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Old 03-24-2013, 02:08 PM   #351
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My 09 C300 has been far more reliable than my wife's 08 IS250, anecdotal, but the Lexus has been a maintence hog and had several mechanical issues in 50,000 miles. A water pump and excessive carbon buildup, a bearing in an accessory pulley failed, and the alignment doesn't hold it's settings more than 7-8k miles. The 50,000 miles in the MB, NOTHING but oil changes. It has fewer rattles, is quieter and smoother.

You always seem to have a strong opinion on things with very little to back it up.
I wouldn't buy a Lexus either. There's all kinds of data from used cars over the years to suggest what makes are more reliable than others. That data suggest that MB has gone downhill over the years, that is all.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #352
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I'd post what I plan to get in this thread, but my plans change so often it'd be a pointless affair.
You're hilarious dude. Your Google+ posts crack me up. One minute it's a Lexus LX470, the next it's a Nissan LEAF.

You're worse than I am, and that's saying something.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #353
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I can't see why Mazda wouldn't put the diesel in the CX-5 for America. I would love to have one if I needed a small suv.

It makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Certainly more than first putting it into their bread and butter mid-sized sedan, IMHO. What I really want is the Mazda 6 wagon in diesel, with the 6 speed manual, but they're not bringing that here.

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #354
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I havent, in general, been a fan of honda but I keep doing double takes when i see one of these & they seem really practical.
4 banger and automatic only.
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #355
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If I ever find one locally available in good shape and a good price, a FC RX-7 for a project car.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:08 PM   #356
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I havent, in general, been a fan of honda but I keep doing double takes when i see one of these & they seem really practical.
I saw one in black the other day and i had to look at it a few times to make sure it wasnt an audi. Its a very good looking wagon.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #357
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Not an e36 m3 :/

Someday it will sell. Right now it is an interior swap project.

Wrx, sti maybe. Brz once they stop being marked up like crazy?

02 WRX instead of M3, but otherwise, with the same thought process. Focus ST is on the list, but I just doubt I'll go through with buying a FWD car.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:47 PM   #358
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You're hilarious dude. Your Google+ posts crack me up. One minute it's a Lexus LX470, the next it's a Nissan LEAF.

You're worse than I am, and that's saying something.
There are good reasons for all of them!

Plus I'm making up plans for both my wife's vehicle (she really wants an EV) and mine, explaining at least a part of the car-schizophrenia.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #359
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There are good reasons for all of them!

Plus I'm making up plans for both my wife's vehicle (she really wants an EV) and mine, explaining at least a part of the car-schizophrenia.
Oh, I know exactly WHY you're doing it. But that doesn't make it any less funny. I'm currently lusting after the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel on one hand and the Focus ST on the other. So it's not much better on my end. A little, but not much.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #360
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Oh, I know exactly WHY you're doing it. But that doesn't make it any less funny. I'm currently lusting after the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel on one hand and the Focus ST on the other. So it's not much better on my end. A little, but not much.
i was all locked and set on the Grand Cherokee Diesel when i heard that it is coming but than i did the math and it makes zero sense to buy the diesel unless you are driving a LOT.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #361
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Because when I stopped being 12 I realized that a car that runs 12's is about as useful on the street as potato. All that being said, I'm glad you like it I'd just rather drive, sit in, and look at an Audi. MB doesn't make cars the way they used to.
The irony of someone who's obsessed with a tiny two seater coupe criticizing someone else ride's for lack of practicality isn't lost on me.

You can really tell who has money here and who doesn't. You think someone that can afford a $50k car can't afford to fix it if it breaks? And that's assuming that person keeps it long enough for it to break on him in the first place.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #362
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4 banger and automatic only.
That's a damn shame. But this has to be a relatively new car...I've never actually seen one in person so hopefully down the road they change the options.

Turbo K series 6 speed AWD wagon. I came.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #363
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I really want to get a

but I will try to resist and pay off the


I know I have a mental sickness to get a new car every 2-3 years. I can pay off the Ford in another 6 months so I'm going to give that a shot.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #364
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i was all locked and set on the Grand Cherokee Diesel when i heard that it is coming but than i did the math and it makes zero sense to buy the diesel unless you are driving a LOT.
The new diesel is very expensive. In the mid 50's!
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:40 PM   #365
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The new diesel is very expensive. In the mid 50's!
yep, $2,305 over the regular 5.7L HEMI so it will take me about 3 years before i break even. instead, i would be better off going for the regular 5.7 now that it has the new 8 spd transmission and much better MPG than i am getting right now with the 2006 GC Hemi that i am driving.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #366
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Oh, and I have a hard on for the ML350 bluetec as a tow vehicle for the race car, but I think I'll continue to rent an RV to tow with on race weekends and beg friends to tow the car around the rest of the time.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #367
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:30 PM   #368
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What I really want is the Mazda 6 wagon in diesel, with the 6 speed manual, but they're not bringing that here.
Yes indeed! I got rear-ended in my '96 Miata M a few weeks ago and it ended up being totaled. My wife and I really want a newish affordable wagon but there are not many options.

I ended up buying a 2001 Miata SE and am hoping Mazda brings the 6 wagon over or Ford brings the Fusion wagon next year when we'll most likely be adding another vehicle to our fleet.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:31 PM   #369
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but I will try to resist and pay off the


I know I have a mental sickness to get a new car every 2-3 years. I can pay off the Ford in another 6 months so I'm going to give that a shot.
I have the same sickness.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:34 PM   #370
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I think the wagon is effectively dead in the US. If you need the cargo space, a cute ute kicks a wagon's ass (more vertical space, easier ingress/egress, better ground clearance, similar mileage, AWD available). If you have to have a sporty drive, you'll probably compromise and buy a sedan instead. The 5 people that are left that absolutely require a sport wagon are covered by the 3 series (auto-only, awd-only), TSX, and Jetta SW. Business decisions dictate this stuff... not what the fringe of buyers want.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #371
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I think the wagon is effectively dead in the US. If you need the cargo space, a cute ute kicks a wagon's ass (more vertical space, easier ingress/egress, better ground clearance, similar mileage, AWD available). If you have to have a sporty drive, you'll probably compromise and buy a sedan instead. The 5 people that are left that absolutely require a sport wagon are covered by the 3 series (auto-only, awd-only), TSX, and Jetta SW. Business decisions dictate this stuff... not what the fringe of buyers want.
I wish I had bought a Dodge Magnum when I had the chance.
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