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User currently offlinePalladium From Indonesia, joined Apr 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

just wondering what do you guys think or can you name 10 cars that curently best to buy.....

considering the rising price of gas, I would have to say all the hybrid cars get my vote =)


1. Honda Accord V6 Hybrid

2. Toyota Prius

3. Honda Civic Hybrid

4. Lexus RX400h

5. VW Jetta TDI

6. Toyota Camry

7. Honda Oddsey

8. Lexus LS

9. Lexus GS

10. Acura 3.2 TL

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User currently offlineMNeo From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

If someone can get their hands on the new BMW M cars (M5,M6,M3) their price will be about 10-15K more as the wait list increases.


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User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

1 Rolls Royce
2 Rolls Royce
3 Rolls Royce
4 Rolls Royce
5 Rolls Royce
6 Rolls Royce
7 Rolls Royce
8 Rolls Royce
9 Rolls Royce
10 Bentley

 Wink


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln LS
Ford Thunderbird
Ford Mustang
Buick Park Avenue
Chrysler 300C
Jaguar S-Type
Dodge Magnum



All the above deliver great milage for the amount of power & comfort you get.
If efficiency is what you are concerned about, look no further than a diesel.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePalladium From Indonesia, joined Apr 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

BMW sucks.... soo many troubles and error on their cars.

If I can choose BMW or Mercedes ..... I am gonna have to say Mercedes Benz all the way for best luxury cars.

1. Mercedes Benz

2. Lexus

these 2 brand luxury car are almost alike. They both nice and very comfortable compare to others luxury brand like BMW, Audi, VW,....

Some people say the New Lexus LS 430 is much better than the S-Class. I love the new Lexus GS 400 and can't wait to see the new 2007 S-class fully redesigned.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Its all relative--the cost of hybridization doesn't quite add up for value to the dollar--even with these high ass fuel prices it would take you like 6-10 years worth of gas savings to really save. Out of the initial list you posted I only like the Acura TL--the others are boring. For me...
1. Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2. Porsche 911 4s
3. Corvette C6
4. BMW M3
5. Mazda RX8
6. Infiniti G35 Coupe
7. Jaguar XJR
8. E55
9. Scion tC
10. Grand Cherokee SRT8

I think all of my cars get horrible gas mileage--except for the tC.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Ford Explorer
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Toyota 4Runner SR5
Ford Expedition XLT
Nissan Pathfinder LE
Chevrolet Blazer LT
GMC Jimmy SLT
Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS V6
Isuzu Rodeo S V6
Honda Passport LX


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

AsstChiefMark:
At least they are all truck-based and have off road use. The problem is that none come with a diesel. You have to go up to a Excursion or Suburban/Tahoe to get a diesel.
Diesels get better milage, hauls more, last twice as long and can be converted to a biodiesel.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Acura TL, definitely. My vote also includes the Mazda MX-5 Miata. A true roadster with bulletproof quality. A+ fuel economy, too.

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 2):
9 Rolls Royce
10 Bentley

Nothing but a tank of questionable reliability. The guy who owns the business next to mine has a new Phantom – now that car does say *You Have Arrived* like no other. Well, his business partner does have a Maybach.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32785 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
You have to go up to a Excursion or Suburban/Tahoe to get a diesel.

Not anymore. The Jeep Liberty offers a diesel option, and so does the Volkswagen Touareg (though it is a V10 diesel and carriers a premium price tag; it is currently on haitus in the US market because it didn't meet some EPA standards for the year, but VW has fixed the problem, and it goes on sale again in February).



a.
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

1Audi A8
2BMW M6 Cabrio (when it comes)
3Audi Q7
4Audi Le Mans
5BMW M5
not bothered about any others so 6-10 can be anything



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

1) Mazda 3 (economy)
2) Ford Crown Vic/Mercury Grand Marquis (price/comfort/value)
3) Chrysler 300 (damn good looks)
4) Dodge Magnum (ditto above)
5) Nissan Xterra (price/looks/value)
6) Toyota Corolla (economy)
7) Nissan Maxima (looks/value)
8) Lincoln LS (value/comfort)
9) Chevrolet Corvette (looks/value/heritage)
10) Cheverolet HHR (looks)

and even though it's beating a dead horse...

11) Pontiac Aztek (purchase price will be cheap/utility/comfort)



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User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
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The best buy in a car these days is

1) a small car which good economics over short distances (less than 20,000km per year)
2) any large car/4WD, or a small car which will do more than 20,000km per year, but which is run on LPG (gas).

An LPG conversion costs between $1500-$2500 (depending on vehicle and the type of kit needed), yet when you are paying $1.20 a litre of petrol, as opposed to $0.45 per litre of LPG, the costs savings are immediate, and the conversion pays for itself, for most people, within the first year; particularly as petrol price are thru the roof.

A downside of LPG is there is a loss of some economics, although I think generally a car which takes 1 litre of petrol to cover X distance will require approximately 1.2 litres of gas.

The upsides are LPG is much cheaper (less than half the cost of petrol) and it is more environmentally friendly.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1720 times:


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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Hey, this looks like the car we rented last time we were in the UK.

I was holding out for something classier, like an FSO Polonez....



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

1) ferrai enzo
2) mercedes slr
3) ferrari testarosa
4) f1 ferrari
5) mclaren f1



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting Tristarenvy (Reply 14):
I was holding out for something classier, like an FSO Polonez....

Depends which Polonez you get. I mean hell if your going to go for an Atu Plus  Silly or a Caro or Caro Plus or the original one, you know big difference  Smile


User currently offlineLijnden From Philippines, joined Apr 2003, 564 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
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For my wife and kids as a 5 mile per day transportation unit: I am looking for the tax-benefits of buying a horse and carriage and turning in my garage into a stable. No, I am not Amish or Pen. Deutz! Does anybody know a carriage maker in The Netherlands?


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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Quoting Palladium (Reply 4):
BMW sucks.... soo many troubles and error on their cars.

If I can choose BMW or Mercedes ..... I am gonna have to say Mercedes Benz all the way for best luxury cars.

I've owned several examples of both BMW and Mercedes. The Mercs spent a lot of time getting repaired, including a warped engine block, electrical problems out the wazoo, and one problem I NEVER could get figured out - an annoying habit of losing the idle limiter for a few minutes every few days (so that when at rest you had to keep your foot on the gas to prevent the engine from simply stopping). I spent as much money maintaining them as buying them. I recall a new problem (mostly electrical) cropping up every 3 or 4 weeks.

The BMW's on the other hand have worked flawlessly. I've had 6 of them (one new, the rest used). I've had to replace 2 water pumps (both after 150,000 km or so) and one rubber hose. Apart from oil, plugs and filter changes, that's all I ever did with them.

BMW makes far more reliable cars than M-B. I can attest to that from experience.


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Hmmm, with the price of gas maybe the purchase of my 6 litre truck wasn't such a great idea...

BF



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32785 posts, RR: 72
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 18):

BMW makes far more reliable cars than M-B. I can attest to that from experience.

Experience will vary. I've owned a mix of BMWs and Mercedes' vehicles over the years, and my MBs have been far more reliable than my BMWs. I stopped buying BMWs because of the problems they gave me.



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User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

"considering the rising price of gas, I would have to say all the hybrid cars get my vote"

Palladium, you forgot the original hybrid; Honda's 2-seat Insight. An impractical 'only' car for most U.S. buyers but no other model sold here gets EPA 60 city, 66 highway M.P.G. (manual transmission model; CVT automatic model rates somewhat less). Of course real world average M.P.G. is more like mid-fifties and this car is cramped, noisy, slow and handles somewhat skittishly, due to skinny, low-rolling resistance tires. I'm one of the few Americans who could likely live with all of this for my 'only' car.
And if $5.00+ per gallon gas prices are coming soon, I may just do that. However, most Americans need and demand more car so its sales have been very slow, here, unlike the vastly roomier and far more comfortable Toyota Prius .

"Lincoln Town Car
Mercury Grand Marquis
Ford Crown Victoria
Lincoln LS
Ford Thunderbird
Ford Mustang
Buick Park Avenue
Chrysler 300C
Jaguar S-Type
Dodge Magnum"

Superfly, although these are all good cars and relatively frugal, considering their size and power, most of them are still V8's, something I'd avoid if gas prices keep rising. I'd instead choose the 6 cylinder models of these cars that offer one although half of them don't. Nothing wrong with power except that it's costing more to have it, these days. I'd go for a 300 Touring model with the 3.5L V6; it's powerful enough. Despite its cylinder deactivation feature, the Hemi is sure to get less real world mileage than the six, despite not much poorer EPA ratings. These high gas prices may abate somewhat after the Katrina-related refinery disruptions ease but I'd prefer to go for better M.P.G. in any model I'd have for a few years; historically, gas prices ultimately keep getting higher.


User currently offlineAMSGOT From Sweden, joined Jun 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Simple:

Aston Martin DB9 for fun

and use public transport and a bicycle for the environment.



Please remain seated!
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Well, since I am planning on buying a new car in early-mid 2006, this would be my contribution (in no particular order):

Honda Civic Coupe
Mini Cooper
VW Jetta TDI
Honda Element
Dodge Caliber (which is replacing the Neon and looks very promising)
Mazda 3 Hatchback



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