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Are luxury cars a waste of money?
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Are luxury cars a waste of money?

I'm considering one but my accord has relatively been worry free.
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if you have to ask someone if it is a waste of money then it probably is in your situation.
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>>14201010
>Mercedes
>luxury
Pick one
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Buy anything with this badge and you should be good.

>Reliable
>Depreciates the least
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No. But buying one new is.
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>>14201037
idk it was the first luxury car to come to mind

>>14201038
Is Lexus seen as a luxury brand? I feel like the Japanese tried to get into luxury but never really were recognized for it.
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>>14201063
Your accord is more luxurious
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>>14201063
>Is Lexus seen as a luxury brand?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEbcA0NDOkg

This should probably convince you and give you a little history on lexus as well as how japanese luxury cars are seen in general
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>>14201010
I have certainly enjoyed mine
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>>14201010
Not if you buy the right ones.
Basically don't go buying an old 944 or something because your wallet will hate you. Research it heavily and it can be an amazing experience for cheap, certainly better than driving some jap shitbox. Don't buy into the Acura or Lexus meme unless you want to drive a Toyota/Honda with a fancy badge on it, the older ones (which I'm assuming you're looking at since you're asking about costs) were a lot less differentiated from the standard econoboxes than they are now.
An E39 is a good example of luxury that can be had for cheap without having to pay shit tons of money for maintenance.
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>>14201136
>BMW
>luxury
Pick one
>jap shitbox
Mad that it's better built?
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>>14201163
What exactly is not luxury about BMW, mr. shitposter?
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if you get one and budget 5 grand for an aftermarket bumper to bumper warranty that lasts for 4 years and 48k miles, there's basically nothing to worry about within that time.

>one day i'll buy an 05 CL65 amg and do exactly this. one day.
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>>14201198
I wouldn't consider more expensive and more maintenance a luxury
Or a poorly made interior that falls apart after a month

Lexus and Acura do it better
Hell even Lincoln and cadilac last longer for less money.
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>>14201207
bought the SLK 350 new, and am at 175,000 with no issues. granted it's not a CL65, but that's pretty damn reliable
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>>14201229
that particular sl65 is famous for having comically high parts costs and really iffy reliability on almost everything. Any large repair will basically cost as much as the car.....because of this, the DIY scene on it isn't very good

Hence, have lots of fun for four years and sell the bitch quick
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>Luxury
>Niggermobile
Pick one
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E39 is pretty good
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>>14201339
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>>14201299
I finally reached the point in my DIY shit that I had to break over and buy an advanced scan tool, and holy fuck does it make a difference
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>>14201364
i'm surprised you didn't have one before, shit is super handy

i think the guys that did carly for bmw also have a mercedes equivalent.....
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>>14201369
I sort of had one. I bought a hard drive from china with a chinese clone of the Mercedes STAR dealership software on it, through it in an old Lenovo laptop I got off craigslist, and it worked well enough, but since it was a shitty chinese clone, half the shit was IN chinese, and it could be hit or miss about linking up to shit through the ebay serial adapter

Whats amazing about the MaxiDas system is it fuckign does EVERYTHING. Already bailed 2 friends out of thousand dollar repair bills with this thing
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>>14201360
don't think I didn't see you try shit up the other bmw thread
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>>14201391
>maxidas
>look it up
>only a grand

i was honestly expecting to see like 5 grand as the price tag and do a spit take but 1 grand isn't TOO bad
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>>14201403
So?
BMW/merc a shit everywhere. Not just in one thread
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>>14201228
>lift up airbag
>slide leather bit back under it
They can't exactly staple the airbag in or anything, it has to be able to release when it needs to.
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>>14201405
Not bad at all, and I didn't even pay that for mine. One of the parts reps who for our service dept at work hooked me up with a black friday special on one. Got the whole fucking kit for 600 bucks
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>>14201411
>he bought a japanese econobox and now he has to justify his purchase by pretending nicer cars than his are all bad
It's okay, I owned a Camry once too. I understand what you're going through.
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>>14201411
You can find pictures of derelict cars and ropey interiors of any brand though, I'm not sure what you think it proves
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>>14201418
shit nigga
can that do full ghost codes on all bmw/merc up to current gens or is there a cutoff?
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>>14201431
>he bought an unreliable German luxobarge and now he has to justify his purchase by pretending more reliable cars than his are all bad
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>>14201471
It's funny, my 96 Blazer cost me more in a year, than any of my Mercs have cost me over the entire lifetime of owning them
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>>14201509
That makes sense though
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>>14201519
>simple as fuck american suv costing more than a fleet of old mercedes

how does that make sense?
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>>14201471
Most of them aren't bad. The higher end japanese ones like Z's are nice. It's just the econoboxes that suck balls. And the higher end japanese cars are just as temperamental as german cars, if not more so.
Basically your options when it comes to cars are slow POS that you can be a total nigger to and never change the oil or fast car that you need to take an hour or two out of every month and make sure everything's in proper condition.
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>>14201530
>buy $1000 corolla
>spend a few bucks installing sound deadening material
Instant luxury car
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>>14201540
Except for the low quality interior and underpowered engine.
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>>14201519
Ah but according to /o/, simple 'Murican engineering never goes wrong, and if it does, I can rebuild the whole car for tree-fiddy down at autozone
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>>14201648
>implying
BMW interior sucks ass. Same with Mercedes.
I owned a detail shop. Eventually stopped cleaning them because they would fall apart or split seams on the leather or paint (cheap ass mother fuckers) would fall off the center console.
Corolla interior is objectively better.

Engine power does not make luxury. Smoothness does
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>>14201700
>Same with Mercedes.
My 15 year old E Class begs to differ
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>>14201704
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>>14201713
My 15 year old ML also disagrees with you
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>>14201704
>>14201700
And so does my 13 year old E39.
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>>14201720
totally falling apart, right?
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>>14201704
>fake wood
>luxury
>cherry picking
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>>14201756
If you want I can go take a picture of my Camry too and show you everything that's falling apart. Cherry picking is exactly what you're doing, I can tell you having owned both that the BMW and Camry can't even be compared when it comes to quality.
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>>14201728
Such quality
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>>14201756
>comfy ride
>comfy seats
>awd
>nice features
>extremely reliable
If fake wood is all you got then I am disappointed anon

And if by cherry picking you mean posting pictures of the two 15 year old Mercedes I actually own, then sure

Here, have a picture of my 10 year old, 170,000 mile mercedes and it's devastated interior
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>>14201767
Alright, I warned you. Gonna go take pictures of the Toyota now. I'll get out my A6000 so you can see every disgusting imperfection in great detail.
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>>14201778
And the interior my 323,000 mile 27 year old corolla is in great shape too.
So why would I pay for fake leather, fake wood, spray painted center console and poor build quality (such luxury) when I could spend a couple bucks to sound deaden my corolla?
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>>14201809
>why would pay for a luxury sports car when I can put dynomat in my ancient corolla?!

You are a special kind of stupid
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>>14201818
>luxury
>sports
Pick one
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>>14201728
>tan leather
Not exactly a Mercedes fan but hnng and all.
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>>14201825
Or pic both
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>>14201830
BWAHAHAHAHA
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>>14201470

nice email address bruh
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>>14201838
literally more sports car than 99% of /o/
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Whenever i see a luxury car i just cant help but thinking of all the useless shit in that car that will eventually stop working and cost a small fortune to fix. In essence, you really only need a handful of amenities to make for a comfortable ride. Hell, I drove a kia forte last week that had enough amenenities to keep myself pleased on the ride home. not sure what good a 6.3 biturbo engine would help me with when im going to the countryside for my wine and crackers.
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>>14201857
It's 99% pointless shit
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Just kidding, I misplaced the keys because I never drive this piece of shit and it's late so I don't want to go rummaging around the house looking for them. Here's some low quality pictures from the outside of the car.
The front seat in all its glory. The spring underneath the seat is also completely fucked so you basically fall into the floor when sitting.
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>>14201869
Here's what the steering wheel looks like.
The black bits are sticky. I have no idea what this steering wheel is made of but it's awful.
Sorry for the orientation of the photos.
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>>14201842
sorry to disappoint, but not my email.

>>14201863
>not having airscarf and heated seat to keep your ass and neck toasty warm for those fall days when you want to enjoy some top down motoring
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>>14201880
I couldn't get a good shot of the radio but every button is either loose or not attached to it anymore.
The parking brake is so retardedly designed that there has to be 17 years of random shit down there. There's no boot over it so literally everything just falls through. Pic related.
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>>14201882
d-dealership thread soon senpai?
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>>14201913
Soon as I actually have some interesting stories

Been pretty slow over the holidays, only thing remotely interesting was a dude trying to buy a car drunk as fuck
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>>14201920
>slow over the holidays
Now that's odd.
>buy a car drunk as fuck
That would be pretty interesting, but might save it for when you have more.
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>>14201991
It will start to pick back up when people start getting tax returns back
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>>14202008
Makes sense, but I thought people also went and bought cars for Christmas and all.
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>>14201857
>small fortune
scotty pls go
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>>14202026
Eh, you get a few, but most of the people shopping in december are after model year closeout deals, so it actually slows down a bit for used lots.
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>>14201103
jesus christ what an incredibly ugly car.
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