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85% of goterpss posts contain some reference to how much money he has. One day when I am bored I am going to make a goterpsss bot that just interjects statements about its bank account balance into random threads.
"Jadaveon Clowney is a beast. Like my bonus last year."
To me it is the predicted cost, owning a business makes a lease a good financial move to begin with and having maintenance included in the lease is an added bonus.
My mom gets the 3 series, and she can afford the monthly payments. However at 30 months if a bill came in for 3k that would hurt.
if you have any concern about reliability i would stay away from audi.
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Cost of maintenance for Infiniti isn't bad at all. Only real major costs you see is when you have to get the tires replaced, and that's just a blip on the radar compared to a lot of other luxury car owners...
I understand there are certain benefits, and for owning a business, it certainly can make sense, especially if other people whose driving habits you don't know drive the car.
My general theory on any kind of insurance is, "can I afford to replace _____ at cost?" If the answer's "yes," then I don't see the point of buying insurance, since in the long run, you know you'll lose money. So while a big maintenance bill would suck, it's still a standard curve ball that life throws you that you should reasonably have the savings to cover if you're driving a luxury car anyway.
9/21/2010...RIP Old IMS.
What is all this talk about maintenance? If I drop $35k on a CPO 5 series, nothing better go wrong with it. I put 198k on a Japanese car (US assembled) with no maintenance except oil, filters, tires.
If you buy a European car, something's going to go wrong with it after time. I don't think huge maintenance bills are likely in the first few years of owning most of the German cars, but you're definitely going to pay more for maintenance over the life of a car. That's just part of the tradeoff for a car that's (to many, at least) more fun to drive.
I mean, my wife's first car was a 4Runner that she bought in college, and we had to rebuild the transmission after 3.5 years and 40K miles. Shit happens.
best resale value among luxury cars per KBB. fun car
um, wow, sorry if I hit a nerve?
I get a kick out of people looking down upon Acura and Infiniti owners as "entry level' luxury. The omnipresent 3.5/3.7 nissan engine is a great performer. I'm not up to speed on Honda's new engines but I think it's a 3.7 in the Acura. The fit and finish in the G and TL is great. And they're generally much lower maintenance. Lots of 3 series drivers don't even know their car is rwd, let alone deserve the right to bash the Japanese models for being fwd if not equipped with awd.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to worry about fixing a car. I think a ton of German buyers wind up with a 3/5/E class bc of the nameplate.
no brakes, belts, tune ups, just 19.95 oil and filter and tires?
Altima had a timing chain, so no replacement there. Car was 5sp, so I was very easy on brakes. I may have replaced the serpentine belt halfway... Not sure. It had platinum plugs, and the recommended service levels on plugs are very conservative anyway. I used fuel treatments every 10k miles and it helped tremendously.
It's not just the owners who have this attitude either.
Have a look at the attached comparison between the 2011 550i and the Infiniti M56 done by Edmunds.
The M56 is superior to the 550i in handling, acceleration, track performance, interior, and cost/value, but the winner of the challenge is...
And the reason? Because the M56 has a tighter suspension!!
This is for high performance sport sedans, no?
Just another example of the kind of bias you see from the Beamer fellaters vs the Japanese automakers.
Inside Line's full comparison test between the 2011 BMW 550i and the 2011 Infiniti M56. Includes instrumented test data, on-road driving impressions, specs, photos and video.
I might get slammed for this, but have you looked into the Hyundai Genesis or Equis? My wife's boss leases a Genesis and it's the equivalent of riding in a 5 series without having to deal with BMW maintenance costs. Really impressed with the design, interior materials, etc.
BMW has no maintenance cost for first 4 years, and every time my brother in law takes in his 2010 santa fe to the dealer it is 300-500 dollars. No idea about this model.
I should add I am not a car person, and most here would prob mock what I leased (Cayan Turbo) but it is a fun way to drive to ski in Vermont! Though, I am pretty sure a lesser car could go 75 just fine on the highway.
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I think a better way to phrase it is that BMW's maintenance cost is folded into its price, but w/e.
Once that 4 yr/ 50k point is passed, be prepared to dole out serious money.
on to the next car by then.....36 months rinse and repeat
I understand the leasing mentality. I do.
But, for me, it's just a waste of money to do it. It's nice not having car payments or repeated unnecessary large purchases.
bot 2010 328i certified pre owned on new years' eve. i highly recommend going car shopping on last day of the quarter. salesmen have to make their number, they are desperate for a deal. i did the walk out and it worked.
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
like i said above, use the car for my business.....and accountants tell me i would be a moron to buy, and I like that I can get a car I would not not make a long term commitment to (like i just did)
correct, leasing a car is niggarich unless you can deduct the payments
Understood. My wife leased through her corporation for a while.
though I would like to take this to bitch about my garage charging me and extra 50 bucks because now I have an SUV. Now at 450/month. I know parking is going to cost a lot in city, but this charge pissed me off more then most things for some reason. I never thought this car was in the "oversized SUV" category.
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