Remember the Hyundai Elantra GT? It was a sum-of-its-parts version of the Elantra hatchback meant to attract buyers with equipment that should have been suspicious at the price point? Leather seats and alloy wheels and a general look of respectability on the showroom floor?
It’s actually a very interesting question.
I just did the front brakes on my 600 in the driveway today. Only casualty was having to drill out the passenger rotor/hub locator bolt.
If I'm making the life destroying mistake of buying a convertible SUV, you'll find me in the barren wasteland that is my local Land Rover sales department.
A Nissan Murano. Maybe even a Nissan Rogue. I can’t overlook the level of tech at the price point.
I would love it if people judged my datability based on the car I drove!
Is this really an Equus Ultimate? If it were a true Ultimate it shouldn’t it seat 4 with a full fixed console in the rear with a fridge, not have a fold down arm rest? It’s also missing the front forward facing camera in the middle of the grille.
As an ex-salesman, this is all very boilerplate. In fact, every heading on this list, every situation they imply, it’s just to have a comeback for your current customers preferred flavor of, “I’m not buying today, I’ve just contacted you to waste my and your time.”
1988-1994 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
For your consideration as well, in yellow.
2012-2013 Hyundai Equus Ultimate with the Maybach 57 style rear fixed console, refridgerator, and the reclining passenger seat with foot rest. I don't think I could comfortably afford a 2015 Kia K900 V8 Luxury with the VIP package, even though that thing drives exactly how a 2015 Cadillac DeVille would have.
For what I have seen when the market collapses, especially in the high end neighborhoods around me in North Carolina, I find the idea of paying more than $100/sq-ft impossible. The mind, frankly, revolts. If I’m paying $650k, it better be for 6,500 square feet.
Look, if the toilet flushing in the master bath doesnt echo through my 3 story great room, bounce off my manufactured marble kitchen counters, and ricochet all the way through my foyer - the house doesn't have enough empty space.
Ah...McMansions. Put a Hummer H2 in the driveway and it’s the perfect symbol for the collapsing American dream. Best buy when the market collapses and they all go into foreclosure - if all you care about is square footage, 2009 was an excellent year for you!
I think this year my W220 S600 was somewhere in the $5,000 ballpark. The new radiator fan was about $1,000, so was the transmission reseal, and the ignition system probably came out to about $3,000 in the end.
Remember kiddies, the W140 S73 AMG Touring/estate/wagon is absolutely a thing. It uses the original Pagani 7.3L version of M-Bs M120 V12, it does use the C140 nose, AND THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI IS HOARDING ALMOST ALL OF THEM!!!
I think we’ve all been going about this a bit wrong. If he wants it to feel like an old sweater, it needs to be big, comfy, a little baggy, and something that “old sweater” people wear: like a Saab, or a Volvo, or a Jaguar, or a Mercedes. And if it needs to seat 4, be fun but comfortable, and create memories - I would…
Perhaps because German auto manufacturers have a long and proud history of drastically overestimating fluid life?
If they think I’m going to put this: