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#1 Dinggus

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 20:02

I drive a 2003 F150 single cab truck, it only has 95k miles and it is an awesome truck. I spend about $350/month on gas. I'm trying to justifiy if I should keep it or not, I get about 12-15mpg on it, my commute to work is 40 miles all together. I'm looking for a good used luxury 4 door vehicle, such as an Audi A4. I'm 6'3, and I drove a 2012 Cadillac ATS, which was an amazing car, just I don't want my backseat passengers to feel cramped up when sitting behind me. So maybe an A6 would be a better idea. What would you recommend?




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Posted 11 August 2013 - 20:30

I looked at the Audi A6, BMW 535, Lexus IS350, Cadillac STS and the Infiniti G37S.. Having test drove them all, I went with the G37S. Very fast, great gas mileage, cheaper, and looks a lot better(inside and out) IMO..

 

Drive a bunch of different cars and check it out.. I spend about $300 in gas, but my work is 40 miles away.. 



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 20:58

I looked at the Audi A6, BMW 535, Lexus IS350, Cadillac STS and the Infiniti G37S.. Having test drove them all, I went with the G37S. Very fast, great gas mileage, cheaper, and looks a lot better(inside and out) IMO..

 

Drive a bunch of different cars and check it out.. I spend about $300 in gas, but my work is 40 miles away.. 

 

Thanks for your response. I'm very picky when it comes to the inside. BMW all look the same, and pretty common around where I live. Mercedez look nice, but the interior to me looks out-dated. I haven't really looked into Lexus, but I like the 250 but was told that's a chick mobile. My buddy has a 2012 Cadillac CTS coupe and that thing is awesome. The Audi is the only luxury car that I have seen that actually seems to care about decent gas mileage.

 

What year is your G37S? Do you have any photo's of exterior and interior?



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 21:23

ive got a g35 coupe (actually mines branded as a skyline 350gt but its the same car) and i had a 1999 audi s4 before.

i enjoy the sporty edge to my 350, but the interior finish and ride quality of my s4 was far superior, if you can find a well spec'd big audi you wont be disappointed



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 22:50

ive got a g35 coupe (actually mines branded as a skyline 350gt but its the same car) and i had a 1999 audi s4 before.

i enjoy the sporty edge to my 350, but the interior finish and ride quality of my s4 was far superior, if you can find a well spec'd big audi you wont be disappointed

 

What's a good year? I'd like to have it some what updated such as bluetooth for phone/music, etc.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 23:22

What's your budget? If you can swing a 2012 BMW 328i, they return excellent gas mileage. I have the 2013 335xi, and I get 35-37mpg on the highway, with high 20's for the city. The 335 is powered by an inline 6 cylinder with a turbo, while the 328i is powered by a 4 cylinder with a turbo. The 328i is actually very quick, despite having a 4 cylinder engine (240 hp/255 tq), and will get better gas mileage than my car. The interior is excellent considering the class, and also the most spacious in its class. 

 

I don't know about Infiniti. My friend never got good gas mileage with his G37. I thoroughly test drove a 2010 G37, and it just got terrible mileage on the test drive - I was also gentle on the throttle since the sales lady came along. Buy a Lexus IS250/350 or ES350 or Acura TL if you want boring but reliable. Audi's have decent interior/exterior, but they are glorified VW's. You might want to check out the Mercedes Benz C (2008+) or E class. Since you are commuting long distances, they are very relaxing interiors, with decent engine power. 



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 23:33

I'd love to buy a new car, but I'd rather get a nice used one that will paid off quickly. I just looked at a 2012 Merdecez C250, and the interior looks amazing.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 01:15

I'd love to buy a new car, but I'd rather get a nice used one that will paid off quickly. I just looked at a 2012 Merdecez C250, and the interior looks amazing.

The C250 is nice. If you're comparing the big German three, interior goes to BMW 3/Audi A4 (tie), then C class. Nothing wrong with the C250 but like you said it's dated (still relaxing). The next generation C class comes out in 2014/2015. I had the pleasure of driving a 2013 C300 4Matic for two months, and it was great. The 4Matic system was extremely useful in winter :D



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:42

The C250 is nice. If you're comparing the big German three, interior goes to BMW 3/Audi A4 (tie), then C class. Nothing wrong with the C250 but like you said it's dated (still relaxing). The next generation C class comes out in 2014/2015. I had the pleasure of driving a 2013 C300 4Matic for two months, and it was great. The 4Matic system was extremely useful in winter :D

 

I do like the new look of the BMW's, but I still want a used vehicle instead. I live in a state where winter basically doesn't exist, so cold isn't an issue.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:25

my audi (1999) didn't even have an aux-in so to get one with bluetooth, etc you'll need to take a good few years off

 

depending on how important mpg is to you have you considered:

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:55

What's a good year? I'd like to have it some what updated such as bluetooth for phone/music, etc.

 

For Audi A4, you want 2008+

 

You should also check out VW Passat. It's built on Audi A4's platform, but it has been stretched to feel like the A6 in size. 

 

VW Passat CC is another fabulous car.

 

W/e it will be, just make sure you get a fully-loaded car :)

 

autotrader.com is the best used-car website in the U.S. imho.

 

Happy hunting!

 

 

just I don't want my backseat passengers to feel cramped up when sitting behind me

 

 

 

How often do you drive with them?



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:26

When you are 6,3 no matter what car you get your passengers are always going to be cramped haha! I have the same problem. I was looking at used Aston Martins :D Sod the passengers lol!



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:23

Drove a new G37 as a rental pretty much all summer in 2011... was a fantastic car. Fast, souped up v6 sound from the dual exhaust, comfortable, head turner. I almost bought it but Enterprise wouldn't budge on the price.

 

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Infiniti seems to be having an identity crisis though and is phasing the G37 out for the Q50, but both will be offered for the next year or so.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:44

Audi and VW.  Brilliant cars.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:12

For Audi A4, you want 2008+

 

You should also check out VW Passat. It's built on Audi A4's platform, but it has been stretched to feel like the A6 in size. 

 

VW Passat CC is another fabulous car.

 

W/e it will be, just make sure you get a fully-loaded car :)

 

autotrader.com is the best used-car website in the U.S. imho.

 

Happy hunting!

 

 

 

 

How often do you drive with them?

 

The VW CC is gorgeous, looks like one of the Mercedes models. As for the Passat, I'll look into it, and for driving with passengers, not often at all.

 

When you are 6,3 no matter what car you get your passengers are always going to be cramped haha! I have the same problem. I was looking at used Aston Martins :D Sod the passengers lol!

 

That's what I'm starting to think, and I've been craving a Corvette.

 

Drove a new G37 as a rental pretty much all summer in 2011... was a fantastic car. Fast, souped up v6 sound from the dual exhaust, comfortable, head turner. I almost bought it but Enterprise wouldn't budge on the price.

 

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Infiniti seems to be having an identity crisis though and is phasing the G37 out for the Q50, but both will be offered for the next year or so.

 

That car is gorgeous! I'll look at the Q50's.