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    Very disappointing review

    Now, I'm usually a big fan of Daddy Doug DeMuro and his vehicle reviews, however, one of his latest ones was on the pre-facelift CLA45 and it was atrocious. I will provide the link below, but basically he rented one from some company that lets you rent other peoples cars, and it was a wreck, filthy dirty, some odd DIY modifications, and an absolutely bare bones basic car, obviously zero options at all. It was gut-wrenching to watch, and if I was MB, I would be horrified that one of their products was being presented this way to a global audience of a million + subscribers. Anyway, see what you think, he has some valid points, but it is painful to watch for a fan...



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    Ouch .....

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    Yeah, but we had a very low spec 2014 CLA45, and he compare it to a 2018 RS3, it is not very fait...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David170 View Post
    Yeah, but we had a very low spec 2014 CLA45, and he compare it to a 2018 RS3, it is not very fait...
    It was a 2016 model I think, but yes, still unfair to be comparing it to a 2018 RS3, although I think the point he was trying to make was that you needed to spend more than the base model RS3 to get the same options in the CLA45 that come standard in the Audi.
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    It is a 2014, check the steering wheel button and the radio .
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    Quote Originally Posted by David170 View Post
    It is a 2014, check the steering wheel button and the radio .
    Then he has got that wrong as well, he refers to it as a 2016 model in the video. A real hatchet job! I'm just a little stunned, with his connections he could have walked into the Sand Diego MB Dealership and taken a fully specced 2018 model CLA45 out to review, still made the valid points he does make in the video but not trash the brand as he does in this.
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    [QUOTE=DrOzCLA;387172]Now, I'm usually a big fan of Daddy Doug DeMuro and his vehicle reviews, however,...... Anyway, see what you think, he has some valid points, but it is painful to watch for a fan...


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    i was getting so annoyed watching this the other day, im like my man, doug, why do you have to rent the worst cla45 in the world and review it.
    My roommate had to remind me he reviews the particular car int he videos, and isn't speaking on the model in general.
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    he has a benz e63 so he is not foreign to the brand and should have known, or at least bothered to confirm, its not a 2016

    especially since the 2014 was the only year that did not have the rear arm rest

    surprised he didnt complain about the missing pano

    sprinkled a lot of backhanded comments about the owners choice of options like no dual zone no backup cam no comand etc etc - nice way of calling owner cheap

    but those door puddle lamps are (indeed) a poor version ... the proper ones replace the existing units and dont stick out

    should send him an email ... and complain about his complaints ... 8-) 8-)
    especially his leaning on the paint with poor clothing materials ... that would have been a smack in the face if that were my fender
    (if it were my brothers fender he would have missing teeth poor guy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmc View Post

    surprised he didnt complain about the missing pano
    he definitely did in the beginning, but only once.
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