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Old 02-27-2006, 01:33 PM   #61
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:13 PM   #62
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That movie inspired my lifelong obsession with Ferraris. I will own a Ferrari 308 one day!
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I think you end up driving a donkey after 20 years on this plan.

Hee haw.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:30 AM   #64
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looked at thw bmw x3 over the weekend..lots of value there and the no maintaince charges swayed me over..ill be leasing one very soon...these cars are better to lease i find.basically they are just to expensive to try and keep after the warranty and maint.deal runs out....besides they go for just about sticker anyway so the lease amount works out to the depressiation id loose anyway if i bought it,and not having to pay sales tax on the entire car makes it even a sweeter deal..
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mathjak107,

Hmm, I think I sense some mental gymnastics here designed to get to a desired end state. I wonder how those crazy lease agents can make money with this inattention to the bottom line? Anyway, if leasing this vehicle brings you the most happiness/dollar then do it. I guess it makes sense compared to buying new and reselling in a few years.

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Unless money isnt in the top 3 for objectives, leasing a BMW isnt a great idea financially.

Buy a Lexus 330 or an Acura MDX and keep it for 7+ years instead. You'll have few reliability problems and they're likely to be inexpensive. If you're still bugged by repair costs, dicker the dealership down to a $1000-1500 7 year warranty. Odds are you wont need it.

I've driven several BMW's - 633csi and a 325ic. Nice looking cars, great cachet, makes ya feel good just motoring around in one. Once you get past using the car to self validate, the engineering isnt that great, the things are practically made to require factory/dealer maintenance, and their reliability has dropped through the floor over the last 5 years.
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Buy a Lexus 330 or an Acura MDX and keep it for 7+ years instead.* You'll have few reliability problems and they're likely to be inexpensive.
Just be sure to get the "anti-key" coating, preferably in the double thickness.

For minimal hassle/expense you could buy plastic used cars and run 'em into the ground.
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Yah, but I'm sayin', that TruCoat, you don't get it and you get oxidization problems. It'll cost you a heck of lot more'n five hunnert -
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See, they install that TruCoat at the factory, there's nothin' we can do, but I'll talk to my boss.
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I once had a coworker throw this one at me:

I've got this surefire way to beat the system at Vegas. Every time you win, you double your bet. Every time you lose, you bet half as much.
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I once had a coworker throw this one at me:

I've got this surefire way to beat the system at Vegas. Every time you win, you double your bet. Every time you lose, you bet half as much.
Sure, that will work if you have infinate funds and no betting limit. You will eventually end up betting an infinate amount of money for a very small gain. Not such a realistic idea
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I've got this surefire way to beat the system at Vegas. Every time you win, you double your bet. Every time you lose, you bet half as much.
The heck with Vegas. If he can't add a series of numbers then send him to Hawaii with a few extra packs of cards and I'll be the dealer!
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Grumpy,

I read LOL's reply to be in the spirit:* I took my old Ferrari 250 GTO to the dealer and traded it for 100 new MB S 55 AMGs.* I think the OP may have a bridge or two to sell as well.* I'll take the Golden Gate over which I can drive the 100 AMGs.

Personally, I like to buy an as-new low-mileage 2-year-old MB E320 wagon every 10 years.* (I also bought a Porsche Boxster S.)* *But the new E 55 AMG wagon looks good to me.* In 2012, I'll look for a 2010 -- let's see, in 2012 I'll be 76; will I really need a car wagon with 450 HP.* Sure!

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My son has a E55 sedan.

This car is a rocket ship. 469 HP.
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