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Mark Howlett is in need of a fresh and trendy compact car and decided to ask Auto Trader what would be the most suitable car for a for a senior digital designer looking to pay anything between 25,000 to 30,000 British Pounds for an executive vehicle.
The sportiest of the trio is without any doubt the BMW 2 Series Coupe with its rear-wheel drive layout and even though it’s the least powerful, the Bavarian model is probably the best driver’s car thanks to the adaptive M suspension with electronically controllable dampers.
Up next is the Mercedes-Benz CLA, basically a sedan version of the A-Class and more practical than the BMW thanks to the rear doors. However, Mark says that compared to the 2-Series it feels like an old man’s car while driving it.
Lastly, the 2014 Audi A3 Sedan is the most spacious of the bunch and comes with a spare tire unavailable for the other two. Mark says the interior is very plain and he doesn’t like the seats either while the dashboard is a bit plasticky. He did appreciate how the 2014 A3 Sedan feels while driving, highlighting the steering and the gear changes.
To get further details on the three cars, see the videos below: