbishment!! Why brother, why? You are being a sucker for punishment. For that kind of money, you can buy a used GLC, C-Class or 3-Series from a single owner who drove it with love & care. Please avoid. You are trying to justify the wrong purchase.

Mumbai has lots of better options for the money.

Here’s what BHPian Sk8r had to say on the matter:

I am not sure how you would feel buying a ~ 50 lakh odd “Demo car”.

Red flags I see:

  1. Budget: stretching way beyond your budget only to get a “Demo car” could backfire badly in case of mechanical failures at a later point
  2. Refurb: 2 lakhs to refurb screams minor dents / a minor accident maybe?
  3. My humble opinion would be to stay away from it! You don’t want to be an example of: ” Penny wise, pound foolish “

Here’s what BHPian himanshugoswami had to say on the matter:

13K of driving on a demo car, 2 lakhs spent on refurbishment, the car already registered, scuffed steering- these are all red flags and I would walk away from this car.

You will be better off finding a good example in the pre-owned market which would also be significantly cheaper.

If your heart is still set on this particular model, I would start by offering the dealer 35 lakhs for this (you will be the second owner) and then negotiate my way to close this sub-40. anything more is simply not worth it.

I had shortlisted the GLA in my last round of car purchases and while the car is a lovely little thing, that petrol engine is quite underwhelming in terms of performance. So I am not sure how the 1.3 L mill will stand up to abuse over 13K km.

Here’s what BHPian Bhokal had to say on the matter:

I would stop at:

  • Way beyond budget
  • 1.3 (161 HP) engine for Rs 50+ lakhs

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