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#13 Kitten Diver

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

Get the Audi. A car payment is a car payment. Is a hundred dollars a month extra going to matter in the end? Especially if you feel better about your profile..as you know confidence is half of sales anyway.

One word of advice if you've never owned a euro car. Either pay it off before the warranty runs out or sell it. Having a payment and paying for euro parts would be crazy expensive.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

Get the Audi. A car payment is a car payment. Is a hundred dollars a month extra going to matter in the end? Especially if you feel better about your profile..as you know confidence is half of sales anyway.

One word of advice if you've never owned a euro car. Either pay it off before the warranty runs out or sell it. Having a payment and paying for euro parts would be crazy expensive.


Thanks, good point. I owned a fairly new Porsche a few years ago, and once I figured out what long term maintenance was on those things, I sold it! I plan on buying something to drive for the next 5 years at most

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Between those 3 I would buy the GMC.

Personally though, I would get an older LX 470 from Lexus.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

I would recommend leasing a vehicle if you have a second car to help offset any mileage.

a) New vehicle every 3 years
B) Tax deductible

I currently lease after financing the last 10 years and think it is the best decision I could have ever made.

If you don't lease and choose to finance, I would recommend taking the Audi as it will have better resale value towards the end. Given you are getting compensated for gas, that alone should offset any car payments or close to what you should have for the month. Why not go for the best possible vehicle which is the Q5.

Here are other SUV's comparable to the Q5. http://usnews.rankin...y-Compact-SUVs/

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

You looked at the new Grand Cherokees? They actually have been getting for high marks.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

At those prices, you may as well just pick the waste of money that you like best.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Personally I'd go with the Infiniti QX56, but it ain't small like you want.
Of the three you posted, I'd say the Audi. But heed the others' warnings about maintenance costs. Audis tend to be engineered with the autobahn in mind; not really designed for aggressive stop and go traffic.