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Topic: Would you buy an older luxry car?
Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Subject: Would you buy an older luxry car?
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:17pm
Someone is selling an older lexus and gosh it looks NICE. Has anyone ever bought a used luxury car that has ran fine?



 (I'm buying it for someone, but I worry she wouldn't be able to afford the upkeep.....)



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Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:20pm
how many miles?  if something goes wrong the cost of parts will make it not worth it.


Posted By: Gkisses
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:21pm
the parts will be pricey especially if foreign. Insurance may also be a bit higher because of that.


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:22pm
mileage? how many driver's before? year?  


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:23pm
nah 


Posted By: noneyons
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:25pm
you can take a lexus to a toyota repair shop since most of the parts are interchangeable i believe. 


Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:29pm
Only if it has a warranty though I'd rather by a cheaper newer car than an older luxury car.


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:35pm
I don't know about Lexus, but if theyre anything like BMWs hellllll naw.

My friend has had about 7 BMWs that were 6-10 yrs old and she puts more into repairs than buying the car


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 10:39pm
Which lexus?
The ES is a camry and maintenance and gas is cheap. I bought one 10 years old, 1 owner, for 5k. I drove it for 5 years with no problems.


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 11:07pm
That's one of those gifts I might not like to receive.

More expensive gas, registration, insurance, maintenance.

Why not find a good used toyota or honda.


Posted By: aNgElIc*SoUl
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 11:20pm
Originally posted by maysay1 maysay1 wrote:

That's one of those gifts I might not like to receive.

More expensive gas, registration, insurance, maintenance.

Why not find a good used toyota or honda.


This. People never seem to get this part.....that is until issues come up. Even if it's "old", it's still a luxury car point blank.

So many people with new luxury cars complain all the time about the cost of maintenance.....in my head I'm like wtf were you expecting?


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jun 04 2014 at 11:44pm
lexus seems easier.. 

cosign, stay away from bmws unless you just dont care about expensive tires and everything.. 


Posted By: joileprincess
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 12:52am
Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

Which lexus?
The ES is a camry and maintenance and gas is cheap. I bought one 10 years old, 1 owner, for 5k. I drove it for 5 years with no problems.

There are lots of cases of people lucking out like this and others not so much. It really just depends. You just have to do your research.

OP, do you have full maintenance records? How many owners and miles? How does the price compare to the Blue Book value? 

Also check for things such as tires, brakes, and the battery. If the car comes with these things (new or recently replaced) then you can factor that into the value. They will be pricier for a luxury car. 

Do you know anyone that can help you with maintenance? 

And can the person that you are gifting this to afford the upkeep? If they cannot then you should rethink this. 


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 1:02am
dayum my daughter needs her own carHugWink so she can constantly stop driving mine


Posted By: melikey
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 4:05am
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


did you use premium gas?


Me? No it used regular.


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 5:20am
ONLY if you have a RELIABLE mechanic hookup

A newer domestic will have cheaper maintenance,  repair, better on gas ... 

Might cause debate but the right service contract (warranty) might be worth it ... $1200 up front and no worries on major repairs




Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 6:17am
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

lexus seems easier.. 

cosign, stay away from bmws unless you just dont care about expensive tires and everything.. 

Truth my BMW tires 400-500 a piece..


Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:14pm
Thank you ladies! You have all been super helpful. Yall are right, the gas would be an issue for her. I just thought I was getting a good deal. Its a lexus suv, the owner said the gas is NO JOKE and that's why she wants it gone.

An older family member was attacked walking home from work late one night so I want to get her a car so she can stop walking home so damn late at night.


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:19pm
No.....If I can't afford it custom.....I feel like I can't afford it at all....my next car will be an audi or a tesla....


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:23pm
i would love an audi suv.  


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:25pm
Exactly what Im looking at.....


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:29pm
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

No.....If I can't afford it custom.....I feel like I can't afford it at all....my next car will be an audi or a tesla....


yes.

To OP, no I wouldn't.


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:32pm
Originally posted by PurplePhase PurplePhase wrote:

Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:

No.....If I can't afford it custom.....I feel like I can't afford it at all....my next car will be an audi or a tesla....


yes.

To OP, no I wouldn't.


Model X.....had me like





Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 8:37pm
i like teslas too 
i miss my car 


Posted By: maysay1
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 9:21pm
If it's close enough to walk, why not just pay for cab/uber? I love me some uber.




Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 9:24pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


all I want is an aux plug lol


wow. I need a full out all tech cutting edge system in my car. LOL


Posted By: Junior Jr
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 11:01pm
yeah. i almost bought an E46 m3 but decided against it

i regret not getting it almost everyday

jr.


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 11:06pm
Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


I am simple when it comes to cars lol


lol
and I'm the opposite of simple when it comes to cars LOLLOL

eta  the inside. I don't care much about the outside, tires/rims, spoilers and stuff like that.


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Jun 05 2014 at 11:07pm
Originally posted by HowardAlumAKA HowardAlumAKA wrote:

Thank you ladies! You have all been super helpful. Yall are right, the gas would be an issue for her. I just thought I was getting a good deal. Its a lexus suv, the owner said the gas is NO JOKE and that's why she wants it gone.

An older family member was attacked walking home from work late one night so I want to get her a car so she can stop walking home so damn late at night.


so sweet! Aww that really touched my heart!!

Get her a little corolla, if she's not much into cars, I'm sure she'd love it for the gas



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