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Old 01-31-2002, 11:55 AM
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What Will Be Your Next Car?

mine will be a lexus. my wife agrees, which is a bonus!

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Old 01-31-2002, 12:25 PM
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I am 19 and I just got a new car.

My next car will be a car that I purchase on my own, and the way I see it, I will have the financial means to purchase a new one in about 8-10 years. That will probably put me in a decision between the C class and 3 series, after they have been redesigned again. If BMW keeps up with their styling changes, it will be the MB without contest. If I could choose a new car right now, it would be between a 330i sedan, manual or the C class. On the C class side, it comes down to whether I would want the manual tranny C240 or the C320, but which would be an auto.

Well, at least I am set with a fantastick car for the next 10 years or so
Ali Al-Chalabi

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Old 01-31-2002, 12:28 PM
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quite probably the current Lexus GS 4 in about 3 years, maybe the price will have dropped enough by then...
1993 300e-2.8
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Old 01-31-2002, 12:52 PM
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C240 with the six speed. Hopefully my 109e will last long enough for the used prices to drop into my range, or my range will rise to the prices
5 speed '91 190E 2.6 320,000 mi. (new car, fast, smooth as silk six, couldn't find any more Peugeots)
5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.5l Turbo Diesel 266,000 mi. (old car, fast for a diesel, had 2 others)
5 speed '01 Jetta V6 (new wifes car, pretty quick)
5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.2l Turbo Gas 197,000 mi. (wifes car, faster, sadly gone just short of 200k )
5 speed '83 Yamaha 750 Maxim 14,000 mi. (fastest)
0 speed 4' x 8' 1800 lb Harbor Freight utility trailer (only as fast as what's pulling it)
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Old 01-31-2002, 01:00 PM
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MB for sure.

Can't really decide. Somewhere between a (W113) 280SL....and a CLK55!
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Old 01-31-2002, 01:05 PM
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Mine will be either a W124 400E / E420 (heyyy maaaan, it's the 420 ) or an E34 BMW 525i or 535i manual.

Hey, I love the sleek, tense styling of the E34 5-series. To me, it's the second best-looking sedan ever made, W126 S-class being the best.

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Old 01-31-2002, 01:06 PM
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Jaguar XKR. This may take a year or two.

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Old 01-31-2002, 02:23 PM
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I wish I may,I wish I might..

One day find a rust free 80-85 300CD!
1985 380SE- 160,000km 'Blistu' - Sold
1988 300CE- Eva,my garage mistress
2007 R350 4matic- The Black Pearl
2011 Ford Ranger-Work truck
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2002 215 cm Atomic DH skis- Canadian SDH record holder, 175.5km/h- Vars 2010
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Old 01-31-2002, 02:24 PM
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I'm tired of taking the hit on the huge depreciation plunge you expose yourself to when purchasing a new vehicle...then the same dealership that wooed you into the purchase treats you like an orphan when you try to get a decent trade-in price down the road.

I'm done getting new cars.

Now I want to obtain cars I've always dreamed of owning, but was too young or too poor to obtain...

...that said, an 80's model 450SL, or a vintage Detroit muscle car, preferably, a '69 Camaro Z28...(Yenko would be nice, but then I could get a nice CLK for that price).

Maybe I will get a new-style VW Beetle to park next to my old one?
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car
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Old 01-31-2002, 03:11 PM
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To quote a friend "Since 1985 I've wanted a Cadillac, now I have a 1985 Cadillac!"

Almost new motorcycles are a good buy. Somebody buys a big fast expensive motorcycle and finds out its too fast for him and sells it. He eats the out-the-door depreciation and buyers get the benifit.
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Old 01-31-2002, 07:34 PM
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456 GTA here.
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Old 01-31-2002, 09:01 PM
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48 studebaker convertable or 50 plymouth 4 door. no need already have life time benz 95 e300

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95 300E 234,000
7 prior 240;s 5 still going
81 300sd gone
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Old 01-31-2002, 09:28 PM
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Anything German, prefer M-Powered or AMG..... no more Japanese unless they are up to Euro standards....

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Old 01-31-2002, 10:35 PM
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Howdy All,
By May I hope to have a 280GE Gwagen
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Old 01-31-2002, 11:26 PM
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My heart is set on a V70. Maybe in a few years time I will be able to afford one. The 1994-95 W124 and W140 are also on my wish list. But we'll see!

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