Cars We Drive!

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

  1. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Dont like the Q so much, but X5 from 2005 or something like that, they go for around $20 000 it's not the whole world.
     


  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Why a Volvo though? Get something more fun that is still fuel efficient if that is what you are after. The new 328i is pretty damn fast for an 4cylinder turbo and mpg is decent. It's still the top dog when it comes to performance in it's class and it is something you'll have fun whipping around. For the love of god do not get a Smart car.
     


  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Quoted for truth and emphasis.

    I love power and performance too much to compromise on my daily drive - it's why I have the cars I have. When I don't need power or performance, say, during the worst winter weather or when making a Home Depot run, I drive my SUV, but that's the only time I drive the thing.
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I actually wanted the Z4 to be my weekend car and my IS to be my daily driver but right now the Z4 has become my daily driver and the IS doesn't even get any road time. I'm thinking of trading it in for a BRZ or an XF.
     


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    Lexus IS? I driven one of the lower specs because price used is a steal. But on the test drive I thought my mothers VW GLI drove better and had more room.
     


  6. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Yes sir, that's why I need something like that. I think i'll go for a big car instead of a small (crazy winter days here). Will see what the dealers has to offer.
     
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  7. junior varsity

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    can someone tell me how the manufactures keep jacking up the prices?
    nissan GTR was $76000 and now it is 96800...
    what the hell are they doing?
     


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    bold added
     
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  9. RFX45

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    Well to be fair, the GTR keeps getting better and faster. 0-60 on the GTR is less than 3 seconds now, it can literally go toe-to-toe with the ZR1, which has remained unchanged since it's inception.

    The GTR is the only car that I've seen huge price hikes though and really it is the only car that has improved every year.
     


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    rich dudes dont drive rice rockets :teach:
     


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    really?
    a fully optioned 330i back in 2006 was $46000 ...
    a fully optioned 335i (current model equivalent of the 330i) is... ~$65000
    6 years $20000 difference

    the base model prices has stayed around the same, but the options really starting to do damage now.
    for example - i was going to price out a lease for an a4 this year - base model price is do-able, then after i checked off $10,000 worth of options on a 30,000 dollar car...
    i went like FUCK ME!
     


  12. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Well it really isn't a fair comparison of price hikes if it is based on options on the car. You have to compare it base price to base price, in which the GTR has increased tremendously. You did use this as an example so I assumed that's what you meant considering the GTR has like 2 options to choose from iirc.

    With options, end of the generations tend to have more and improved tech as an option, maybe the nav is made by a different manufacturer, software is different. Body kits becomes an option on a later model like a M-Sport body, bigger wheels, etc... So unless you can compare the prices option by option, then you might have an argument.

    This is hypothetical but if the 2006 nav might cost $1500 in 2006 but it might cost $2000 today, sport package might just include 18" wheels in 2006 and cost an extra $1,000 but the sport package today is the M-Sport which includes no bumpers and 19" wheels and cost $3,000. Then yeah, those price difference can add up.

    These days, people tend to want more options and customization in their vehicles. So if you do load up on the options, the price could bring you to the next class of vehicles in terms of pricing.

    In the end, it really is up to you if you want a fully loaded vehicle or just pick and choose what you like or else get ready to be butt raped. Most cars have a great number of standard features already though.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    It is pretty fucking ridiculous, e92 m3s are like 70k now and fucking 335is costs as much as an e46 m3 did new the inflation is crazy. The bread and butter cards are the ones where they keep jacking up the prices.

    It's partly why I refuse to buy another car let alone a bmw.
     


  14. impolyt_one

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    yeah a 550i is like $90k+ now... back in the good old days the E39 540i with the 6 speed was like low $50's I think. $90K is pretty unbearably high for a car like that.
     


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    Damn! 550i here in the US is barely $62k. For $90k, that the new F10 M5 price.
     


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