Friday, December 22, 2017

Considering Other Cars

Over a decade ago, everyone was about Cadillac Escalade and I have to agree it is pretty amazing. You can fit 4 plus size people in with 4 full 82cm luggage bags and have space to stretch out or 6 people and 6 cabin sized luggage. I did consider the Escalade seriously for my holiday as it's well suited for luxury travel. List price starts at $80,000 (USD).

What really caught my eye is Cadillac CT6 a luxury sedan priced at the lower end of the luxury car market. When this car rolls up it says "Boss" and all the reviews agree. List price is around $60,000 (USD)

GMC Canyon pickup truck meets my budget with a list price of $21,000 (USD). Truly shocking as GMC is a premium brand of trucks, SUVs and vans only, with starting price around $60,00 to $80,000. Similar to Chevy Colorado it has 5 doors, touchscreen control pad in front and the new safety features. There are upgrade packages to choose from including GMC's Denali luxury options.

Chrysler 200 is another American 4 door sedan that comes within budget @ $24,000 (USD). The price includes rear camera, adaptive cruise control (stop and go), remote vehicle start, car diagnostics display. I like the exterior LED lights, very futuristic.

Lincoln Continental, a luxury car named after a former U.S. president. This 2017 updated vintage classic still carries old-world sophistication and will appeal to retro fans like me. Prices starting from $45,000 to $55,000 (USD), it sounds affordable but the upgrades will double that amount.

If you are into classic American cars, you don't necessarily need to get a vintage fixer-upper. Daytona brand Dodge still sells its classic muscle cars Charger, Challenger and Viper.

Dodge Charger (pic above) is a 4 door mid size sedan and Dodge Challenger (pic below) is a 2 door sports car. Both car models retain their vintage appearance and both are priced around $28,000 (USD). Customization is possible and interiors are usually Sport.

Dodge Viper (pic below) is a made in America super car with a V10 engine, priced at $100,000 (USD).

Dodge Dart (starts from $17,000 USD) compact sedan and Dodge Journey (starts from $22,000 USD) SUV comes within budget. Something to consider.

Maybach is a truly American innovation born out of requirement. The roomy interiors allow for 4 fat people to fit in comfortably with space to spare. It even allows for reclining seats in the back for the ultimate passenger relaxation. Now that its part of the Mercedes Benz group, Maybach cars include more luxury features like Burmester Surround Sound music system, Air Balance fragrance system, in-built refrigerator bar. Retail price from USD $200,000.

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