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post #4231 of 14185
Did you say $35,000 for a VW Golf? No thank you...
post #4232 of 14185
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Did you say $35,000 for a VW Golf? No thank you...

You can't even get the cheapest golf for 35k$ around here. angry.gif
post #4233 of 14185
^^^ Ya, European car prices are steep as hell.

When I lived over there I had a leased car thru my company, I was astonished to learn there is a 43% tax on the base price of the car and then on top of that total (base + 43% tax) you pay VAT of 19%. My current car in Europe costs $158,000 which is insane.
post #4234 of 14185
what kind of car is it?

I went to go look at that E55 - it was nice, nearly flawless, and it drove like a champ - but getting out of the driver's seat, I just felt like it wasn't something I needed to jump at to purchase. My wife told me to think on it for awhile, and I agree - the cars aren't going anywhere and they all seem to be in great condition. Mainly what bothers me is that it's already kind of old being a 2004 and it somewhat looks it. At $30K it's not so expensive, but it's not downright cheap either, so it's something Id have to live with for awhile. The interior is mostly nice, but it's that DaimlerChrysler era and it's slightly plastick-y and cheap looking in parts as well, especially the seatbacks and the center of the dash. New-age cars have a leg up on it. I am thinking of waiting and maybe looking at the new E63 wagon later instead.
post #4235 of 14185
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My sister just called... Her 78 MG Midget fuel line poped off going doing the high way... She was able to get it back on firmly. But now it will idle and start up like a champ. But dies as soon as you give it gas. AAA wants $230 to bring it 50ish miles back to her apartment. I am at least 180 miles away, any fast ideas? The car has a Webber carb w/o electric choke.

$230 is a lot for 50 miles, but if there aren't other options, then I'd pay it.

I had an MG Midget, same thing happen while driving on the highway. After that incident along with numerous others, it was time to say good bye. I had it for only 9 months.
post #4236 of 14185
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

My sister just called... Her 78 MG Midget fuel line poped off going doing the high way... She was able to get it back on firmly. But now it will idle and start up like a champ. But dies as soon as you give it gas. AAA wants $230 to bring it 50ish miles back to her apartment. I am at least 180 miles away, any fast ideas? The car has a Webber carb w/o electric choke.

$230 is a lot for 50 miles, but if there aren't other options, then I'd pay it.

I had an MG Midget, same thing happen while driving on the highway. After that incident along with numerous others, it was time to say good bye. I had it for only 9 months.

She had it towed and thankfully was only $140... She's going to upgrade her AAA. I am going down later this week and look at it in person. Replace fuel line for sure. She did say there was some fuel in the carb, so I am thinking ignition problem? IDK, maybe even a vacum leak. I am not the greatest mechanic, but usually can figure things out. I had a 72 Triumph Spitfire and always had good luck with it. Given I paid 3x as much for it and it was in 10x better shape then her MG.

~Kurt
post #4237 of 14185
If I lived in Japan I'd probably drive a little silver Rover Mini or something. I'm always impressed seeing people in really dense cities drive big cars, it just seems really cumbersome.
post #4238 of 14185
I thought about this, the size issue (twss) - and while I'd really rather have something easy to park, I also live in a tiny apartment and so I and I'm guessing other people here are probably subconsciously drawn to having a rolling leather-lined living room as some sort of extension of their personal bought space. If you rent the space, you might as well fill it out. That's probably also why wagons are insanely popular, everything is a box car or a station wagon, and it's because the 2-box layout maximizes space in the back on the same wheelbase a sedan does. If the luxury manufacturers made $300K 5-dr shooting brakes, the Japanese would buy those too. The upcoming CLS wagon is going to be insanely popular here for sure. I guess it's not unlike the American mentality of having huge leather-lined SUV's in America, but things are a bit more reasonable here I guess...
post #4239 of 14185
If you want the last great Benz that was untainted by Chrysler, get the 500E
post #4240 of 14185
So I always thought that the Hummer was extinct because I never saw them in Massachusetts. It turns out they all flocked to Texas. I see them everyday now. :puke:
post #4241 of 14185
All though I am not an SUV/Truck guy (small two seat convertible guy), I would drive the shit out of an H1. By shit, I mean the mall marking lot. No joke I really want one.

~Kurt
post #4242 of 14185

Almost 150K miles on my 500E.  Still tight!  Maybe the best modern Benz.  First 4 door Porsche...

post #4243 of 14185
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So I always thought that the Hummer was extinct because I never saw them in Massachusetts. It turns out they all flocked to Texas. I see them everyday now. :puke:

unfortunately...

what's everyone's opinion on the acrua ILX?
post #4244 of 14185
I've never even heard of the ILX.
post #4245 of 14185
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I've never even heard of the ILX.

It's a new model, I think their 3-series rival. I have seen some pics but they weren't appealing; it's been a while since Acura made anything I'd want to drive.
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