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    Another kraut car

    So the daily B Class has nearly 90000km on the clock and no pics is pretty much the sole driver now given I sell sleds and take a drive car

    It has been the best all round car we have had fast enough and practical

    So new daily is being picked up today from over the boarder at Carlin and Gazzard Mt Gambier

    New facelift GLA 250 in white with all options AMG kit, park assist etc

    Pictures to follow

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    Congrats. I like the looks of the GLA but kind of don't understand it. Is it just an A class with extra ground clearance?

    Parked next to one once in the nopics' Cruze and was surprised to find their rooflines were about the same height...but one is an SUV and the other is a hatchback, apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Slow View Post
    Congrats. I like the looks of the GLA but kind of don't understand it. Is it just an A class with extra ground clearance?
    It's just a small niche thing, people buy eensy gerlytrux because they're gerlytrux, not because of any sort of offroad ability.
    It's taller than an A, don't forget an A is the next size down from a Cruze.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Is it? I'd have guessed the A class was about the same size as a Cruze, Golf, Corolla etc.

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    I'm going to say they're more Polo/A1, then I'm going to Google it and probably come back here & eat my words.

    *words eaten*

    I put A45, GLA45 & Polo into the Red Book comparison-thingy along with a Corolla ... yeah, you're right, A is more Corolla sized, except A is lower & a tiny bit longer. GLA's like 2-4cm bigger in all dimensions except wheelbase than an A.
    Wow, the A doesn't feel as roomy as a Corolla to sit in!

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    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    A class hatch is Corolla sized.
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    A lot of these new 'SUVs' are 'SUVs' in name only. Having stood next to a new Peugeot 2008 the other day, I think the defining characteristic for an 'SUV' should be height - those and the GLA are all around 1.5m tall! I figure if a car is shorter than me it's actually a car, not an 'SUV'.

    Not that it's a bad thing. The less SUV an SUV is the better car it will be. The GLA is literally about 5cm taller than an A series and pretty much the same car with a little more room. That's good!

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    I had one as a courtesy car and while it didnt do anything for me, I understand why women love them - comfy, good ride, looks nice. lots of gadgets.

    I hated the column shift.
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    Just got home from a drive early this morning from Chelsea to Mt Gambier and back

    Driving to the dealership gave me time to reflect the B250 has been an excellent car it was hard to give it up

    Iíll post some pictures up tomorrow but the GLA is just as good on a smaller scale with added grip of 4 Matic

    Also got to drive AMG GTS what a weapon
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    Nice, but it's no Audi.
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    Is that a compliment or an insult?

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    My mother in law (nopics) just bought one (without the AMG pack) . She loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Matt- View Post
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    Why do people take pics of cars at angles that make them look weird. Get lower than take the pic

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