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Older luxury car with more feature or newer stock econobox?

Oct 21, 2009 @ 18:52
Hey guys,

So as the thread stated, I am in sort of a dilemma and need some help deciding what to do.

if you had a choice, pick one:

1. BRAND NEW econocar (honda, toytoa etc ) v6, easy to maintain, standard equipment ~$22-$26k

2. OLDER luxury car (2007 328i for example) v6, fully loaded power everything with navi (maybe not xenons, bluetooth etc), almost 50k miles, certified preowned- 6 years, 100k mile warranty. costs more to maintain, premium gas, expensive parts ~$22-$26k

I would love a luxury car, but it will ofcourse cost more to maintain. The economy car will hold up longer, but wont be nearly as fun as say a bmw or something. What would you guys choose in this situation. thanks

I have a 2001 honda accord right now that i'm getting rid of so anything will better.
Oct 21, 2009 @ 19:47
The new V6 accourd coupe is nice. I think I'd take one of those over an older luxury. But damn these newer V6 sedans are becoming faster so I would think they are fun to drive.
Oct 21, 2009 @ 20:41
From a responsibility standpoint, obviously 1.
If you're trying to have fun def 2.

At the end of the day I'd get 2.
Oct 21, 2009 @ 21:36
1. BRAND NEW econocar (honda, toytoa etc ) v6, easy to maintain, standard equipment ~$22-$26k

go test drive a mazdaspeed3. its hard to stop smiling, they are a blast. they come with alot of great options, and you dont have to worry about the high maintenance of the luxury segment.

test drive a bunch of cars you think you would like. then you can decide on what you like best.
Oct 21, 2009 @ 21:53
G35 son...

Oct 21, 2009 @ 21:54
get LUX
Oct 22, 2009 @ 00:30
G35 son...


cant argue with that. if your gonna go used(in that price range) its hard to beat a fourth gen g35/37.
Oct 22, 2009 @ 00:52
Yep...i spent months doin research on the g35 because i wanted one so bad so just some key pointers

-05 6 spd(aka REV up motor) have oil consumption issues which depending on your dealer can be a pain ass to replace
-Only 03-04 Sport Packages came with Brembo brakes(if that matters to you)
-06+ was redesigned inside and outside. Also has memory seats, projector headlights, better engine design, and bluetooth
-05 had the interior somewhat upgraded but not as great as 06+
-Wheel bearings tend to have issues but it is a cheap fix at dealer
-The rear camber tends to eat up tires fast so invest in a rear camber kit SPC seems to be popular...

If you wanna know more just hit me up...

Oct 22, 2009 @ 00:59
thanks, i'll def keep that in mind. How many miles are gonna be on it. I am leaning towards a certified preowned bmw, since they are under warranty for 6 years/100,000 miles. Thats is pretty hard to beat, is it not?
Oct 22, 2009 @ 08:59
Buying New cars is a chump move if your not a trillionaire

used is the way to go

in a year your new ecocar will be used

in a year your used lux car will be used
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