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Let's play devil's advocate

2348 Views 5 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  brianch
I tend to do this whenever I want to buy something big because I find it helps quite a bit in making sure I made the right decision or stopping me from making the wrong one. It also helps me sometimes find things that I did not think were pluses because I never thought it through (I'll put an example below). And before you all think I'm a troll, I think you can see from my previous posts (and the fact I put an order for a CLA45) that I'm not just baiting here.

So, what are things that deter you about the CLA? For me . . .


While I like the styling, some of it makes me think it's trying too hard. For example I think the diamond grille pattern is kind of garish, like bling.

The sunroof makes the car too creaky and floppy for real spirited driving.

There's next to no standard equipment, and the packages are loaded with stuff I don't want admist the stuff I do.

It's FWD dominant.


Now for the thing that I thought was bad.

I thought it was trying too hard to look like a baby CLS and when I first saw it I thought it looked like someone squashed a CLS. It didn't look right. But now seeing it more (in person specifically) it has its own charm. Sure it still looks like a CLS but I think it's different enough now that it's not just hanging on the coattails.
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How about this "solution"? Wait for the AWD, spec the car the way you want it, and maybe think about a mild power addition? fwiw, I disagree with you about the diamonds being bling.
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