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post #2821 of 26360
New 6 with m technic kit is really good, so much better than the heinous and goofy ass outgoing model.
post #2822 of 26360
I don't like the M-tech kit on that car actually, I prefer the standard bumpers... Kinda wondering what the M6 is gonna look like.. The F30 M-sport is alright looking...
post #2823 of 26360
I didn't like it until I saw my brother's father-in-law's tonight in person.

I like how I can get it in manual but it's overpriced for what it is and I swore bmws off anyhow.
post #2824 of 26360
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

that is..... outrageous. Do people buy and plate cars in other countries, say Belgium or France, and drive them around 'temporarily' in your country?


it's illegal to drive a non Danish registered car in Denmark, if you live here, but a lot of people move to Germany or Sweden and commute from there, as the cars are cheaper. (there's 40km from where I live to the Swedish border and there's a bridge, so you can get there in 30-40 minutes or so.)

If you get caught driving a non Danish registered car in Denmark once it's a 100$ fine, but if you get caught doing it systematically, it's a = the value of the car, plus you have to pay the 180% car tax, so if you have a 50k car before tax, you will end up paying 150k in fines and tax.

As I mentioned previously you can flex lease a car, where you lease it without tax and then pay 1% for the tax a month, but it's only profitable, with cars worth over a 100k before tax.
post #2825 of 26360
So far I know that India, Singapore, and the Scandinavian countries have obscenely priced cars, like 4X the US price... where else? Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, the UK, Canada, maybe everywhere else - I think these places have double priced cars compared to the US..
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

So far I know that India, Singapore, and the Scandinavian countries have obscenely priced cars, like 4X the US price... where else? Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, the UK, Canada, maybe everywhere else - I think these places have double priced cars compared to the US..

It's only Denmark and to some degree Norway, Swedish cars cost the same as German, which is 1/3 of the Danish prices.


Brazilian cars are up there as well.
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I didn't like it until I saw my brother's father-in-law's tonight in person.
I like how I can get it in manual but it's overpriced for what it is and I swore bmws off anyhow.

I am not really into BMWs anymore either, they don't make anything good looking enough lately that I could fall in love with them. Can't really think of any maker right now below the usual Italian suspects that makes anything that I could both afford and love the looks of, car design is shit lately.
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I am not really into BMWs anymore either, they don't make anything good looking enough lately that I could fall in love with them. Can't really think of any maker right now below the usual Italian suspects that makes anything that I could both afford and love the looks of, car design is shit lately.

I feel the same about BMW, nowadays. I owned them years back, and at the time, couldn't imagine driving anything else, but in recent years, they simply don't excite me. I browse the local BMW lot often hoping and wishing for something from the brand to thrill me, but, sadly, it's not happening. I'll be getting another car sometime this year, and there's not a BMW currently on my short list, not even the forthcoming M5. frown.gif
post #2829 of 26360
What's your short list looking like?
post #2830 of 26360
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I am not really into BMWs anymore either, they don't make anything good looking enough lately that I could fall in love with them. Can't really think of any maker right now below the usual Italian suspects that makes anything that I could both afford and love the looks of, car design is shit lately.

I think the new design line has improved the look a lot from the Bangle days.

In my opinion the "new" 5 touring is the best look car in that class by far and with no one buying used 7xx used, they are a good deal, you can get a 740d for the same as a 535d, same mileage and age.

I'm looking forward to seeing the new 6GC in the flesh, I hope it's as good looking in real life as on pictures.

I have been looking at a used monaco blue 135 coupe for a while now, the only problem is that you can get a brand new fully loaded 170hp Alfa Giulietta for less and it has begun calling my name every time I see one. inlove.gif
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What's your short list looking like?

It seems to change weekly, but today it's the S8 and CLS63. At times I include the XJ Supersport, but I continue to have way too many reservations about it, despite the praises of its handling. I'm anxious to see and drive the S8 when it comes here late summer/early fall. I've never owned Audi, but I continue to hear good things about the brand, though the reviews of the S8 have been mixed. I'll wait until I can see and drive it for myself before deciding on it, if I can wait that long.

As for the MB, I spoke to the local dealer earlier this week, and hopefully he'll have one available soon for me to take a look at and drive. I'll be trading my MB CL600, so I want to have ample power although I'll be losing the smoothness of the V12 engine. My concern with the CLS other than handling and driving characteristics, is whether it's too cramped inside. I'm not concerned about power because I think I'll get the performance package to add a bit of extra oomph. The car has grown on me because when it first came out I thought it was a bit over-styled, I don't think that as much now.
post #2832 of 26360
What do you think of the Aston Rapide? I see them around here and they're the best looking 4-door sedan I can think of, maybe that and the Q-porte, but the Aston has a 12 in it - newer, more motor - Aston wins in that 4 segment now.
post #2833 of 26360
yeah rapide is great. If I hit it big, I'd get either a rapide or qporte for my sedan.
post #2834 of 26360
ps. Jay, the CL is my favourite benz (0). I'd kill for one.
post #2835 of 26360
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

What do you think of the Aston Rapide? I see them around here and they're the best looking 4-door sedan I can think of, maybe that and the Q-porte, but the Aston has a 12 in it - newer, more motor - Aston wins in that 4 segment now.

I really love Aston Martins but the closest dealership is in Chicago, I don't want to drive 3 hours for service. We had a Maserati dealership until last year, and although there is one about an hour and a half away in Cincinnati, that's not close enough for my comfort either. I've done the long distance thing with car service before, and it ends up being a pain.
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