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Vehicle priorities. Safety? Comfort? Or Entertainment?

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,014
In your next vehicle purchase, would you be more inclined to upgrade the safety, comfort or entertainment option? Or go for the base model?

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  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Safety, then comfort. Entertainment? That would be looking out the windows.

    Unless you're going the low end $12k type of car, base model doesn't make much sense. If you're going to spend $15-20k (or more) , you may as well spend a little bit more and get some of the safety features and other goodies.
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,014
    I'm with you on that, but I do like to listen to books on CD when traveling. So I'd be inclined to get the player that holds multiple CDs.

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  • It's a mad world out there, safety whether passive or active will always be a priority.

    Mercedes, Volvo, Subaru, Honda/Acura always at the top of my list when I shop for new vehicles. :shades:
  • Multi disc CD players are going away soon like the cassette player. Volvo dumped all their six disc changers for at the end of 2009 for HD radio and USB/iPod jacks.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,327
    Performance followed by Comfort. Safety is a given in all cars today. Entertainment would be my last consideration, but what luxury car doesn't have as standard equipment, some form of entertainment?
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,162
    In order, my priorities are:

    1. Styling
    2. Comfort
    3. Performance
    4. Entertainment

    Safety should already be built-in regardless of whether the car is an econo-box or luxury cruiser.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,476
    To even merit consideration, any vehicle I consider cannot be the product of a UAW plant. After that, my priorities are:

    1. Performance
    2. Performance
    3. Performance
    4. Performance
    5. Comfort
    6. Entertainment
    7. Safety
    :D :D :D

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    I'm with you on that, but I do like to listen to books on CD when traveling

    hmmm, that's an idea. May try that on the next family vacation to Florida. :shades:
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,710
    Does performance count as entertainment? ;)
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,476
    Does performance count as entertainment?

    Good point!!!

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,256
    Withing the options given:
    safety
    comfort
    entertainment a very distant 3rd
  • morin2morin2 Posts: 399
    The public libraries have thousands of books on CD (and cassette for the old-timers) and they can be renewed online too, if traveling beyond the due dates.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Thanks for the tip on libraries.
  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    Pardon me for being practical, but you seem to have ignored some major criteria like: reliability, utility, and cost to own. Entertainment? (Other than the performance aspect), not even in my top 10. :surprise:
  • joel0622joel0622 Posts: 3,302
    Ford is moving that way to BR. In allot of the cars now we have a single disk CD with a Juke Box option. It gives you the ability to download up to 500 songs off your exsisting CD's. Keeps from having that mess in your car too.
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