(Closed) Thinking of buying a new car. Which would you choose?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which car do you like best?
    INIFINITI G37 : (28 votes)
    33 %
    AUDI A5 : (27 votes)
    32 %
    MERCEDES CLK350 : (15 votes)
    18 %
    BMW 328XI : (14 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’d go with the Infiniti. It’s a higher milage/lower maintenance car. Parts for the Audi, Mercedes, and BMW are significantly more expensive. German cars in general tend to have more electrical problems.

    I’m basing this off of my experience working in an auto shop for 8 years.

    Post # 3
    7493 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Audi’s are just so pretty!  I am jealous.

    Post # 4
    1895 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Audi is pretty. The inside of the Mercedes is dreamy. 

    I have an SUV because I can’t stand being in a small car! I like to be up.. If that makes sense

    Post # 7
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Barbiestylez:  In my experience, it’s sort of like comparing apples to oranges. The parts are generally SIGNIFICANTLY more expensive and are often available through the dealer only. The other cars are all gorgeous but if you’re purchasing to have something for the long term, Infinitis generally have more longevity to them before parts start to wear or electrical issues happen. Consequently, parts are not only more expensive in the other cars, but they tend to have more issues. If you are only leasing for a couple of years, it won’t matter as much. It sort of depends on what your plans are with the car. For the long term, though, I’d go with the Infiniti.  I kow what you mean about the hum of the Infiniti. I’m a car enthusiast and at one point built my own sports car! It was a blast to drive. After moving to a busy city with lots of snow, I had to switch over to an SUV. For whatever it’s worth, my SUV is a Nissan (which is basically the baby brother of Infiniti) and I love it. My mom and best friend both have G37s and have had no complaints, thus far. Then again, they both are leasing.   

    Post # 8
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just had a Mercedes E350 coupe and sold it. For that reason I wouldn’t get the CLK. I also wouldn’t get the BMW 3-series coupe. Then again I don’t like body styles when they are no longer made so I’m biased. I don’t like Infinitis and don’t feel they are in the same class as a BMW or Mercedes. My cousin has a white A5 and LOVES it so I would buy that one.

    Post # 9
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I have a BMW 325xi and love it. It is super reliable and fun to drive. I’ve had it for about ten years now and have almost 200k on it. I would say that maintenance didn’t become pricey until you hit about 150k. 

    My dad loves Mercedes and has purchased a few only to get rid of them soon after. They always seemed to have issues popping up. Audi’s are nice but always feel much smaller inside than comparable BMW. 

    I would the BMW by far.

    Post # 10
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Some things to think about cars before purchasing them is how much they would cost to upkeep. Some cars [and foreign cars] cost alot more for standard parts [spark plugs, oil filters] than other cars do. And obviously, more expensive cars will be more expensive to fix, parts-wise when the warranty runs out [or for parts that aren’t covered under the warranty]. Of course, none of this means anything if you have plenty of disposable income.

    I would personally choose the Audi.


    Post # 11
    394 posts
    Helper bee

    Barbiestylez:  Out of these options, I love the Infiniti for your style. Not to be nasty…the other options are nice cars, but they remind me of something an older person would drive – not a pretty young woman. 

    Post # 14
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Barbiestylez:  Hah, you would be perfect for a lease because you would never have to worry about going over mileage! LOL. I’m not sure how much a G37 costs to lease. I’ve never asked! Leasing can be okay, but it sort of depends on what you want to do. There are more “rules” with leasing (you can only put on certain tires so that it’s the same when you give it back, etc. etc.) and it is certainly not an investment. If you’re curious about it, I’d ask your local dealer. Take a guy with you. As horrible as it sounds, they will likely take advantage of you because you are a woman. I’ve seen it happen too many times!

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