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      10-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Showtyme5 View Post
This is funny. Can you find one review that says anything about the interior being cheap or looking cheap? I've driven a 3.6L ATS, and the interior is anything but cheap. It's much nicer than the BMW and I think most people would agree (BMW fan or not). Say what you want about CUE, as people will either like it or not, but at least it's more interesting than sticking half an IPad into the dash without the ability to have it go down lol. I question whether you really sat in it at all.......

As someone who is currently shopping around, I'd rank the interiors like this:

1) Audi A4/A5
2) ATS
3) Mercedes C Class
4) BMW 3 Series

That's not to say any of the interiors are "bad" or poorly done. But the Audi has to be the nicest overall. The ATS is the most daring, interesting and technologically advanced (the stuff CUE does is pretty incredible). All the C has going for it is the interior. And the 3 series is just plain dull. That's how I see it.

i have no idea if you have actaully sat in an ATS. maybe the sport versions look different, but the one i was in. the center console was mostly capacitive plastic . the cubbies in the inside of the doors felt cheap. and all over the cabin was lined with shiny plastic chrome.

it was just tacky and the plastic door cubby things were economy car cheap. the only nice touch was the brushed aluminum was polished and the steering wheel was very nice.

maybe people have different taste, but like i said my friend and i drove there in my 2010A4. the one you rank at the top of your list for interiors. i'd say the new F30 is at least equivalent materials wise. and the C300 my friend has (pre w204 refresh) i'd say is beneath both the f30 and b8 a4 (and he'll agree on this too , cheap knobs, door pins, steering wheel etc).

again i was sitting in a non cue , lower trim 3.6 V6 model. maybe its significantly better on a higher trim line. but the one i was in did not seem particularly great interior wise