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Old 03-05-2014, 09:08 PM
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Jay Leno is doing stand up tonight at the show and I'm sitting in a CLA for the first time. Feels so cheap! Horrible looking gauges. Idiotic dash with an iPad glued to it. Roofline makes the interior very crampt.

the glk is still my favorite, lots of bang for the buck and a real throwback interior. Diesel all wheel drive can be had for under 40k. I could pretend its a wagon.

Also the new Corolla interior quality is outstanding. Same goes for the new big Buick sedan, but they are smokin crack asking 50k for a well equipped model.

They all look the same on the outside.

I laughed at the new Chrysler 200. 9 speed tranny?

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:38 PM
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Also the new Corolla interior quality is outstanding.
Yeah, it's a huge improvement over the old one, which felt like a slight cheapening of the one before that.

Jay Leno doing standup? Where was he when the show was in Boston? Wow.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:39 PM
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I was more impressed by the $5,000,000 worth of antique cars displayed near the escalators than anything else I saw there.
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I was more impressed by the $5,000,000 worth of antique cars displayed near the escalators than anything else I saw there.
I think we had a few stanced cars with 1500# sounds systems.

Jay Leno, antique cars... I'm comin' to Kansas next year.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:05 PM
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I was more impressed by the $5,000,000 worth of antique cars displayed near the escalators than anything else I saw there.
Cars, as in plural? Heck, in January that's the price for just one . . .
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:30 PM
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I think we had a few stanced cars with 1500# sounds systems.

Jay Leno, antique cars... I'm comin' to Kansas next year.
Better to come to Missouri. That's where Kansas City is.


It's complicated.
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:43 PM
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I'll be heading to the NY one next month.

I have been going for years and every year I go I want to buy something less and less.

The new CTS is quite nice, as are the new Buicks. Pricing is insane on the Buick's though.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:15 PM
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Better to come to Missouri. That's where Kansas City is.


It's complicated.
*facepalm*

That's right. Oklahoma City is throwing me again. Id be wandering around in Topeka: "Excuse me, can you tell me where the KS City Autoshow is?"
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:34 PM
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Jay Leno is doing stand up tonight at the show and I'm sitting in a CLA for the first time. Feels so cheap! Horrible looking gauges. Idiotic dash with an iPad glued to it. Roofline makes the interior very crampt.

the glk is still my favorite, lots of bang for the buck and a real throwback interior. Diesel all wheel drive can be had for under 40k. I could pretend its a wagon.

Also the new Corolla interior quality is outstanding. Same goes for the new big Buick sedan, but they are smokin crack asking 50k for a well equipped model.

They all look the same on the outside.

I laughed at the new Chrysler 200. 9 speed tranny?
I drove the CLA a month or so ago at my local dealer and it may have been a Altima I was driving. I hated it. I'm really worried the new C-Class is going to be the same.

The 200 has a 9 speed transmission? Why bother.

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