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If Mercedes hadn't overhauled the A Class design and released it now, what car would you have bought instead?

I probably wouldn't have been so quick to buy a new car if Merc didn't release the A, but if I was on the lookout, I would have been interested in the Alfa Giulietta (though I'm not too sure about the front end design), Mercedes CLC or the Renault Megane World Series.
 

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I would have bought another BMW. definitely wouldn't have another Renault, my rs megane 2 died after 13 months
 

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aguycalleddb said:
I would have bought another BMW. definitely wouldn't have another Renault, my rs megane 2 died after 13 months

Have you realized that you have exactly the same motor of the Megane under the hood of you Mercedes right?!?
 

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I tried the new A3 Sportback, the BMW 1 Series, looked at the Volvo V40 and the VW Golf, C-Class & 3 Series BMW. The only one that even got close was the A3 Sportback, but I would have considered a C-Class a couple of years old with a decent spec.

Having seen the CLA, I may have stretched to that instead - does that count as it's kinda the A-Class platform isn't it ?
 

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The only one that came close was a BMW 1 series coupe (I'm not keen on the look of the new 1 series hatchback).
I did also test drive an A3 and Scirocco.

Just got 2 weeks left to wait to pick up my new A class.
 

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If there is no new A class, then I would not buy a new car so quick. I would wait till end of the year and grab either Accord Euro or Mazda 6
 

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Would have went for Audi S3 probably.


The A Class looks so much nicer than any of the BMW or Audi equivalents, IMHO.
 

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I narrowed my search down to three marques: BMW, Audi and the Mercedes! I probably would have had the Mercedes SLK! I agree with JimBatt!Edited by: Lynne
 

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I would probably just have kept my TT as it was less than 2 years old - it was the look of the A that made me change so quickly, along with the fact that it was a brand new design. Nothing else at the mo takes my fancy;
 

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It would have been the new 1 Series for me, the 120d MSport most likely - it was the other car in my final choice. I also looking at the Audi A3 and Volvo V40. I found the Audi A3 very dull and it didn't particularly inspire me in anyway and the Volvo began to look like a very expensive car to purchase since the finance deals were horrific.

The 1 Series lost out to the Merc based mainly on the fit and finish of the interior, the Merc just seemed to me to be a cut above despite being a bit slower and the gearbox on the BMW is arguably better.
 

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I was going to get the new Skoda Octavia vRS. Then when I decided that I wanted a hot hatch, I was going to order the mk7 GTI. Then I saw the Merc A250.......game over and deposit placed :)
 

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I went into the showroom for my 'final fit' of a 'B' Class AMG Sport when I saw my first A Class that had arrived that day!Phew! was that a close shave!!!
 
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