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Old 04-29-14, 11:48 PM   #31
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Consumer Reports comments that this car is for people looking for "cheap" luxury. Like when you see a line of people at the door of a Coach Outlet.
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Old 04-30-14, 05:26 AM   #32
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This is a soulless car for soulless people, even the AMG one is not that great. So much for bearing the legendary nameplate. M235 will trash this car everywhere. Well good for MB if they sell tons of these, but they are ugly and boring. While I was considering a sedan last month, TLX was at the button of the list "was planning to wait to test drive first", this was car was no where in the list. It's just that bad.
Why would you even bring up the M235i? It starts at $43k and is a 2-door.
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Old 04-30-14, 06:12 AM   #33
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This thing is so popular here its not even funny..and apparently popular all over the globe...Amazingly Mercedes figured out how to make a desirable FWD I-4 sedan...
Amazingly, Mercedes figured out how to build a car in 2014 that starts at under $30k. For that price, consumers are jumping all over the badge, nothing more. But, if that's what makes it popular, so be it. After seeing them in person, no thanks. That thing is ugly. (IMO)
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Old 04-30-14, 06:19 AM   #34
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The front of this car is quite regal but the rear needs room for improvement. I still think its a better value than the A3 which is essentially guised up Jetta. At least this is a bespoke chassis and comes with a decent power train. The A3 1.8T is crap...
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Amazingly, Mercedes figured out how to build a car in 2014 that starts at under $30k. For that price, consumers are jumping all over the badge, nothing more. But, if that's what makes it popular, so be it. After seeing them in person, no thanks. That thing is ugly. (IMO)
by stripping the hell out of it. No leather, no HID, almost everything you would want is an option. A decently optioned CLA becomes near 40k
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Old 10-23-14, 06:57 PM   #36
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the thing looks great. the reviews are just horrible for it though.
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