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#4476972 - 08/01/17 09:37 PM What should be my next car?
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2006
Loc: VA
Folks, I have sold my CLK500, after a lot of thinking. smile

I am NOT in any kind of rush now to replace it, but still thinking what should be my next car? Would be nice to have sometime to read and research.

I am pretty much looking for a Japanese or a German( have not convinced myself for a pick up truck) smile

Preferably a 4-door/Sedan and maximum 10k, in terms of budget.

There's a deal everyday on CL and will start looking on it, once I have done all of my homework. So any thoughts? Maybe a Lexus or an Infiniti or an Acura or a BMW or a Diesel Mercedes?

Thanks for any of your input and help smile
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#4476975 - 08/01/17 09:42 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 04/16/16
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If you can drive stick you could pick up a new Jetta for 14K.
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#4476980 - 08/01/17 09:48 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 12/28/16
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One more thing, I prefer a used vehicle and preferably 6-10. Because of depreciation, so not looking for a brand new one smile
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#4476991 - 08/01/17 10:02 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Not sure $6-10k and a car like a clk500 belong in the same sentence.
I get it that some of these cars command very low prices because of the high expense of repairs, but go too low and imo you're asking for problems.

I'd personally look for a late model w126 v8, or else an e34 v8 or m car with some wear and see what you get. I'm not sure they carry the premiums of SL or 2 door S-class cars, or of 3er or 7 series cars.

But I may be wrong.

I think an older Lexus LS might be neat, as would the early 2000s Lexus GS V8.

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#4476997 - 08/01/17 10:07 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: JHZR2]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2006
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Not sure $6-10k and a car like a clk500 belong in the same sentence.
I get it that some of these cars command very low prices because of the high expense of repairs, but go too low and imo you're asking for problems.

I'd personally look for a late model w126 v8, or else an e34 v8 or m car with some wear and see what you get. I'm not sure they carry the premiums of SL or 2 door S-class cars, or of 3er or 7 series cars.

But I may be wrong.

I think an older Lexus LS might be neat, as would the early 2000s Lexus GS V8.
Believe it or not, I sold mine CLK in excellent condition for less than $7k and many of them are going for $5-$6k range. I like those Lexus, they are beautiful!


Edited by maverickfhs (08/01/17 10:09 PM)
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#4476999 - 08/01/17 10:09 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 08/12/11
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
...a pick up truck) smile

Preferably a 4-door/Sedan and maximum 10k, in terms of budget.


A wagon? (BMW, VW jetta/Passat gas/Diesel, Audi, ford focus, even some older merc, volvo....)

It's a truck with a cover and it already has 4-doors.....
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#4477003 - 08/01/17 10:12 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 12/28/16
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Loc: VA
Any suggestions for any of the diesel vehicles? merc or a VW?
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#4477004 - 08/01/17 10:17 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 08/09/15
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Infinity g35 sedan bro, one with the 3rd gen engine
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#4477006 - 08/01/17 10:25 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
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I love G35, way cooler than g37, imo!
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#4477039 - 08/01/17 10:59 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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The biggest Acura they make sounds good to me. Not one of those SUVs though.

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#4477051 - 08/01/17 11:16 PM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4762
Loc: MA
Well there's what I drive, a 2008 Mercedes E-350. They're barely in the 10k range if the mileage is high. Early 2007s had the balance shaft problem but even after they fixed it, it still had a few minor engine problems that went away in 2008.

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#4477096 - 08/02/17 04:53 AM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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Loc: North Carolina
You could always buy a Phaeton. wink I just sold mine for $9,500. They can be had for about half that, but it's a roll of the dice buying one without service history.

Your budget will buy you a nice E38 or E39.
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#4477239 - 08/02/17 09:17 AM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: rooflessVW]
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Registered: 04/15/10
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW


Your budget will buy you a nice E38 or E39.


BMW E39 would be a fun ride.

My coworker just bought a 2014 Jetta 1.8T a week ago and it seems like a really nice car for the money. I was surprised how quiet it was inside.
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#4477295 - 08/02/17 10:31 AM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 02/06/14
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Have you tried Japanese luxury yet? Lex/Acura/Infiniti?

That's where my money would be. Sure they might be priced a bit higher, but you'll have less chance of something breaking.

I agree that CL has some very good deals on depreciated, high end cars in the 8-10 price range. Ones that have been maintained well (usually dealer maintained).
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#4477296 - 08/02/17 10:33 AM Re: What should be my next car? [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 12/28/16
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Thanks, yeah I am definitely considering Japanese and are high on my priority list too!
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