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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 635 G, Nov 1, 2008.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Started looking a new car. Looks like I've decided on a BMW5 sport wagon. Local dealer has the following price. Is it good or stinko. $10k down $799/mo or 20K down $629/mo ( 60 mos @ 0.9)--Sticker price is $59 k & its a 2008

    Lou
     
  2. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    I would shop around for a better deal. I don't think high priced cars are exactly flying off the lot these days. At best you're saving $1260 off the sticker, not exactly a great deal. Go check out pricing and costs at kbb.com.

    Eric
     
  3. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    Bought a demo Z4 at the end of the model year, they knocked off about 10K. I think your deal is way high.
     
  4. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Why would you want to finance THAT MUCH of something that is going to quickly decrease in value? You must have money to use as starter for your BBQ grill...
     
  5. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    I was thinking the same thing ?? $799.00 a mo. If you can spend that kind of cash pay cash if you can,t pay cash buy a Chevy . We don,t learn do we
     
  6. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

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    Check out the new Infinity FX 50 it is by far the best car on the market for the $. Rooferbob
     
  7. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    Let me see if I understand . . . the economy is hurting, lots of people are cutting way back, and even though I can afford it I'm supposed to cut way back too?

    What happened to giving someone credit for working hard and earning an income that allows them to afford some of the finer things in life?


    Scott
     
  8. trim tab

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    What part of the country you in
     
  9. AJ100

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    I have to agree with scott.

    I think lou might be fishing a little bit but it's still his money. Lou, spend it anyway you want pal. I have been known to throw that much away at the local casino in a month. Dumb? Maybe, but it's my money and I can spend it anyway I want. I worked for it.

    That's why I don't want obama telling me he is going to "spread it around" FOR me. I already spread it around enough myself. I don't need his help.

    Lou, if you really are thinking about buying a BMW, my buddy just bought a 715. THAT is the car you want if you are set on a BMW.

    He also bought an AMG C65 the same month, but if you like BMW go with the 715.

    I haven't driven the AMG yet but when I do I'll post some pictures and let you know how it handles. I asked him how the gas mileage was. He just looked at me. I know that look.

    He did say the V12 gets your attention. IN A HURRY.

    Good Luck with your choice Lou.

    Tom(AJ100)
     
  10. Chango2

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    Wait a bit and support American stuff. Caddy has a 500+ horsepower sport sedan, the new Camaro will be here, and so will other stuff. BMW'S are fine cars, but pricey and too plastic like for the buck. If you want a high performance car, consider American..besides the Caddy, there is the Pontiac G8 etc.

    Or...diesels are really the coolest these days; consider a diesel type vehicle. BMW'S IMO are for the West Los Angeles set wishing to make the big scene. But this begs the question: Are you looking for status, utility, or performance? If the latter, go Caddy and you won't see yourself at every valet parking venue.
     
  11. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I'm not dictating anything to anyone...just offering some (rhetorical) friendly advice. I would say the same thing to a family member or a best friend.
     
  12. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Fredmon, I know the answer to that, but I since I don't know 635G, I have no clue if he can take a joke...
     
  13. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Performance sedans are a great buy right now. Everyone wants an econobox that gets a zillion miles to the gallon. The big sedans are just not selling. If you are buying a keeper they are a good deal. You can buy a near new BMW 7 car or a S55 AMG for around $40k if you shop a bit. Trust me on the S-55 if you drive one you will be in love ... 500hp 18 - 19 MPG average and it will eat a Mustang GT for breakfast!

    Bob Schultz


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    AUTOMOBILE magazine just completed a long term test on the BMW X5 and were not impressed by it lack of reliability. Lots of problem areas reported.
     
  15. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    This is the car that I want, and in white, too. It goes nicely with my ipod.
     
  16. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    I'm not married to the BMW,just want to lease this car for about 2 years, in 2010 the auto industry might come out with something that I will buy. I need a sedan or preferably a wagon where I can assemble my gun. Trucks ride to hard for me, @ where I live this BMW dealer is the only show in town, Mercedes is 2+ hrs away, Lexus is 1 hr+, Infinity doesn't exist, Volvo is close but a V 70 almost broke my back. of all the so called luxury cars the one with the longest wheelbase is the new Hyundai Genesis 115.6---long wheelbase equals comfort- would have waited for the new Cadillac sport wagon, but the big rear panel, would give me a big blind spot & that is an accident waiting to happen.

    Lou
     
  17. Ken X

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    The biggest problem with BMW is the cost to repair- anything! 5 times the price of American stuff. AND you don't want to put many miles on them or the value goes WAAAY down! Other than that I love them, but not the cost after you buy them.
     
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    Listen to Ken
     
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    If you are LEASING,(he is leasing so depreciation doesn't matter, nor does the repair cost) check out the leasing companies as well. You can probably get a better "deal" than at the dealership and they will deliver to you.

    Even if someone is 1 to 2 hours away, you are only putting 30K on it in 2 years, so not much will go wrong. Best of luck on your decision.
     
  20. scott calhoun

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    Lou -

    Have you considered an Audi Q7? We switched from a Volvo XC90 to the Q7 when they came out and it's a great vehicle. It's primarily my wife's car but I use it for going to shoots because it's got lots of cargo room. We have the 4.2L 8 cyl but they also come with a 3.6L 6 cyl if mileage is an issue (although the cost of fuel is not the biggest concern for most people who drive big vehicles).

    I think Audi can complete with any of the high-end luxury lines when it comes to fit/finish/quality of materials. The interior of the Q7 is miles ahead of a Volvo, and compared to my BMW 5-series the Audi interiors are superior (had two Audi S4's prior to the 5-series, and when I'm done with the 5-series I'll have another Audi).

    One thing BMW has going for it is they include all maint costs for the first 3 or 4 years, forget which. All the luxury lines used to do that but they all stopped except BMW. However, if you are leasing and don't plan on keeping the car past the warranty period I wouldn't worry about repair costs because everything but normal maint is covered anyway.

    Audi also has a Q5 coming out in 2009 if you can wait that long. Based on the A4/A5 platform it's not quite as big as the Q7 but the early reviews I've seen sound very good.

    Scott
     
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