Originally Posted by fravel
Meh, maintenance cost is a tertiary factor for me.
When I car shop I generate my short list by what is aesthetically pleasing to me, and then I filter from there. If a car is ugly, I don't care what else it has going for it, I don't want it. IMO, the F30/F32 are hideous, whereas the CLA would at least make it past that first round of cuts.
I am sure you are just looking for a rise out of the F30 owners on here, so I am not going to fall into that trap. I do think that your opinion is a very small fraction of the world mentality however. Good luck with that.