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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
#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,.
#15247 of 16984 Re: wacky weather [nyccarguy]
Nov 08, 2012 (9:16 am)
I am keeping mine in the garage, all the salt and sand-yuck, not on my ZAINOED TL.
#15248 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [flightnurse]
Nov 08, 2012 (10:59 am)
I've been in the medical profession now 13 years and seen it all ... people lease BMW and MB ... because they want to and because they can... to reward themselves for the work ...I do not blame them.
Nobody doubts your credentials, just looking at your userID. You've seen, but you are not telling anybody. So, I took pains to post the story. Of course people buy when they want to and can, nothing wrong with that, and thanks for the lesson in economics, too. Nobody ever blamed anybody for anything, and, BTW, thanks for all hard work.
The only message I am trying to convey (third time already) is just that the reasons for buying mostly don't have anything to do with the process of driving. BMW and MB are rarely used as "enthusiast's car", no matter the trim. Just to remind: the original question (which I was trying to answer) was "Why would a non-enthusiast pick a BMW lease over a Camry purchase".
#15249 of 16984 Re: What Is Going on with Infiniti?? [victor23]
Nov 08, 2012 (11:14 am)
I'm interested to what colors the medical communities gravitate towards-