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Old 04-08-2008, 12:52 PM   #91
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Well, good luck...I hope you get what you want.
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Well, good luck...I hope you get what you want.

Me too. Just to clarify things a bit though. I do not particularly like automatics. The car I have now is a stick and I love it to death. The only reason that I am looking for an automatic is because of the heavy traffic. I am sick of fighting with a stick in the stop and go traffic. That is why I am looking for some luxury as well. Recaro seats just arent enough of a creature comfort anymore. In short my body is aging beyond the race car thing. This does not change my desire to drive fast. I just want something more comfortable to do it in.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:06 PM   #93
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Me too. Just to clarify things a bit though. I do not particularly like automatics. The car I have now is a stick and I love it to death. The only reason that I am looking for an automatic is because of the heavy traffic. I am sick of fighting with a stick in the stop and go traffic. That is why I am looking for some luxury as well. Recaro seats just arent enough of a creature comfort anymore. In short my body is aging beyond the race car thing. This does not change my desire to drive fast. I just want something more comfortable to do it in.
I completely understand, however, I would emplore you to check out a new corvette. The luxury of the car is far underrated. Not saying you should get one due to the fact that you have a mini zoo over there, but they aren't grandpa's race car anymore. The Corvette has made huge strides in becoming a luxury sports car, and they succeeded in my opinion.

The reasons you mentioned in this post and others is why I was looking at a BMW. However, I do not have the traffic out here so the stick issue is a nonissue with me. Traffic is one of the things I miss the least about Boston.

How interested are you in the Lexus? (realistically)
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I completely understand, however, I would emplore you to check out a new corvette. The luxury of the car is far underrated. Not saying you should get one due to the fact that you have a mini zoo over there, but they aren't grandpa's race car anymore. The Corvette has made huge strides in becoming a luxury sports car, and they succeeded in my opinion.

The reasons you mentioned in this post and others is why I was looking at a BMW. However, I do not have the traffic out here so the stick issue is a nonissue with me. Traffic is one of the things I miss the least about Boston.

How interested are you in the Lexus? (realistically)
I will probably buy it within a year or 2. If not the Lexus, then something very similar.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:40 PM   #95
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I think I have reversed my thinking, cause this car caught my eye more so than any car in recent years:
Audi of America > See All Models > Audi A5/S5

MSRP comes to a lofty 48k after it's fully loaded (manual of course, and in deep blue sea pearl), but after my trade, and negotiations I should be financing around 35 or 36 which is quite affordable.

What do you think of the A5?
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I think I have reversed my thinking, cause this car caught my eye more so than any car in recent years:
Audi of America > See All Models > Audi A5/S5

MSRP comes to a lofty 48k after it's fully loaded (manual of course, and in deep blue sea pearl), but after my trade, and negotiations I should be financing around 35 or 36 which is quite affordable.

What do you think of the A5?
Audis have electrical problems. For that kind of money I would consider Infinity M.
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I've never spent more than $16K on a car and I don't intend to ever spend more than $20K (in inflation adjusted dollars) on a car no matter what my salary may be. My current vehicle is a 98 Ford Explorer, has 95K miles on it, and I intend to drive it until it dies. I just can't justify spending a lot of money on a car. But to each his own. The Audi A5 certainly looks nice.
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Audis have electrical problems. For that kind of money I would consider Infinity M.
Damn it! Are there any cars out there that don't have issues?
Thanks for the link.

One of the reasons I turned my head to an Audi is because it just screamed to me "this is THE car." Have you ever just had that feeling where you saw something and said "OOOOOOOHHHHH" and you had to have it? That's what happened when I saw the A5.
Another was the fact that I had several friends and friends of friends that told me that Mercedes and BMW think their "shit don't stink." In other words, while there were no consistant issues, whenever they had issues they wouldn't seem to care and customer service lacked. But I heard that Audi tries VERY hard to please their customers.
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I've never spent more than $16K on a car and I don't intend to ever spend more than $20K (in inflation adjusted dollars) on a car no matter what my salary may be. My current vehicle is a 98 Ford Explorer, has 95K miles on it, and I intend to drive it until it dies. I just can't justify spending a lot of money on a car. But to each his own. The Audi A5 certainly looks nice.
To each his own. I can certainly see why people would do that. I just vowed it would no longer be me.
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Damn it! Are there any cars out there that don't have issues?
Thanks for the link.

One of the reasons I turned my head to an Audi is because it just screamed to me "this is THE car." Have you ever just had that feeling where you saw something and said "OOOOOOOHHHHH" and you had to have it? That's what happened when I saw the A5.
Another was the fact that I had several friends and friends of friends that told me that Mercedes and BMW think their "shit don't stink." In other words, while there were no consistant issues, whenever they had issues they wouldn't seem to care and customer service lacked. But I heard that Audi tries VERY hard to please their customers.
I know what you mean, I suppose it's all about what really looks nice to you. If it speaks to you then that's your car, go get her.

I'm an overall kind of guy, I evaluate everything with a little more emphasis on the interior and the ride. I test drove the Infinite M and that thing is a beast. As for BMW and Mercedes you're preaching to the choir (watch the end).
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:29 PM   #101
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I know what you mean, I suppose it's all about what really looks nice to you. If it speaks to you then that's your car, go get her.

I'm an overall kind of guy, I evaluate everything with a little more emphasis on the interior and the ride. I test drove the Infinite M and that thing is a beast. As for BMW and Mercedes you're preaching to the choir (watch the end).
I must have missed something cause I didn't see anything at the end that referred to BMW or Mercedes other than an opinionated comment about german engineering...nor did I hear anything about customer service. Did I miss something?

Those are nice cars, no doubt about it. They are a little too pricey for me after all the extras.
The Audi is actually too pricey for me too. I once said I would never consider a car over 40k unless it was the vette, but I really like the Audi. With every bell and whistle (manual though) the MSRP comes to 48,000...a little better than the Infiniti. That is definitely a great car, but I think I would have gone with the Infiniti G-37 if I did go Infiniti.

By the way here is a good look at the A5:
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:44 AM   #102
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Ive been doing a lot of research on the 1 series. I think I like the look of it more than the 3 series. My heart lies with the M3...one of these days Ill get a new M3. I always think about it but its so hard to spend 60k on a car in good conscience... I thought about getting the 1 series instead of the M3. I figure the motor is the same horsepower as the old M3...and id be saving a ton of money...hell about half

Im very jealous about your mortgage payment. I live in North Jersey. I spend more per month in taxes on my house then you do for the payment. If I lived where you lived id already have my M3!!! hehe

And I saw you said you child died a few years back. If you ever posted that on here I missed it. Im sorry for your loss.
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Ive been doing a lot of research on the 1 series. I think I like the look of it more than the 3 series. My heart lies with the M3...one of these days Ill get a new M3. I always think about it but its so hard to spend 60k on a car in good conscience... I thought about getting the 1 series instead of the M3. I figure the motor is the same horsepower as the old M3...and id be saving a ton of money...hell about half
If I had 60k to spend, I'd get a vette.
My good friend has an M3 convertible. White with a black top. That thing is FAST, but in the city it drives like poo. On the highway it opens up and it's quite a machine.

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Im very jealous about your mortgage payment. I live in North Jersey. I spend more per month in taxes on my house then you do for the payment. If I lived where you lived id already have my M3!!! hehe
Seriously???? You spend around 6k a year in TAXES? I'm almost afraid to tell you my taxes, but I will anyway...I pay around 500 a year. That's right, $500 a year.

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And I saw you said you child died a few years back. If you ever posted that on here I missed it. Im sorry for your loss.
Thanks man. Crap happens, and there is nothing you can do. You gotta move on. No one ever said life was fair.
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Test-Drove the M3 and 135i - Page 2 - BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (M1 / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
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