Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 7:58 AM
You are in the Sedans
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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
#16068 of 16984 Re: Entry level larger luxury sedan [cdnpinhead]
May 02, 2013 (8:11 am)
It was a 1600, however, I placed a 2L in it as I blew the 1.6 engine. I sold it and bought a 69 510, which was a fun car, with a stroked 2L in it.
#16069 of 16984 Re: Entry level larger luxury sedan [nyccarguy]
May 02, 2013 (9:46 am)
well, I track my car. So
#16070 of 16984 Re: Entry level larger luxury sedan [qbrozen]
May 02, 2013 (11:00 am)
I knew I forgot someone . You know what I was getting at. flightnurse is a track guy too.
#16071 of 16984 Re: Entry level larger luxury sedan [andys120]
May 02, 2013 (2:50 pm)
They're fantastic values if you buy carefully.
I'm convinced 90% of the problems and perceptions people have with older German cars' costs as they age is from previous owners that skimped on maintenance, or from incompetent mechanics having worked on them.
If it is properly maintained, I can't see any problems that will be too costly with most German cars.
That said, I think Audi is doing a better job with quality control than BMW or Mercedes lately, seen CR recently?
#16072 of 16984 Re: Entry level larger luxury sedan [qbrozen]
May 02, 2013 (6:48 pm)
Q...you've been tracking for a lng while. Those track events are well behind me. However, I do enjoy a well engineered, sporting car on a challenging road.
NYC....we all like what we like. Cars in this class are hard to find fault with. It comes down to the different flavor you prefer.
#16073 of 16984 Which one has best sound?
May 03, 2013 (5:45 am)
I spend a lot of time driving and listening to music while driving so good sound is very important to me. I would speculate that car lovers usually love music too.
Out of all the performance cars we've been talking about, which one do you think have best sound for music?
#16074 of 16984 Re: Which one has best sound? [leoblue]
May 03, 2013 (5:58 am)
Leo.....I have a Bang & Olufson system in my Audi. It's really good. But, the best I've ever heard is ithe ELS system in the Acura.
Trailing behind those two would be the Harmon Kardon system in the BMW and Mercedes, then the Bose system in the Cadillac.
I haven't heard the system in the Infiniti for a long while, so I can't really comment on it. I don't remember it being particularly good or bad.
I also haven't heard the Levinson system in the Lexus for a long time, either. But again, compared to the others above, I don't recall it being a stand out.
By the way, all these systems mentioned above are extra cost options on all of the cars they come in.
#16075 of 16984 Re: Which one has best sound? [graphicguy]
May 03, 2013 (5:05 pm)
GG there are three different versions of the B&O sound system in the Audi's, I was very impressed with the A8, with the movable tweeters on the dash, the A6 and A4 didn't have the clear highs that the A8 had.
I had a MKS as a rental a couple of weeks back and it had their top of the line system with the THX and was impressed for a none big name connected to it that it sounded as good as it did. Never been impressed with any of the BOSE systems in any car, and the Levinson system in the Lexus is excellent.
May 03, 2013 (6:41 pm)
I saw a MKZ on the road yesterday, and I have to say appearance wize it is very nice ( now do I know where it fits in performance wize no, and I am not about to guess without actually driving it agains the other cars in its class). I do think it looks much better on person than in photos ( and was quite eye catching). So I guess at least the styling direction at Lincoln is going the right way ( I have to agree with those who think the engineering side may be a bit lacking) but at least they aren't just producing an exact clone of a fusion and slapping a Lincoln grill on it and saying done, they at least differentiated it this time.
#16077 of 16984 Re: Entry level larger luxury sedan [graphicguy]
May 03, 2013 (8:38 pm)
"NYC....we all like what we like. Cars in this class are hard to find fault with. It comes down to the different flavor you prefer."