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      10-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Post The Best Luxury Car Buys Of The Year by FORBES

Not very impressive to see 3 Audi's and no BMW!!!
Not sure if BMW is planning on staying in the market with competition in the long run...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahel...s-of-the-year/
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      10-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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So a finance/lifestyle magazine's subjective opinion must means BMW is doomed?

I think not.
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Not sure if BMW is planning on staying in the market with competition in the long run...
Did you read this?
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      10-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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haha I was just thinking didn't BMW just have an awesome year...I'm sure they'll survive Forbes opinions lol
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What the fuck is an Aucra?

And since when did a Corvette apply as a luxury car?
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      10-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #6
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Maybe it's just me, but the fact of the matter is YES, although Forbes' opinion may not be in the radar as such...but don't underestimate the power of business/executive readers' point of view who read Forbes...and who by the way form the majority of marketshare of BMW drivers in that segment (executives and businessmen). And again, if you like BMW (like myself), a report as such wouldn't hurt, but my concern is in the long run... how did BMW change its image from the 60's/70's accelerating past M-B in the market...I'm just begining to think if BMW is not mixing up its vision/mission with niches that may lead to nowhere...
A couple of weeks back, we read the car & driver's review on M6 vs. RS7 with Audi at the top and now this...
again, one report may not matter that much, but its all the bits and pieces that add up...
I'm sure some of you don't share this point of view...but that's why we are all here to discuss these points right?!
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What the fuck is an Aucra?

And since when did a Corvette apply as a luxury car?
I couldn't agree with you more buddy...but believe it or not, I HAVE seen people who look at Acura as a luxury car

If I have to look at those 10 cars, there are cars that worry me even more than Acura...
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Did you read this?
I did, and "today" is not a concern...I'm confident about what's happening today...my concern is the coming years...
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I don't find very many of these to be considered luxury..
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What the fuck is an Aucra?

And since when did a Corvette apply as a luxury car?
Hahaha, I saw that too and was like...., uhhhhh.


Also..., I know this is being stringent, but it does say Best Luxury Cars..., I see quite a few SUV's on there....,

Whoever made the write up needs to take some English 1010 courses at the local CC.
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I don't find very many of these to be considered luxury..
agreed...but my major concern was Audi mainly with 3 entries. Although there's a M-B there as well.
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I did, and "today" is not a concern...I'm confident about what's happening today...my concern is the coming years...
Best buys are essentially bargains. I doubt BMW or most people consider any BMW a bargain, nor will it impact their decision on cars.
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What 'N the hell's up with Jeff Gordon's wife?
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What the fuck is an Aucra?

And since when did a Corvette apply as a luxury car?
I couldn't agree with you more buddy...but believe it or not, I HAVE seen people who look at Acura as a luxury car

If I have to look at those 10 cars, there are cars that worry me even more than Acura...
Just curious, if most people consider Lexus to be a luxurious car line, why would Acura be excluded...? Isn't Infinity, Lexus and Acura on the same level?

Aren't those the luxury line made by Nissan, Toyota and Honda respectively?

I see no difference between those makes when it comes to technology, performance and luxury... only really noticeable difference would be pricing really, and not by much.
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I don't agree with their list...
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Did you read this?
Almost every manufacturers sales numbers are way up this year, not just BMW.
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Just curious, if most people consider Lexus to be a luxurious car line, why would Acura be excluded...? Isn't Infinity, Lexus and Acura on the same level?

Aren't those the luxury line made by Nissan, Toyota and Honda respectively?

I see no difference between those makes when it comes to technology, performance and luxury... only really noticeable difference would be pricing really, and not by much.
TSX is Honda Accord in the rest of the world. Acura only exists in the US. The Integra, RSX, a lot is just rebadged Hondas.
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Almost every manufacturers sales numbers are way up this year, not just BMW.
Ok, but who's on top?

And on top of that, go back 5 years or so when much of the extended model lineup started to become apparent and where was BMW then?
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Just curious, if most people consider Lexus to be a luxurious car line, why would Acura be excluded...? Isn't Infinity, Lexus and Acura on the same level?

Aren't those the luxury line made by Nissan, Toyota and Honda respectively?

I see no difference between those makes when it comes to technology, performance and luxury... only really noticeable difference would be pricing really, and not by much.
TSX is Honda Accord in the rest of the world. Acura only exists in the US. The Integra, RSX, a lot is just rebadged Hondas.
That is my point though. The all of the Infinitys, Lexus' and Acuras are rebadged Nissans, Toyotas and Hondas respectively so my question is how can Lexus be considered luxury and Acura not...?
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That is my point though. The all of the Infinitys, Lexus' and Acuras are rebadged Nissans, Toyotas and Hondas respectively so my question is how can Lexus be considered luxury and Acura not...?
"glorified" Toyota, Honda and Nissans will never qualify as luxury cars...
especially with crazy amount of recalls that has been happening around all these brands recently!!!
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That is my point though. The all of the Infinitys, Lexus' and Acuras are rebadged Nissans, Toyotas and Hondas respectively so my question is how can Lexus be considered luxury and Acura not...?


It's "INFINITI"





And yes this Forbes article makes zero sense.
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Lol, excuse the typing error. I know how to spell it correctly. I had a few drinks in me while i was typing on my phone and the girl sitting on my lap made it a bit hard to focus on the correct spelling of .... well anything at the moment, lol.
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