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Old 08-04-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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What job do you have in this region to be able to afford a Rolls Royce?
I would never buy a new one. I don't do new cars! You can get an older Rolls for a pretty good price, but it would be a pain not to have a dealer around to get parts as needed. Guess you can get them delivered.

Ascot was such a cool place. It is a bummer they are gone.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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I buy my cars at auctions since I know a dealer. I got a 30k car for 16k in 2007. If you're going to buy a ridiculously priced car I would go that route. You'd be amazed how quickly prices plummet after being "used" for less than a year.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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These days everything's available online... even the Grey Poupon.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I buy my cars at auctions since I know a dealer. I got a 30k car for 16k in 2007. If you're going to buy a ridiculously priced car I would go that route. You'd be amazed how quickly prices plummet after being "used" for less than a year.
I do a search on CL using search Tempest and try to find a private seller. Last car I bought was in Maryland. Pittsburgh cars are usually junk because our region uses so much salt. I may never buy a Pittsburgh car again. All you need to do is buy a car 50 miles from here and it makes all the difference. Salt kills our cars!
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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By the way, I once had a lead on a used Rolls that was actually within my budget at the time. Then I looked at some information on likely maintenance/repair costs (not to mention fuel efficiency) and realized why they were practically giving it away.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:59 AM
 
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I would never buy a new one. I don't do new cars! You can get an older Rolls for a pretty good price, but it would be a pain not to have a dealer around to get parts as needed. Guess you can get them delivered.
Its bad enough getting many places to do things to a bmw outside of the dealerships (which are total rip-off joints in my opinion, with the one closest to me in the city, P&W, being the worst offender in my opinion) let alone something exotic. I had considered getting an aston martin not too long ago (used - those lose their value like crazy), but yea, finding someone to do just basic maintenance on it would have been such a pain it wasn't worth it to own around here.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I do lots of car work myself and if I get stuck on something, I have a friend that is more like my brother than will bail me out. If I didn't have him, I probably wouldn't mess with some crazy car. Just replaced my a/c in my car for $700. Oh, that was the price of the parts only and no labor. A dealer wanted $1400.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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I'm afraid you may have to take a step down and consider a Bentley. It's almost as good as RR and has a dealer in pgh.
I'm not aware of any authorized Bentley dealer in Pittsburgh; who is it, please?
We used to have an Aston -Martin dealer, Rahal on RT 19 north, but they apparently lost, or gave up the franchise.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm not aware of any authorized Bentley dealer in Pittsburgh; who is it, please?
We used to have an Aston -Martin dealer, Rahal on RT 19 north, but they apparently lost, or gave up the franchise.
Pittsburgh Bentley Dealership | Serving Buffalo, Cleveland, Akron, Harrisburg, Morgantown WV | Bentley Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania

On West Liberty Avenue.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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I also wanted to mention we actually had a Ferrari dealer and one great mechanic in Pittsburgh at one time. Kind of sad our region can't have all that. DC, might actually be the best place to go for fine autos.
I don't recall Pittsburgh ever having an authorized Ferrari dealer; the only one in Pennsylvania was/is Algar Enterprises in suburban Philly.
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