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did you use premium gas?
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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.
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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?

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lexus seems easier.. 

cosign, stay away from bmws unless you just dont care about expensive tires and everything.. 
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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. 
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dayum my daughter needs her own carHugWink so she can constantly stop driving mine
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


did you use premium gas?


Me? No it used regular.
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I googled

seems there is a debate about using regular in that type of car
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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


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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..
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