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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Nov 09, 2012 (7:07 am)
Interesting discussion. I don't know why others buy what they buy. I know I buy my cars because I like to drive them....sometimes like a banshee with their fur on fire.
Used to autox quite a bit. And, had an old ratty cobbled together Mustang which went to the local track (owned with a buddy) to do nothing but 1/4 runs.
Does that make me a driving enthusiast? I dunno? Maybe!
What it does do is give me an appreciation of a finely engineered car capable of doing things other cars aren't capable of doing. To some, a Camry is the kind of drive that appeals to people (lots of them, given how many they sell). To others, a BMW or Audi or Porsche evokes the driving experience they desire.
Frankly, I don't know why people buy what they buy. I know I do like the driving experience that BMW and Audi offers....over just about anything else.
That said, I also have a ratty 200K mile Accord sitting in my driveway. I appreciate it for what it is, too.....just for different reasons.
Some view cars as necessary evils. For the vast majority of us, a car certainly isn't a good financial investment. Some buy cars because of their MPG (i.e. Prius types). Some buy because of utilitarian reasons (why else would you buy an SUV?).
Only the person pulling pictures of dead presidents out of their wallets knows their motivation for buying what they buy.
#15258 of 16087 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [habitat1]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 09, 2012 (8:47 am)
We live in a way outer suburb, 3-car garage, so parking's not an issue. I have considered getting rid of my vehicle - we have two others - but one of the others no-go-in-snow. So, I'd be stranded in the house when my S.O. takes the truck to the airport (travels a lot for biz). But, the idea of just having a Vespa holds some appeal.
Sween - Edmunds HQ is a couple thousand miles away from me. I staff the greater Kansas City metro area office.
#15259 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [graphicguy]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:35 am)
Frankly, I don't know why people buy what they buy.
Finally(and thankfully) someone that does not claim to know everything about why people buy cars and how much they can afford. +1.
#15260 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [graphicguy]
Nov 09, 2012 (11:59 am)
Just to add fuel to the fire- off topic a bit.
My brother in-law visted us several weeks ago and had a friend who owned Camry. I was in my garage detailing my TL and he came by admiring my car.He said, how many cyclinders, I said six, he said he just bougth a 8 cyclinder Camry. I said eight, he said yes, eight.
I left it at that, i did not want to break is heart.
#15261 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [billyperksii]
Nov 09, 2012 (12:32 pm)
Love the fact a guy with an 8cyl Camry was Admiring the TL. Now that's funny.
#15262 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [sweendogy]
Nov 09, 2012 (2:01 pm)
Probably he would have jumped out of his pants if I was polishing up a "G"- we wouldnt want that, would we?
#15263 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [m6user]
Nov 09, 2012 (2:46 pm)
I am 45, drive a 1997 Camry every day. I do like cars (why I am here reading) but my old friend has served my need/commute well.
My portfolio statement told me I can buy a fleet of 1000+ of them if I want, or 150+ or them a year from my paycheck. But because I am not driving a BMW, must because I cannot afford it... shrug and smile every time I read that broken record. Let's respect all people, whether or not they appear to have money.
> Finally(and thankfully) someone that does not claim to know everything about why people buy cars and how much they can afford. +1.
#15264 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [billyperksii]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:15 pm)
So he just bought an 8 (eight) cylinder Camry, eh? Well, then who wouldn't be admiring your 6-cyl TL?
#15265 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [buya]
Nov 09, 2012 (10:30 pm)
I think he was admiring the TL because he thought it had 12 cyl
#15266 of 16087 Re: Camry vs....... [ivan_99]
Nov 12, 2012 (7:37 am)
You got it all wrong- he thought at first glance it was a Aston Martin Vanquish V12.