Car help! American cars vs not?


I am thinking of buying a new car. I really like the BMW M3 and the Mercedes C 63 AMG. I guess I like sports cars 😉

But, I am thinking the maintenance on these might be a bit much. And I heard the Maintenance on American cars is much cheaper.

So I need advice on this.

What are some nice american cars…

You are correct. If you’re buying a used BMW or Mercedes, maintenance and repair will cost a lot. However, new cars are covered under warranty and BMW has 4 year 50,000 miles free maintenance program. So, it won’t cost you anything for the first 4 years.

As to which american cars to consider, I strongly recommend Ford products. They have greatly improved on quality of their cars and are now on the same level as Toyota.

Look at the new 2010 Ford Fusion or 2010 Ford Taurus which is about to show up at the dealer showrooms. You might actually like the new Taurus, it’s got a great styling and a lot of cool features you won’t find on Mercedes or BMW (like SYNC technology). Plus, it’ll cost you a lot less to buy it.

I hope this helps. Good luck

Don’t forget that the Eurocars were designed by EXPERTS to drive safely at speeds in excess of 130 MPH!!!! THis alone is reason to buy them. Maintenance is NOTHING, if you use your head, ask good questions and read the owners’ manuals. The VW VR6 engines are MIRACULOUS. They even have a twin turbo version. The Audi/ VW 2.0t engine is on ward’s best list for four years running. At least, Eurocars are honest about things. They insist upon fluid changes (even brake fluid) every 2-3 years, because they know it will eventually cause expensive brake issues. Most car-makers don’t care what happens after your warranty is up. They COUNT on your stupidity. Asian based cars are GREAT, until the timing belt breaks. They too require preventative maintenance. GM has been using a LOT of foreign engines, like Saab, Honda, and Opel, in many cars. They are not cheap repairs, either. Ford is still the best of the American makes. They have the fewest re-calls and law suits. That says something about philosophy. GM has dodged more issues than it’s corporation could absorb financially. Maintenance on ANY car gets expensive. Brakes on Eurocars last for about 60,000 miles front, 100,000 rear. Using synthetic oil saves gas, wear, and engine friction in ANY car. NEVER use regular oil in anything. It just makes sludge and trouble later on! Most cars require their OWN fluids in transes, steering systems, brakes, coolants. These chemicals are ALL car-maker specific. BELIEVE ME, I know!!

It depends how you define cost. What is the cost of sending your money out of the country ? Once your money leaves the US it will not be available to keep others employed. When so many people do this it results in terrible economic dislocation.

I am seeing the results of the loss of such jobs as economic dislocation move through my local economy here in Michigan like cancer. Not only are the people impacted who build the cars, but the whole community loses jobs as the loss of income moves from person after person, business after business.

Many people that I know personally are suffering. Several people I know have lost, or in the process of losing their homes. Homes they have been paying on for years. They don’t know what to do, because there are so few job openings here.

Please consider buying an American car. I happen to know that the Ford Escape rates very highly in reliability, but I dont know if it will suit your needs. Please check with consumer reports for reliability of American Cars. Its available online for a small charge.

It depends how you define cost. What is the cost of sending your money out of the country ? Once your money leaves the US it will not be available to keep others employed. When so many people do this it results in terrible economic dislocation.

I am seeing the results of the loss of such jobs as economic dislocation move through my local economy here in Michigan like cancer. Not only are the people impacted who build the cars, but the whole community loses jobs as the loss of income moves from person after person, business after business.

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Meekchicken is one of the WORST states to do business in.

Exactly how many of the people running that lousy state have YOU voted out of office for causing those terrible business conditions???

Oh, I see…none. Don’t blame anyone else then!

I’ll run over to San Antonio to see how many people feed their families with Toyota plant money. Oh yeah, that’s right…when I was there two weeks ago, that plant was doing fine.

BMW and Mercedes are not the only foreign cars lol. You can get Nissans Acura Honda, Toyota, Mazda the list goes on, Toyota ,Nissan, Honda are the best brands that i have worked on as a mechanic, GM’s after about 65-70,000 miles they start having Big problems fords can go to the high 100.000 before major problems occure but look into those other brands

German cars are almost always more expensive to repair.

Dodge/Chrysler i believe has a 10 year 100k mile warranty. My cousin just bought a new dodge ram and got a lifetime warranty on it.

American automakers are desperate to sell there vehicles, so good deals can be made..

The new Ford Taurus SHO has a twin turbo v6 that puts out over 360hp.

What is your spending limit?

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Dont get me wrong. If i had the money i would spend it on an Audi S4 or TDI

all american muscle sucks but if you have to get a mustang or a ford in general. Maybe you should try something besides german or american engineering like acura or lexus if you want a reasonable luxury sports car.

Ford has been building good products as of late. Also try Chevy

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