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Just read my January Motor Trend Magazine, and was a bit shocked to learn that our beloved Mercedes-Benz CLA did not even make it through the first-round in the Car of the Year voting...Spoiler ahead: The Cadillac CTS was crowned 2014 COTY. The Caddy is more expensive, and the M-B brand did reach the finals with another model, but I am bummed that "my car" didn't do well in the competition. Pick up a copy of MT if you dare, and read 'em and weep. :(
 

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Didn't Cadillac win car of the year last year too? I know it did in at least one ranking at least. I don't really think that the CLA should win car of the year though. I think there are other cars that are more well-rounded.
 

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ah well. not a big deal for me

these things don't define how good a car is

there are some cars that get tons of awards that aren't very good cars to own in my opinion
 

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not for anything but the CLA is not exactly revolutionary. Well wait, revolutionary in the sense that its a $30K mercedes, but nothing IN the CLA is actually ground breaking, especially compared to say the new S or the CTS that took home the crown.

Aside from that these awards are bought and paid for, the RAM won ToY back to back for the exact same truck... Whisky Tango Foxtrot, keep your sanity mate ;)
 

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ah well. not a big deal for me

these things don't define how good a car is

there are some cars that get tons of awards that aren't very good cars to own in my opinion
This is true.

The CLA being ranked like this is merely just MT's thoughts about it, doesn't mean they're 100% right but it means they have some points on why they ranked it how they did. Might be worth it to look into that stuff and judge for yourself.
 
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