Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Dec 5, 2015.
I’m arguing that you pay for engine performance.
You know why I know that? Because you do.
Hyundai may make inroads into the $70k+ market, but the luxury end of the market are fickle. Hence why Toyota made Lexus, as they knew that there was a price point limit to their anchor brand.
There are rumours that Mazda will bring out a MPS version of the CX5. If that happens, I’m in. That petrol turbo engine is already a cracker.
Which is why they are now investing even more into their Genesis range. I like Lexus but their current spindle grill and only 4 year warranty on new cars are below standard.
What? Engine performance only makes up a percentage of what makes a car desirable.
It’s the only measurable difference between Avy’s Korean shit box and the European cars it is trying to emulate.
Recently I read an article where some dope bought a second hand Audi A8 which was originally priced at over $300k in 2012.
Bought for $75k. The dope pretended to be rich and some tradie backs into it and breaks the headlight. Cost of replacement? $6000!!!
Did hindy111 have enough cash to fix it?
Ended up trading in the car for a couple of chip rolls.
OK, but why does Eelo know that?
You know why Eelo knows that? Because you do.
Do I? But how do I know?
6 min 58 seconds. Viewed not read. The scenario was hypothetical but that was my memory of it. But the depreciation and cost of the headlamp correct. The Audi A8 is actually only worth $50K not $75K and with extras cost over $300K brand new in 2012.
The whole video is excellent and speaks plenty about depreciation and some bloke having to replace the transmission of an X5 for $15k.
PS I regularly chat to John. Met him through work The guy is eccentric but a legend.
However using that economic reasoning, you’d buy a $50 quartz watch instead of a $12,000 Rolex. You change the battery every few years and probably never needs a service. A Rolex needs servicing every few years and starts at $1,000 plus parts.
There is a reason why merkins buy Audi A8 (RS8 ?) and those buyers give no f**ks about parts and service.
My neighbour has the sedan and it is insane.
A new Rolex only needs to be serviced every 10 years. Cost is about $1k. They also maintain and even appreciate in value. Especially the stainless steel sports models. Cars don't .
You don't know more than I think I know.
The guy is bald. Are you OK with that?
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