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Want a stupid expensive car

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TC: 480k

Want a stupid expensive car. For me, that means up to 90k. Drive kids to school, Costco runs.

Do not consider used cars.

Want an old-fashioned luxury sedan, no EV. European or US maker. No SUVs, sport cars, coupes, convertibles. Want an adaptive cruise control, 360 view camera, CarPlay, automatic.

Mercedes E: too many curves.
Volvo - for moms 😀
BMW series 5 - too mundane (boring) but was recently updated, well understood.

Any feedback on Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Jaguar XF, Maserati Ghibli?

(Edit: changed car make name for Giulia)

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  • Kaspersky Lab / Other
    aye daisy

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    aye daisymore
    Alfa Romeo - you’ll take it to service several times a year, very unreliable.
    Jaguar is ok, Maserati is very expensive in maintenance cost.
    - Audi A7/S7
    - BMW series 6
    - Acura RLX
    - Genesis G90 (premium line by Hyundai, surprisingly great cars)
    - Mercedes S-class (you can buy used one in your price range)

    My impression - SV is full of show off, if you want to make an impression you should either drive something vintage, or simple and conservative, like Cadillac.
    Feb 287
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      OP
      This is for Facebook photos. Girl who didn’t want to date me 20 years ago does not live in SV. Now I will show her 😉
      Feb 28
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      Oh god...
      Feb 28
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

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      aye daisymore
      If you wanna show her donate 40K to a non-profit and post a picture with check. She will think “Damn girl, not only he got rich, but he is also a decent human being”

      And then buy yourself a car upon your kid’s choice for 50K, post another picture on fb with a title ”My kids loved this car, so we’re buying it”.
      And she will be like “and he is a great father! dang girl!”
      Mar 1
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      Or... just move on.
      Mar 1
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

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      aye daisymore
      Also, before making a decision about buying a sport car fo to Maranello, Italy. Ferrari factory is there, but also for like 600 euros they will give you an opportunity to drive Ferrari and Lamborghini for a day, so you can decide if you really want it. Our company is a sponsor of Ferrari F1 Team, so I had an opportunity to race a track several times. It’s a great car, but not for real life. On a real life road your bum is gonna feel every single bump in that car.
      Mar 1
    • Microsoft / EngDblDwnDave
      What a sad life, working for 90k for such a meaningless ambition. Validation from others, especially people from years ago, is such an ugly goal
      Mar 2
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

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      aye daisymore
      Wow, Microsoft DblDwnDave, you really should think about leaving Microsoft and joining Supreme Court. They need more judgmental people.
      Mar 6
  • Apple OFOM41
    Tesla Model X
    Feb 283
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      EV, Camry of the Sillicon Valley. I want to be a standout prick on the road.
      Feb 28
    • Bank of The West
      GSW

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      Really, not too many X on the road as compared to 3 and S
      Feb 28
    • Pinterest nerfherder
      @euos TBH you’re not going to be “a standout prick” on these roads with a sub-90k new sedan.
      Feb 28
  • Microsoft r@nd0mn3sS
    Giulia is by Alfa Romeo. All the cars you picked are renowned for shitty quality. Get a German car :)
    Feb 284
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      German as in Mercedes/Audi/BMW? I would only consider BMW and it is boring, IMHO. I am not concerned about reliability as I will be leasing and not even drive it every day (I bike to work half time)
      Feb 28
    • T-Mobile EKVe82
      M3 is boring?
      Feb 28
    • CLARA analytics
      ethanhunt7

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      AMG E63. BMW M3.
      Beasts these are with the price range we’re talking.
      OP, take some time to check these out.
      Feb 28
    • Salesforce / Eng
      ATMb06

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      BMW boring? Have you driven any of these cars before? They’re quite exciting, and that’s before you even take them on the track. Consider Porsche as well.
      Feb 28
  • Amazon ca8jvx
    I know you said you didn’t want an SUV, but Range Rovers or G class wagons are pretty dope.

    Also, AMG version is 0-60 in 4.4s and sounds fucking terrifying.
    Feb 281
  • Microsoft baaaaallls
    F250 fully loaded
    Feb 280
  • Microsoft Dr. Root
    A white Jag F-type S coupé. This car should belong to an art gallery rather than on the road.
    Feb 280
  • Oracle HAX72
    All the options you mentioned are not great car options for that price range. You should take a look at Mercedes S-Class, BMW M3-M5, and potentially another look at a Volvo Polestar trim. Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Maserati are terrible cars that are overpriced and unreliable
    Feb 281
    • Facebook roc836!&
      +1 m5, anything but boring
      Feb 28
  • Amazon ca8jvx
    Bentley Continental
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    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      OP
      2 doors is no go - will make it harder to drop kids at school.
      Feb 28
  • Oracle / Eng
    mcluvin99

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    mcluvin99more
    Tesla Model S P100D will smoke all of those cars in 0-60. It's just too bad you don't want an EV.
    Feb 282
    • Uber uberYEETS
      Yeah but it sounds like a golf cart
      Feb 28
    • Oracle / Eng
      mcluvin99

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      I'm sure if you want it to sound like a gasoline car you can tweet at Elon and he'll add petrol mode for you.
      Feb 28
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    FUPayMemore
    Bump up your budget a bit and get a used mclaren
    Feb 280
  • New / Creative
    XDUS80

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    Do not get a Maserati. They are not luxury cars, they are Honda’s without the reliability.

    Alfa all the way, the jag will die and be useless after warranty
    Feb 280
  • Apple 867530nine
    Stay away from Maserati Ghibli. The road test reviews are really bad. It’s a cheap POS with some flair on the outside. Stick with Audi A6, Mercedes E class, or BMW.

    But the Volvo s90 is very nice. Look at that as well.
    Feb 280
  • LinkedIn stuffy🐷
    Porsche Panamera
    Feb 280
  • New / EngAOC4🇱🇷
    Thanks for contributing your high TC to the economy instead of hoarding it like typical blinder.
    Feb 285
    • Salesforce pismo10
      You don’t believe in saving money?
      Feb 28
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      vLolmore
      How is investing not contributing to the economy?
      Feb 28
    • New / EngAOC4🇱🇷
      Global economy is overcapitalized. Too much capital chasing limited opportunities.
      Feb 28
    • Salesforce nisme81
      I still don’t get why I shouldn’t exercise saving habits. What you just said results in people with too much money buying everything but that’s not the case with blinders being good savers.
      Feb 28
    • New / EngAOC4🇱🇷
      I'm not saying not to save. But if you are making $300K+ TC, please make yourself and world economy a favor and buy an expensive car. As John Keynes used to say "In the long run we are all dead".
      Feb 28
  • Bank of The West
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    Maserati Quattro Porte / will kick your a$$.
    Feb 283
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      OP
      Out of my price range. I’m driving a 9 year old basic Golf 😀
      Feb 28
    • Bank of The West
      GSW

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      Did you not say you can spend 90k, you will find a good used one with factory warranty left. You will also find a good Porsche like cayenne gts.
      Feb 28
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      Oh. I don’t want a used car.
      Feb 28
  • Apple h2:iv1fl1
    If youre willing to spend more, buy a Range Rover. The top of the line is way beyond your budget, but the low end RR is about $110k.

    BTW, "stupid expensive" typically means "extremely expenaive". Almost all tech employees consider a 90k car reasonable or normal. I don't think anyone would consider that "stupid expensive". That might be 200k and up.
    Feb 282
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      OP
      I know these cars are not really expensive by SV standards (even I am comfortable getting one, and I am extra careful with the money) 😀
      Feb 28
    • Apple h2:iv1fl1
      Range Rover for the win!! Just buy it.
      Feb 28
  • American Express D.BCooper
    Eh.

    We have a Maserari, BMW x3 m40i and got rid of an M3.

    Stay away from 14/15 Ghiblis. 17 Levantes. Brand is love/hate. I'd test drive a '19 Gran Sport Ghibli if anything. $550 oil changes 1500-2000 yearly 'campaigns', you can get OEM wear items cheaper and install, too, and save a few grand.

    Guilia base is a "look! I didnt want a 3 series!". Gulia Quad is a different ballgame. Do test it - unreal car.

    S550 is an old mans car. Comfy but it has its demo.

    Bentleys have VW reliability and break down a lot. Prepare to spend.

    488s are fun. Wifes coworker has one and you basically flex on every nerd on the road. 120 month exotic loans are possible as Ferraris dont depreciate much. Resale is tied to mileage - Ferrari dealerships got caught rolling back odometers. Also, they say "1 of 500!!" but theyll over produce the model.

    I am not much of a Jag man. They do not speak to me. Nor do Range Rovers or Porsches.

    Next car will be a Portofino in 3 years or a Levante GTS. Italian cars give you a feeling you get nowhere else.
    Mar 11
    • Oath Supremist
      What’s your TC? What do you do for AMEX?
      Mar 1
  • Oracle / EngDesiDaaru
    Op, your kids go to private or public school?
    Feb 281
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      Public. Why?
      Feb 28
  • Microsoft Lvl62
    Porsche Cayenne
    Feb 281
    • Bank of The West
      GSW

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      ☝️if this then GTS model only. The base model Cayenne is just boring bad with a big brand logo.
      Feb 28
  • Dropbox drop*
    Porsche Taycan
    Mar 90
  • Google / EngBiggusD
    The Giulia QV is on the sportier side of the spectrum.

    A lot of the other recommendations are sporty as well, for old fashioned luxury sedans consider a Mercedes S, higher trim Mercedes E, Lincoln Continental, Genesis G90, Audi A8, BMW 7 series.
    Feb 280
  • Oath Supremist
    BMW 7 Series
    Feb 280
  • Cerner BrentShafr
    What you need is a Lexus LS500 F Sport.
    Just test drive it once and let me know how you felt.
    Feb 280
  • Leanplum aubd11
    Audi A7 or S7?
    Feb 280
  • Checkr reffo.us
    Porsche Macan S, GTS or Turbo
    Feb 280
  • Amg c63, m3, Nissan gtr,
    Feb 280
  • Verizon zoBr70
    Lease a million $ car and 90 k will get you couple of years worth of kickass car
    Feb 283
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      vLolmore
      Lease on a 1m car would cost way more than 90k for 3 years
      Feb 28
    • Verizon zoBr70
      2 years, no?
      Feb 28
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      vLolmore
      A lease usually covers the cost of depreciation, and cars typically drop like at least 10% as soon as you drive them and then continue logarithmically so I'd imagine more than 200k for 2 years.
      Feb 28
  • Veritas / Other13Jija
    Mercedes GLS450/GLS550 or Mercedes G Wagon.
    Feb 281
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      OP
      Got GLE in the family. Want to differentiate.
      Feb 28
  • Salesforce pismo10
    You want luxury or sporty? M3 for sporty, not sure what else you can get that’s so practical at this price range.

    Other thoughts are audi S6, used M5,
    Feb 281
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      Sporty doesn’t work on 101
      Feb 28
  • Uber uberYEETS
    Rapide, M8 4dr, CLS AMG, RS7
    Feb 281
    • Google / Eng
      euos

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      OP
      Really like it. Too expensive🙁
      Feb 28
  • Nintendo IBMB78
    Audi A7
    4d0
  • Oath Supremist
    Which did you ended up buying?
    Mar 90
  • Chase / Eng
    FloridaMan

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    Panamera is a bit out of your price range, but rich people seem to like them.
    Mar 10
  • New / Eng
    BogoSort

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    BogoSortmore
    Alfa Romeo looks great!
    Jaguar looks nice too, is kinda reliable.
    Maserati means you really hate your money.

    Why not look at Audi. Some people like them. Lotus? Porsche?
    I heard great things about Genesis (but not very well known as a Luxury car -- i.e. if your goal is to show off, may be this won't serve the purpose).
    Mar 10
  • BYTON ?.?
    Fork up another couple thousand and get a BMW M5
    Feb 280
  • Facebook / Engobov5566
    Audi A8
    Feb 280
  • Proofpoint / Engsingson
    Genesis G90
    Feb 280
  • Proofpoint / Engsingson
    Genesis G80 Sport
    Feb 280
  • Amazon xtramile
    You can’t afford a Jag!
    Feb 280
  • Amazon luckless
    On my 2nd XF now, super fun car to drive and looks great but if I had 90k to blow on a car I'd be looking at XJ instead. XF you're going to be in the 70k range new, 40k CPO. Granted with the cost of maintenance you might want to have those extra 20k sitting around.
    Feb 280
  • VMware / Eng
    vLol

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    vLolmore
    Do you like nimbleness? Audi RS3.

    Not as practical though, as it's a smaller car.
    Feb 280
  • VMware jigyasu
    Range rover or jaguar
    Feb 280
  • eBay ebae
    Porsche 911, Panamera, or Macan
    Feb 280
  • Cisco / Engyohellow
    Jaguars or Land Rovers
    Feb 280

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