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It is a difficult decision you see...

to decide between a '04 LS430 with 33k miles or a new '09 G8 GT with the 6.0liter engine and most options. The new Pontiac is 30k. The used and minty Lexus is $26k. Care to weigh in?
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Of those two I would go with the Lexus. I drove a Pontiac rental two months ago that was pretty loaded. I didn't really like the build quality. Drove a Mercury Sable the next day and had similar feeling.

The lexus 430 is a good car.

I looked at the LS430 as I was looking at Es and Sssss. I ended up with the E due to both look and the way it drove. That E-Class in 500 trim is just very well balanced. For real fun, find an E55.

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I haven't the slightest idea what either of those cars are, or why they're compelling, but since you like them, I'm pretty sure they're made up of pure shit.
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Well what about between a '08 Range Rover Sport and a '09 Escalade or a custom ordered Mini Cooper S?
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Well what about between a '08 Range Rover Sport and a '09 Escalade or a custom ordered Mini Cooper S?
As long as the Cooper S has the Works package on it, that is a start.

I have a friend who is a RR dealer and I just don't see them moving. They and the Jags just set. And the 'sclades just remind me of Fly Suburbans.

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Well what about between a '08 Range Rover Sport and a '09 Escalade or a custom ordered Mini Cooper S?
Escalade, Cooper or Geo Metro Too many choices, I am confused
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G8 GT you can get good deals on them!

With out a doubt G8 GT. A friend of mine has one and I think it's pretty neat (dont get white though). Lots of power. but the reason I like it is that its close in performance specs to the W210 E55. And its very practical. its cheap for what you get. Cars will be worth nothing after 5 years anyway so why buy something expensive.

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Well this weekend I drove a '60 Eldorado Biarritz and a '79 Excalibur. Both vey good driving in their own way. Then I have at this moment a loaner '08 Saab sedan turbonious that is surprisingly well handling but still has that fwd crashiness over the rough stuff. Saab really has improved though overall. I remember them as something liberals and teachers drove who just didn't know better about cars and wanted to make a hollow statement. Anyone else think a big Lexus is an idealized Cadillac in long johns? That actually is a compliment. There is always an E55.
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Range Rover
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E55

Thats my choice and in that order. For me the RR has class, the Lexus has syle and comfort and the E55 has that sporting touch.

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