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post #1 of 10 Old 11-08-2013, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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This is how a Mercedes is supposed to be built....

pulled this pic from the dilema thread... Check out the door on this E coupe....



no gaps... how hard is it really..
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-08-2013, 06:29 PM
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Well, when you're held to an artificial <30k price that is based off of a currency that's not your own, that may be why.

On the issue of panel gaps, I was wondering. Is the A-class door a little shorter and is the A and CLA-class door interior the same? It makes me wonder if this panel gap is from shared components on cars that are different.
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Well, when you're held to an artificial <30k price that is based off of a currency that's not your own, that may be why.

On the issue of panel gaps, I was wondering. Is the A-class door a little shorter and is the A and CLA-class door interior the same? It makes me wonder if this panel gap is from shared components on cars that are different.
$30k benz....i doubt we all expected it to be as perfect as an SLS AMG or S-Class.
Anyone who does is expecting the wrong thing.
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That's how a $60K Mercedes is built, not a $30K Mercedes.
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pulled this pic from the dilema thread... Check out the door on this E coupe....



no gaps... how hard is it really..
I always thought this is what a "Mercedes" is supposed to be...
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ne9a0wqvrpa64p/DZNq2HYCdL

Ha ha...I couldn't resist!

My 600.
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I'm sorry but since when did branding become a double standard. If Mercedes puts the Mercedes name on a product why is it so wrong to expect Mercedes quality? I mean its what they're known for isn't it?

So basically what y'all are saying is Mercedes is trading on their laurels?
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Hi Booker,

Thanks.

Ha ha, I think everyone here realizes that there are different levels of the value price luxury equation which Daimler employs to meet the expectations of it's different consumer segments.

I believe for the price MB has done a nice quality job of the CLA 250, while still offering a feature rich product.

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shiny plate on the door

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Some are attracted to shiny things.

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Some are attracted to shiny things.
Ha ha...so true, where appropriate. Mercedes yes, Porsches no.

Plus I'm Asian...we love shiny things.

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