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Help Me To Choose Alloy Rims For My New Car  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Hi all,

my parents told me last week that I need a new car, my current car is leased via my father's company but now it is time to get rid of it. Over the last weekend I could persuade my parents to go for a nice Mercedes SLK instead of an A-Class Big grin.

Now I have a rather big problem, I can't decide which alloy rims I should take, actually I like all of them. Which would you prefer? I have the choice between the following:

1. My least favorite of them:



2. Very nice but the most expensive off all:



3. The cheapest but they look very good in my opinion:



4. Also nice:



5. This one?:



Damn, all of them are nice! Which would you pick?

Thanks in advance!

Patrick

Edit: Typo

[Edited 2004-11-22 17:21:45]

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User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Congrats with the new purchase, I am still with the Golf and the nasty Astrhaa.
Get these without any doubt :


UTA



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

I agree with UTA! Nbr 2.!


I like driving backwards in the fog cause it doesn't remind me of anything - Chris Cornell
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Hi Will,

they are also my favorites but unfortunately they are the most expensive of them all  Sad. I have to make a new calculation now to see where I can save money.

Maybe I should choose a cheaper radio and pass on the sound system in favor of the rims  Confused. I will certainly not save on things like automatic or the xenon headlights.

Damn, buying an A-Class would be easier  Laugh out loud.

Patrick

Edit: DABZF, thanks also to you for the reply!

[Edited 2004-11-22 17:30:50]

User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

No way! Go for number 3 or 4, and get a better sound system! I think less is more in most cases. I think way too many people are caught up trying to get the "bling-bling" because of this MTV-Crib's crap. I personally think the most stylish people are those that have a good looking car that is subtle and understated. Most of the people go over the top and over-do it.

So whatever you do, don't downgrade your stereo in favor of your rims, you'll regret it!!!! Go with number 4.

Steve


User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

This....



...gets my vote. Personally, I think the greater diameter of the wheel, the better it looks. Low profile tires and big rims, ALWAYS!

UAL


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Steve is actually correct, I just decided for no. 3, they are the cheapest, they are good looking, and the car won't look "over the top", additionally I can order the car with all the optional equipment that I want and I don't have to save on the radio, sound system, etc.

And why should the rims get the main attention? The "ass" of this car is so sexy that it deserves the most attention  Big thumbs up.

Thanks for your help!

Patrick


User currently offlineAndrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 938 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Hello Patrick,

I am very happy that you are getting a new SLK. Kudos to yours persuasion skills!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Are you leasing this car? If no, than I would go for number 5.

If yes, than I really do not believe that there is a need for new rims. Just get what the car came with. I am leasing a Toyota Corolla-S, I know it is out of your league, but the idea remains the same. I did not put anything into it. It already came with CD player, a good audio, nice rims (at least I think) etc... .

Why waste your money on something that you will have to give back in 4 years? Why not rather get a new Canon 20D with L glasses and have a nice trip to SXM?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I hope that you see my point, and if you are NOT leasing it, than go for Number 5.

Cheers,
Andrej


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Hello Andrej,

I am very happy that you are getting a new SLK. Kudos to yours persuasion skills!!!

Thanks Big grin. Actually my parents and I were very interested in the new Golf, but it is ridiculous overpriced (at least here in Germany). Then I suggested to look at a Mercedes dealer because one of my friends is driving the A-Class and he is very satisfied with it. So we went to this Mercedes guy and I immediately felt in love with the SLK! Furtunately I could persuade my parents during the last weekend  Big thumbs up.

This car is simply great, you have automatic but you can switch the gears from a hand-gear near the steering wheel, awesome!!!

Are you leasing this car?

Errr.... I don't know, my parents are responsible for the payment (fortunately  Laugh out loud). My father leased/bought also a new car for himself at the same car dealer, so I think he got special conditions, especially because the cars are officially leased/bought via his company.

I could never imagine that two old BMW freaks are becommng Mercedes drivers  Big thumbs up.

Why waste your money on something that you will have to give back in 4 years? Why not rather get a new Canon 20D with L glasses and have a nice trip to SXM?

It don't cost me anything (well, except the fuel), so why not? I am not interested in Aviation Photography (I only watch planes) and I am traveling enough, so a new car is welcome, especially when it comes so surprisingly like this time.

I never made a big deal about the car I am driving because there are a lot things which are more important, but this time I am really happy  Big thumbs up.

Patrick

[Edited 2004-11-23 03:24:32]

User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
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If I were you I would get a BMW. lol... but, barring a big change in your decision... I would definitley go for number four. They are the most simple, and simple always looks the nicest, you simply cant go wrong.

-AA777


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Go to http://www.tirerack.com to see what they will look like on your car.

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Too late for more suggestions, we ordered the car this morning and I chose these:



Patrick


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1902 times:

You'll get arrested for speeding next you boy racer!  Acting devilish  Acting devilish


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Damn nice choice Patrick  Big thumbs up

Congrats with the new car. So when will you have your next trip to BSL and pick me up for a ride?  Big grin


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

You'll get arrested for speeding next you boy racer!

Fortunately you can't get arrested for speeding here in Germany  Big thumbs up.

Patrick

Edit:

So when will you have your next trip to BSL and pick me up for a ride?

Several other people already asked for a ride, I think a taxi meter would be also a very useful feature Big grin.

[Edited 2004-11-23 16:07:59]

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

We'll see about that. I've just written to your President. Jacques Chirac  Big grin


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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