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post #11 of 19 Old 11-14-2013, 04:37 PM
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I've never been an Audi guy when it came to the styling
I don't think it's boring. But it makes be think of a whale shark with its mouth wide open. They have toned it down a bit now though. I remember when the bottom of the grille was the bottom of the car. All there was was like a centimeter of bodywork underneath the grille.
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post #12 of 19 Old 11-18-2013, 06:13 PM
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I love Audi's since they restyled their whole line. I feel the S3 does not compete with the CLA45 but the RS3 would be a tough choice especially if they offered a manual
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post #13 of 19 Old 11-18-2013, 07:22 PM
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I'm looking at either the S3 or the CLA45.

MSRP: $42,000 est v. $48,375
Available: Aug/Sept of 2014 v. Nov 2013
HP: 296 v. 355
0-60: 4.8-5.0 v. 4.2-4.5 est.
Trans: 6 speed dual clutch or manual v. 7-speed dual clutch
Weight: 3200 est v. 3600
Drive: Haldex AWD v. FWD with up to 50/50 split
Sound System: band & olufsen v. harmon/kardon

Styling: Personal take is the Audi is getting a bit plain looking while the AMG is a newer style and more special.
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post #14 of 19 Old 12-21-2013, 10:15 PM
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In Australia, we have very little supply of CLAs, USA gets preference, and with the sun roof manufacturing debacle, very few CLA 250s will arrive in 2014 as all are specced here with a sun roof, so Aussie buyers, you will get an Audi Sedan or S3 quicker, even if it is boring, you will get one, better than dreaming of a CLA which may never arrive here
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I've never been an Audi guy when it came to the styling

Its definitely a boring design.
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post #15 of 19 Old 12-31-2013, 11:14 AM
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A3 is a sedan that looks like a sedan, the CLA is a sedan that looks like a sportscar imo.

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post #17 of 19 Old 03-24-2014, 10:37 AM
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Nice thread, new member permission join this discussion
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post #19 of 19 Old 04-20-2015, 12:26 AM
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My select be the mercedes from the two only for the sole purpose of picking. Else I don't see the client base for these two autos. With that regard the cost would not be a boundary in this section as the auto is not being purchased for its common sense. The Audi's configuration logic however exquisite and tasteful has turned into verging on excessively old and exhausting at this point. The CLA then again has completely redone its entire outline dialect.
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