car buying thread (look at me)

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  1. Jpripper88

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    Yeah, a 750li that is 5 years old with 60K miles on it vs. a brand new Genesis with a 10 year warranty.
     
  2. IrishLAX2

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    A fair comparison indeed.
     
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  3. .Ephemeral Gardens.â„¢

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    You would have to be fucking retarded to get the Hyundai. You people are the ones that are responsible for the influx of cheasply built asian cars in this country. People who cant work on their own cars shouldnt be giving car advice.


    See how every Toyota in the last year has been recalled? Coincidence, no.
     
  4. IrishLAX2

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    Don't take it out on us.

    Take it out on every single auto magazine giving Hyundai stunning reviews the last two years.
     
  5. .Ephemeral Gardens.â„¢

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    What magazines do you guys read?

    Check out Jalopnick and Top Gear for more realistic reviews.


    Lets look at the 375,000 Lexus LFA... THe pride and joy of Asia. Its the fastest most technologically advanced car in the world im told. Its slower than a Z06....Not a ZR1...A Z06.

    Its common sense guys.
     
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  6. h.e.pennypacker

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    No, our parents are, and legitimately so. Their concern at about the high school, college, and post-college age was fuel efficiency and long-lasting quality, for a cheap price. German cars were too expensive to purchase, and American cars were to expensive to own. Hell, even in the 90s, Honda was the king for long-lasting, affordable vehicles. Personally, I've had my '95 Civic for 9 years now, and all I have had to work on is the replacement of my steering rack. Not fucking bad @ ~153k miles.

    Definitely going German here soon, though. But if I were more strapped financially, I would definitely go Asian (Honda, Nissan, or Hyundai).
     
  7. Where Eagles Dare

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  8. .Ephemeral Gardens.â„¢

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    $$$ for good reviews,,,Those 2 are respected in the car community. ex. Car and Driver is basically a BMW ad


    Lets see: For 20k would you rather


    1955 Thunderbird, wont depreciate and insurance will be incredibly cheap... As well as 14-18mpg (pretty good)
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    Hyundai Sonata, Immediate depreciation of %15 when you drive it off lot. You'll pay taxes on it. Will be worth 10k in 5 years.
     
  9. hamsterdam

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    i've decided on volvo xc60.

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  10. Capstone 88

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    I like that SUV sleazy
     
  11. h.e.pennypacker

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    eliporter, that is a terrible proposition. The Thunderbird cannot be a daily driver for a significant population in this country due to weather. In a hypothetical world, if those were my only two choices, I would be forced into the Hyundai.
     
  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    That is an awful comparison. Pick me out any 1 or 2yr old car with low miles for 20K and I'd take that over a 1955 Thunderbird. I can't drive a 55 year old car every day and not expect it to break & have to fix shit constantly.
     
  13. * J Y *

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    :nebraskafans:

    I hate driving up on cars I think theres a good chance a hot girl could be in to find out its a dude.
     
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  14. slogan119

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    Have a 2001 Volvo S60. The car has 189K on it and has just had regular maintenance. :feelsgoodman: It's just a boring-ass car to drive.

    We're getting a 2008 Jeep Wrangler in the next few weeks from my in-laws. 21K miles on it for a great deal. :feelsgoodman:
     
  15. Jpripper88

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    Exactly. He always posts in these threads and is completely off the wall.

    No one gives a shit if the Genesis only does 120 and the 750li does 140. It doesn't matter in the slightest.

    People are weighing reliability, cost, and style. Performance is important, but they aren't taking it to a track to push its limits. For 99%, it is about having the power, acceleration, and handling to be a good daily driver and maybe allow some enjoyment. Unless people are stupid or have a ton of money they don't want a car that is going to cost them a ton after the fact to repair or will be in the shop. You never, ever consider this issue, when suggesting cars. If you are a mechanic, maybe that is why.
     
  16. DutchTiger

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    3 series coupe 2001.....I've dropped around $2k in to it since buying it 4 yrs ago...110k miles. Got it about 4 grand cheaper than what mkt value was, so it evens out.
     
  17. hamsterdam

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    but then you find out it's a hot dude and it makes you all wet
     
  18. Jpripper88

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    It really does suck.

    I do the same with blondes. Thin shoulders/head and blonde hair........oh wait, 50+ and trash. FFFFFFFF
     
  19. Cornelius Suttree

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    my parents sold my Explorer while I was at school freshman year....got my mom's 04 S40 and I love that thing so much
     
  20. slogan119

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    The lines of sight in the S40's suck ass.
     
  21. gastate

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    As much as i would love to have a European luxury car, i will never buy one until i retire. They are by far the best made cars but at the same time the most expensive to repair when shit goes wrong. Dont be surprised when you see a $2500 repair esp. right after buying used. Theres a good amount of young people who cant afford the preventive maintenance on them and continue to abuse the shit out of it until more problems are created.

    Honestly i would buy American. Take care of the preventive maintenance and it should last 200,000 miles without any major repairs. imo
     
  22. allothersnsused

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    It looks like there are a billion car buying threads, but this is the only one called "Car Buying Thread"

    I took my car in for servicing a couple weeks ago and the technician remarked that it looked like it was in very good shape. Its a 2010 and only has about 20,000 miles on it. This week I got a text from the dealership saying that they wanted to buy it and were "willing to make an aggressive offer." Is this just an ad to get me in the dealership, or are they really willing to make a high-end offer? I'd been thinking about getting a dog recently and have been considering trading in for an SUV. Is it worth contacting back to see how aggressive the offer is, or is it just a pure marketing play?
     
  23. Baron

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    probably a little bit of both, but it doesn't hurt to see what they offer you? what kind of car is it?
     
  24. allothersnsused

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    Lexus IS250
     
  25. Baron

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  26. allothersnsused

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    This is about what I thought. It has most options and AWD, so I figure I can start at the top-end there and see how much they can sweeten the deal. I don't owe anything on it so might as well see what they offer.

    If I could upgrade to a comparable, slightly newer used SUV for < $10K I'd definitely consider it (although obviously won't walk in the dealership and let them know that).
     
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  27. Baron

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    fully loaded with AWD you're looking at close to $20k with trade-in
     
  28. ned's head

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    I'm looking at cars this weekend. Crazy.
     
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  29. Lambert

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    Honestly, they send out things like that to people all of the time. They just want you to buy another car.
     
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  30. C A N E

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    Ahhh the ol' buyback mailer
     
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  31. Dex

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    In a dealership trying to buy a car. Why is this process so miserable?

    Also: look at me
     
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  32. Frank Martin

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    If you look miserable the dealership has you right where they want you.
     
  33. 941Gator

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    Anyone have any opinions on the 2013 VW Passat? (20k miles).
     
  34. 941Gator

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    Great post
     
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  35. wes tegg

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    Because it's an antiquated system propped up by anti-competition regulations to preserve the NADA cartel.
     
  36. 941Gator

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    Test drive and then buy online imo. Do as much online as possible imo.
     
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  37. Dex

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    Yeah I negotiated online got the best price.
    Dealership was supposed to have the car ready for me to buy and leave. It's been 2 hours.
     
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  38. Boo MFer!

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    I won't buy a car from a salesman who won't value my trade sight unseen. The last few cars I've got, I've had the deal done in advance and showed up to sign paperwork. Ain't nobody got time to spend hours at a dealership negotiating.
     
  39. C A N E

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    Reason they don't have the car ready is because most people don't show up. Especially if there's wasn't a deposit placed.
     
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  40. Where Eagles Dare

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    I bought a car 3 years ago over gchat. Shit was awesome.

    No awkwardness. Easy negotiate. Just stopped replying if I didn't like their offer and it came back better 2 hrs later.

    Agreed on price. Test drive it and signed financial docs at the dealership. In and out in about an hour.
     
  41. Where Eagles Dare

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    I'd tell em to fuck off and bounce.
     
  42. 941Gator

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    How much are you guys paying monthly? not including insurance..
     
  43. Ned Yocho

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    Beginning to look into getting a new vehicle, and am currently looking at GMC Terrain SLE-2's. I got a friend that works at a GMC dealer and I think I could get a decent deal.

    I've done some research on them, and for the most part seem to grade well, but there's a few places that don't seem to be big fans of it. Thanks for any info/advice.
     
  44. Too much. I love my car but I'm excited for the lease to end so I can buy a cheaper car and pay half of what I'm paying now.
     
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  45. dukebuckeye

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    Just bought a 2014 BMW 528. Love it so far.

    /humblebrag
     
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  46. Honda Hawk

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    That and there are other customers that came in before you to buy their vehicle. Don't expect to blow through the transaction on a Saturday. Appointment or not....
     
  47. Druce

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    This is what I'm doing right now, although I wouldn't say I "love" my current car. Wife and I are going to be building a house soon and it looks like I'll be able to drop my payment pretty significantly. Going with a Chevy Traverse due to size/cost. While it's not the greatest suv around the price is right.
     
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  48. Don't Hate Me Bro!

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    $0/mo like a respectable adult in his 30's.
     
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  49. Yeah I had a 01 4Runner that I got in high school and sold when I leased my Grand Cherokee. My plan was originally to buy the Jeep but I don't want to pay the cost for the extended warranty so I think I'm going to get a mid-2000's 4Runner until my student debt is paid off.
     
  50. Druce

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    Buying after your lease usually ends up costing you more than just buying something similar used. When they told me what it'd be to buy the MKZ that I've been leasing I just laughed.