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Old 07-25-2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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I need feedbacks!

I am looking around for my next car. No more ricers (RSX, Intergras, Civics, etc.) and no more Japanese luxury (IS300, GS300, Camry, etc). I want my next car to be a European. What car would you recommend for a FIRST TIME European car buyer?

These are the cars I was looking at and possibly considering around the $25-$35k range. Please tell me from your experience with these cars if these are reliable, good value, and if it is a good investment.

2006 BMW 330i
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230K Sport Sedan
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero Sport Sedan
2006 BMW X-3 3.0i

Or anything you guys recommend.
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Old 07-25-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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First of all an Integra's and RSX's are NOT ricers, they only are when people put ugly ass shit on them
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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Exactly, many of all of the RSX and Intergras out there have a modification of some sort, making them ricers. And if I offended you, sorry but that is how I refer them as. But it does not answer my question.
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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I would think of getting the Saab or the 3 series
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:59 PM   #5
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Is there any particular reason why? Well for me, the Mercedes looks like a car for the older crowd, and I'm 25. That car would be my last preference. And the others I mention are more sporty, yes, and more aggressive looking.
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:03 PM   #6
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I like the Mercedes but would go with the other two
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:11 PM   #7
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Well yeah, can't go wrong with the Mercedes. It is not bad, I know a guy who bought a black one, man does it stand out. The thing I like about the Mercedes in particular is the wheels and the light blue tinted window, which makes the car totally unique. And it is stock!
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:25 PM   #8
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I would go with the BMW 330i. Stay away from the new Saabs, since GM has taken them over theyve become junk. If you want a Saab, get an older 80s model.
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:58 PM   #9
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I would recomend an e46 330ci, or if you're looking to spend a little less money an e36 328is.
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Old 08-03-2005, 03:39 AM   #10
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I agree, I would go with the BMW they are lots of fun and run smooth. I love my 2004 325i and my friend is very happy with his 330i.
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Old 08-03-2005, 04:05 AM   #11
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if i had $25-35k id buy a used bmw m3.
and im going to!
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Old 08-03-2005, 08:42 PM   #12
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So much BMW love now-a-days at CF!!!

It just makes me so happy I want to cry!
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:43 AM   #13
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I'm w/ SlipKnoT, Saabs are junk. Mercedes is expierencing reliability problems, mini-suv's are ugly (even if they are BMW). Go with the 3-series, it's a good car, or even better, get a used M3.
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:31 PM   #14
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OK, which year of the M3 would you guys prefer? The newer M3 looks better, yet the older model is not bad, so what is the difference between the last generation model and the one right before it?
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Old 08-04-2005, 02:43 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slapshot
I'm w/ SlipKnoT, Saabs are junk. Mercedes is expierencing reliability problems, mini-suv's are ugly (even if they are BMW). Go with the 3-series, it's a good car, or even better, get a used M3.


Dude how would you know? You're not even old enough to drive yet.
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