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    Re: A45 AMG?

    CGX car nut:

    Late to this discussion.  First, sorry to hear about noone1 and his expulsion.  While being targeted by several of his sharp-tongued retorts, it became obvious he was a child, age-related or otherwise, in his maturity.  It is unfortunate that many believe the Internet offers a level of anonymity and hence one can be as uncivil toward others as possible.  

    Second, on your daughter’s car saga, the BMW X2 seems well-suited to her demands.  It’s safe, a Mini with another badge, and it would annoy her brother.  

    Smiley I still think that I am getting her a simple Countryman with auto and AWD but we'll see... Thanks. Smiley


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    RC:
    CGX car nut:

    Late to this discussion.  First, sorry to hear about noone1 and his expulsion.  While being targeted by several of his sharp-tongued retorts, it became obvious he was a child, age-related or otherwise, in his maturity.  It is unfortunate that many believe the Internet offers a level of anonymity and hence one can be as uncivil toward others as possible.  

    Second, on your daughter’s car saga, the BMW X2 seems well-suited to her demands.  It’s safe, a Mini with another badge, and it would annoy her brother.  

    Smiley I still think that I am getting her a simple Countryman with auto and AWD but we'll see... Thanks. Smiley

    i think is the better choice..i have a SD one and is a great car,totally different than the old model,more refined,i think is perfet for her.

     


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    I saw the new GLA45 with well over 400hp parked near my office today...

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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Interior was plain (regular seats) and cover over the dash...


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    GLA?


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    A - 40 or 50....


    Re: A45 AMG?

    I read somewhere that the A50 is supposed to get 451 hp out of that 2.0 l 4-cyl turbo engine... 😯


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    RC:

    I read somewhere that the A50 is supposed to get 451 hp out of that 2.0 l 4-cyl turbo engine... 😯

    I remember the old saying “There is no substitute for cubic inches” .  Things have changed a lot Smiley


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    reginos:
    RC:

    I read somewhere that the A50 is supposed to get 451 hp out of that 2.0 l 4-cyl turbo engine... 😯

    I remember the old saying “There is no substitute for cubic inches” .  Things have changed a lot Smiley

    Even though that's very high output for a production 4-cyl, it won't drive at all the same as a V-8 making the same power and torque (though it will handle better with less weight in the nose)...


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    I hated how the current version drove, can’t imagine how the 450 hp version would feel. heart


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    spudgun:

    I hated how the current version drove, can’t imagine how the 450 hp version would feel. heart

    The current 381 hp engine in the previous model is surprisingly good... Smiley Of course this is no n/a engine and has a small displacement but not bad at all. 


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    It felt and sounded very artificial, wasn’t impressed at all. 


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    I think we are getting this (exactly this one in the photo) for my daughter...no AMG.

    Lease is quite "cheap" for a car of this value (53k EUR), it is fully loaded, 180 hp Diesel engine with 9-speed ZF auto and has even Euro 6-temp certification.

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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Very sensible choice Christian  kiss


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Carlos from Spain:

    Very sensible choice Christian  kiss


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    0-100 kph in 9.0 seconds, top speed 190 kph, very nice and safe ride, even has torque vectoring and some sort of "PDCC", six airbags, I was quite surprised to see such a "package" at this price from Range Rover. Car also looks much more expensive than it is, the synergy effect of the more expensive Range Rover models.

    At first I thought Range Rover is flooding the German market with "old" Diesel models, to get rid of them but then I realized this is the new 2019 model with a 6d temp Diesel engine.

    I saw the Evoque Black Edition ads a couple of weeks ago but never really looked at them because I couldn't imagine that you could get such a car at such a low lease rate.

    The dealer also has a 240 hp fuel petrol engine version but no Black Edition and we don't like how it looks (too much chrome/silver stuff and silver rims). Lease rate would be identical.


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Wow....RC, you are getting your daughter a brand new RR angel

    I have just got mine a five year old Polo for her first car, it is not really a money thing I just think it gives the wrong signals to them giving them something too valuable and flash. Also how the hell can you get that insured for her yes


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    TB993tt:

    Wow....RC, you are getting your daughter a brand new RR angel

    I have just got mine a five year old Polo for her first car, it is not really a money thing I just think it gives the wrong signals to them giving them something too valuable and flash. Also how the hell can you get that insured for her yes

    I have a very good kid, she just finished school with excellent marks (she can basically study whatever she wants) but thr main reason for this car is...cost and the fact that we are going to drive it from time to time as well.

    Why pay money for a crappy car if you can have a RR for 350 EUR a month? Insurance is no problem since the car will be insured and registered on my name (she cannot get a lease with her credit rating).

    We need a car she can drive as well and the RR is perfect, safe and not too fast.


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    it is interesting I grew up only buying stuff once I had earned money you are more financially sophisticated and have no issue with renting your stuff, we are both passing our respective views onto our kids, for better or worse kiss


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    TB993tt:

    it is interesting I grew up only buying stuff once I had earned money you are more financially sophisticated and have no issue with renting your stuff, we are both passing our respective views onto our kids, for better or worse kiss

    Buying makes no sense to me, especially when it comes to cars. I rent (lease) a car for a fixed period of time and I know how much this costs me 100%. Huge advantage since I just drop off the car at the dealership after the lease ends.

    Especially nowadays, with fast changing emissions laws and changing car markets, buying a somewhat "normal" car is a huge risk.

    A friend of mine switched from his three years old Skoda Yeti to a BMW X1 and lost a ton of money in the process because his car has that stupid VW Diesel engine. He never wants to get a VW product again.


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    RC:

    I think we are getting this (exactly this one in the photo) for my daughter...no AMG.

    Lease is quite "cheap" for a car of this value (53k EUR), it is fully loaded, 180 hp Diesel engine with 9-speed ZF auto and has even Euro 6-temp certification.

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    Is that tank not a bit big for an 18 year old girl to drive around in? Smiley


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Cheap leases are the way to go. The best way to raise your kids is the he teach them to ask for things like this ... what do I need to do to earn xyz?  As a parent I always provided a thoughtful answer and if they did what I asked they would get it.  Works like a charm. 


    Re: A45 AMG?

    RC:

    I have a very good kid, she just finished school with excellent marks (she can basically study whatever she wants) but thr main reason for this car is...cost and the fact that we are going to drive it from time to time as well.

    Why pay money for a crappy car if you can have a RR for 350 EUR a month? Insurance is no problem since the car will be insured and registered on my name (she cannot get a lease with her credit rating).

    We need a car she can drive as well and the RR is perfect, safe and not too fast.

    Why not finding her a job, summer one even, let her get some money and then help her to buy her own car? Smiley pay her own fuel bill and insurance. being a young adult  in shortSmiley

    giving her a 50+Ke car is not super responsible for her future and the life she is going to face in the very near future except if you are ready to pay all your life for her... good results at school is not nice or super hero achievement, it is mandatory for your future. Smiley

    you are sad about your boy complaining about pick up in Porsche car but you are getting a clueless driver a 180hp brand new SUV Smiley no logic here. What will be the reaction of his friends when her sister will pick him up with that fancy stuff? Smiley

    Get yourself this car if you like it (horrible and not reliable by the way Smiley) but make your daughter aware of her responsabilities. she is 18 not 12. you are talking about a weapon of 1.6 ton in the hand of a clueless driver. for a driver which qualify himself as very good and able to foresee, this is rather irresponsible.

     


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Agreed... 


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    TB993tt:

    it is interesting I grew up only buying stuff once I had earned money you are more financially sophisticated and have no issue with renting your stuff, we are both passing our respective views onto our kids, for better or worse kiss

    My first ride was a Kawasaki KH125cc.. My dad guarantor the loan on it, he said if “‘I didn’t keep up the bloody payments he would wheel it back to the shop’’ Smiley. Always remember the damn Lombard Tricity Finance payments booklet, it was as thick as an old telephone directory. Well, 36 payment slips, think each slip was around £30.

    No free ride from my parents then Smiley...

    Christian, your girlie is a lucky girl Smiley...


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    How do you know my daughter doesn't know how to drive? 😉

    This small sized SUV with 180 hp does 0-100 kph in around 10 seconds. Not a big deal.

    It is very safe (5 stars Euro NCAP) and me and my wife will use it as well.

    My daughter is preparing to go to university, we don't even know if and where she is going to need a car.

    In my family, we always rewarded good school work, it is a mentality kind of thing. Also keeps kids away from trouble because if they concentrate on (school) work, they don't think about doing stupid things.

    You remind me of my daughter's best friend father: He warned me that I spoil her too much. His daughter messed up her final school exams, she drinks a lot of alcohol and is already with her third boyfriend. At 17. My daughter is a very good and bright kid, she deserves everything she achieved (and got from us) so far.

    You may or may not agree but I guess to each his own. My parents and my wife's parents did the same, again...a mentality thing...and I think we both are doing great. Son is similar, good boy, never in trouble and very bright (although not as diligent as his sister but boys are like that.

    Or to make it short: Give me the courtesy of knowing my kids well and what is good for them. 😎

     


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    When it comes to cars and children my number one priority is safety, not if its expensive or not, period, That means  NEW car with all the latest active and passive safety systems and not a 10 year old hand me down. And whether the car can spoil the kid depends not on the pricetag of the car but on the kid and how he was raised, so lets lets Christian some credit. 

    Also, before we criticise her driving a SUV as a novice driver (I wasnt aware there was a kerb weight/driver experience ratio) she may be a novice driver but will probably be safer at the wheel on that car that many of us were with her age, I know I was stupidly reckless with sportbikes and cars at her age, and I'm sure in not the only one.


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    You started this whole thread with asking for everyone’s input. You got it, like it or not. yes


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    bluelines:

    You started this whole thread with asking for everyone’s input. You got it, like it or not. yes

    Believe it or not but this is exactly why I started it and yes, safety is number one. Otherwise I would have gotten us that A45 I mentioned. 😎


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    Carlos from Spain:

    Also, before we criticise her driving a SUV as a novice driver (I wasnt aware there was a kerb weight/driver experience ratio) she may be a novice driver but will probably be safer at the wheel on that car that many of us were with her age, I know I was stupidly reckless with sportbikes and cars at her age, and I'm sure in not the only one.

    just visit any insurance company in France (sure it is the same in Spain) with this kind of car in mind and novice driver Smileysee the result Smiley

    the only chance to ensure it is under somebody else name. there is a reason why insurance limit the number of HP and the possible price of the car...litigation and exposure. Smiley

    in France, everything above 90-100hp will be nearly impossible to ensure or at a price tag of 5 ferrari's...


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    Re: A45 AMG?

    RC:

    How do you know my daughter doesn't know how to drive? 😉

    It is not your daughter, it is just the ratio of dead people on the roads...

    My daughter is preparing to go to university, we don't even know if and where she is going to need a car.

    never needed a car for UniSmiley going from home to room/studio/appartment needs a transport as train, car or plane. then from your place to Uni it is usually normal to take public transport.Smiley

    In my family, we always rewarded good school work, it is a mentality kind of thing. Also keeps kids away from trouble because if they concentrate on (school) work, they don't think about doing stupid things.

    I didn't need 50Ke car to avoid stupid things but yeah, each kid has a threshold Smiley

    You remind me of my daughter's best friend father: He warned me that I spoil her too much.

    well I have tons of stories which state the opposite with some ex-spoiled kids unable to even get their own food now... and constantly fed by wire transfer from parents. The neighborhood is not the benchmark. Smiley

    Or to make it short: Give me the courtesy of knowing my kids well and what is good for them. 😎

     

    nosns


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