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WolfeWS6 08-07-2011 09:53 AM

Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
I wanted to start a specific thread to discuss alternatives for those who originally intended to buy a WK2 SRT8 before they announced the price gouging.

My personal requirements are: Seats 4, AWD, similar or better performance, within $15k initially in price and has a reasonable cost of ownership for 3 yrs (i.e. depreciation, maintenance, fuel, insurance).

Alternatives (these can be used or new):

WK SRT8
2011 +BMW 550xi with Dinan upgrade
2012 MB CLS 550 4matic (will be released this fall)
2011+ MB E550 4matic
2008-2009 MB S550 4matic
2009-2010 BMW 750xi
Used 2010 BMW X5M
Used GTR (?)
2011 Audi S4
2011 Audi S5


I did not include the Overland because of it's performance, what alternative vehicles am I missing?

I did not include the RWD vehicles that have 4 seats since they would get stuck in my driveway (M5, CTS V, Charger, 300, Challenger). I had a Charger R/T R&T pkg that was a great car until it snowed.

JETLIFE 08-07-2011 10:03 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
2011 Audi S4
2011 Audi S5

WolfeWS6 08-07-2011 10:09 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
^ added to the list

Scottina06 08-07-2011 10:23 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
shouldnt they be SUV's?

Red G8R 08-07-2011 10:26 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
I don't think any of those are alternatives......none are SUVs.
If you are just looking for any powerful vehicle then there are lots out there.
If you are looking for a powerful 4WD SUV, then you have not listed any.

JETLIFE 08-07-2011 10:31 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 461438)
shouldnt they be SUV's?

Quote:

Originally Posted by WolfeWS6 (Post 461418)
My personal requirements are: Seats 4, AWD, similar or better performance, within $15k initially in price and has a reasonable cost of ownership for 3 yrs (i.e. depreciation, maintenance, fuel, insurance).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red G8R (Post 461439)
I don't think any of those are alternatives......none are SUVs.
If you are just looking for any powerful vehicle then there are lots out there.
If you are looking for a powerful 4WD SUV, then you have not listed any.

Not by his requirements. He didn't say he wanted a powerful SUV.

Scottina06 08-07-2011 10:33 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
they arent his requirrements...he wants to DISCUSS alternatives and IMO none of those are alternatives

lll2for3lll 08-07-2011 10:34 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
I'd get the used GTR.

BostonDMD 08-07-2011 10:34 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
Used M5 is the only thing I would have considered if I didn't need a SUV.......but not AWD

I guess out of the group the only one close to the same performance would be the GTR, but it is a very "unattractive" car.....

lll2for3lll 08-07-2011 10:35 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WolfeWS6 (Post 461418)
I wanted to start a specific thread to discuss alternatives for those who originally intended to buy a WK2 SRT8 before they announced the price gouging.

My personal requirements are: Seats 4, AWD, similar or better performance, within $15k initially in price and has a reasonable cost of ownership for 3 yrs (i.e. depreciation, maintenance, fuel, insurance).

Alternatives (these can be used or new):

WK SRT8
2011 +BMW 550xi with Dinan upgrade
2012 MB CLS 550 4matic (will be released this fall)
2011+ MB E550 4matic
2008-2009 MB S550 4matic
2009-2010 BMW 750xi
2010+ BMW X5M
Used GTR (?)
2011 Audi S4
2011 Audi S5


I did not include the Overland because of it's performance, what alternative vehicles am I missing?

.

lll2for3lll 08-07-2011 10:37 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BostonDMD (Post 461446)
Used M5 is the only thing I would have considered if I didn't need a SUV.......but not AWD

I guess out of the group the only one close to the same performance would be the GTR, but it is a very "unattractive" car.....

So you're telling me this car is unattractive?


JETLIFE 08-07-2011 10:39 AM

Re: Alternatives to the overpriced WK2 SRT8
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 461444)
they arent his requirrements...he wants to DISCUSS alternatives and IMO none of those are alternatives

How are they not? Price, power, AWD

A Cayenne Turbo is hardy an alternative, same with an X5M. They're way out of the price range.

An alternative does NOT mean it has to be an SUV. It means it needs to be something within his requirements (price and performance) if he was looking for a comparative vehicle, then ya, none of those would make sense. But that's not what he asked.


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