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Old 01.06.2017, 19:11
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Re: Highway Cruiser Ideas Please [comfortable, quiet, reliable]

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Have you bought the car?

I saw one of this the other day, never knew that this generation of the XJ existed. So much more classy and beautiful design than that awful current generation.

https://www.autoscout24.ch/it/d/jagu...3d2008%26r%3d5
You never knew that that totally unreliable, badly-built, ugly XJ existed? Lucky you, you dodged a bullet (and I'm not referring to performance, that thing is anything but reminiscent of speeding munitions).
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Re: Highway Cruiser Ideas Please [comfortable, quiet, reliable]

Lots of moving parts right now on the personal and professional front, travel too, overwhelmed and unable to give the second car proper attention. In the slithers of time I breathe and return to the topic, I find myself going in circles: A8>7-er>S>LS>5-er>another E-class>and loop back to A8... And as soon as I think "ok, this is it", I remember of the SEC/CL/GTs of the world and cannot make up my mind. Still to visit a dealership and try some of these options.

Retrospectively, I like DK's and FMF's ideas best: either a newer S-class/7/A8 within strict budget (as Ken suggested), or a full history 150k+ km bimmer to drive into the sunset for half budget.

Oh, and then there is my lovely wife, asking for a small city car instead but on the condition of "whoever needs the big car for the day takes it in the morning, you should be OK to drive either" MmmmmmNO. If we buy a small(er) car, it is chained to her (but she does not like not having whims and dibs). I am not doing 800km/week in a soapbox. She has a point, a smaller 3-er or C-class would be easier in town but she wants to keep the option for me to use it as main (which I do not like)...

At least the boys are young and have no say (yet)...
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Re: Highway Cruiser Ideas Please [comfortable, quiet, reliable]

Just go and buy a car and have done with it, if you're not happy with it in 6 months time, junk it and get another one
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Old 20.06.2017, 17:13
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Re: Highway Cruiser Ideas Please [comfortable, quiet, reliable]

Explain to your wife that this will give you the same satisfaction as a daily blow-job.

She'll say "Yes" to the Aston quicker than the dealer can shake your hand.
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Re: Highway Cruiser Ideas Please [comfortable, quiet, reliable]

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Exactly..and leave us the hell alone with your exerts of defcon3's daily life. We don't give a damn what your wife thinks...we hardly give a damn what our wife/girlfriend/concubine/hired help thinks.
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Lots of moving parts right now on the personal and professional front, travel too, overwhelmed and unable to give the second car proper attention. In the slithers of time I breathe and return to the topic, I find myself going in circles: A8>7-er>S>LS>5-er>another E-class>and loop back to A8... And as soon as I think "ok, this is it", I remember of the SEC/CL/GTs of the world and cannot make up my mind. Still to visit a dealership and try some of these options.

Retrospectively, I like DK's and FMF's ideas best: either a newer S-class/7/A8 within strict budget (as Ken suggested), or a full history 150k+ km bimmer to drive into the sunset for half budget.

Oh, and then there is my lovely wife, asking for a small city car instead but on the condition of "whoever needs the big car for the day takes it in the morning, you should be OK to drive either" MmmmmmNO. If we buy a small(er) car, it is chained to her (but she does not like not having whims and dibs). I am not doing 800km/week in a soapbox. She has a point, a smaller 3-er or C-class would be easier in town but she wants to keep the option for me to use it as main (which I do not like)...

At least the boys are young and have no say (yet)...
conclusion: you can't make up your mind and your wife takes all decisions I think you'll best buy a hybrid.
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Re: Highway Cruiser Ideas Please [comfortable, quiet, reliable]

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Lots of moving parts right now on the personal and professional front, travel too, overwhelmed and unable to give the second car proper attention. In the slithers of time I breathe and return to the topic, I find myself going in circles: A8>7-er>S>LS>5-er>another E-class>and loop back to A8... And as soon as I think "ok, this is it", I remember of the SEC/CL/GTs of the world and cannot make up my mind. Still to visit a dealership and try some of these options.

Retrospectively, I like DK's and FMF's ideas best: either a newer S-class/7/A8 within strict budget (as Ken suggested), or a full history 150k+ km bimmer to drive into the sunset for half budget.

Oh, and then there is my lovely wife, asking for a small city car instead but on the condition of "whoever needs the big car for the day takes it in the morning, you should be OK to drive either" MmmmmmNO. If we buy a small(er) car, it is chained to her (but she does not like not having whims and dibs). I am not doing 800km/week in a soapbox. She has a point, a smaller 3-er or C-class would be easier in town but she wants to keep the option for me to use it as main (which I do not like)...

At least the boys are young and have no say (yet)...
Not sure if it's been mentioned but I've heard great things about the Nissan Qashqai?
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Not sure if it's been mentioned but I've heard great things about the Nissan Qashqai?
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