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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
Jan 20, 2006 (1:42 pm)
Maybe it would belong in an LP-SAV/SUV board.
I have double checked with my dealer.
The darn thing with the V8 is $49,900 and that is pretty well decked. Add what I would call the vital options (technology, cold weather and bling wheels) and the price would climb to a $53+ number.
I have an A6 3.2 w/MSRP of $53,286.
Now, does this mean the 280HP version would be $44,900?
Check out the press release on the V8 version, compare it to the Cayenne and the Touareg AND the X5 V8 while you're at it -- what am I missing? This is with leather, third row seating, lots of good stuff and a few options as noted.
This HAS to be the V6 price -- but NOOOOOO, it really is the V8 price.
This may not be the be all end all for any of us, but it certainly looks like they are bringing this to market as a bargain (maybe to catch up for being so late?)
With the popularity of this class/style (7 seater, etc, SUV) etc. This is a better price than any of the LPS cars (Audi included) with a V8 by far.
Bucks no other measure -- bucks -- this is a high buck offering at a relatively low buck "introductory" price, or is it introductory priced?
There is a Premium Version that comes with hot and cold running water and a built in home theater and Pizza Oven -- it is $59,900.
Seriously, this isn't that much more than the fully equipped Toareg V8 in 2004 (which wasn't even a 3 seater.)
Now, back to LPS CARS.
Don't know about you, but at this price if I felt I really needed this kind of people hauling power and room, etc, and IF the 280HP V6 isn't a bone power wise (arf arf), I would think some of us would consider such a vehicle as our LPS CAR despite the fact that it is an SUV type object.
Remember when Lexus first came to the US? Low price, good product, good dealers and service and . . . well the rest is history.
#5910 of 10339 A French LPS
Jan 21, 2006 (2:12 pm)
France to Battle BMW in Korean Car Market
I've driven Citroens in Europe and was quite impressed. It is a shame that the LPS below is not available here. I guess I am among the minority here who likes hatchbacks and who is a French car fan.
#5911 of 10339 Re: A French LPS [dewey]
Jan 21, 2006 (4:18 pm)
I think the Peugot 907 concept is an absolute knock out, but otherwise Im not too big on French cars.
Jan 21, 2006 (4:27 pm)
I have always wondered about the following question but have never had the opportunity to ask the right person. Based upon the enthusiasm and knowledge of this group, I am sure that it can be explained.
Why can't automotive manufacturer's develop a car that has adjustable steering so that the amount of assist (and I guess to a lesser degree, amount of road feedback) can be adjusted for driving conditions or moods? That way if we are in a particularly "aggressive" mood we could make the steering more responsive or if we were in a "lazy" mood we could soften the steering response. It would be much like adjusting the suspension on some other premium cars from firm to soft.
#5913 of 10339 Re: Steering Question [newaudilover]
Jan 21, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Good question. Cars have been able to control the amount of power-assist based on speed and other factors for quite awhile, and more recently have offered ratio adjustment, which hasnt really gone over so well. Driver adjustable power-assist would be a nice thing to see.
#5914 of 10339 What Sport/Luxury Sedan under $50,000MSRP would James Bond Drive?
Jan 21, 2006 (5:03 pm)
I am on a James Bond kick, since Bond will be returning to the Aston Martin in Casino Royale, the next movie. An Aston Martin is NO Where In Sight of my budget. So, I thought I would ask a question that could apply to me and many others. Thus, the requirement of a four door sport/luxury sedan. Plus, this could be a fun thread.
What sports/luxury four door sedan under $50,000 MSRP would James Bond drive? Here are the requirements:
Sport/Luxury four door sedan, fun to drive, yet provides a decent comfortable ride when needed, will not have excessive road noise, so conversations with M can take place in the car, will absorb bumps fairly well so Ms. Money Penny does not complain, will be able to have Ms. Money Penny in the Front seat, and Q and M in the back seat for a trip from MI6 HeadQuarters to Bond's Country Getaway, will be able to cut up turns and move fast to get away from a chase or danger, and will have class, elegance, and Bond Style
So, what do you think Mr. Bond would be driving?
#5915 of 10339 Re: A French LPS [lexusguy]
Jan 21, 2006 (7:02 pm)
Oo la la cest Magnifique!
#5916 of 10339 Re: A French LPS [dewey]
Jan 21, 2006 (7:08 pm)
I have also rented French cars over the years. The worst was probably the Renault Alliance I dealt with a couple of times in the mid-80's. I rent a lot of cars, but this was the only one that actually died beside the road and had to be replaced with a vehicle brought to me (by Hertz).
Lately, I have been much more favourably impressed. I've had three Pugeots & (to your point) a Citroen (all diesels) over the past few years in England. They've been excellent, but it's going to be an uphill battle to market them on this side of the water, in my never humble opinion.
If they brought a diesel with a manual transmission over here, I'd give it a hard look, along with probably, oh, 9 other people on this continent. I'd dearly love to be able to bring some of what I've rented across the water back home to drive.
Pigs will fly sooner, sadly.
#5917 of 10339 Re: A French LPS [lexusguy]
Jan 21, 2006 (7:30 pm)
Does it come with an integral fire extinguisher system?
#5918 of 10339 Re: A French LPS [cdnpinhead]
Jan 21, 2006 (7:33 pm)
I owned an ID19 way back in the early 70's...it was a really neat car. I'd like to see what they have in their current lineup, but don't get to europe often.