New Car for my Wife
- 05-19-2007, 10:50 PM
New Car for my Wife
My wife is going to be getting a new car and i wanted ask you guys what you think.
these are the cars she is looking at and why.
she likes the way it looks, the HP and that is comes in a 6 speed manual. ( i like it too. plus its a GM. )
-Lexus IS 250 RWD Manual
she thinks its " pretty ". she also likes the HP.
( i like it too but it costs a lot to get them fully loaded)
-Mercedes C300 Sport
she likes the name. she like the way it looks and that it has a 6 speed manual.
( i dont really like it )
ok so what do ya`ll think? bottom line is that she wants a 4 door, manual and it looks pretty.
- 05-19-2007, 11:18 PM
Out of those listed, I like the caddy the best. I was looking into a CTS, and the infiniti g35 (great car) before going with my 5.
great looking car, plenty of power, compnay that is really doing a lot to make a resurgence in the market with their sleek "fighter jet" design styles. Also being an american car makes it easy to repair.
Lexus is very nice as well, known as a quiet car, I assume its the IS? very sporty looking, I think best of the lexus line. Not sure what amenities it includes. Also very good customer service, easily repaired as a japanese make.
I am not a fan of mercedes at all, I think they are overpriced, I've had poor experiences with customer service at local dealer. Though they often look nice and will attract attention, the price tag makes me turn away. Repairs are costly.
Although, I am a big fan of german engineering. BMW is a great car. I have a 530, and would never trade it for anything (except maybe a newer 5). Audi is also a fun car.
nice to see your wife likes the sporty manual sedans. I hope I am lucky enough to have a wife who feels the same. Definately go with rearwheel drive if not goin for an allwheel drive system. They have better sports handling and agility, and lack torque steer, providing a different feel than a front drive car can. Though rears are a little tougher to handle in poor weather (sliding turns in snow).
The biggest thing is to do what feels right.Get a deal and definately test drive, you might end up finding that a certain shifter/clutch combo just doesn't feel as smooth or sporty as you would like. That is something that could play a big role. Compromise is usually part of the deal, but if you are unhappy with a particular aspect of your ride, chances are it will bother you for quite a while.
05-19-2007, 11:20 PM
05-19-2007, 11:32 PM
oh baby that twin turbo 5 makes me drool.....
that might be my next, good thing i got some time with this one.
But seriously, check out the infiniti. Might be a great addition to the list. otherwise CTS
05-20-2007, 12:52 AM
I really do like the CTS also. i would LOVE to get the CTS-V but thats not going to happen
i have a 2001 Camaro SS M6. so i`m all about fast RWD cars. my next car is going to be the new Camaro when ever it comes out with a SS package.
i wanted her to look at Audi but there isn`t a dealer within 100 miles. i also told her she might want to look at the BMW 335 but she thinks its "too sporty"
anyways thanks for giving me that info.
05-20-2007, 01:02 AM
Go for the CTS.. It's roomy, handles amazingly (very fun to drive) and has plenty of power. The V6 is good on gas as well..
If you decide to go with a GM - and this goes for anybody here - contact me and I can get you $100.00 over book value..
I can also get you a CTS-V for probably a lot less than you ever imagined... I'm heavily involved in the automotive industry...
05-20-2007, 01:14 AM
what a nice hubby you are.......
get the cadillac ....i've been eyeing it as a graduation gift to myself.....
the audi tt is way nicer i think, but its alittle more costly (at least it was the last time i checked)
05-20-2007, 01:38 AM
05-20-2007, 02:59 AM
05-20-2007, 05:45 AM
from what i've read, lexus will probably be the most reliable. Then again, these cars are about 35-40k out of my price range
05-20-2007, 07:03 AM
05-20-2007, 11:08 AM
If thats the deal than take a more serious look at the CTS, a very critical look. If Tolerance can hook you up, it might be the best option. I couldn't get a good deal on one, so I had to pass.
Let me know how the clutch feels on that thing. I never got around to shifting that car.
That funny that she thinks bimmers are too sporty. I would probable agree if you were looking at 3 series, they are fairly small cars with a very driver oriented interior. I like the 5 much better, but cost becomes a concern.
Sorry, I love BMW, (and Nissan, 300zx first car) so I am a little partial.
05-20-2007, 11:25 AM
I can't say much, I've got a fairly new Accord - but damn, them's some expensive cars?
(That'll just end up getting dinged/wrecked.)
05-20-2007, 11:37 AM
I cant say between the lexus(read: toyota) or the cadi, but definetly not the merc, my dad had a 98 c200 and it was a pain to drive especially for a 2 litre, big steering wheel, VERY slow throttle response, mercs are great if you want the most reliable cars and plan to keep it for 10-20 years. Personally I would go with the lexus.
05-20-2007, 11:43 AM
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05-20-2007, 02:20 PM
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will smith seems to like the Caddy
05-20-2007, 02:24 PM
Car payment $500-700/m
Monthy Cost $925-1300/m for TRANSPORTATION!?!?!
That's a mortgage payment. I must be doing something wrong.
05-20-2007, 02:25 PM
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the Caddy really seems to be the best car if you`re getting shot at.
05-20-2007, 02:27 PM
no if your getting shot at u have to drive that camaro from the marine. 250lb guy gettin sprayed with bullets and they all missed. classic lol
05-20-2007, 03:56 PM
05-20-2007, 03:59 PM
05-20-2007, 04:11 PM
Not too sure.
$30k*/60m/$500m thats without interest.
25gallons/$3g/$75w/$300m for gas
* let me know how many are on the lot that cheap
You're still taking about over $900/m minimum for transportation.
Hey, 24yo with a family and you can swing that payment for transportation...more power to you
05-20-2007, 04:15 PM
my car is $319 a month and $68 for insurance. ( i haven`t been pulled over in over 3 years) knock on wood.
so with all of that we can swing it.
base for a CTS is about 31K - the 5K down + taxes should come out to 30K ish.
05-20-2007, 05:28 PM
idk your financial situation, but i'd try and find something a bit more economical... even if you have the money now, you never know in the future, and everyone could always use money for something in the future (house upgrade, etc...)
I just got my wife a new 2007 Jeep Compass 4x4. Gets 26mpg city and 29mpg hwy. Myself, I drive a 2004 Honda Civic which gets similar gas mileage. I flip out when I put $30 into my Honda, I cannot imagine putting any more money into transportation now. Heck, if things continue, I'm looking at something even more economical in the near future and trading in the civic.
Both cars listed above were under $20k each.
05-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Hey. Don't feel so bad. Between my wife and I, my car payments are almost $1800.00 a month, plus insurance, plus gas.. Although we don't do much driving - so that saves us big time.. Gas is like $4.00 a gallon here in South Florida...
But you're right. It's really a whole lot of stinking B.S. We're paying home mortgages to drive automobiles and selling our souls to live in homes...
05-22-2007, 11:11 AM
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