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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.
#2531 of 24726 If I was rich my garage would be filled with these vehicles:
Jul 24, 2003 (4:41 pm)
This list might change when the new Mercedes S-class, Lexus LX470, and Acura NSX come out. I don't know if I would ever spend more than $200,000 for any vehicle, even if I was rich.
I love modern cars. I like to read and see some of the most beautiful vehicles in the world. Where I live--Memphis,Tn-- I rarely get to see truly high end cars. I will occassionaly see a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, or Lotus. But, every time I see a beautiful luxury car, it is like eye candy. In my opinion, only women are more beautiful than a car. It might sound crazy, but that's how I feel. I lease a new car every three years, and it seems that I keep getting more and more luxury cars than before. Right now, my wife and I have a 2003 Audi A6 and a 2000 BMW 328CI. Hopefully soon we will be able to trade her BMW for a Lexus or an Infiniti.
A little off the subject, but have any of you seen the new Acura TL that is suppose to come out at the end of the year. I saw a picture of it on some auto show website, but I haven't heard anything about it since. It looked great to me. As always, drive safely out there.
Jul 24, 2003 (5:35 pm)
I think the Acura is staying with the 6 cyl. engine...I like the looks of the car....but..
Jul 24, 2003 (8:25 pm)
That was actually t6553gw that quoted the price on the rental Phaeton.
Jul 25, 2003 (4:07 am)
I think it's called Euro rental, but you will see the car close to those airport rental counter, also I called a local HERTZ rental, they told me for 139 EURO, you can rental a MB S class 3.5 V6/BMW 735i with 3.5 V8/Porsch Carrera 4s(tiptronic)/MB SLK. I didn't ask about the mileage limit but I think no limit, at least with C Class/3 Serise, I vague remember 250 EURO for the MB SL. Great price compare to U.S
Jul 25, 2003 (4:11 am)
I just registered in BMWUSA site for the driving event, The car I picked is 760il, I am excited.
Jul 25, 2003 (7:30 am)
Last time I was there was in November; I rented a car for some funny money - like a 150 bucks for a week - no, 10 days, actually (I barely needed a car, but still wanted to have something). Then I got out from the airport and filled up the tank - it was like 80 bucks - every time I fill up the car there, I experience a cultural shock...
#2537 of 24726 the NSX is ridiculous
Jul 25, 2003 (1:15 pm)
it sickens me that acura doesnt put at least a V8 in their top of the line exotic. does the honda/acura motor company even make an engine with more than 6 cylinders? i hope that michael mattox is wrong, 'cause that would make me upset if the next generation NSX had another ballpark 250hp V6.
Jul 25, 2003 (2:29 pm)
For $89,000 one would think there would be at least a V8
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Jul 25, 2003 (4:01 pm)
I finally saw a Phaeton today at a high-line Euro body shop I take my car to for scrapes. I chatted with the owner briefly about it, who said that he has had several come in for door ding treatment; the car's wide berth makes it a frequent victim, unfortunately. It was very, very imposing, as far as a VW goes. However, it is hard to imagine the Phaeton sharing the same logo with a VW Rabbit, you know? Hmm.
#2540 of 24726 Honda V6 wins Wards award
Jul 25, 2003 (4:07 pm)
wards is one of the automobile industry's most respected news outlets. They've been doing awards for 'engines of the year' for the last 9 years.
Honda got two awards this year for their 4 and the new V6.
Take a look at wardsauto.com.