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Re: Lumina vs. 530i (archive)

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Posted by Eric on October 23, 2000 at 22:23:20:

In Reply to: Re: Lumina vs. 530i posted by Chris Fort on October 23, 2000 at 22:06:58:

Yeah, I guess I should have been clearer - I didn't really mean to compare the two. In general, it just seems that the base level of quality for cars has gone down. When I was in the 'new' car market a month or so ago, I test drove several 97/98 325is which felt a little shoddy compared to the 1990 325is I was driving. A co-worker bought a new loaded Mustang about a month ago, and it's very chintzy. I just get the feeling that you get substantially less 'bang for your buck' than you did in years past, even considering an increase in the cost of living.


Eric,

Don't forget - 530i: $40K+ New, 6-7 years ago...Lumina: ~$20K today!

However, this is why I bought a '94 530i with 90K versus a new car around $15K.

Incidently, I owned a 1986 Chevy Eurosport MFI V6 (got a really, really good deal from Dad), and again a 1990 Chevy Eurosport. I liked the '86 better - better quality seats, quieter engine.

Chris


Has anyone else noticed that the median quality of cars seems to have deteriorated over the last 10 years? I'm renting a 2000 Chevy Lumina while my 530i is at the body shop. The Lumina is really, really poorly made. The car has 9,000 miles on it and already feels like it's falling apart. It even seems that the early 90's 3-series cars were a little nicer than the current lot.






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