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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    According to the terms on the european one, you get a rental, hotel and they tow your car to the dealership and fix it, so I would assume its the same in the us.
     
  2. ramuman

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    If Mbrace is anything like BMW in the US - you get a limited distance trip to either a BMW dealership/tire shop or to Hertz or Enterprise for a rental car. At the rental car places, they only offer a "special BMW rate".

    It doesn't matter if your got a tiny flat or your car rolled over and all the airbags went off.
     
  3. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    I never thought I'd like the Macan until my neighbor got one an S like you, also black. Enjoy in good health.
     
  4. yywwyy

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    Thanks! Having never liked the Cayenne, I thought a Porsche SUV wasn't my thing until I drove this one. In terms of handling, can't say it's anywhere close to a Cayman or 911, but it does have that Porsche sports car feel that you get from their coupes. I'm happy with it.
     
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  5. Piobaire

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    Yeah, you get all that with MBrace here. I cannot remember if there's any mileage limits for towing or just to the nearest MB dealership or what but I remember reading it and thinking it was pretty comprehensive.

    I got a flat last year. It took me 20 minutes to change it and I figure using the system would have been at least an hour wait for AAA.
     
  6. ramuman

    ramuman Senior member

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    I should have been more clear. With BMW, it's any distance to the nearest dealership. If you go outside that - say you want to get a flat repaired at your local tire shop, get a rental etc., then it's limited.

    In certain situations, that potentially puts you between a rock and a hard place. If you have some issue that might take them a couple of hours to fix, you can obviously have it fixed there, but won't have a loaner to get to work or the like. Obviously, if it's a major issue, you get a loaner.

    It's another thing I love about Tesla CS. We take your car to a service center and we take you anywhere you want to go and bring either your car or a loaner to you - no questions asked.
     
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  7. tricky

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    I think I spend the better part of each day fantasizing about owning a 911 :)
     
  8. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Me too but mine is a Singer, black with a cognac interior. Dreeeeeaaaammm, dream dream dream
     
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  9. yywwyy

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    Thoughts on the Levante? If this has been discussed, please ignore. Curious if this will be a quality car, and what would be it's selling points...

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  10. texas_jack

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    God I can't wait for this SUV trend to die
     
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  11. whiteslashasian

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    Looks like a Buick front end mated to a more "coupe" like Kia rear. Would not buy.

    SQ5 or Macan if I had to get a small "lux sport" SUV.
     
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  12. evolved

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    Eh....it looks like an overpriced vehicle that won't do anything particularly well, outside of being a luxury filled name plate.
     
  13. HRoi

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    Wow Maser's building an SUV now? Finally the Range Rover owners have people to smirk at and make fun of their truck's reliability :lol:
     
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    SQ5 is pretty awesome. Lot of bang for your buck there when comparing to the other higher end SUVs.

    Macan drives better, but Porsches that are well optioned can really cost you an arm and a leg.

    Agreed. The Mas is hideous.
     
  16. mimo

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    Really?

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  17. TimelesStyle

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    Assuming there are a lot of Chrysler underpinnings? Seems like the worthy successor to those Maserati-badged Chrysler LeBaron cars from the 80s or 90s...
     
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    Agreed. They serve their purpose but as far as I'm concerned, other than ones outfitted with specialty equipment, there shouldn't be an SUV out there selling for north of $50,000. Period. The (original; no Sport or Evoque) Range Rover, (non-AMG) G Class and Land Cruiser may be grandfathered in since their history as expensive SUVs predates the trend.
     
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    it's not going to happen. People think they need them.



    it's kind of the same thing with pickup trucks. "I need to buy some grass seed ... lets fire up the truck"
     
  20. venividivicibj

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    Only about 10% of actual truck owners need a truck.
     
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