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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Beckwith

    Beckwith Senior member

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    I agree that my LR3 is spartan on the inside, but it feels very room with all the glass and tall stance. I think in the end for a car that I drive daily, but 10K a year it will come down to price. I am not sure if it is worth $200+ more to lease a GL than a LR4. We shall see.
     


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    So apparently the valvetrain has some more-than-normal wear on my E30, so planning on unloading it before it gets any worse. Only problem is I have no idea what to replace it with. Budget is around $5k CAD. Ideal wishlists include: 4 door, 4cyl, manual, leather, A/C, good handling. Civics and other economy cars need not apply, every civic I've been in has terrible road/engine noise drone. However, I don't mind going older. Was thinking an E36 318i 5spd, Merc 190E/C220/C230 W201/202, Infiniti P11 G20.
    My old '89 ix was written off in late 2010 after a girl t-boned me. Apparently it's been rebuilt. It's a solid car that was really well taken care of by the guy I bought it off of and by me.
     


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    I saw that when it was posted up originally. I think I am wanting to go for something more modern for that price, even though it is nice and rare being an ix. There's a W202 C230 Kompressor out in Maple Ridge asking $5300, but I'm iffy on the long term upkeep cost of a merc and a supercharger.
     


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    My experience has been quite different. Purchased two new ones in the last 6 years, and they have had the fewest issues of any cars we've owned. The CLS550 is going on 2.5 yrs, 12k miles, and hasn't had a SINGLE issue (knock wood).
    I'd hope that a brand new car doesn't have any problems after what is a typical years worth of mileage.
     


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    I saw that when it was posted up originally. I think I am wanting to go for something more modern for that price, even though it is nice and rare being an ix. There's a W202 C230 Kompressor out in Maple Ridge asking $5300, but I'm iffy on the long term upkeep cost of a merc and a supercharger.

    can't speak on the blower not knowing the mileage, but that basic engine came in tons of cars that are probably all still on the road today. In the third world, they'll still be on the road in 20 more years as well. Better yet, get one with MB-Tex instead of leather and as long as you keep the outside clean, the car will look showroom forever.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I agree that my LR3 is spartan on the inside, but it feels very room with all the glass and tall stance. I think in the end for a car that I drive daily, but 10K a year it will come down to price. I am not sure if it is worth $200+ more to lease a GL than a LR4. We shall see.

    If price is your issue, probably the LR4 is for you. However, when I looked into them when I was shopping in Nov-Dec 09, the LR4 residual for a 36 month 15k was 42. MB was 60. The RRS was a little less MSRP as my GL but actually substantially more for the lease due to residual, but I can't remember what the RRS residual was.

    As to room, do you plan to have adults in the back seat? If so, get in the LR4 and put the driver's seat where you would want it, then get in the back seat. They're pretty small for a full sized adult.
     


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    ^^^current LR4 residuals are 53% for 39/15, also special advertized leasing offers...
     


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    Family hauler mostly. Although had 7 adults pretty Comfortably in the back with third
    Row seating. The GL will have more room. Will see what the financing works out to tomorrow. Mercedes covers the car for the life of the lease?
     


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    Family hauler mostly. Although had 7 adults pretty Comfortably in the back with third Row seating. The GL will have more room. Will see what the financing works out to tomorrow. Mercedes covers the car for the life of the lease?
    The warranty covers everything but tires, brakes (I think, it cover so ask), and maint. You can prepay for the three scheduled maint. and that cost me $800 if I remember right. Family hauler = GL vs. the LR4, IMO.
    ^^^current LR4 residuals are 53% for 39/15, also special advertized leasing offers...
    Certainly better than they were fall of 09. I think that Indian company that had just bought Rover was running scared as the used car market was tanking so hard. As I always point out, one of the values of a lease is that it guards you from risk in the used car market.
     


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    MB was very aggressive with the GL lease. Residual is 60% and money factor was .00193 or 4.6%. Not bad, and i think you get much more from the GL than the LR4, which is standard pricing. I just need to figure out if i need to drive an MB or stick with my LR.
     


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    I will tell you that I don't think you can go wrong with either vehicle but that unless you're going off roading I'd pick the GL. Keep in mind, I've had the Rover and currently have the GL, so I know each vehicle well.
     


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    Cannot believe how aggressive MB got on the GL. Left a deposit and will likely pick it up this weekend. First time in my negotiations that they came back to me, unwarranted and discounted the monthly payment by $80. We shall see. Thanks for the input.
     


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    Cannot believe how aggressive MB got on the GL. Left a deposit and will likely pick it up this weekend. First time in my negotiations that they came back to me, unwarranted and discounted the monthly payment by $80. We shall see. Thanks for the input.

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    Iridium silver w/ tan interior or black interior?
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Iridium silver w/ tan interior or black interior?

    IMO, black. However, personal taste is what you have to go with. Wife has ML with black interior and I think it's sharp. My GL has the gray interior with the dove grey exterior. I like how bright the grey interior is but not so happy on how easy it is to leave a mark on the carpets, etc.

    This is to be a family hauler, right? I think that calls for black. Hardest to scuff/stain.
     


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