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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DrPepper, Mar 12, 2018.
1990 - 2010
$10K or less
Which do you have, what would you buy?
I don't have one... but...
If you can afford the maintenance and upkeep, I'd be looking at Mercedes and/or Lexus, or other high end luxury brands. They get super affordable when they're that old, and are the quietest cars I've ever ridden in.
It's gotta be Lincoln.
Those cabins are so quiet, I can always hear the inane/incomprehensible "beat poetry for imbeciles" that comes out of Matthew McConaughey's mouth- and he doesn't speak very loud !
Yep...quiet cabins are associated with luxury cars...Boris will hate it but this is noteworthy example that fits the bill...
The 'wrong' tires will make any car loud. Switching goodyear hi pos to contis turned my last car from a gocart to a caddy.
I drive a 94 YJ without top or doors. Between the wind and the engine, I hear almost no road noise
Sold cars for years, driven just about every make and model. In your price range, you want an older Toyota Avalon or Camry.
Toyota has the quietest cabin before you get into luxury vehicles.
USA, as in American Brands?
Lincoln, Cadillac, Mercury, Buick. The bigger the example, the quieter it will tend to be. I'd probably start with those Lincoln Town Cars.
Would you stake your life on something appearing in US News and World Report?
I rest my case. Besides, Korean = USA? If you want a quiet foreign brand car, that Lexus LS series in unmatched.
And let's talk about the discount you can get in some markets, on a 2016 never sold Genesis. This reminds me of the Law Schools who concentrate on producing people who can pass the State Bar Exam, but they don't have any familiarity with interviewing clients or trying cases in court.
+1 on the Avalon. I had one for a couple of years. My son has the Lexus that is the same body as the Avalon and both cars were dead quiet. Great highway cars. Used luxury cars can be good values. Mercedes cars can get real pricey out of warranty.
Be careful of the German luxury brands. They get very expensive to maintain and repair. I know this from personal experience. Lexus is still a good choice as it gets on in years because of the commonality of many parts and assemblies with Toyota. You can also find good mechanics to work on them outside the dealership.
For 10k, I'd be looking at a Lexus. I love my German cars and own and maintain them exclusively, but at that budget, Lexus will win out in the long run. I don't find older Lexus cars terribly exciting, but they're plenty comfortable.
NOT a Chrysler Town and Country or Dodge Grand Caravan.
A LONG time ago, I drove a friend's 1975 Lincoln Continental. That thing was a land yacht to be sure, but it was so quiet inside, I was actually uncomfortable, because I couldn't hear ANYTHING that was going on around me on the road. It was like sitting inside a sound-proof chamber and I really, really didn't like it!
older toyota camrys are silent, our friend had one and I could never tell when it was running. comfy and good ac., I wouldn't hesitate to buy one with 100k on it
I missed the USA requirement (as I see some of my comrades have...you got work to do...).
I rode a considerable distance in a Genesis and I was looking for any link that would show the car and comparable used price. Not sure how a discount on a NOS car and inexperienced lawyers relate to this...but I gave up on trying to understand your intentions all together.
Starter goes out ... used/rebuilt one is $350 and 10hrs to swap yourself or $1,500-$2,000 at a shop -- where either dropping the motor and trans or taking half the top of the engine off to access the starter is required. Domestic rebuilt starter replacement is under $50 and a couple of bolts and wire connection to make.
By far, my MKZ was not only the quietist cabin I've ever owned, but the best car (and I've had good cars, including Infiniti and Acura).
As someone above said, TIRES. It's amazing how much they matter.
A hearse. At least to the guy in the back.