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    1. Member kenny301's Avatar
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      09-07-2019 12:39 AM #51
      Nope. Boring, slow, not great gas mileage, awful stereo, bought out of frustration four years ago. It has heated seats, a giant sunroof, can haul a reasonable amount of crap, and its comfortable on the highway so those are good.

      In addition to needing rear brakes and an oil leak addressed, a rock caught the windshield two days ago and cracked it and there is metal on metal rubbing coming from, I think, the passenger side. Timing belt replacement is due in less than 10k miles along with a major service. I think it is time for this car to go.

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      09-07-2019 01:41 AM #52
      I am quite satisfied; I can't afford a 3RS anyways.

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      09-07-2019 02:09 AM #53
      Yup! Cant think of two cars I'd rather own!

      Winter beater:



      Summer daily:



      Derek

    5. 09-07-2019 02:39 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by whalemingo View Post
      Nope. Not really at all. The interior is phenomenal and its very quick, but it's too sterile for me. I wish I could like it, but it's just too refined. It's like a surgeon's scalpel and I want a sledgehammer.
      Should've gotten the CLA (even non-AMG)... Tons more character and fun. Looks way sexier too.

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      09-07-2019 03:03 AM #55
      Shocked to see the disappointment with the MK7 GTI What stuck out though when I drove one is the very long gearing, especially the gap from low to second.



      2017 Focus ST: Mostly satisfied, love the exhaust growl, shift feel and perfect gear ratios, and clutch. Plenty of power. Quick and accurate steering.

      Ride is a tad harsh (mostly due to junk wisconsin roads), recaros are a little narrow and the 11 gallon tank is pathetic. Should have an LSD, if for nothing else winter driving as it struggles to get going with the 18" all seasons. The MK7 GTI is a "nicer" more upmarket looking car, and more refined but the gearing and soft clutch would have bothered me, and the price difference was not insubstantial. Might upgrade to an R:. in a couple years for the extra refinement, power and AWD.


      Mazdaspeed Miata: Worthy upgrade from a standard miata, but ratios are weird and the turbo doesn't come on until 4500 RPM, way too late but I was told this can be remedied with aftermarket parts. Got a fantastic deal on it at $5300 but it will need metalwork and typical old car repairs. Quite satisfied.

      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Should've gotten the CLA (even non-AMG)... Tons more character and fun. Looks way sexier too.
      Please tell me you're being facetious
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      88c900t wins again, you really ****ing crush it at listing a ton of cheap options
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    7. 09-07-2019 04:08 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      Please tell me you're being facetious
      No. Technically, he got the "better" car. But sometimes you have to go for the "worse" car to get some fun.

      I drove C-class rental (sedans and coupes) on numerous occasions, they're a complete snooze fest. Great cars, but I'd never want to own one, even with 1000hp. They're just a MB Camry, zero personality.

      For the money I'd go CLA45 all day, every day. Even the base one is tons of fun, nothing sterile about it at all.

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      09-07-2019 04:14 AM #57
      Im satisfied with my car in that it does exactly what I expect of it. I'll be curious to see how it performs this winter if we get any snow since I just got some WRG4s.

      42 mpg lifetime average, zero dealer visits outside of regular maintenance, I'm happy with it. no more payments after this Christmas!
      "somebody's giving me a whole lotta money to do what I think I want to"

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      09-07-2019 05:18 AM #58
      I am actually very satisfied with my fairly boring car (2016 Jetta 1.4T manual). I have had it for over 3 years.

      - when the turbo spools, there is good torque in gears 1-3
      - it consistently gets 30mpg in city driving and I just did a road trip to DC and got over 40mpg, on 87 octane at that
      - blue exterior color and machined face wheels help it stand out somewhat from the sea of other Jettas
      - the heated seats and touchscreen infotainment with CarPlay are all the tech I really need
      - it has been fairly cheap to own

      Eventually I will upgrade but for a daily driver this thing does its job quite well and it is sooo cheap I will have to make a serious upgrade to justify the added expense.

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      09-07-2019 06:13 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      No. Technically, he got the "better" car. But sometimes you have to go for the "worse" car to get some fun.

      I drove C-class rental (sedans and coupes) on numerous occasions, they're a complete snooze fest. Great cars, but I'd never want to own one, even with 1000hp. They're just a MB Camry, zero personality.

      For the money I'd go CLA45 all day, every day. Even the base one is tons of fun, nothing sterile about it at all.
      That's like saying the 3 series sucks and is just a german Camry so you should get a 4 door mini.
      I gave up dailing old and rare cars and became a normie.
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    11. 09-07-2019 06:42 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      That's like saying the 3 series sucks and is just a german Camry so you should get a 4 door mini.
      Not really. 3-series is pretty sporty and is generally enjoyable to drive, and I've had plenty of time in that too. C-class... is just... a MB Camry. If you haven't driven it... don't bother, it won't excite you. It has a beautiful interior, it's solidly built but... but it's just boring as hell like any other well-composed, well-built car that's focused strictly on comfort. It won't bring any smiles to you. There's absolutely nothing special about the way it rides/handles. It's a great car for a woman who just wants to commute A to B in comfort and style, but it's a terrible choice for a car guy who likes to drive. C-class will suck your soul. CLA will blow it back into you.

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      09-07-2019 06:42 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post

      The GTI Rabbit on the other hand, has been a POS. Problems since 600 miles, being lemoned as I type. Too bad, because it is a fun car. Oh, and the 7 speed DQ381 feels like a CVT. Garbage.

      Damn sorry to hear this. I remember how psyched you were when you got it.

    13. 09-07-2019 07:40 AM #62
      Civic Si? Yeah, I didn’t really appreciate this car until it was in a bad highway wreck and it took it like a champ, and for a month I had to daily drive my STI which is nowhere near as friendly as the Si.
      However.. it’s the worst fwd car I’ve driven on the rain, it just wants to hydroplane so bad. I even upgraded the horrible all season Goodyears to max performance summers.. it improved but still sucks on the rain.

      With that being said, it’s a lease and I will be getting rid of it early (selling it off).

      My STI? Absolutely.
      This will eventually be my daily driver until I can find an old Wrx bugeye wagon to restore, and I built it just for that. I couldn’t be happier with the way it performs and how it puts down 400whp with just premium gas.
      Looks stock, engine bay looks stock, it even drives close to stock until I mash the pedal, doesn’t even burn oil.. I couldn’t be more satisfied.



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      09-07-2019 09:01 AM #63
      Not anymore, my 4runner is a POS that will probably get replaced next year. Then again it has served me well for 10 years 180k

      My gti is satisfying as I find it fun to drive. It just needs a lot of work, typical mkii.

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      09-07-2019 10:26 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Not really. 3-series is pretty sporty and is generally enjoyable to drive, and I've had plenty of time in that too. C-class... is just... a MB Camry. If you haven't driven it... don't bother, it won't excite you. It has a beautiful interior, it's solidly built but... but it's just boring as hell like any other well-composed, well-built car that's focused strictly on comfort. It won't bring any smiles to you. There's absolutely nothing special about the way it rides/handles. It's a great car for a woman who just wants to commute A to B in comfort and style, but it's a terrible choice for a car guy who likes to drive. C-class will suck your soul. CLA will blow it back into you.
      Lolz. You should write for Jalopnik.
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      09-07-2019 11:33 AM #65
      Yeah, but my standards are pretty low




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      09-07-2019 11:58 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by tehAndy View Post
      Yeah, but my standards are pretty low
      I like your standards.

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      09-07-2019 12:24 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Not really. 3-series is pretty sporty and is generally enjoyable to drive, and I've had plenty of time in that too. C-class... is just... a MB Camry. If you haven't driven it... don't bother, it won't excite you. It has a beautiful interior, it's solidly built but... but it's just boring as hell like any other well-composed, well-built car that's focused strictly on comfort. It won't bring any smiles to you. There's absolutely nothing special about the way it rides/handles. It's a great car for a woman who just wants to commute A to B in comfort and style, but it's a terrible choice for a car guy who likes to drive. C-class will suck your soul. CLA will blow it back into you.
      A MB Camry isn't such a bad thing if you want a fairly reliable and comfortable A-to-B car without getting a Lexus. Toyota still sucks at sound deadening and Lexus doesn't drive as well as a MB does. MB seems to be the more reliable of the German brands, based on personal anecdotes, but parts and service is still more expensive and frequent than a Lexus.

      There is something special to a way MB drives in its serenity. You just won't hear auto journos talk about it because they're too busy driving on the canyon roads. It still baffles me to this day that these reviews don't do a highway segment, it's where most of my driving (and I imagine the same for most people).

      CLA has all the drawbacks of a MB with none of the benefits. Whereas a A3 keeps 90% of what's good about a A4 and sells it at 70% of the price, I don't get the CLA from any perspective (commuter, enthusiast, etc) unless you really want that badge.

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      09-07-2019 12:36 PM #68
      R8 yes
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      Scirocco Yes
      C8 A6 NO

      But hopefully the RS6 makes up for it
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      09-07-2019 12:47 PM #69
      Satisfied is a good word to describe how I feel about the TLX. For the daily grind it's very good. Quick, good natural sounds, good looking exterior, decent gas mileage, Honda reliability and aftermarket. I can def see myself in it indefinitely until I can get one of the performance coupes I really want, which will take kid #1 and potential kid #2 to be front facing to do

      I know I legitimately like it because unlike the G/Optima I don't feel like there are any mods I need to do right away. Looking to see how long I can go before I feel the need to push that button

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      09-07-2019 01:05 PM #70
      Very happy with the current stable. I've always kept 2 cars for the last 20 years or so as it greatly curtailed my earlier tendency to turn cars over every 2-3 years. Mk7 Golf R for daily duties and all-around utility, Z4 M Coupe for weekends and fun. 46 years on the road and still haven't owned a car with less than 3 pedals, and don't ever plan to.


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      09-07-2019 01:15 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by squelchy451 View Post

      There is something special to a way MB drives in its serenity. You just won't hear auto journos talk about it because they're too busy driving on the canyon roads.
      To a certain extent. If you want the substantial feel and bank-vault ride, you really don't get it anymore unless you step up to an S-Class. My dad has an E350W212 wagon and it just doesn't have the solid feel that the 211 had.

      The C and CLA? Unless you go to an AMG, you really don't get any benefit of the MB brand, as these cars are loud, unspecial feeling and have brittle jittery handling in the name of "sporty".

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      09-07-2019 01:34 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleJB View Post
      Damn sorry to hear this. I remember how psyched you were when you got it.
      Me too. Some things never change.

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      09-07-2019 01:39 PM #73
      Yep. I didn't expect to keep this car for as long as I've had it (4.5 years now), but it fits. The driver's front door panel has developed a weird random creak that I need to take care of and Nissan sucks at A/C compressors, but other than those issues, I have no real complaints.



      Once we have two kids, it may not work as well though.

    25. 09-07-2019 02:28 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Dandbest View Post
      The GTI Rabbit on the other hand, has been a POS. Problems since 600 miles, being lemoned as I type. Too bad, because it is a fun car. Oh, and the 7 speed DQ381 feels like a CVT. Garbage.
      Any more details on the DSG you can share? Love the color. Shame it turned out to be a lemon.

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      09-07-2019 03:07 PM #75
      Except for rattles in cold weather, I am satisfied. I love the red interior.

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