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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:05 PM

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I am considering between these few cars for purchase in 2015.

 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon

BMW 5 Series Sedan

Audi A6

Audi A5 Sportback

 

Can bros here tell me which one you'll recommend and why?

 

Important to me is :

1) driverability. ie, handling and power must be good. 

2) as little maintenance problems as possible. I hate to go to the workshops to repair stuff, even if they are minor. Very time-wasting. 



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:06 PM

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Just to add, I think the Lexus GS will fit my criteria nicely, but too bad, they failed the LOOK test.... too fugly. 



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:23 PM

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Just to add, I think the Lexus GS will fit my criteria nicely, but too bad, they failed the LOOK test.... too fugly. 


Agreed that the new GS's looks may not be that endearing, but I think in terms of reliability it tops your shortlisted candidates of Audi, MB and BMW.

If I may use an analogy: it's like marrying a woman, no doubt looks are important but do you want to be constantly worried whether she would be faithful?

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:27 PM

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None of the above as it requires you to spent sometime in the ws.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:46 PM

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Mercedes E-class.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:35 PM

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BMW for drive-ability

MB for (slightly better) reliability

 

Well, Audi, no comments.

 

I agree GS is ugly with its new grill and DRL


I would prefer the previous Generation GS anytime! Bit Ah-pek though!


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:43 PM

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BMW for drive-ability

MB for (slightly better) reliability

 

Well, Audi, no comments.

 

I agree GS is ugly with its new grill and DRL


I would prefer the previous Generation GS anytime! Bit Ah-pek though!

 

Power xia. I agree with all your statements.

 

I was previously driving a 2006 BMW 523. So many small problems...
Bulbs keep blowing, then engine check light on, then transmission, then then then I sold it.  

Drive was excellent though. Esp love the handling.

 

Previous GS was damn nice and classy for its generation. 

 

What's not good about the E-class and Audi?


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:53 PM

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My vote goes to the E class. BMW a lot of tiny problems and its really really common on the roads. see until sian liao. 

 

the current FL E class also got quite a few but not as many. 

 

i test drove the E250 Avantgarde a few weeks back. quite powerful considering its only 2L.

 

Not gonna consider Audi due to the DSG gearbox  (im driving a Golf mk6 now)

 

Lexus.. very fugly but reliability is world-class since its a toyota after all.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 04:54 PM

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Face Lifted E is good looking and comfortable though. I do not find the handling and pickup is anyway nearer to 5. Audi is in between these two in both departments. Audi maintenance is generally expensive (I never owned Audi, but my close buddy is driving one). Interior is better than E and 5.

 

Again back to my Mantra:

 

To drive - BMW

To be driven - MB

 

All the best!

 

 

Power xia. I agree with all your statements.

 

I was previously driving a 2006 BMW 523. So many small problems...
Bulbs keep blowing, then engine check light on, then transmission, then then then I sold it.  

Drive was excellent though. Esp love the handling.

 

Previous GS was damn nice and classy for its generation. 

 

What's not good about the E-class and Audi?

 



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

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Face Lifted E is good looking and comfortable though. I do not find the handling and pickup is anyway nearer to 5. Audi is in between these two in both departments. Audi maintenance is generally expensive (I never owned Audi, but my close buddy is driving one). Interior is better than E and 5.

 

Again back to my Mantra:

 

To drive - BMW

To be driven - MB

 

All the best!

 

 

 

Summarised like this? [:p]

 

To drive - BMW

To be driven - MB

To sell - Audi

To own - Lexus


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:13 PM

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Since when Audi A5 and A6 use DSG gearbox? I thought they are using multironic and S Tronic transmission.

 

 

My vote goes to the E class. BMW a lot of tiny problems and its really really common on the roads. see until sian liao. 

 

the current FL E class also got quite a few but not as many. 

 

i test drove the E250 Avantgarde a few weeks back. quite powerful considering its only 2L.

 

Not gonna consider Audi due to the DSG gearbox  (im driving a Golf mk6 now)

 

Lexus.. very fugly but reliability is world-class since its a toyota after all.

 



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:43 PM

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To drive - BMW

To be driven - MB

 

it's true 20 years ago and still true now



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I am considering between these few cars for purchase in 2015.

 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon

BMW 5 Series Sedan

Audi A6

Audi A5 Sportback

 

Can bros here tell me which one you'll recommend and why?

 

Important to me is :

1) driverability. ie, handling and power must be good. 

2) as little maintenance problems as possible. I hate to go to the workshops to repair stuff, even if they are minor. Very time-wasting. 

 driverability, handling is quite subjective, different people has different feedback,

above models relaibility are almost equal,

you never mentioned price, assume $$ is not issue for you,  

another foactor, what is your age? if 40s and above, Merc-E or A6, 30s BMW5, 20s A5 sportback, 

another factor, What career do you take up? or empolyer or empolyee?

if empolyer, not doubt fo for Merc-E


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:53 PM

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To drive - BMW

To be driven - MB

 

it's true 20 years ago and still true now

 

Not forgetting AMG hor.


Since when Audi A5 and A6 use DSG gearbox? I thought they are using multironic and S Tronic transmission.

 

 

 

 

S tronic is DSG

PDK is DSG
 


 driverability, handling is quite subjective, different people has different feedback,

above models relaibility are almost equal,

you never mentioned price, assume $$ is not issue for you,  

another foactor, what is your age? if 40s and above, Merc-E or A6, 30s BMW5, 20s A5 sportback, 

another factor, What career do you take up? or empolyer or empolyee?

if empolyer, not doubt fo for Merc-E

 

Talk like no talk.

 

Based on TS criteria, which 1?
 


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 05:56 PM

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 driverability, handling is quite subjective, different people has different feedback,

above models relaibility are almost equal,

you never mentioned price, assume $$ is not issue for you,  

another foactor, what is your age? if 40s and above, Merc-E or A6, 30s BMW5, 20s A5 sportback, 

another factor, What career do you take up? or empolyer or empolyee?

if empolyer, not doubt fo for Merc-E

 

Price-wise, all 4 about the same mah. $250K to $300K...

 

I heard new E-class coming out early 2015? What about BMW 5-series?

Currently I am more inclined towards 5-series. 



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:07 PM

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Price-wise, all 4 about the same mah. $250K to $300K...

 

I heard new E-class coming out early 2015? What about BMW 5-series?

Currently I am more inclined towards 5-series. 

 

If I'm not wrong the 520 was having offer few weeks back, heard from friend it's a good buy at that price but I'm not sure what the price is.

E class def coming out new one as early as next year so not sure if you keen on an outgoing model.

 

Audi got 2 friends who own it and the comment was eat engine oil, though not a big thing but you may have to keep a spare bottle in your boot to top up periodically. Seems it's their car characteristic.


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

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I think since buying new dont have to worry about reliability la. Cause its heng suay for a new car to have reliability issue.
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

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Couple of weeks ago, pml got event car promo, $220k, below 1k mileage


Believe price still can nego
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

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F10 LCI will take at least 2 years from now to get changed. E is expected by 4Q 2015 in Singapore

 

Price-wise, all 4 about the same mah. $250K to $300K...

 

I heard new E-class coming out early 2015? What about BMW 5-series?

Currently I am more inclined towards 5-series. 

 


My tips for you:

 

1. Test Drive all the cars (apple to apple route) and models you want. Take your wife or friend who can give feed back on Body Roll, passenger comfort etc.

 

2. Short list 2 and die die negotiate with ADs

 

3. Based on 1 and 2, choose one, buy and live happily ever after.

 

Easy right?


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Of the 3, only E class or 5 series imo. I'm not convinced about Audi's reliability nor it's driving quality. BMW may have its fair share of reliability issues but at least it drives tremendously well and so at least worth it to take the risk on reliability. E class for comfort and better reliability than 5 series. So, eventually it all boils down to what are your priorities.
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