Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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.
#410 of 24726 1995 BMW 740il cellphone tech assistance
Aug 03, 2000 (3:25 am)
Does anyone in this forum know how to fix a cellphone that keeps coming on and off. I have never had the phone activated and this problem just started about 3 weeks ago. This is driving me nuts!! It only occurs when the car is turned off. I have tried pulling the fuse..no good because the cellphone and the radio share a fuse. I have read the cellphone manual for assistance and either I am blind or there is no help to be found there. Maybe you know of a forum that specializes in technical assistance? Thanks in advance for some assistance.
Aug 03, 2000 (3:45 am)
I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Have you noticed that all of the recent Mercedes-Benz models all have the same taillights, and very similar headlights. Personally, I like to see cars share things across the board, but this IMO is a little excessive.
Aug 03, 2000 (6:10 am)
Well really on the new C and S share their look exactly. However all Mercedes cars have had the ribbed taillamps for years. The CL is the preview of the next SL, which will look exactly like the CL in the front. The E and CLK are pretty much on their own right now. However they all carry the taillights, grille, and C-pillar shape, its the Mercedes way.
#413 of 24726 Luxury car blues
Aug 04, 2000 (1:27 am)
Don't like the styling on the new S-class or LS430. Scared to buy another BMW because of the numerous problems I had with my 740il. My Jaguar Vanden Plas needs to be redesigned because its becoming a little dated. I'm also afraid that Ford is going to cheapen the Big Cat. A8 needs some exciting styling to get me to pay 60-70k for an Audi. Not much interested in the RL, Q45, or Cadillac. Whats a luxury car enthusiast to do?
I think am going to wait for the second year or so on the new XJ series Jaguar. Just to see how it rates and if I like the new styling. I sure do want to see the new design though.
Your right. The little debate ferarri11 and I had turned out not to be much about cars at all.
Put that deposit down on that C-class yet? The dealers in Tampa say that they're do in this month.
#414 of 24726 kappaman
Aug 04, 2000 (5:05 am)
No not yet. If I do it now the car will come in late Oct, early Nov and I really don't like bringing a new car home in a Chicago winter. Right after the Chicago Auto Show is usually when I do the buying. I've must say that I still can't shake the A6 4.2 or the 530i off the list yet. I'll have to drive them all extensively and decide.
Aug 05, 2000 (3:00 am)
As long as they don't ruin the car, I will bet a quarter that you will own the Jag.
#416 of 24726 Reply to Questions regarding 98 740
Aug 06, 2000 (2:14 am)
The milege does seem rather high. I'd have the car checked by someone to make sure that all is well. Ask if they have an extended warranty program. Mercedes offers Starmark warranties on their used cars.
I have a 98 740i. The car is fantastic, and it is such a pleasure to drive. The only regret that I have with the car is that I didn't get the iL.
Regarding the comment about the car running $2,000-$3,000 per year. I hardly believe that. Unless he is also talking about insurance and gasoline. My car has 40k on it, and the only things I've had done are oil changes and tire rotations.
Aug 08, 2000 (2:50 am)
My 2 cents. All car salesmen say that high mileage cars are highway driven cars. I put 25 to 30 thousand miles a year on a car, and it ain't all highway miles, thats for sure. The reason you can buy it so cheap is because they depreciate rapidly. My 95 740il depreciated over 10k in one year, from 98-99. Don't get me wrong, it is to me the best overall sedan you can buy, if you don't get a bad one like I did(electrical nightmare). If you are going to pay it off and GET AN EXTENDED WARRANTY, its and excellent buy. Believe me you will love the car. BMW is the ultimate driving machine for real. Hopefully this helps you see both sides. And if you are going to get it from a Mercedes dealer, the Starmark warranty can't rival other dealers warranties. Starmark only gives you an extra year(5yrs) and up to 100k miles. After the 5th year you can pay for more warranty. Jaguar Select is 6yr up to 100k miles from original sale date. Most certified warranties give you 3yr up 100k miles from when you buy the used car, in the luxury lines. Ones again, hopefully this helps.
#418 of 24726 LS400? Not even in the class
Aug 11, 2000 (6:37 pm)
I want to say to the people who are looking at the mercedes s430-500 the beamer 740-750 and the lexus ls400 that one of these cars, the lexus dose not even compete. If you want a big camry with heated seats go with the lexus, if you want to look like a 75 year old millionare go with the benz, you will still look like a millionaire but at lest you look young in the beamer. I am leasing a 750il and i couldnt have made a better choice.
#419 of 24726 Sure you did, matt
Aug 11, 2000 (6:44 pm)
Nice profile. Lots of people with high-paying jobs talk like that (unless you are trust fund trash - then I might believe it).