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post #46 of 108
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
You sir, are obviously a Big Timer. And don't read any car mags. SUV of the Year.
I'm small time. You're the Big Timer, obviously, since you're pasting pictures of your midlevel 50k SUV into a thread started by a 16 year old asking for suggestions for his first car.
post #47 of 108
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Originally Posted by username79 View Post
I'm small time. You're the Big Timer, obviously, since you're pasting pictures of your midlevel 50k SUV into a thread started by a 16 year old asking for suggestions for his first car.

50K for a well equipped GL450? Wow, did I get screwed. And "mid-level" = MBs flagship SUV? Man, even if you say you're not Big Time, you sure think it!

And if you're good with a 16 year old telling us we all buy "used shit," that's your business.
post #48 of 108
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
And "mid-level" = MBs flagship SUV?

Um,

That would be the G55 AMG.
post #49 of 108
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Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
In your price range: Honda Civic; VW Golf, Jetta or Bug; Ford Focus; SMART Car (those don't have true manual transmissions); Toyota Yaris and Matrix; Nissan Sentra SE-R, Hyundai Accent, KIA Forte Coupe

nooooooooooo
post #50 of 108
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
And if you're good with a 16 year old telling us we all buy "used shit," that's your business.

+1

My parents have always been very generous to my sister and me. In fact, I can say that the car I currently drive was "bought" for me by my dad cause he got it for my sister when she entered grad school and I later "inherited" it when she started working and got herself another car.

However, I found the OP to be incredibly rude despite the fact that he's saying it's his mother that doesn't want the "used shit".
post #51 of 108
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Originally Posted by username79 View Post
Um,

That would be the G55 AMG.

The GL line is their flagship line. No, my GL is not an AMG, but yes, it is part of the flagship line.

I have no need to defend it, but calling it a "mediocre, mid-level SUV" is just egregiously false, as was the price you gave, so it deserves correction. The 450 also was SUV of the year, and so popular with the testers, taken into Motortrend's stable of long term test rides. There, it became the most popular vehicle ever. After just a month's ownership, I can tell you why.

Have at it, as you're obviously just trolling.
post #52 of 108
i would usually take this opportunity to hate on pio, but hes right. Mid-level suvs = toyota rav 4s and shit like that. Some would even include the x3 and glks in there, but that is obviously debateale. The GL is of the higher end of the SUV scale, and while its not the best, it definitely is closer to such than it is to the worst.
post #53 of 108
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Originally Posted by medtech_expat View Post
Get a Golf... great 1st car. I think you might even be able to get the GTI in that price range, and that just won Automobile Car of the Year.
+1 You can take it to the track, send it sideways on a skid pad, pack the kids to school or the bros to a casino night, and put a chest of drawers, a barbecue, or a dead hooker in the boot. It gets pretty decent mileage if you don't thrash the motor and I think the insurance is reasonable. It's win-win-win.
post #54 of 108
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
The GL line is their flagship line. No, my GL is not an AMG, but yes, it is part of the flagship line.

Pio, not that it matters, I have always thought of the G as the flagship SUV for MB, but I could be wrong. It also appears to be indicated as such on MB's web page http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/#/vehiclesMenu/ .
post #55 of 108
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
Pio, not that it matters, I have always thought of the G as the flagship SUV for MB, but I could be wrong. It also appears to be indicated as such on MB's web page http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/#/vehiclesMenu/ .

Well then, I was wrong. I was thinking more along the line of "real" SUVs though. I lump that in with the original H1 (before GM gentrified it). And the volume on those is such that the G has almost been canceled more than once.

I admit it. I'm driving the German equivalent of a Rav 4.

Having probs with the MB site though, can't verify.
post #56 of 108
I won't call the Gelandewagen MB's flagship SUV. More of a niche one.
For years the only place that sold it was a NM-based grey market dealer commanding close to $120K per copy. That was in the blessed days when gas cost $1.25/g
I know Robert 'Yo, Lemme Pee On Ya' Kelly grabbed one of the early ones.
post #57 of 108
Best car for someone your age: Subaru WRX. 5 speed transmission, great for snow/schleppin tons of shit, looks pretty cool, subaru's sound really safe to the 'rents (though they're pretty damn fast) (this is the STI, but same body style)
post #58 of 108
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Originally Posted by ConcernedParent View Post
Get a Civic and be done with it.

+1. Honda makes a great car and the Civics are quite sporty.
post #59 of 108
One bit of advice I might give. For 16 year olds, insurance can be an issue in terms of cost of ownership. Getting a handle on insurance by vehicle choice would be smart.
post #60 of 108
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
One bit of advice I might give. For 16 year olds, insurance can be an issue in terms of cost of ownership. Getting a handle on insurance by vehicle choice would be smart.
Quoted for emphasis. This is the reason I went through a few Volkswagens during my youth.
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