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Itís Carnival time!

By SYF77 on 11 Jul 2011

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It was a hot Sunday afternoon but that did not dampen my enthusiasm in paying a visit to the annual CATS Classified Car-nival event. I was there for 3 main reasons Ė to take a closer look at the Mark 6 Jetta, try my luck at catching the latest Mercedes CLS and to snap some nice photos.
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I entered Hall 5 via the right door and was lucky to spot the all new Mercedes CLS, thanks to SG Vehicles. The model on display is a CLS350 and I ran my hands all over its smooth curves. I was glad that the doors were unlocked and I took the opportunity to hop into the 2nd generation of the 4 door coupe. As expected of a car of such stature, it is harder to find a piece of hard plastic in the interior than spotting a speck of dust in a cleanroom.
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Next, I moved on to the all new Jetta, which unfortunately left me unimpressed. It was not because I sat in the CLS a few minutes ago, but simply compared it to its popular predecessor. The hard door plastics (mainly) are not what you would expect from a VW, and they felt thinner than the Mark 5ís. They were more comparable to say a Hyundai Elantra. The only piece of padded material on the door is the arm rest. Moving further, the 3rd braking light has moved down to the level of the boot as compared to the previous model, which is mounted at the roof level. I prefer the older configuration as it is better at alerting drivers of tall vehicles and is more ďEuropean-likeĒ. In the Mark 5 Jetta, the access to the boot from the rear seats was covered by a piece of plastic, which is missing in the new model. This projects a negative image of cost cutting.
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Great! I have fulfilled my 2 missions and went around snapping photos. I hope readers like the photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them, thanks to my trusty Cannon PowerShot A650.

BMW 6 series Convertible
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The 'naughtiest' Volvo
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Kia's answer to the Camry - The Optima K5
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Car graphics for the adventurous type
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The transformers - More than meets the eyes
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Finally, the smooth curves :wub:
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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Good-Carbuyer Jul 11 2011 10:49 AM
I believe those race queen heights are inclusive of their footwears (otherwise, just ayam pendek). A couple of them got spare tyre if you look carefully. Many of them looked tired by their footwears.
Paddie Jul 12 2011 10:44 PM
The Jetta does have a plastic cover between the boot and the cabin behind the arm rest. It's just that it seems to have been removed in this display car. But must agree some of the interior plastics are quite hard.
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