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G63 va Raptor

Old 04-04-2019, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by GEEWAGOON View Post
I would pick the G Wagon, Its an awesome combination of status symbol plus off road legacy. High end, but not douchee! The Raptor probably is a better vehicle, but its no G wagon
I can't really think of a vehicle more "douchee" than a G. Maybe thats why I had one... haha
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:00 PM
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'18 E43 AMG FINALLY HERE! '02 E320 4matic wagon
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to be clear this thread is comparing older (2014?) g wagons with new raptor, which are almost at price parity and very different than 2019 g
This exactly! I am not comparing a 2019 G63... way out of my price range. However a loaded 2019 raptor and decent kikahe 2014 G63 are about $75k...
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:13 AM
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IMHO, I truly believe if ppl are brutally honest with themselves, they would admit (at least to themselves) the overwhelmingly primary reason they buy a G (or an S-Class, etc.) is so others will think they are some kind of a richie-richie big shot. Fact is, most G-owners are anything but truly rich, as they buy these cars on time, or lease em, as truth be told, they could absolutely not afford to lay down the necessary hard cash for an outright, full purchase. Obviously, there are exceptions, but I believe this is broadly the typical case. I recall one of my MBA finance profs talking about this, saying when you buy a car with all cash, one should have at least 10 times this amount in liquid cash assets. He also said if you buy a private jet, you should have 20 times the purchase price in cash assets, or you can't afford to fly and maintain it. You'll find the older you get, the less this status fakery means, if anything at all, to impress strangers with your phony façade of projecting fake wealth. In fact, happily, it eventually becomes absolutely meaningless. A good friend of mine is a banker, and he is constantly laughing how some bloke came in that particular day and secured a bank loan to buy a new high end Merc, or a $40,000 Rolex, and they barely qualified for the loan, let alone had sufficient liquid cash on hand to pay for the car outright. Kind of sad, really.
guess maybe you should be getting an F150 and the not the raptor then Unless you are actually going to use the raptor to is full potential.
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2019 G63-when it’s here
The G63 is a must for me for mounting my Icom AH-760. A Limited F-150 with the new 7L would serve quite nicely as an additional car, with a totally different purpose. But, if just one vehicle, I’d clearly still go with the G63, as the AH-760 is primary. Ordered my G63 in Oct 2018, expected to arrive at my dealer about Nov/Dec 2019. Yahoo!

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