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need to buy another car, want help with pros and cons of new and used speedy luxury cars

 
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01/23/2020 08:23 PM
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Re: need to buy another car, want help with pros and cons of new and used speedy luxury cars
The roads here are patched and bumpy and you have motorcycles zipping around you like flies. It’s video game driving. Sure it’s a dangerous country if you’re a dumbass but otherwise it’s fun as hell. You need something agile and speedy for passing. Plus I have the added complication of having an insanely inclined curvy driveway. I have to have AWD or some sort of serious traction control.

I’m thinking about a used Lexus or a new Beemer but I want other ideas. The Lexus is reliable but the Beemers are known money pits. Will a new car warranty prevent any new car from being a money pit? Routine maintenance on anything is much cheaper here. I could never afford a Beemer back in Florida, for instance.

I already have an 2009 X5 4.8x with a blown motor, the second in 14 months. I want to fix it and keep it to have to drive once in awhile when I need an SUV and would prefer to buy a car to drive most of the time.

Basically, I want comfort and speed while hugging the road. And for somewhere around $50K.

cars I had in the past: ‘85 Trans Am, ‘87 Corvette, ‘90 Formula Firebird, 2011 Cadillac STS but this X5 is the most fun to drive

any thoughts from fellow driving enthusiasts?

from what I can tell online, Beemers are the most fun but Lexus will end up costing much less.
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Vladimir, you need a tank.
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01/23/2020 08:24 PM
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Re: need to buy another car, want help with pros and cons of new and used speedy luxury cars
You obviously need a used truck.

You can find it on Craigslist, just be careful of what the ad promises.

:rusty car:

:give a man a tru:
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I need a man, too, guess I better consider a truck, LOL!
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Get a truck and you'll for sure get a man. You won't be disappointed!

I'm happily married now, but one of my favorite girlfriends drove a truck.
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a truck may not be the best choice for the DR, but my F150 suits me just fine for down here in TX!
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01/24/2020 05:54 AM
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Re: need to buy another car, want help with pros and cons of new and used speedy luxury cars
Here you go OP, your new ride


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I’ve always liked Lotus, that’s a cool video!

I’d be dead here with that, along with several motorcyclists
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01/24/2020 06:55 AM
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Re: need to buy another car, want help with pros and cons of new and used speedy luxury cars
You can remap a Mercedes diesel to 280hp if the quality of diesel on sale in DR is OK

Torque figures go through the roof also and you end up with a very very fast car that gives great MPG still
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01/24/2020 07:31 AM
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Re: need to buy another car, want help with pros and cons of new and used speedy luxury cars
You can remap a Mercedes diesel to 280hp if the quality of diesel on sale in DR is OK

Torque figures go through the roof also and you end up with a very very fast car that gives great MPG still
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I was wondering about that, good to know

there’s diesel here, some stations have old tanks and get water inside, it all depends where you buy your gas

my mechanic even recommended anything diesel
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