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post #7276 of 14102
CalTex's question caused me to reminisce a bit about some of the different cars I've owned. I'm not sure if this has been done before but I thought it might be interesting to share our car histories. I'll start:

1992 Mazda Miata (white/black) - I was 16. My dad gave me $15k to buy a car, telling me it would be the first and last car hew would ever buy me.
1993 Nissan Pathfinder (champagne/gray) - I got in a minor accident in the Miata, and it freaked my dad out enough that he bought me the Pathfinder to replace it. I drove this car for almost 9 years. LOL
2001 Porsche Boxster (silver/black) - as mentioned above, the first car I bought for myself
2003 Porsche 911 C2 (speed yellow/black) - replaced the Boxster
2003 MB ML350 (silver/black) - needed a truck for inclement weather
1995 Ferrari F355 (red/tan)* - replaced the 911
2007 Acura TL (white/tan) - replaced the ML, lamest car I ever bought, but had a baby on the way and was trying to be more responsible
2000 Toyota 4 Runner (brown/tan) - my brother gave me this to use as a beater when he moved to LA
2008 MB CLS550 (silver/black) - wife called BS on having to drive the Acura, replaced the Acura
2008 Maserati Quattroporte (silver/black)*- purchased for my mother to drive but gets passed back and forth a lot due to her travel schedule
2011 Range Rover Sport GT (white/black) - replaced 4 runner
2012 MB S550 (black/black)* - replaced CLS
2012 Range Rover HSE (black/black)* - replaced RRSGT

* still have
post #7277 of 14102
^ man, that's an impressive list.

My cars:
1979 Jeep CJ-7 (high school, college, and one year after graduation. 3-speed stick, 258 motor, would buy in a heartbeat if I saw it again)
1994 Acura Integra GS-R (bought to accommodate a move to NC for business)
1998 Jeep Cherokee (wife made me sell the Integra)
2006 Jeep Commander (wife talked me into upgrading)

The first three cars ran to 180k miles, give or take, before I let go of them.
post #7278 of 14102
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

At what age did most of you buy your first luxury vehicle? I know it's relative but would like to get a general idea. I don't mean at what age did your parents buy you the benz or bmw, at what age did you use your own money to make the purchase.

I got my license at 24 (NYer) and bought in succession with my own money:

Audi 80 (B3)
BMW 3 series (E30)
BMW 3 series (E30)
VW Jetta GL (A3)
VW Jetta GLX (A3)
VW Cabrio (A2) for the wife
BMW 3 series (E36)
BMW 3 series convertible (E36)
Range Rover 4.6 HSE (P38A)
VW Jetta GLX (A3)
SAAB 900SE Turbo (NG)
Range Rover 4.0 SE (P38A)
SAAB 95 Aero (MKII)

Never had payments, bought them outright with cash. Don't ask how uhoh.gif
post #7279 of 14102
I bought a 68 Hurst-Olds Cutlass in highschool. It was the family car. Watching my mother drive it was both heart breaking and lulz worthy.

I then went about seven years without a car.

Then I bought a used Ford Ranger, stick shift, BBFA package + AC (bare balls, fuck all). I was in heaven.

Last few cars have been:

For Mrs. Piob:

Volvo XC90
ML 350 x 2 now

Me:

Land Rover LR3
GL 450 x 2 now
post #7280 of 14102
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Its Black/Black, nimble as there is very little lean of the car in turns. The base setting of the bolsters on sides. thigh, shoulders can be set, but dont remember if they are retained in memory for dynamic.
Just came back from a long lunch and drive, almost sad to get home and the massage ended.
Regards.
Beautiful car, worth a requote. I miss the intoxicating whine of the V12 in my old CL - that was one glorious sound, and ride. The growl of the S63 makes me happy though.
post #7281 of 14102
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

I bought a brand new Porsche Boxster when I was 25. I was making good money and didn't have any financial obligations besides rent for my downtown loft. Everyone thought I was a complete idiot, even though it wasn't all that much more money than a new chevy Tahoe or nice BMW 3 series. I was a total car nut, and most of my social and hobby interests involved cars, so it was very easy for me to justify the cost.
I bought a new BMW 3-series at 25 too and I was told the same thing, especially since i used an annual bonus check to pay for it. but I've kept it long after it's paid off and has been great transportation, so I think I came out ahead, even though it's starting to need more repairs these days.

I don't think everyone would consider a 3-series a "luxury" car though. come to think of it, I don't think I've owned any car that everyone would consider a luxury car...
post #7282 of 14102
^^^I'm familiar with the criticism. I've had new cars since I was 17, and I paid for them all myself. Lots of haters along the way, particularly after I started upgrading. I still get the hate on occasion, but in the words of Bobby Brown, "It's my prerogative, I do what I want to do. " smile.gif
post #7283 of 14102
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I bought a new BMW 3-series at 25 too and I was told the same thing, especially since i used an annual bonus check to pay for it. but I've kept it long after it's paid off and has been great transportation, so I think I came out ahead, even though it's starting to need more repairs these days.
I don't think everyone would consider a 3-series a "luxury" car though. come to think of it, I don't think I've owned any car that everyone would consider a luxury car...

I doubt if many people have ever owned a car that everyone would consider a luxury car. I met a guy in April who was worth £500 million and he was driving a Bentley Mulsanne from 2004. I imagine I could find a few people on here who would suggest that wasn't a luxury car...
post #7284 of 14102
I'm learning from the past few responses that you guys aren't nearly as old as you appear to be from your styfo personas.
post #7285 of 14102
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

I drove this car for almost 9 years. LOL

Also, slightly Mitt Romney-esque quote there redface.gif
post #7286 of 14102
Thanks for replying to my question guys!
post #7287 of 14102
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I'm learning from the past few responses that you guys aren't nearly as old as you appear to be from your styfo personas.

This. I thought most of you guys were in your 40s/50s..
post #7288 of 14102
Like the idea of this thread.

1. 94 Jeep Wrangler
2. 95 GMC JImmy
3. 97 Jeep Wrangler. new style with round headlamps. Waited 8 months for it to be built in Michigan. Bought on Long Island while I was in school at Michigan. They drove the car to Long Island, turned around and flat bedded it back to Ann Arbor. The round trip was almost 1,500 miles, the net distance was more like 50 had they shipped directly to me.

City dweller for years. Bit the bullet and parked on the street
4. 2002 Murano
5. 2006 LR3 with major electrical problems.
6. 2008 LR3. minor problems. Swapped with residual on a lease
7. 2011 GL450
post #7289 of 14102
Beckwith, with both went the LR3 to GL450 route.

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post #7290 of 14102
1. 1989 Jeep Cherokee w/ 220k on it (got it in 2000)
2. 1997 VW Passat GLX VR6 (got in 2002 but was shared with brother)
3. 1973 Plymouth Barracuda, 'Cuda package, AAR paint, Crager mags, rear air lift suspension (got in 2002)
4. *2004 VW Jetta (acquired via marriage to wife in 2007)
5. *1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S (bought in 2012)

*still have
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