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View Poll Results: What vehicle would you buy your soon-to-be fiance
2008-2009 Cadillac Escalade 5 12.20%
2010 Lexus RX350 9 21.95%
2010 Cadillac CTS 3 7.32%
2008-2009 BMW 535i 13 31.71%
Other 11 26.83%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Wait until your married for a few years to do something as stupid as this. Keep her at the threshold of happy for now... if the marriage works out for a while then start dumping your hard earned cash. You're all emotion right now, learn to cool the jets!

If you do go out and buy a car she will think its nice and sweet but will always expect that kind of treatment from then on out. She will never appreciate things if you just lavish her. Don't set yourself up for disaster.
I'm not really asking about whether or not I should buy her a car...I'm asking what type would be best suited for a female. I take offense that you think all women are the same and she's going to expect me to continually buy her things...she isn't that type of person, I've been with her for enough years to tell you that.

It is an emotional purchase but is also a practical one...her current vehicle isn't going to last much more than 10K miles without the tranny dropping or some major engine issues. I see it as an investment in her safety as well as my peace of mind.

What's wrong with doing something sweet for a girlfriend/soon-to-be fiance? I just want to get her something nice for the love of my life.

I'm truly happy with my life right now, it seems everything has finally clicked into place. I have a stable job with a good income, I have a wonderful girlfriend who I can't wait to be married to, I have family/friends who are all in excellent health, I have no mortgage payment (at 30 years old...I feel it's an accomplishment). $40K isn't going to make or break me, I feel money is best spent making others happy.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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If you are going to buy her a car as some statement of your love for her then it doesnt really matter what car you buy her as most girls/women cant tell one from the other and if you know her as well as you claim you should already know what she wants.
if finances are low those are some mighty expensive options a Civic wont do?
Your money maybe better spent on a ring or a down payment on the wedding or the house you will eventually live in or a round the world cruise.
Dont think for a moment she's going to think this is a romantic gesture as girls dont look at cars as a romantic gift,its going to be on par with an expensive vacuum cleaner.
but if you must then i'd opt for the Escalade.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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You have a good track record with American cars, I say stick with them. Then you'll have the added benefit of making me happy as well as her .


Oh and I voted for the Escalade.


** I forgot to add, I don't know what you/her think of the Buick Enclave but I had one as a rental a couple months back and it was a great vehicle. It's obviously not a fullsize but it may save you a few bucks.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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If you are going to buy her a car as some statement of your love for her then it doesnt really matter what car you buy her as most girls/women cant tell one from the other and if you know her as well as you claim you should already know what she wants.
if finances are low those are some mighty expensive options a Civic wont do?
Your money maybe better spent on a ring or a down payment on the wedding or the house you will eventually live in or a round the world cruise.
Dont think for a moment she's going to think this is a romantic gesture as girls dont look at cars as a romantic gift,its going to be on par with an expensive vacuum cleaner.
but if you must then i'd opt for the Escalade.
No offense intended, but I sure as heck can tell one from another - of course my dad taught me about cars, as well as the fact my ex husband was pretty clueless when it came to automobiles.

And again, as a woman, I personally feel it is a romantic gesture - now, buying a flat screen TV as a birthday present for one's wife right before the husband's NFL season ticket on cable kicks in is NOT a romantic gesture LOL Funny, but not romantic (and that did happen to me).

So guess the moral of the story is that not all guys know jack about cars and not all women would find a new vehicle an 'unromantic' gift
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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When are the girls on the forum gonna weigh in?
I'm a girl

I like the other posters idea as well. Buy it yourself , see how things go and sign it over to her .

Like this " Hey baby , you really like my new _______, good because I am giving it to you :"...( later )

Saves the hassle if you buy her something she might not like.

Showering her with all these nice things is fun and I know this is not the Relationship forum but a car purchase is a huge chunk of change.

Are you going to both be riding in it ?

Would it be okay with asking you how long you have been with her ?
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The dude didn't ask for marriage advice. Give him a car suggestion or butt out, how hard is that?

It's his money, not yours, jeez people.

What did you think of my previous suggestions Speedy? Or are you decided on it being one in the poll?
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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The dude didn't ask for marriage advice. Give him a car suggestion or butt out, how hard is that?

It's his money, not yours, jeez people.

What did you think of my previous suggestions Speedy? Or are you decided on it being one in the poll?
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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The dude didn't ask for marriage advice. Give him a car suggestion or butt out, how hard is that?

It's his money, not yours, jeez people.

What did you think of my previous suggestions Speedy? Or are you decided on it being one in the poll?
Hehe. He didn't ask but he needed the advice. I say buy the wife whatever she wants, happy wife, happy life. But as for the fiance? No way. Title it to yourself and then sign it over when you get married.

I rep'd a ballplayer who would start a girlfriend out with a new 911. But it was leased. And, if things didn't go so well, the leasing company would stop by and pick up the car.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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JustJoy By the first post i thought i was talking to a guy, sorry for the mistake and sorry for insinuating most girls cant tell the difference in cars obviously you are one of the few who can . As for a car as a romantic gift? its a nice gift but ultimately is just a bunch of nuts and bolts,nothing i'd call romantic.
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