It has become common knowledge that cars lose value the moment they are driven off the lot. Yet, every single day, people run out to dealerships, sign on the line, and suffer an immediate loss in value. Oftentimes, the moment people drive off the lot, they are already in debt for more than the vehicle is worth, which is equally terrifying and saddening. It’s no wonder that many financial experts strongly recommend pre-owned vehicles as an alternative to the poor investment associated with new car ownership. Interestingly enough, this paradigm is amplified in the luxury car sector, with many luxury vehicle models reaching a depreciated level far more rapidly than other vehicle sales. While that may not seem totally surprising to you, the actual cost of new luxury vehicles may actually shock you.
Crunching the Numbers
As stated before, nearly everyone knows that value is lost the [...]
We are truly blessed to live where we do. Living so close to the mountains in the beautiful Denver and Fort Collins metropolitan areas awards all of the sustainable foot traffic growth associated with flat ground—and all within sight of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. As a resident of one of the best places in the country to hike, bike, climb, ski, and even live, it is not a surprise that the finer things in life just mean more here. A home with a view here means much more than it does just about anywhere else in the country and affords the owner some of the greatest vistas found anywhere. Likewise, the mountain roads found here are some of the safest, beautiful roads in the world, and are best enjoyed in a vehicle that grants performance and drivability on par with the quality of views available. What we mean to say is, the [...]
Finding a reputable, knowledgeable service center is important before even considering an exotic car purchase. Of course, many foreign vehicles have dealerships that can be trusted for service, the problem is that they know they are the most convenient option, and your bill will reflect that. If you service your Mercedes, BMW, or other foreign or exotic vehicle at a dealership outside of a maintenance warranty, then you can expect a hefty bill to follow even the most minor servicing. Anyone that has visited a licensed dealership for a high-end or foreign brand can attest to the exorbitant cost commonly associated with official service centers. But why is this the case, and what makes exotic car service so different from domestic vehicles?
Servicing a BMW or Mercedes in Europe is often a dramatically different experience, simply because the parts are far more abundant. Additionally, these brands [...]
Did you know that along Colorado’s Front Range there are only three months out of the year that don’t average at least one inch of snow? Choosing a used car in Colorado can be tricky, especially if you’re looking for something that you can drive to and from work, in changing weather, all year long. Here are our top picks for Colorado cars that won’t leave your wheels spinning when the storm moves in:
The BMW X5 SUV is a popular choice among Colorado drivers due to its sporty exterior and world-class AWD system (xDrive) that keeps things steady in the snow. The X5 is a stylish and versatile daily driver that can handle anything around town, or in the back country, no matter the weather. Check out this Denver Post ‘Sunday Drive’ column for more detail [...]
Fort Collins cars can face unique challenges given our snowy winters and warm, dry summers. Fort Collins car owners want something that can handle the ever changing weather while getting them up the mountain, or to the office. Here are our picks for the top cars Fort Collins drivers love.
The Cadillac CTS sport sedan is currently ranked #1 in the large luxury cars category by US News rankings, and it’s also a car we love due to its performance and versatility. The engine options range from a turbocharged four cylinder to a twin-turbo V6 for powering up mountain roads, and the remote start option means you’ll never have to suffer through winter morning warm-ups. Available in RWD or AWD configurations, the CTS offers luxury, performance and safety for almost any northern Colorado driver. Ford Mustang