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#10413 of 10942 Re: Fords [anythngbutgm]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:30 pm)
The GL is actually quite spacious. Our friends had one and when we were on holidays, after checking in to a hotel we were able to explore our vacation destination in their GL, with 4 of us adults, and our 2 kids in baby seats, plus 2 strollers and other baby stuff.
The only thing he had to replace was the tranny but since it was under warranty it saved him about $7k
Feb 27, 2013 (2:41 pm)
Yikes, 7 grand! Was it an older one?
I hardly hear of Mercedes trannies going South, at least not until they get into the higher miles. My wifes business partner had one of the first CLS's and he replaced his about 130k but he is a pretty aggressive driver as well.
If I had a big family and I needed a hauler, (and had theat kind of coin to spend ) the GL320 would be it.
#10415 of 10942 Re: Fords [anythngbutgm]
Feb 27, 2013 (2:45 pm)
I think my friend's GL was a 2006 or so.
#10416 of 10942 Re: Fords [boomchek]
Feb 27, 2013 (4:22 pm)
A diesel G would be an interesting way to go - not for this market though, unless you import it yourself.
Range Rovers are dangerous. The pre-03 are becoming extinct already, along with early Discos.
Feb 27, 2013 (7:42 pm)
At the MB dealer today, spotted a pair of SL63s - red and black. Roughly 170K apiece.
And not new, but the 5er GT that's been sitting at a higher line used lot is still there - maybe 3 months now? I am kind of feeling sorry for it.
#10418 of 10942 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 27, 2013 (7:49 pm)
I saw a 5 series GT on the road a few days ago coming towards me and it's an akward looking beast. My buddy who has the CLS said he sat in it and loves it and would buy one if it was cheap enough (he's 6'3" and like 230+lbs) so maybe it's spacious for his size, but I can't get used to the looks from any angle on that car.
#10419 of 10942 Re: . [boomchek]
Feb 27, 2013 (8:00 pm)
The one here is a 550i, high options, and I am certain it could be had for under 40K now. Probably a lot of car for the money, if one can get over the bizarre looks.
Feb 27, 2013 (11:18 pm)
Although I expect to get flamed, I don't really have a big issue with the 5GT. If it remains unwanted and depreciates enough, I could be convinced. First choice? No, but if the deal was really good, and it had xDrive...
#10421 of 10942 Caddy Day
Feb 28, 2013 (10:10 am)
Yesterday on RT 73 in NJ, a silver CTS Coupe (stunning), and a sliver XTS with a temp tag. They were behind one another in traffic.
Mar 01, 2013 (11:24 am)
New Avalon HSD in a color eerily identical to the Copper used on the Kia Optima.