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April 22nd, 2020 10:12 PM
radta7 Thanks all! M5 Competition it is. The advice was very much appreciated.

Best!

RD
April 3rd, 2020 11:23 AM
Doc I just can't do the EV, not there yet. Plus with my wife I know she would forget to charge it and somehow that would be my fault.

I'm partial the mercedes over BMW, but thats just me, so I would look at the E class and even the S class (its doesn't drive as large as you think and the tall teens will be happy).

As Sun mentioned, wait if you can. I've had my eye on a few things as the market continues to crash. Might be thinking 458 if the prices continue to drop. However the Benz AMG GTS Renntech just speaks to me, so there's that.
April 2nd, 2020 02:57 PM
EllowViper Can't beat EV performance....as long as you will never have to evacuate the area for more than 200 miles. Some very interesting blogs a few year past here in Florida when hurricanes were forcing evacuations of 600-1000+ miles with very little infrastructure support (no gas let alone charging stations). Some Tesla owners were caught "off guard" you could say!! I just laughed.
April 2nd, 2020 12:09 AM
sundiego https://jalopnik.com/the-catastrophe-is-here-1842611658

Cartastrophe in sales.
March 30th, 2020 06:14 PM
martyb
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Marty,

We did look at those as well. I too really liked the E63 but I do not think she has forgotten all the issues we had with our E55 way back when. Oh well.

Down to these two. Over the weekend I thought she was leaning Tesla but now I think the M5 Competition.
Smart lady, M5 all the way!
March 30th, 2020 05:41 PM
radta7 Marty,

We did look at those as well. I too really liked the E63 but I do not think she has forgotten all the issues we had with our E55 way back when. Oh well.

Down to these two. Over the weekend I thought she was leaning Tesla but now I think the M5 Competition.
March 30th, 2020 04:41 PM
martyb Let her test drive an E63 S as well Rob, that would be my choice over both the Tesla and BMW. Beautiful machine! RS7 not too shabby either.
March 30th, 2020 03:40 PM
sundiego
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With two 6 foot teenage boys the Model 3 is probably too small although I have not been in the model 3 only the S.
Test drive the 3. There is plenty of room for tall people in the back seat. The glass room makes it amazing back there.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/coron...182456592.html

Car sales drove off a cliff.
March 30th, 2020 02:59 PM
Srtgreg My wife has all bmws and Iíve had some, I also am not down for electric vehicles. Iím biased.


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March 30th, 2020 12:40 PM
martyb
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No one is voting? Does this help?
Got my attention buddy! Hope all is well.

Iíd go BMW, just canít get into the electric scene. I like to hear my engine when I put my foot down.
March 29th, 2020 12:27 PM
Uncle Paul Read the OP again. This car will be for his Wife.

With a couple kids the Model S Long Range might be a good choice ($80K). It looks great, is easy to drive, has tons of storage space in the hatch back design. It is ultra clean running, can charge up in the garage, so no more trips to the dirty gas station. Stereo is great and GPS display makes getting around pretty easy. Car has glass roof, so the kids in back still have some headroom. Car has lots of status and will be an article of conversation and attention. Problem is that the factory is currently closed for Covid. Some still in inventory, so you need to contact Tesla delivery and see what they might have still on the ground.

For the Guys here, Tesla has announced they are working on a Plaid (Spaceballs) version of their Model S. It will have a wider track with a wide body look. A 3rd motor will be placed in the rear to allow torque vectoring for better handling and more power. Initial tests on the NRing show it is FAST.
Gonna cost a ton, but for the average Baller on here it might be just the ticket.
March 29th, 2020 12:14 PM
radta7 With two 6 foot teenage boys the Model 3 is probably too small although I have not been in the model 3 only the S.
March 28th, 2020 03:16 PM
Uncle Paul Biggest conquest for the Tesla Model 3 has been the BMW 3 and M3. Tons of people trading those in.
March 28th, 2020 03:12 PM
radta7 Good point. The BMW dealer is really trying hard.
March 28th, 2020 09:32 AM
sundiego It is also a great time to wait a month or two. The car market has stopped, and people won't be rushing to buy 100k cars. You might get one half off with low miles from someone who has a margin call.
March 27th, 2020 11:37 PM
sundiego I only have 2 Model 3s, but I've driven Ss lots. The S is a big luxury car, with stunning acceleration. It rides beautifully. It is a little small in the drivers area, but a big car in dimensions. It is like a Mercedes S class. You feel it's weight entering corners.

The 3 you described well as nimble. Think of it as a BMW M3. It's ride is a little bumpy compared to the S.

The 3 depreciates far slower than both of those, so your cost per mile will be half.

The beautiful thing about Tesla acceleration is how silent it is. You can use it far more, because it does attract attention with noise. The cops don't look.

Test drive both Teslas back to back.
March 27th, 2020 11:27 PM
Uncle Paul Tesla Model S, high performance. Raven enhancements. Adaptive suspension gives it combination of smooth quiet ride, but gets more stable at speed or when driven aggressively.
It is the anti-Viper. Fast as hell, great road car and slient in it performance.

Model 3 Performance is more nimble and fun. Firm ride and track mode.

Sun has both, so maybe he is onto something.

BMW M5 has some thunder, but now a dinosaur.
March 27th, 2020 08:31 PM
Ramtuff Neither. Trackhawk.
March 27th, 2020 07:13 PM
sundiego Tesla Model 3 performance.
March 27th, 2020 05:28 PM
radta7 No one is voting? Does this help?
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