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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Traded in a car I purchased after 3 years once. It was a brand new car too. Never again
I've traded a new car I purchased after a year and on another after two years. Costly mistakes. Never again, hopefully. In both cases I bought vehicles that weren't really what I wanted, now I get what I want in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post


Where do you see 2 zone climate control? And the parking assist is great, especially for small garages.

 

 Convenience package consists of heated seats and 2 zone climate control.

 

I learned to drive in NYC so I will never need parking assist

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I'm driving my 150k mile, 13-year old manual transmission car with no nav this afternoon on the 405, and then I'll try to park it without PDC. Wish me luck.
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I bought my Cayman S new in 2006 as I planned on keeping it for a long time. I considered importing from the US (I live in Canada) but the Canadian dealers promised me that they would never drop the price, in fact they said that they would moving to void the imported cars warrantees. 6 months after I bought my car they dropped the price $10,000. If I leased I would have avoided this hit to my wallet.
Regardless, I will never buy a Porsche again out of principal. Or if I do, it will be used and I will import it. I'm looking at a more beautiful styled car for my next one anyways. Thinking about the Jag XK or F type, AM Vantage or Maserati GT.
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I think leasing almost never works in your favor. The only time I see it being advantageous is if you wreck your car (loss of value), the value plummets like a rock, or the car has so many pricey options that you wouldn't recover the cost of on resale.
post #11540 of 14746
Any advice on buying an S Class? I had a 1998 model but sold it about ten years ago. Big mistake. Loved that car. Anyway, looking to spend around 40k, model year 2009 or up. Any input appreciated. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

Any advice on buying an S Class?

Ya. Don't do it.
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

Any advice on buying an S Class? I had a 1998 model but sold it about ten years ago. Big mistake. Loved that car. Anyway, looking to spend around 40k, model year 2009 or up. Any input appreciated. Thanks.


2009+ is also what I'd recommend, and definitely not one before 2007.
post #11543 of 14746
Bawlin,
Why not? Curious why you'd recommend against. Thanks bro.
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this is what i'd get

2014-Mercedes-Benz-S-Class.jpg
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

Bawlin,
Why not? Curious why you'd recommend against. Thanks bro.

Too much tech aka too much that can go wrong. These aren't simple cars (the driver's seat alone has something like 80 individual motors inside it) and it's just a recipe for disaster.
post #11546 of 14746
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Go through this thread. I've done the math many times and really have no desire to do it again. I gave you the scenario to apply the math to and I really don't care if you lease or buy or if you think I'm foolish/genius for leasing my vehicles. I also think knowledge you acquire on your own will mean more to you. If you really want to know the answer you'll figure it out.

Ok, I'll try to find it.


edit- so I went through and read your posts, but didn't really find much reasoning. Regardless, it really comes down to whether you think you can sell the car for more or less than the difference between the purchase price and what you will have paid on the lease. Do you really think that's the case? I think a specific case is if you're leasing a car that's about to undergo a complete makeover.
Edited by Superfluous - 10/26/13 at 11:13pm
post #11547 of 14746
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

 Convenience package consists of heated seats and 2 zone climate control.

I learned to drive in NYC so I will never need parking assist

Then I added it for the heated seats. A car in this age has to have heated seats. Hell, the car I got has ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. However, heated seats is the bare minimum.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Traded in a car I purchased after 3 years once. It was a brand new car too. Never again

Do you know how much you would have paid on the lease?
post #11549 of 14746
Yeah maybe 20-30% less per month, plus I wouldn't have had to put any money down.

MBZ still has to prove itself that it's regained it's quality. Pre-1995 the cars were overengineered and bulletproof - to the point that the Taliban could use them for whatever. But Chrysler merger and beyond they turned into overpriced garbage...personally I hope they've turned it around
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Yeah maybe 20-30% less per month, plus I wouldn't have had to put any money down.

MBZ still has to prove itself that it's regained it's quality. Pre-1995 the cars were overengineered and bulletproof - to the point that the Taliban could use them for whatever. But Chrysler merger and beyond they turned into overpriced garbage...personally I hope they've turned it around

If you knew that, then why didn't you do that?
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