racko
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New Mercedes A-Class

Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:48 pm

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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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:09 am

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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767-332ER
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:49 am


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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WellHung
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:06 am

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.
 
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:39 am

WellHung, you're not saying that because you think the cars are "too small", are you?  Big grin
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WellHung
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:46 am

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.
 
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:48 am

So what small cars do you find beautiful?  Smile
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WellHung
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:55 am

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.
 
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:25 am

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
 
unattendedbag
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:23 am

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

oh really?

[Edited 2004-06-21 23:45:35]
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PPGMD
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:28 am

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.
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EA CO AS
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:23 am

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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jett
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RE: New Mercedes A-Class

Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:12 am

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

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