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lvan
12-26-2008, 02:31 PM
Before we start on what car is better, I get the feeling that GS300 owners get better resale value on their cars. Lets look at older GS from 97-00, It looks like to me as if their cars are not in 1997-2000 528i price range, their resale value is in price range with 01+ 530i models. Give me you opinion on that.

As for the looks. I like how 530i drive. I preffer the looks as well. The GS is starting to get dated to me at least.

Dado 540
12-27-2008, 05:34 AM
Looks wise, nothing beats BMWs elegant body lines and shapes. Maybe the value is lover since bmw used the same style of E39 since 1997 to 2004. That could be the reason why the value is less.

Qube
12-27-2008, 02:49 PM
2003 E39 530 with M Sport pack. Blue. Wow. If I see that in a manual in excellent condition, I'll outbid ya :)

lvan
12-29-2008, 02:00 AM
^Correct. That is what made E39 530 more original car. Even if you find one I bet it will not too far from M5 E39 zone. Depends..

Deep 3.2TL
12-29-2008, 05:54 AM
Lexus' GS line for these years is BEAUTIFUL. I've always loved them - I just needed a newer car.

And pricing difference is because the GS line holds their value like no tomorrow - go check one or two year old ones - you'll be surprised how much they go for...

And best of all - very few of them out there!!

MiroE36
12-29-2008, 08:59 AM
I'll probably never buy a lexus because they have absolutely no appeal to me... but I wouldn't be able to argue them being very good cars.

Trouble65
12-29-2008, 11:24 AM
I don't like companies that copy other vehicle designs to better their brand. First of all they went after Mercedes and had no luck. Now they copy BMW.

Deep 3.2TL
12-29-2008, 11:28 AM
What? Copy BMW? Where do you get that? They don't look like BMW's at all...

And Lexus doesn't have to "better their brand" - they have a great rep already.

Trouble65
12-29-2008, 12:08 PM
What? Copy BMW? Where do you get that? They don't look like BMW's at all...

And Lexus doesn't have to "better their brand" - they have a great rep already.

Reading car magazines they all stated how Lexus did not succeed by copying Mercedes now they started to copy BMW. This was around 1999 if I recall correctly.

Blades
12-29-2008, 12:10 PM
What? Copy BMW? Where do you get that? They don't look like BMW's at all...

And Lexus doesn't have to "better their brand" - they have a great rep already.

i think he means in terms of technology and features.

BigD
12-29-2008, 12:38 PM
i think he means in terms of technology and features.

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Flats/2188/W126_1980.jpg

http://checkengine.spb.ru/Lexus/LS400%201990/01.jpg

Pinto009
12-29-2008, 01:24 PM
^ hahaha

I would never buy a Lexus no matter how good the hold their value nothing will match the driving quality of a BMW many have tried all have failed . plus a Lexus to me is like a souped up Toyota i mean the new one even look the same except the is series

lvan
12-29-2008, 01:32 PM
^I remember when we argued abour rsx and 3 series. The hype of RSX was so sick ha ha. Now you get none of that. As Qube said in his sign and I have seen it many times.

"As soon as the newness of either wears off you will realize it has all the soul of a refrigerator."
- Ross, Bimmer.info on buying a TL or IS300 [instead of a BMW]

Deep 3.2TL
12-29-2008, 02:08 PM
BigD - They all looked boxy from that era - Can't say that was a direct rip off...

Deep 3.2TL
12-29-2008, 02:11 PM
"As soon as the newness of either wears off you will realize it has all the soul of a refrigerator."
- Ross, Bimmer.info on buying a TL or IS300 [instead of a BMW]

LOL - a BMW has a soul of a high priced hooker by that regard! Gotta keep pumping money into if you want it to turn you on!

The E46 Gen of BMW were total SHIITE for reliability. The E36's were much better - the E30's were, IMO, rock solid. We'll see how the E90's hold out.

Can't argue with the facts though - Lexus/Toyota/Acura/Honda all cost less to operate and maintain and hold their value extremely well.

MLue1
12-29-2008, 02:21 PM
Before we start on what car is better, I get the feeling that GS300 owners get better resale value on their cars. Lets look at older GS from 97-00, It looks like to me as if their cars are not in 1997-2000 528i price range, their resale value is in price range with 01+ 530i models. Give me you opinion on that.

As for the looks. I like how 530i drive. I preffer the looks as well. The GS is starting to get dated to me at least.I always smile when I see post like this one on a single marque forum, it's akin to going into a whore house and asking everyone to repent.:D

"SOUL" there is that word again.. it must be a Canadian thing because I only hear Canadians say that German cars have soul. I own both Japanese and German cars, the only time one car have more soul than the other is when I'm playing R&B music.

Plain and simple if you like the car buy it.


LOL - a BMW has a soul of a high priced hooker by that regard! Gotta keep pumping money into if you want it to turn you on!That's too funny!:D:D:D

lvan
12-29-2008, 03:27 PM
^ I can say the same for my buddies that pay premuim for acura/infiniti parts. Those cars are there for the reasons.

Also GS may have a good race for resale value with stock 530i auto. 530i sport are more pricey.As for M 530, GS300 has no chance. IMHO

Deep 3.2TL
12-29-2008, 03:30 PM
I have had Acura's for many years - no major expenses on them - parts are not that expensive if you know where to shop.

Now the BMW I had was a much different story...

Used GS400's are much more... don't know how they fair the the M's in the way of pricing, but I expect it to be up there...

lvan
12-29-2008, 03:43 PM
The problem is that you are not reasonable. The E46 can be 1999 323 full of bugs and 2006 325ci where buggs had been worked out.
I drove 99 and 06 E46 and the difference is there. Age wise that is a lot. The same goes for 1984 E30 and 1992. That is just how things are. Sorry to hear about your E46 issues you had.


If you want bmw vs acura thread, open one in OT section.

Deep 3.2TL
12-29-2008, 04:00 PM
If you want bmw vs acura thread, open one in OT section.

Thank you my keeper - I never would of thought of that sir - is there anything else I can do for you before I retire for the evening?

LOL

lvan
12-29-2008, 07:00 PM
hehe I did not mean to get you ticked off, I just want to keep it a clean thread. You made some decent points.

Qube
12-30-2008, 12:35 AM
The E39 already feels soft and cushy (M5 notwithstanding). The GS300 will feel like driving, no, WAFTING on a magic carpet.

lvan
01-07-2009, 12:33 AM
I spoke with a close friend of mine that works for the Bmw sales dept. He just told me to get a CPO car and enjoy the life/dont worry about anything. I made up my mind. 20K down and pay up rest. I am sort of not excited because It will be the E60. I like the E39 better. He told me it's not worth buying someone's junk for little less and dumping cash for the repairs.... Wasting my time with mechanics when I should be chasing the women at my age.

MLue1
01-07-2009, 04:30 PM
I spoke with a close friend of mine that works for the Bmw sales dept. He just told me to get a CPO car and enjoy the life/dont worry about anything. I made up my mind. 20K down and pay up rest. I am sort of not excited because It will be the E60. I like the E39 better. He told me it's not worth buying someone's junk for little less and dumping cash for the repairs.... Wasting my time with mechanics when I should be chasing the women at my age.LOL, if you told me he was BMW sales... I could have quoted him word for word. ;), it's their job to up-sell.

Congratulations on your purchase, I'm sure the E60 will grow on you.

lvan
01-08-2009, 04:01 PM
He does not really care if I buy from his dealership. The main focus was to give me the decent advise. I was looking for a car to enjoy and to have peace of mind as well.

MiroE36
01-08-2009, 04:44 PM
you will love it no doubt

lvan
01-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Thank you Miro. After I am back from the motherland, I am going to wrap up the deal. Until than, The E30 will serve as a winter beater.