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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#7867 of 16984 Re: New C class feature on InsideLine [laurasdada]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:29 pm)
Out of curiosity, how did you like the Eldorado and Seville design of 2002 say? Perhaps it is just me, but I kinda like the simpler looking BMW, and Mercedes cars. Some of the more busy looking cars, with some odd lines and creases in the body works kinda remind me more of some odd things from Japan and Korea over the years. Or perhaps some of the very strange things out of Detroit. While some may find the CTS a bit much, as in too radical, you have to admit it is sharp, and will be something in a car museum and car shows within a couple decades. While it is a bit alarming at first, this Art & Science look, it doesn't come off to me as off balanced as say the Bangle butt on a 7 series BMW. The less radical forms of the Bangle are kinda interesting. On some models of BMW it is starting to look OK. All in all though the appearance of some German cars is starting to blend now with the Japan makes. And I hope the headlamp craze gets toned down some day before they overtake the whole car. Some day the size of the lens will exceed the hood width! And some are long too --- too long!
OK, a quick stupid question: Do you prefer the look of the Azera to the Sonata? Is it me, or does the Azera look older. I am NOT saying it looks bad, but rather the dating of the look a bit say early 90's. Anyway, is it better looking or just larger? Any vote for it being included with entry luxury? Is it there yet?
Jan 20, 2007 (11:30 pm)
The *only* option you need is the 3.6 engine. If you want to get it with an automatic, you really just need to resign yourself to an AARP card and get a DTS.
The radio - aftermarket. Always been true for any GM product.
Don't forget the end of year incentives and 0% financing - that's a huge plus as well.
#7869 of 16984 Re: New C class feature on InsideLine [m1miata]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:54 pm)
Yup. It's exceptionally detailed. Look at the compound C-Pillar!:
I like Bangle-Butt though.
#7870 of 16984 Re: New C class feature on InsideLine [m1miata]
Jan 21, 2007 (7:13 am)
"And I hope the headlamp craze gets toned down some day before they overtake the whole car. Some day the size of the lens will exceed the hood width! And some are long too --- too long!"
Personally, I find the new CTS to be in a different league (better- interior and exterior) looks wise to the previous model. That said, the headlamps on the new CTS are an example of what you speak of.
RE: Azera and Sonata- Any vote for it being included with entry luxury? Is it there yet?
#7871 of 16984 Re: um... [plekto]
Jan 21, 2007 (10:39 am)
This is the year 2007, I assume that 95% or more luxury cars come with some form of automatic transmission in North America. I doubt it has to do with the age of the buyer, however it could in a way. After doing the millionth shift, in tons of traffic, people that have used a clutch may now be willing to go the comfort route. Times do change. The traffic is tighter and the stop signs more numerous. The auto tranny has come a long way for performance. It is true that the old clutch can be entertaining, but I can see the huge benefits of an automatic in the daily drive -- its all good!
#7872 of 16984 Re: um... [m1miata]
Jan 21, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Yes, and even though AARP keeps trying to get me signed up, I refuse to give in!
Live longer and stronger is my motto. And they switched to automatics in the fastest cars on earth a long time ago.
#7874 of 16984 Re: C-Class [readerreader]
Jan 21, 2007 (4:09 pm)
Is it me or the center stack looks real cheap?
I know someone's going reply simply: It is you...
#7875 of 16984 Re: C-Class [readerreader]
Jan 21, 2007 (4:19 pm)
What is that little knob/joystick behind the shifter where an American/Japanese car would have a cupholder?
#7876 of 16984 Re: C-Class [allargon]
Jan 21, 2007 (4:23 pm)
That's the control for the screen I think, similar to BMW's idrive.
Why can't those manufactures just stick with the simple touch-screen. Acura used to have a very good touch screen nav system but I think they have started to use those joystick/knob type of control as well.