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      02-05-2013, 10:05 AM   #81
JoeyO
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I'm guessing this CLA will have better luck in the USA than the BMW 318ti and Mercedes Coupe. For one, it's a sedan. Two, it's a pretty decent size (about the same size as a C-Class). It most likely will cut into C-Class sales, but that's Mercedes' problem, not consumers' problem.

And I actually like Mercedes and BMW's business model in Europe; selling many different models at many different price points. Maybe because I'm an auto enthusiast and I don't let brand image fog my judgement, but I really wouldn't care if my landscaper pulled up in a BMW or Mercedes. It wouldn't prevent me from purchasing one. That's just me.