SLK32 AMG vs S54 M Roadster

My hunt for a ~$15k toy continues as I test drove two fairly special cars today. Originally I was looking for a decent example of the tried-and-true E46 M3, but it seems that owning one is nothing special as every enthusiast, guido and their enthusiast guido grandmothers own one. I also looked into a few E39 M5s and… » 3/15/14 5:30pm 3/15/14 5:30pm

When Buying New is Smarter Than Buying Used

Last week I made the assertion that "Buying New is for Suckers," of course I was only half-serious about that title. Most of you agreed, and reiterated that you can get more car for your money if you are willing to roll the dice. However, some of you rightly pointed out that buying a new car might be the better option. » 1/21/14 9:35am 1/21/14 9:35am

Buying New is for Suckers

Gearheads sometimes catch a lot of heat for not buying new cars. Hey, it's not our fault we are savvy shoppers…. (or broke). The reality is we know that buying used is just a much better value. For example, once I convinced a client to get a CPO C-class for the same money he was going to spend on a loaded Camry. Like… » 1/15/14 10:09am 1/15/14 10:09am