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Need a new car - which one? (1 Viewer)

Judge Smails

Footballguy
So I’m not a huge car guy. Tried to be smart and have always bought cars that are about 2 years old with very low miles. Pay cash. I am still driving a 2005 Cadillac CTS that I bought in 2007 with 7K miles on it for 19K out the door. Has maybe 130K on it now. Wife has a 2005 GMC Suburban. Same thing. About 140K miles. We don’t drive much. I try to take Ubers or a car service to airports so it’s mostly local driving. 

We want to both get new cars but start with me. Starting a new job next month where I’ll have to drive a good distance to HQ once a week, and I’ll be meeting/entertaining our physician customers. Can’t be taking them to lunch in that CTS. And it’s starting to have some issues  need reliability. 

So - which one? I want a sedan that’s comfortable and elegant. First thought was a Tesla or at least a high end hybrid. I want sporty but comfortable. Was thinking Tesla, BMW, Audi, Mercedes or something like that. With gas prices really thinking some electric option but I know some of my friends are holding out on electric as they will evolve. But everything evolves and you can’t wait forever.  Note - I did own a BMW 540 before this car and the maintenance costs as they age was a turn off. Thought I’d never own a BMW again because I’d that. Another consideration. Want something that holds some semblance of value as well.

Any FBG’s go through similar decisions recently? I know it’s a terrible time to buy a car with dealer sticker above MSRP but I may not have a choice. 

 

Drunken knight

Footballguy
 very similar circumstance for me.... 05 M3 convertible with about 130K.  no issues though.  I have been pretty brand loyal to BMW since 99. They have been very reliable for me. Feel as if i need to wait a bit based on current pricing (everything is inflated).

 

STEADYMOBBIN 22

Footballguy
I hate taking cars to mechanics which is why I will never own a German made vehicle. Impressive machines, unfortunately they require way too much maintenance and tuning. it’s not even the cash, it’s dealing with mechanics/dealerships. 
 

The only car I’m looking at is the new Nissan Z. I keep driving past the dealer hoping to see it in the showroom. 

 

 
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MTskibum

Footballguy
So I’m not a huge car guy. Tried to be smart and have always bought cars that are about 2 years old with very low miles. Pay cash. I am still driving a 2005 Cadillac CTS that I bought in 2007 with 7K miles on it for 19K out the door. Has maybe 130K on it now. Wife has a 2005 GMC Suburban. Same thing. About 140K miles. We don’t drive much. I try to take Ubers or a car service to airports so it’s mostly local driving. 

We want to both get new cars but start with me. Starting a new job next month where I’ll have to drive a good distance to HQ once a week, and I’ll be meeting/entertaining our physician customers. Can’t be taking them to lunch in that CTS. And it’s starting to have some issues  need reliability. 

So - which one? I want a sedan that’s comfortable and elegant. First thought was a Tesla or at least a high end hybrid. I want sporty but comfortable. Was thinking Tesla, BMW, Audi, Mercedes or something like that. With gas prices really thinking some electric option but I know some of my friends are holding out on electric as they will evolve. But everything evolves and you can’t wait forever.  Note - I did own a BMW 540 before this car and the maintenance costs as they age was a turn off. Thought I’d never own a BMW again because I’d that. Another consideration. Want something that holds some semblance of value as well.

Any FBG’s go through similar decisions recently? I know it’s a terrible time to buy a car with dealer sticker above MSRP but I may not have a choice. 


Just based on your post above I would recommend the below two vehicles, 1 if you want an SUV and the other if you want a sedan. There are many other good cars out there that I would consider in the entry level luxury line although Lexus and Genesis would be my first two choices for brand followed by Acura, BMW, and Audi.

Lexus RX450H

https://www.lexus.com/models/RX-hybrid

Genesis G70

https://www.genesis.com/us/en/2022/genesis-g70.html?&chid=sem&fb=g70_bnd_gusa&CID=10955965&PID=146202853&CRID=0&SID=3265056&AID=317767215&ds_query=genesis+g70&gclid=CjwKCAjwve2TBhByEiwAaktM1KrI6Ibjz6zYmR9qDprsPxwGIHmat7Vso9wy0chX552kk3Y_oxJ_ChoCKIUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Andy Dufresne

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I just bought a 2016 Lexus RX350 and it is amazing. Not great on gas but I don't care. It's not that much different from the Infiniti G37x I was driving.

I thought I wanted an Acura RDX until I drive one. It's not at all like the MDX we have.

I was surprisingly impressed by the Mazda CX9 SUV.

 
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spoons

Footballguy
Get yourself a Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Toyotas hold their value, are crazy reliable and are incredibly comfortable. I am a big guy (6'2" and 300) and fit great. I have a 2016 and the thing is rock solid. Sure it might not have the flashy name of a Mercedes or BMW, but you will be happy with the purchase price and get great mileage for a full size sedan. I get about 35 MPG.

 

Joe Mammy

Footballguy
The only car I’m looking at is the new Nissan Z. I keep driving past the dealer hoping to see it in the showroom. 
I bought my 350Z new in 2005. Still drive it almost everyday. Gem of a car. 104K miles and the only problem that is not worth fixing is the passenger side window won't go down. Nothing major over the years and it is very snappy getting around town.

I also had a '78 280Z that I totally restored that I lost in a divorce. But that's another Z story.

 

dkp993

Footballguy
Life long car guy.  (The 993 in my name is a car model number). Love them.  

For my daily driver I own a ‘16 Lexus GS450h for many of the same reasons you state.  Love it.  It’s a midsize (CTS size) sedan, upscale enough for clients but not bragging, extremely reliable (my last Lexus ran to over 200k with no issues at all) and best of all I get 30+ mpg.  The downside? They’re rare and hard to find.  The GS350 is the same car but just not hybrid, so all of the above still applies with the exception of the mpg’s.   I cross shopped all the competition (all the BMW 5 series, MB’s, etc etc) all were good cars in their own rights but none combined all of the things like the Lexus.  

 
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dkp993

Footballguy
The only car I’m looking at is the new Nissan Z. I keep driving past the dealer hoping to see it in the showroom. 
I bought my 350Z new in 2005. Still drive it almost everyday. Gem of a car. 104K miles and the only problem that is not worth fixing is the passenger side window won't go down. Nothing major over the years and it is very snappy getting around town.

I also had a '78 280Z that I totally restored that I lost in a divorce. But that's another Z story.
Had a ‘72 240 for a couple years.  One of those I lived in Mammoth and it snowed 30ft that yr!  Drove it everywhere.  
Miss that car and still have dreams of buying another one and dropping a V8 in it.  

 

Sullie

Footballguy
Get yourself a Toyota Avalon Hybrid. Toyotas hold their value, are crazy reliable and are incredibly comfortable. I am a big guy (6'2" and 300) and fit great. I have a 2016 and the thing is rock solid. Sure it might not have the flashy name of a Mercedes or BMW, but you will be happy with the purchase price and get great mileage for a full size sedan. I get about 35 MPG.
Came in to suggest this so I could not possibly agree more. However, it is damn near impossible to find a new Hybrid Avalon right now, you can still find V6 Avalon's but the Hybrid's are rare as hens teeth near me here. 

For God's sake,  no matter what you do, please don't be an idiot and pay full MSRP or above.  If you can't find a car, whatever it is you decide to get, stick to your guns and fall in love with the deal as much as the car. Years and years ago, before all this madness, I paid full boat MSRP for a stupid car because I fell in love with the car.  I convinced myself it was unique/special/blah/blah/blah, it wasn't.  I'm a stupid car guy, I love the hell out of cars but the older I get, the better deal I get, the more I love whatever vehicle I've bought.

I don't know about anyone else but I am very, very concerned about the irresponsible spending habits I see going on right now.  People paying way, way too much for housing, people paying MSRP plus for vehicles, please don't fall into that trap.  EFF keeping up with Jones', EFF trying to impress your neighbors/friends/co-workers.  Spend your hard earned money wisely!

Don't contribute to the mass hysteria and pay full sticker or more plus those worthless add ons plus, plus, plus, just wait it out if you can't find a good deal.  I'm convinced this stupid car bubble is going to burst, hopefully soon, but I'm concerned when it bursts a HELL of a lot of people are going to be upside down on their vehicles.  Don't be one of those people!

** so, I re-read what I wrote and I thought "man, calm down dude, you sound like a madman. . . however, those worthless add on things from some less reputable dealerships piss me off, junk like the fabric protection, dent removal, lifetime tire warranty, window etching, life insurance and on and on and on.  Those things are all scams, don't fall for that garbage.  When you see the finance person, your answer to everything is NO to all that nonsense.

 
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