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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
#15237 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [flightnurse]
Nov 07, 2012 (3:04 pm)
The stripped sown 328i usually belonged to the nursing and ancillary staff
1. My point was not the trim itself (stripped down or top-of-the-line), rather the reason why people buy/lease BMW or MB instead of similarly priced or cheaper more practical alternatives. Their reasons have mostly nothing to do with being a car enthusiast.
2. Don't forget that the majority of doctors are not the real high-paid practicing doctors/professors; most are residents. Just fresh after obtaining their MD, single, in a 24/7 serfdom at a really miserable salary. Most are immigrants. However, the first thing the boy does after getting his MD, is to buy a BMW or MB, even if used. Especially if he is a 3rd-world-immigrant. To be perceived a part of the guild. To show off to his family.
#15238 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [flightnurse]
Nov 07, 2012 (3:09 pm)
Just to clairify - your saying rich people are the ones buying new high end bmws And support staff buy cheaper "more affordable" bmws- interesting.
Any color preference?
#15240 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [flightnurse]
Nov 07, 2012 (5:52 pm)
Yep my point-
#15241 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [victor23]
Nov 07, 2012 (6:47 pm)
And then there's the doctor who drives the big SUV with the mud tires and winch on it. That hasn't been washed for a year. Just because he can.
Nov 07, 2012 (7:58 pm)
After getting mauled by a hurricane last week, those of us living in NY/NJ/CT are currently in the middle of a nasty nor'easter that has dumped over 5 inches of heavy, wet, snow on our area. It was the 1st time I've gotten to experience just how good the X-drive AWD system (and the DSC) in my 328xi really is. My car performed flawlessly. It took me 4 hours to get home from work today (31 miles). I saw many unprepared RWD Town Cars spinning out and quite a few FWD cars struggling to get up hills. My car didn't flinch. I was truly amazed at how well it took on the task.
#15243 of 16984 Re: wacky weather [nyccarguy]
Nov 07, 2012 (8:02 pm)
I was actually hoping for a few inches on the road so I could check out the new AWD RDX I imagine it will do just fine.
#15244 of 16984 Re: wacky weather [nyccarguy]
Nov 08, 2012 (5:12 am)
Glad to hear that you're doing well in the face of a double punch. The DC area was lucky to have missed the brunt of the hurricane, but I have a few friends in New Jersey and New York that are still without power and a colleague who's childhood home on Staten Island was wiped out. Fortunately he was able to evacuate his elderly mother and father in time, and they are physically safe, but emotionally devastated.
Puts ELLPS debates in perspective - and my condolences to anyone adversely affected.
#15245 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [victor23]
Nov 08, 2012 (5:47 am)
Victor thank you for the lesson in medical residency, I've been in the medical profession now 13 years and seen it all when it comes to residents and doctors and what they drive.
Why people lease BMW and MB is simple, because they want to and because they can. For residents/doctors it is a way to reward themselves for the work they put in to get where they are today. In some ways I do not blame them.
#15246 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [sweendogy]
Nov 08, 2012 (5:53 am)
Sweeny, where did I say support staff? Support staff would be CNA's and phlebotomist, transporters who do not make the kind of money to lease a BMW.
I said, ancillary staff. This would be Ultra Sound Tech, and Echo tech, Rad Techs and such,.