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$55,000: what would you get??

  • Loaded 06 ML 350

    Votes: 1 3.2%
  • Comfortably Loaded 06 ML 500

    Votes: 6 19.4%
  • Cayenne (V6)

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • New Boxster S

    Votes: 6 19.4%
  • SLK 350

    Votes: 2 6.5%
  • M3

    Votes: 12 38.7%
  • S4

    Votes: 1 3.2%

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It's not on your list, but I would get a used 02-03 G500. You can get them anywhere from $45K and up. [:D]
 

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mine is not on the list too. i'll get an Infinity QX56 with all the options and a 22in wheels. im sure you can get all of that for $55k.
 

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I wood get a Lexus Lx470 or better yet G55[}:)]
 

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A down payment on an SL65.

- RODNEY
 

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Funny how many MB owners would get something else. Is the MB brand going down?
I love my 03 ML500, but when the lease expires I am out. So far, MB hasn't done anything for me out of the extraodinary, so why pay the extra money for another Chrysler vehicle.
Selecting from your list, I'll get the M3.
Or get a Lotus Elise and a Jeep. Or a WRX STi and a Jeep.
 

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when my ML dies i am getting 99 CL600[:D]
 

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If you plan to get any new SUV I would get a Cayenne-S - get a preowned you can find with very very low miles and under fac. warranty for low $50K range maybe even high $40's range.

If you buy a new one for $65K range and then wake up next morning its worth $55K at best. I know since i had one of these. Lots of TSB recalls and such. Lots.

SLK350 not selling well i know of, i would stay away from a new one, will depreciate heavily. Its just a crossfire anyways. They are giving em away here in SOCAL.

M3 - fantastic car so is S4, but M3 IMO is better performance car. S4 is sedan = roomier and AWD so those are also factors for some.
 

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my choices:
slightly used 2003 ML55 with very low miles
mitsubishi lancer evo 8
fully loaded porsche boxster s with exclusive options
used 2005 slk55 amg
vw touareg v6
mini cooper s
lincoln navigator + add 22 inch rims
 

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Get a Used E39 M5, you will be very very happy. I have one and prob the best vehicle i have ever owned so far.

E30 is nice too, I had a 1990 M3 I sold last year. Good old skool raw power but mods and getting the cool EVO parts are very expensive, you can mod an M5 for the same or a little bit more.
 

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SLK350 not selling well i know of, i would stay away from a new one, will depreciate heavily. Its just a crossfire anyways. They are giving em away here in SOCAL.
The R171 SLK350 has nothing in common with the Crossfire. The Crossfire is based on the previous model, R170. You need to drive one before you judge it. It’s a great roadster, just a bit on the small side.

-RODNEY
 

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Ok sorry the Crossfire is 70% SLK then. Yes I have test drove both when looking for new vehicle for my wife. I am not saying either car is bad. Just they share benz parts and sales for SLK's are very weak around my area.

Im not trying to put you on blast, i had same situation with my Cayenne S. Toureg is a better value for what you are really going to use it for. Also yes the VW and Cay are about 70% same thing. We buy the higher up name sake why? better service, brand heritage, braggin rights, show off?, and yes the SLK and Cayenne look much better than their lesser name counterparts being Chrysler/Dodge and VW.
 

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I would buy this M3:

http://tinyurl.com/cvf33

He will sell it to you for less than the listed price and even cover the Southwest ticket to come pick it up.

Then do whatever you want with the rest of the money.

[:)]
 
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