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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
Jan 11, 2006 (9:05 am)
You guys are arguing about the wrong things here. I don't know how old any of you are but I am 63 and have owned just about any popular car you can name. A few have been favorites of mine. A couple come to mind. The original 4 door Honda Accord, 1979. Beautiful little car. A 1978 Mercedes 240 D. Simple and wonderful. 2000 Lexus Lx 470. Maybe my all time favorite and current ride. Think of just one or two of your favorites over the years. I have probably owned 50 or so cars. After all these autos just those three stick in my mind. They are all very different.
I guess my point is this. All the cars in this discussion are so damn good that they can bring tears to your eyes. I love them all and would never back myself into a corner by swearing by just one. They are all different and that is good thing.
#12923 of 24726 Re: Copying, Gimmicks etc.... [merc1]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:07 am)
Now the diehard BMW fans may have something to say about it, but that isn't my debate.
The Lexus LS460 may resemble the BMW 7 series, but that does not mean they will drive like a BMW.
Maybe external styling is a deal maker or breaker for many car buyers. For me its the drivetrain and chassis that is the deal maker or breaker.
#12924 of 24726 Re: MB or Lexus? [grandaddy]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:11 am)
A 1978 Mercedes 240 D.
I agree! My wife still drives a 83 MB300D and she will get angry whenever I suggest a new car. I would prefer it if her car had a stick.
#12925 of 24726 Re: MB or Lexus? [dewey]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:17 am)
Yes, a stick all right. Not a fast car by any stretch but once up to speed could cruise all day at 70 and still get 30 miles per gallon. I assumed most of you guys were younger than me, but I still love cars.
#12926 of 24726 Re: MB or Lexus? [grandaddy]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:19 am)
Let's see, 63-16=47 years of driving.
I thought new every two was extravagant. 50 cars in fewer years! We should all be so lucky.
I agree with you that some are fairly dogmatic in their statements and preferences, but we all carry our biases. For instance, I actually do like the looks of "some" Buicks, but I would never buy one simply because of my personal stereotype (and I am not talking age, here. It has been my personal experience that whenever I find someone driving erratically or timidly, in an inordinate number of cases, they are driving Buicks. Many of them are much younger than me).
#12930 of 24726 Re: MB or Lexus? [grandaddy]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:31 am)
All the cars in this discussion are so damn good that they can bring tears to your eyes. I love them all and would never back myself into a corner by swearing by just one. They are all different and that is good thing.
Welcome to the board!
Speaking for myself only, I am partly here "for the sake of arguement"...I enjoy debate for its own sake (back in high school 25 years ago, we didn't have a debate club...so I started one) and in fact don't care quite so much about these issues as it might appear from my posts.