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At what salary til you should invest into a new car?

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Spyd3r wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 12:57 pm
Name the tons of cars faster than CLA45 AMG that are way cheaper than CLA45 AMG.

2014 CLA45 AMG's base price was $49,800.

It hits 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. See the link below:

http://www.caranddriver.com/mercedes-benz/cla45-amg
WOW you quoted the American price?

With no tax?

With no freight?

With no fees?

0 packages with can add 10k before tax to the overall price?

Clearly you do not own a CLA45 AMG.
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spike1128 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 12:43 pm
Cause v6 accord is bang for the buck compared to German cars with same price. A reviewer did a comparison with German sport sedans (forgot what), then pull in a V6 accord. Sure the drive feel not same, but $/fun ratio, the accord was comparable if not better.

No one buys a 335, buys a condo/house, raise kids all at the same time even on a 100k salary without accessing bank of mom and dad.
Not a BMW fan in the slightest, however you're deluded to think there is any joy in driving an Accord - there is only defeat. It's your mentality that's flawed (along with your ambiguity and lack of facts). You typically don't buy German engineering with "bang for the buck" in mind - fact.
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Zero Hope wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 12:50 pm
The best bang for the buck is neither a 335i or accord V6. There are way better value cars out there.
Best bang for the buck is only Beige Corolla , hahaha
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Spyd3r wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 1:06 pm
Best bang for the buck is only Beige Corolla , hahaha
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Zero Hope wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 12:59 pm
WOW you quoted the American price?

With no tax?

With no freight?

With no fees?

0 packages with can add 10k before tax to the overall price?

Clearly you do not own a CLA45 AMG.
That $49,800 was the Canadian price of 2014 CLA45 AMG. Canadian price of 2015 MY is $50,600. Canadian Base price of 335i x drive is $54000. (+2 for whatever your location is, look up the Canadian website of the manufacturer)

Freight and PDI if I remember correctly is $2060 or something and $100 AC tax , etc. People pay different OTR price.

List "tons of cars" faster than CLA45 AMG and cheaper than the base listed price of CLA45 AMG
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Spyd3r wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 1:12 pm
That $49,800 was the Canadian price of 2014 CLA45 AMG. Canadian price of 2015 MY is $50,600. Canadian Base price of 335i x drive is $54000. (+2 for whatever your location is, look up the Canadian website of the manufacturer)

Freight and PDI if I remember correctly is $2060 or something and $100 AC tax , etc. People pay different OTR price.

List "tons of cars" faster than CLA45 AMG and cheaper than the base listed price of CLA45 AMG
Nothing is faster at that price. Cause sub compact AMG. Maybe best comparison is a s3. M235 has no AWD.

Not sure what's the point of arguing over this.
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spike1128 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 1:27 pm
Nothing is faster at that price. Cause sub compact AMG. Maybe best comparison is a s3. M235 has no AWD.

Not sure what's the point of arguing over this.
There's no point in arguing. I'm just bored and killing time. It was fun reading his responses though. lols
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Actually even an Accord is faster than the CLA45.. if you want that engine to last you best be waiting for oil to be up to temp before getting on it. They are squeezing 350+ hp from a 2l 4 pot.. if you start up and thrash on it right away expect that engine to last no more than 60k. So here you are driving down the street in your shiny new AMG and a wild Accord appears.. you can't show your muscle.. you are not up to temp :) . The 335i has the same problem to a lesser extent.
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Spyd3r wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 1:12 pm
That $49,800 was the Canadian price of 2014 CLA45 AMG. Canadian price of 2015 MY is $50,600. Canadian Base price of 335i x drive is $54000. (+2 for whatever your location is, look up the Canadian website of the manufacturer)

Freight and PDI if I remember correctly is $2060 or something and $100 AC tax , etc. People pay different OTR price.

List "tons of cars" faster than CLA45 AMG and cheaper than the base listed price of CLA45 AMG
The thing is, comparing base with base is not a fair comparison. A base 335 has more features than a base CLA45. Mercedes loves having very costly packages. Not that BMW is much better, but it is better. I highly, highly doubt you'd even be able to find a base CLA45. It's one of those things that is advertised but never actually available because so few are actually produced.

That said, the CLA45 is the better car for acceleration. Can't deny that. But it's a step below a C class in fit and finish. And thus a step below the 3 series. And you really can't beat a 3 series when it comes to handling dynamics, not in any comparable car.
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justaskthescientician wrote:
Jun 13th, 2015 9:33 pm
The thing is, comparing base with base is not a fair comparison. A base 335 has more features than a base CLA45. Mercedes loves having very costly packages. Not that BMW is much better, but it is better. I highly, highly doubt you'd even be able to find a base CLA45. It's one of those things that is advertised but never actually available because so few are actually produced.

That said, the CLA45 is the better car for acceleration. Can't deny that. But it's a step below a C class in fit and finish. And thus a step below the 3 series. And you really can't beat a 3 series when it comes to handling dynamics, not in any comparable car.
lolz Mitsubishi Evo has better handling and driving dynamics than 335. I was not impressed with 335 handling. It's nothing too impressive anymore. That's your opinion and I can't argue with that. However, I do like to state facts such as this one:

CLA45 AMG will f*** up BMW 335i and BMW M235i or any other BMW within it's price range

Here's a video of my beloved Benz A45 AMG F-C-King up boxy VW golf 7 R:



Benz A45 f-ked up that boxy VW even when golf R got off the line before the Benz.

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