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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1443 times:

Here is Mercedes's answer to the BMW 1er and the Audi A3: The new A-Class.

Now available in as 3 and 5 door version. Looks waay better than the old one, but I still prefer the 1er or the new A3 Sportback.





For comparison, here's the A3 Sportback and the 1er:





As usual, the 1er doesn't look too good on pictures but way better in flesh.
The "flaming surfaces" simply don't work on 2D-pictures.





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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1438 times:

I have fallen in love with the A3 Sportback. I'd really like one too, but I just can't swallow a $25,000 car right now. And it does not seem that much smaller than the A4, at least the 1st generation model.

My big problem with the A-Class is that is still looks pod-like, even with the sharp body creases. I keep reading rumors that it will come over to North America, but as poorly as the C-Class sport coupe has sold, the A-class would flop in NA... especially given that Mercedes-Benz has not been able to capture a younger audience.




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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1404 times:


So the A3 is only about $25K? Not to sound like I can afford one, but I figured it would be more than that. Maybe in a couple of years after college!!!  Smile



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

I can say nothing other than these three cars suck. If I wanted to look like a total jackass while driving, I'd wear a Ben mask, buy a GEM Cart and save $20,000. These aren't "cars" and to put the respective brand labels on them cheapens the name. Total shit and a complete embarassment for these automakers. The C230 coupe was bad enough...

Let Hyundai worry about making shitty cars.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8696 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

WellHung, you're not saying that because you think the cars are "too small", are you?  Big grin


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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Seriously, I just think they look like total shit. A nice small car is one thing, but these look like something designed by a drunk, out of work dot commer.

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8696 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

So what small cars do you find beautiful?  Smile


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

I don't think any are particularly beautiful. Not that I would buy any of these, but I'd certainly buy the MINI S before one of these three.

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

I don't know....after this little incident... http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/581401/

One of them might just help get you away from your keyboard...  Big grin


User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

"I can say nothing other than these three cars suck.

oh really?

[Edited 2004-06-21 23:45:35]


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

My god, these things are ugly. I am a fan of the 318ti (or 323ti), and I do like the C230 Sport Coupe, but my god the A, and 1 series are butt ugly, I might as well goto the Geo dealership if I were looking at buying one of them.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1253 times:
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Am I the only one who thinks the BMW looks an awful lot like the Mazda 3 ?





The Mercedes looks like an old roller skate though.



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User currently offlineJett From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

i think it looks really good, wouldnt mind 1 myself actually

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