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#31869 of 32000 Re: Lower price [xrunner2]
Feb 11, 2013 (6:27 pm)
Ah yes. The Accord. The Benchmark sedan for about 25 plus years. The world-standard.
I would think that most people buy cars on their merits rather than how the badge looks. There are certainly a lot of more important qualities to me than the looks of the badge. Perhaps that's more important to others.
#31870 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [xrunner2]
Feb 11, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Cimmaron, Catera, and the Cadillac featured on a Married with Children Comedy show episode, Allante. Anybody seen what these models, if still around, are fetching on car auctions? What a joke
I just checked ebay motors and it seems the Allantes are fetching quite a bit more than Lexus, Infiniti or Acura (with the exception of NSX)
Some cars with actual bids:
'93 Lexus SC - 85K miles - 3 bids - $510
"91 Acura Legend - 184K miles - 18 bids - $1450
'91 Cadillac Allante - 61K miles - 32 bids - $5700
How about a '95 Fleetwood D'Elegance - 37K miles - 15 bids - over $9000
#31871 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [greg128]
Feb 11, 2013 (7:34 pm)
I also found a 2000 Catera with 3 bids only $500 less than a 2000 Lexus ES with 9 bids. $3550 vs. $4051. Both low mileage.
No Cimmarons on ebay.
#31872 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [greg128]
Feb 12, 2013 (1:49 am)
Thanks for posting, greg. I think sometimes it is fun to blow holes in the conventional wisdom.
#31873 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [uplanderguy]
Feb 12, 2013 (4:57 am)
...although I'll admit I never liked the Catera. I could enjoy a '93 Allante however, with hardtop.
#31874 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [uplanderguy]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:42 am)
My grandmother's cousin's "boyfriend" (feels weird using that word when you're talking about people that old) had a black Allante years ago. I think he only had it for a few months, because it was hard for him to get into and out of. He was pretty well-monied, and tended to trade often anyway, though. Tended to buy New Yorkers and Imperials back in the day, but at some point I wonder if he hit a low spot, because he bought a1980 or so Cordoba LS. But then I guess he bounced back, because it was all Caddies after that.
I think the last car he had before he died was a black DeVille, around a 2000 or 2001.
#31875 of 32000 Re: Last year of Cavalier (rhymes) [busiris]
Feb 12, 2013 (5:46 am)
Your car-buying process almost mirrors mine. I won't buy a car I hate just because it has good resale value. My first priority is how a car looks. If I hate its styling and would be ashamed to be seen in it, I go elsewhere.
#31876 of 32000 Re: Last year of Cavalier (rhymes) [lemko]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:04 am)
The only reason resale value would come into play for me would be if I narrowed it down to two cars that I really liked. Then I'd go for the one that had better resale.
If I was choosing from one of today's crop of midsized cars, resale value might come into play a bit more, because they're all so close in my opinion. For instance, back when I bought my 2000 Intrepid, I didn't care for the Impala or Taurus. Couldn't afford a Bonneville or LeSabre, or Crown Vic/Grand Marquis. And the Altima, Camry, and Accord were still, in my opinion at least, compact cars. I know I'm mixing midsize and full-size cars there, but those classes have been merging together for awhile now.
If I was to buy the car I really wanted today, it would be a Charger. Resale be damned. But, if I was choosing from a midsize, it would be a hard call. I find the Altima a bit ugly, but I liked the inside. Accord looks nice, but I didn't care for the front seats. Malibu's a bit too small inside. Camry's too generic. Avenger/200 are too outdated, but seem tempting just based on price. I'm liking the Fusion more and more, but worry about the teething problems Ford seems to be having lately. The Mazda6 actually intrigues me a bit, though. But, does it still have any Ford DNA in it?
#31877 of 32000 Re: Last year of Cavalier (rhymes) [andre1969]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:12 am)
Hmmm! I wouldn't think a Crown Vic would be more expensive than an Intrepid. They had already been around forever when your Intrepid was new.
I'm not sure what I'd be in the market for now. If I were to get rid of my Grand Marquis, I would get a new Impala if it turns out to be all that.
If I wanted to spend more - I'm thinking a Chrysler 300-C.
The other option would be to get my wife a new LaCrosse and use her current car as my hooptie.
If I went completely nuts - I'd get a new XTS and her an ATS.
The way things now look - I will probably keep the Grand Marquis until I run it into the ground.
#31878 of 32000 Re: GM failurers in entry lux [greg128]
Feb 12, 2013 (6:18 am)
Are you serious? Comical. Acura NSX which certainly fetches more of it's original MSRP than any Cadillac of that period. But hey, it's much easier to prove a point when you can cherry pick the data.