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#46 of 79 We're just a teensy bit off topic!
Dec 22, 2010 (7:51 am)
#47 of 79 Hit or miss.... LOADS of misses!!??
Dec 22, 2010 (8:38 am)
Take EVERY oems model, variant, even newer generations of "proven" existing models with HUGE grains of salt ! Almost all of them follow the faster hit the "RESET" button paridigm of quickest concept to market cycle time.
#48 of 79 Why Pay for a Name
Dec 23, 2010 (12:41 pm)
IMHO buying a high priced brand really makes little sense, other than making a person feel superior to those driving a standard brand! In reality, a Caddy is simply an overpriced Chevy, a Lexus an overpriced Toyota. Most of the extras on the high priced brands are more or less unnecessary. More importantly, having purchased vehicles for thirty plus years, I find I can always get a much better deal at a standard brand, such as Honda, than I can at the high priced brand, Acura. High priced dealers seem to think they are entitled to more simply because of the brand. Personally, I find the money I save buying a standard brand over a high priced brand allows me to provide more to my kids, such as a quality education. I find more self-fulfillment in that than I ever would driving a Caddy!
#49 of 79 Re: Why Pay for a Name [ken117]
Dec 23, 2010 (1:16 pm)
Indeed. One also pay TAXATION through the nose for that feeling ! (in a lot of cases it is a form of justice). In CA, this county has a 9.25% sales tax. The county contiguous, has a 9.75% ST. One also continues to pay throughout the tenure of ownership. I would not put it past CA to go back to the fees in lieu of asset tax !
#50 of 79 Re: Why Pay for a Name [ken117]
Dec 23, 2010 (8:59 pm)
Thanks for clearing that up...