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Offline CALL_911

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« on: January 07, 2022, 07:14:07 am »
My dad has a 2010 E60 535xi with now 155k miles on it. He's had it since it had 5k miles on it in 2010, and refuses to part with it. It's burning oil, the interior is in various states of disrepair. Long story short, my mom calls me telling me to find a replacement for it. He loves that E60 and thinks the E60 5-series is the echelon of the modern vehicle. I want to find him something to probably lease, but he may end up purchasing.

-Similar power.
-$60-70k range
-I think he prefers sedan to SUV
-Comfortable, preferably with smaller rims (not ultra high profile tires). He drives from LI to Brooklyn on the Belt Pkwy every day and the car gets parked on the street. It gets abused.

I had a Macan S, Audi S4/5, MB E450, Audi A6 in mind. Any other ideas?


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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 09:23:21 am »
Blackwing!

Ok my serious answer is S4. Or a Lexus
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 09:49:59 am »
E350 4Matic.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 10:02:04 am »
If he's in love with the car and the body's good, spend a few thousand to bring the mechanicals up to spec.  In the meantime, for the time it's in the shop, he can rent something he likes.

I know that it's a odd suggestion.  It just depends on how attached he is to that car.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 12:41:18 pm »
Lexus LS starts at $76 thousand.  Genesis G90 starts at $74 thousand.  Genesis G80 much cheaper. 

Or maybe Audi A7 because the Audi sportback design looks really good.  Starts at $69 thousand. 

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 02:59:27 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2022, 03:18:16 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2022, 03:49:44 pm »
SAVAGE

You know, that’s not a bad idea.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 07:28:08 am »
There's a 15k mile E60 M5 on BaT right now...
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2022, 11:40:06 am »
If the Mom's complaining about the state of the car, and he's obviously happy with the current power of the 2010 E60 535xi (6 cylinder 300 hp), and he lives where it snows and the current car is AWD, and the budget is around 60-70 thousand... not sure I would get

1) Used car.  I would stick with new.  Your budget is high enough.  Mom and Dad would be happy with new car smell.  Especially Mom.
2) High performance M type of car.  More expensive, more maintenance, unnecessary.

Just my 2 cents.  Or 1 cent.


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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2022, 11:44:16 am »
Another suggestion is to get what Dave has.  Brand spanking new A6 which is well within budget and gorgeous. 

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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2022, 11:56:42 am »
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2022, 12:57:58 pm »
Another suggestion is to get what Dave has.  Brand spanking new A6 which is well within budget and gorgeous.

I think the answer's between this and E450


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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2022, 01:35:24 pm »
I think the answer's between this and E450

Dave's A6 looks great.  Definitely should be considered.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2022, 05:06:14 am »
I got nothin lol. I like the repair and rent something idea. Maybe he'll like how nice new stuff is?
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2022, 10:59:44 am »
E-450 All-Terrain wagon?
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