Buying a car soon.

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Mar 29, 2008

Buying a car soon. by Westside at 4:39 PM (2,344 Views / 0 Likes) 27 replies

  1. Westside
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    My family is buying a car soon. We are looking at 2003 BMW 5 series, 2004 Infinity G35 or the 2004 Audi A6. Please do not suggest any other cars. All cars are fully loaded with features and all. My parents do not want an extremely powerful car. They want a smooth ride, comfort and what not. What would be the best choice?
     


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    As a BMW E64 driver, I'd have to lean towards the BMW 5 series.
     
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    Indeed. I'm not too picky about what I'll recieve, really (grandma's old Ford Taurus [​IMG]).

    If it gets you from A to B, if you get a car with decent gas mileage and doesn't need to be serviced very often, you'll be good.

    But, if I had a choice - it'd be the Audi.
    Never seen a better looking car than my friends Audi (in real life, of course).
     
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    Damn, a BMW.... I wonder when I'll be able to get one =(
    Congrats West.
     
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    Lol, congrats? I'll probably never drive it. It's my father's money, so I'm pretty sure the only time I'll touch it is in the back seat with my brother.
     
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    You'll find a common version of BMW, these days, is Bloody
    Muslim behind the Wheel ... ironically lol


    Though Bob Marley drove one, as the initials also spelled out Bob Marley & The Wailers ... true story.
     
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    I find that quiet offensive... *points to his flag.*
     
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    I offend people every day ... I work in television lol

    And besides, it's not my definition, merely a commonly heard one, in parts of the UK [​IMG]
     
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    Doesn't mean you can do it here, though.
     
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    2008 Camry is nice.

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    As nice as that brand new car is, you usually have the least amount of depriciation in cars if you buy a 4-5 year old car. My uncle bought a brand new 2004 Maxima back in 2003 for about $47,000 with all options, now you can buy one for about $18,000 with all options. Also, please read my post, my dad will not consider any other cars. [​IMG]
     
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    Well then...I think the best option is to test drive each of the three cars.
     
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    Why of course! But he got his bonus this Friday and the dealership isn't open until monday... [​IMG] Have to wait.
     
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    all I can say is... lol @ family [​IMG] get a peugeot car like my big brother and his girlfriend, they are having a kid soon so it's all the way a family car. [​IMG]
     
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    For me it would be between the Audi and the BMW. I've been considering getting a BMW 5 series recently although the one I have been looking at is an automatic which is seriously putting me off. Dunno what Audi is like, but BMWs apparently have pretty high maintenance costs.
     
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    What I am most worried about is the insurance cost. We used to pay $150 a month for a 2000 4 door Honda Accord. I've heard that the more expensive a car is, the more expensive insurance is.
     
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    I bought my E64 new, almost 3 years ago, I have it serviced annually by an independent BMW specialist, and it has not set me back any more than any other car I have ever owned, in the 20 years that I've been driving ... never had a moment's trouble with it, either.
     
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    I believe the 5 series is a E60 or E61. Won't know about the service plans until monday...
     

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