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Old 04-04-2010, 06:12 PM
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Best Luxury Car

I posted a question before about a preference between a few cars I was thinking about buying. My list was very small (2 choices), so I wanted to see what people thought with a variance. Let the battle begin.

What is your favorite top standard production luxury model?

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Old 04-04-2010, 06:18 PM
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Curent cars? None.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:20 PM
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I was going to make a poll, but there are way too many choices.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:27 PM
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Best Luxury Car - Best to me is ownership satisfaction over 10 years +

Has to be the LS 400 Series of Lexus brand sedans.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:33 PM
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I'd go with Bentley.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:34 PM
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:40 PM
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The best ever from what standpoint?

If you posed the question, if you have to drive one luxury sedan for the rest of your life, I would choose the 1989-1991 300SEL. Reliable, as comfortable as any other car, reasonably fast, and relatively simple.

Otherwise, the options are endless.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:57 PM
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Rolls Royce or Bentley. But the real ones, not the new ones you can get for under $200k.




MB's are nice, but these guys bring it to another level. As you would expect when paying $400k for a car.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:37 PM
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The best ever from what standpoint?

If you posed the question, if you have to drive one luxury sedan for the rest of your life, I would choose the 1989-1991 300SEL. Reliable, as comfortable as any other car, reasonably fast, and relatively simple.

Otherwise, the options are endless.
My single "cost is no object" car would probably be a nice W108/109. From a "practical driver" point of view my W123 diesels are the "best." If I wanted something bigger, I guess I would be looking for a W116/126. Nothing newer is very interesting to me.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:31 PM
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The best ever from what standpoint?

If you posed the question, if you have to drive one luxury sedan for the rest of your life, I would choose the 1989-1991 300SEL. Reliable, as comfortable as any other car, reasonably fast, and relatively simple.

Otherwise, the options are endless.
This is a great choice.
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Rolls Royce or Bentley. But the real ones, not the new ones you can get for under $200k.




MB's are nice, but these guys bring it to another level. As you would expect when paying $400k for a car.
Talked to a guy at the dealership who had a 07 CL600 and a DB9 and had owned a Bentley Continental GT. He said that the CL600 was a much better car than the Bentley but he liked the DB9 most of all.
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The Porsche 928 GTS.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:47 PM
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It depends on what sort of luxury car.



There are several different categories of Luxury Cars....
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:22 AM
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Smile Bentley club members call them a "PMC" = Proper Motor Car. lol

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Rolls Royce or Bentley. But the real ones, not the new ones you can get for under $200k.




MB's are nice, but these guys bring it to another level. As you would expect when paying $400k for a car.


My oldest friend
from college (he's a lawyer now) scooped up this '93 Bentley Brooklands (the "grocery getter" one at the Bentley/Lamborghini dealer in San Francisco for right under $30k out the door.....back in November '09 around Thanksgiving..







I had driven him in to SF to get it, and they took me to dinner in it.

I loved riding in it and made him promise me put on a chauffer's jacket and hat, to take my newest g/f to dinner in it - while we make out in the back seat!!!

It's real sumptious back there!!!




British car magazine summarized it thusly...


A truly Edwardian gin palace on wheels.....


Pro: Sails along !!!


Con: Slack at the tiller !!!!





PMC's rule OK !!!

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