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    Poor America, only get the sedan.

    Poor Canada, doesn't get self driving package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
    Hmmm, kind of reminds me of Pontiacs of old with their tacked on cladding, spoilers and other goodies and way out there interiors. The Pontiacs whose styling that so many were so critical of and now it's all being embraced as so awesome when Mercedes starts doing it. Maybe the Aztek will become collectible, maybe GM was just way ahead of it's time.
    Breaking Bad already made it a collectible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    Poor America, only get the sedan.

    Poor Canada, doesn't get self driving package.
    Do we at least get lane keep and autonomous cruise? Or nothing?

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    so are we getting the real AMG for the MY2021?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
    Do we at least get lane keep and autonomous cruise? Or nothing?
    Yes, LKA and radar cruise are part of premium package.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
    I'm really happy you just compared a Pontiac Aztek to a Mercedes AMG. Awesome!
    Basically the same thoughts I was having, except more to do with riced out hondas.

    Riced out hondas = bad. Riced out MB = good.

    It has friggin adjustable MOOD LIGHTS for christs sake, what is this, an AMG aimed at 40 year old guys thinking they are 16 again?

    In other news, I definitely want one
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiTempguy1 View Post
    Riced out hondas = bad. Riced out MB = good.
    Who's going to be the first to put a SO SCARE sticker on one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    Yes, LKA and radar cruise are part of premium package.
    I lied.

    With the latest order guides, I have distronic cruise control (radar cruise) with the tech package, no availability of active lane keep assist (where it forcibly pulls you back into your lane), and no availability of active steer assist (the self driving bits). That's both on the A250 Hatch and A220 Sedan.

    Bummer. My guess is MB Canada is really trying to go bare bones on the A's the first year, so even fully loaded it's not ridiculously expensive. Lots of cool stuff that's available in other markets just isn't available.

    It'll probably be available in the A35 and higher. Really looking forward to seeing if they stuff the A45 with hybrid tech. Could see myself buying a fucking $90k riced out hatchback with mood lights, sounds and smells. Mid life crisis here I fucking come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    I lied.

    With the latest order guides, I have distronic cruise control (radar cruise) with the tech package, no availability of active lane keep assist (where it forcibly pulls you back into your lane), and no availability of active steer assist (the self driving bits). That's both on the A250 Hatch and A220 Sedan.

    Bummer. My guess is MB Canada is really trying to go bare bones on the A's the first year, so even fully loaded it's not ridiculously expensive. Lots of cool stuff that's available in other markets just isn't available.
    That is actually pretty disappointing - even a $15K Yaris has some of that stuff standard. Hopefully they add it in subsequent years. Keeping cost down is good but it seems odd to skimp on basic (nowadays) safety features.

    Lane departure I don't really care about but the lane keep is actually the thing I use the most on my car on the highway - it keeps me dead center in the lane (not bouncing from side to side like some systems) removing that tiny bit of fatigue of holding the wheel against the slope of the road ever so slightly. Makes a surprising difference on a long drive. It also keeps you on the road if something unexpected happens in the car causing you to lose attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
    That is actually pretty disappointing - even a $15K Yaris has some of that stuff standard. Hopefully they add it in subsequent years. Keeping cost down is good but it seems odd to skimp on basic (nowadays) safety features.

    Lane departure I don't really care about but the lane keep is actually the thing I use the most on my car on the highway - it keeps me dead center in the lane (not bouncing from side to side like some systems) removing that tiny bit of fatigue of holding the wheel against the slope of the road ever so slightly. Makes a surprising difference on a long drive. It also keeps you on the road if something unexpected happens in the car causing you to lose attention.
    Yea, it's clearly available in other markets, just not Canada. Of course the order guide could be wrong, they're never 100% accurate. Mine's a month and a half old here.

    The steer assist is pretty awesome on the highways, pretty much on par with Tesla Autopilot. We've driven the E wagon out to BC 3x this year, and the car pretty much drove itself for 95% of the trip. I had a chance to try the new system in the 2019 E's (which is the same system fitted to the A's in other markets) and it's on par with the latest Tesla AP. It drove from Lone Star to Chinatown with only traffic lights needing intervention. In some situations, it's better than Tesla's system. If a road ends, it automatically brakes and stops at the intersection to wait for you to make the turn if you don't do anything. Didn't get a chance to try it out on the highway, but my guess is it'll stay engaged in sections where markings are non existent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    Yea, it's clearly available in other markets, just not Canada. Of course the order guide could be wrong, they're never 100% accurate. Mine's a month and a half old here.

    The steer assist is pretty awesome on the highways, pretty much on par with Tesla Autopilot. We've driven the E wagon out to BC 3x this year, and the car pretty much drove itself for 95% of the trip. I had a chance to try the new system in the 2019 E's (which is the same system fitted to the A's in other markets) and it's on par with the latest Tesla AP. It drove from Lone Star to Chinatown with only traffic lights needing intervention. In some situations, it's better than Tesla's system. If a road ends, it automatically brakes and stops at the intersection to wait for you to make the turn if you don't do anything. Didn't get a chance to try it out on the highway, but my guess is it'll stay engaged in sections where markings are non existent.
    That's awesome. I'm sure mine isn't nearly that good, and it only works at higher/highway speeds, but it can drive itself around corners while keeping the vehicle dead center in the lane which I thought was pretty cool. It can tell if you aren't holding onto the wheel though and gets really mad after 5 seconds or so haha - it's a nice highway driving aid but it's no autopilot. The MB system sounds pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
    That's awesome. I'm sure mine isn't nearly that good, and it only works at higher/highway speeds, but it can drive itself around corners while keeping the vehicle dead center in the lane which I thought was pretty cool. It can tell if you aren't holding onto the wheel though and gets really mad after 5 seconds or so haha - it's a nice highway driving aid but it's no autopilot. The MB system sounds pretty sweet.
    Still have to hold the wheel every 30s or so, but yea, even though I'm holding the wheel the whole time, I question at times if it's me or the car doing the driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    Bummer. My guess is MB Canada is really trying to go bare bones on the A's the first year, so even fully loaded it's not ridiculously expensive. Lots of cool stuff that's available in other markets just isn't available.
    Didn't they do this with the CLA? First models didn't even have 4matic available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
    Didn't they do this with the CLA? First models didn't even have 4matic available.
    Yea, that was a massive mistake, killed their first year. 4matic is like 90% of CLA sales today.

    Both the A sedan and hatch are available in FWD or 4Matic.
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