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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.
#23063 of 24723 Re: Tagman [dhamilton]
Jan 20, 2007 (5:40 am)
Yes. The MDX is on my list to drive for next year. Always more enthusiastic about the second year version of a new model for quality and price.
However, any BMW diesels coming out at that time will quickly divert my attention away from the MDX. Probably away from a low-ball offer on the 545i too. I expect 2008 to be a very exciting year for upscale vehicles.
I don't want to rush time, but I can hardly wait!
#23064 of 24723 Re: Is Toyota in trouble or not? [lexusguy]
Jan 20, 2007 (9:01 am)
"Fortunately they are still doing a lot bettert than Nissan."
Very true my friend. It's so amazing though. Most of Nissan's bread and butter cars and trucks are plagued with quality problems, but the the higher end Japanese-made Infiniti models are just as reliable as Lexus and Acura, even more so in some cases(the M35 reportedly had fewer problems or unintended visits to the dealer for service than the GS and RL last year).
And also must question certain motives that they've come up with as of late. Why would you share a platform and powertrain on an American car with one of the worst cars on the planet?(the Sentra and Versa are based on a blunderous Peugeout) Why does a brand new, 4 year old factory turn out some of the worst quality in SUV's and pickups?(the Armada and QX56 and the Titan pickup has the worst assembly in their respective class.)
This is the reason Toyota really isn't sweating it.
#23065 of 24723 Re: Tagman [hpowders]
Jan 20, 2007 (9:08 am)
The MDX has finally become a looker, and is a great buy.
But I think I may wait on the next gen Caddy '09 SRX based on the updated Sigma platform.
As good as it is now, insiders say this may be the one to wait for and possibly take honors for best in class.
Powertrains are said to be the next-gen 3.8L high feature V6 pushing 310hp out of the box and the 5.0L Northstar with 400+hp.
The X5 is greatly improved, but in BMW fashion(except '02 7-Series from the '01 model), they were restrained on the styling update. All of the sporting nature is still intact despite a 400lbs gain. The interior is still a bit small for me.
Jan 20, 2007 (9:14 am)
The S600 is sold now.
The MB dealer that I deal with is given me 1500 over invoice for a '07 SL550. A great deal let me tell ya.
But the Jag dealer is willing to do 2k over invoice and through in all of the necessary accessories in the process.
So to say the least, I'm still in a pickle-dickle.
#23067 of 24723 Re: Tagman [blkhemi]
Jan 20, 2007 (10:37 am)
I thought I read that Cadillac was going to dump the SRX and make a version of the Acadia\Outlook\Buick because SRX sales have been so lousy?
#23068 of 24723 Re: Update [blkhemi]
Jan 20, 2007 (10:43 am)
Well, you heard our opinions, loud and clear, especially from LG and myself.
Truth is, there is no real mistake here.
So... since they are both good-lookers, although some prefer the SL550 and others the XKR... tell us about the test drives. That's where you'll find some of your answer, isn't it?
How did they drive, feel, and perform compared to each other?
#23069 of 24723 Re: Tagman [lexusguy]
Jan 20, 2007 (10:45 am)
Somehow I was under that impression as well. The current SRX looks too much like an odd-shaped station wagon, regardless of its merits.
#23070 of 24723 Re: Update [blkhemi]
Jan 20, 2007 (12:49 pm)
The S600 is sold now
How many weeks did you own this car?
Were you bored with it? Did it not live up to your expectations? Substituting a LWB ultra luxury sedan like a S600 for a roadster? What on earth happened within those few weeks?
Pardon me if it is none of my damned business but I am just a bit perplexed that's all? When I buy a car that car becomes the best car on earth (independent of what the truth really is nobody will convince me otherwise).
#23071 of 24723 Re: Update [dewey]
Jan 20, 2007 (1:57 pm)
Good questions, Dewey. I've been wondering the same thing.
I had just figured that blkhemi was looking for something a bit more youthful that offers more F-U-N. But my assumption could be wrong. I hope he tells us.
#23072 of 24723 Re: Spoke to... [hpowders]
Jan 20, 2007 (2:04 pm)
With the tremendous mobility in our country, I would suggest you consider buying a place near Ashville N. C for a change ....I mean a summer place....The prices can be quite affordable, like less than two bmw cars, plus a rising asset....I think most people think of expensive houses , but there really are alot of places well under two hundred thousand with six to ten acre ...Then again in the smaller communities (towns)usually an acre or so...Your bmw 5 would really pay off then as the roads are challenging, and fun to drive.....My only problem is my car is too fast coming out of a turn, so I just enjoy myself...Think about it , and my e mail is available and i will tell you what I know Tony