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What car would you get?

Asked by tyrantxseries (4722points) January 13th, 2009

I need a new car, my current one is about to die, I’ve been looking at these online but can’t decide:
I have 150k max to spend on it…would like advice

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poofandmook's avatar

Everyone I’ve ever known who owned a Mercedes curses them up and down.

judochop's avatar

Why on earth are you not looking at this???? A4 S TYPE.

I drive one of these and I have to say, it is the most fun and best car I have ever had.

judochop's avatar

Jag’s are way to expensive to fix.
Mercedes are not reliable and probably not a good idea considering they used ot build for Hitler.
BMW is great however they are not all wheel drive.
Audi out preforms all of these cars. They are expensive to fix however they rarely break down. Mods are not that expensive and you get the awesomeness of quattro drive which is pretty kick ass if you love to drive.

tyrantxseries's avatar

I won’t be driving it

judochop's avatar

You just lost me, friend.

tyrantxseries's avatar

I can’t drive(license was taken), but I will be riding in it, and I want to own it.

tyrantxseries's avatar

I’m treating myself with a really nice car(nicer than my current)
($150,000 max)

dlm812's avatar

With $150K.. why not something more vintage and rare ?(Depending on your taste… personally I would go with a 1969 Charger 500, 1969 Mustang Shely GT500 fastback, 1959 Impala convertible, or a 1969 Impala SS427)

As Nick Cage said in Gone in 60 Seconds – “But, you know, this is the one. Yes, yes yes… I saw three of these parked outside the local Starbucks this morning, which tells me only one thing. There’s too many self-Indulgent wieners in this city with too much bloody money! Now, if I was driving a 1967 275 GTB four-cam… ” To which the salesman’s reply is “You would not be a self-indulgent wiener, sir… You’d be a connoisseur.”

poofandmook's avatar

lurve to dlm: LOVE that movie.

tyrantxseries's avatar

lol, my current car is a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500(great cars)

elchoopanebre's avatar

Wow, man.

You must be loaded…

tyrantxseries's avatar

not really, this will eat most of my savings

EnzoX24's avatar

The brand new Camaros are hitting soon, and according to the latest Hot Rod magazine the lowest tier Camaro will be 6 cylinder, 23,000, and 27 mpg. Now thats a car even I can afford. And would love. I love Camaros.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’d get a Triumph Spitfire Mark III in Racing Kelly green, but that’s me.

How about a HSV W427? It’s A$150k, so maybe you’ll save a bit of cheese, though it’ll cost a bundle to get it to you from Melbourne. There’s only going to be 427 made, and I saw the words ”...fastest street-legal…” in the description, which sounds pretty badass to me.

loser's avatar

You really wanna spend $150k with the economy the way it is right now?

EnzoX24's avatar

With the economy the way it is now, that $150k gets you more than it would during financial stability.

loser's avatar

Hmm… okay.

Never mind me, I’m just jealous because I really want a new car!

babiturtle36's avatar

How about a prius ?

tennesseejac's avatar

If you are just riding in them I would choose the Mercedes, but if you were driving them I would certainly choose the BMW. Jags actually feel cheap to me (but I havent been any 09 models) and I would imagine they have the worst resell value. The leather in the newer Mercedes is awesome!! And, as a passenger I would rather be in a Mercedes if an accident occurred. What is your ultimate goal with this new purchase? Are you just wanting to ride in style? How much is this vehicle going to be on the road? Lots to consider, but when spending $150K on a car you can guarantee you’re getting a “sweet ride”

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Dude all I have to say is if you are spending most of your life spendings on a car you are an idiot. I dunno how old you are but if I had 150k id have a million in a few years then i would blow the money on what ever I wanted. But why don’t you just get a helicopter and get around in that that would be sweet

EnzoX24's avatar

@LKidKyle1985: Some people have different priorities. Personally, if I had that kind of money, I would still live in a generally middle class area, but I would definitely want a new car. I love cars, and would enjoy nothing more than riding around in something that I had longed for since I was a kid. A Camaro. They’re sexy.

poofandmook's avatar

I don’t want to be mean, but this question seems a bit show-offy to me.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Yeah I know people have different priorities. it just baffles me when people would rather spend money than make their money work for them is all. I mean a car is cool but it will devalue over 10 years. I’d buy a house with that money, it will atleast be worth something in 10 years, and even more in 30

KatawaGrey's avatar

@LKidKyle1985: That was the first thing that came to mind when I read this question. Why spend all that money on a car (especially when there are much more practical options that will last for much longer, like say, a Honda or a Toyota, that cost a lot less) when you could use that money for things like, oh, say, food and shelter…

kevbo's avatar

Why not buy a regular car and spend $100k or so to help fund population control.

judochop's avatar

toyota and Honda and your “practical” options do not last longer then most luxury imports when taken care of not to mention the handling and proformance. What is “practical” for you may not be for someone else. There is a good reason why they cost more. Theonly exception would be mercedes and jaguars. BMW, Audi, Lexus, Ferrari, caddillac are all very reliable also Bentley, rolls Royce and austin martin.

coffeenut's avatar

how do you fund population control?

coffeenut's avatar

BMW all the way

tyrantxseries's avatar

@poofandmook this wasn’t meant to be “show-offy”, I don’t know much about these types of cars, and am looking for views/experience from people (if they had any issues/problems).
@kevbo “population control” was just a question based on a movie I watched, and I don’t want a regular “practical” car
@KatawaGrey I make enough to cover food/shelter
@LKidKyle1985 I have no interest in buying a house, I move around too much, I love renting (so much easier)

The $100,000 is an Inheritance, (that has been in the bank for 4 years)my grandmother gave to me, the video that came with it she stated that she wanted me to get a new car(“a really nice one” when I needed one) with it(I used to(when I had my license) drive her around to see christmas lights/the ocean/any other place she wanted to go(she didn’t get out much))
so, I need a new car and these are the ones I like, I think I’m going to get this one

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