Tag: luxury vehicles

33 Posts

Lady Norah Docker's Golden Daimler
Feb 28, 2017

Lady Norah Docker of Daimler: The Car World's Own Marie Antoinette

Jim Motavalli

How one flamboyant, free-spending couple managed to destroy a staid old auto company.

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How well do luxury cars hold their value
Oct 07, 2016

The Great Supercar Value Drain: Why Econoboxes Rule

Jim Motavalli

Supercars and econoboxes both lose a lot of value when you drive them out of the lot. But with an Elantra you're out at most $10,000 after five years, compared to a Rolls that has made off with more than $100,000.

buying luxury vehicles

May 17, 2016

Want to Lose Big Money? Buy a Zillion-Dollar Supercar.

Jim Motavalli

Nothing depreciates like yesterday's Bentley, Maserati or Mercedes C-Class. Cars that sold for more than $100,000 are worth less than a Toyota Corolla 10 years later.

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Mar 14, 2016

Dreams Die Hard: Crazy Concept Cars at Amelia Island

Jim Motavalli

Remember the Fascination, the Exemplar I, the Mohs SafariKar? No? That's because these mad-genius ventures flopped. But the stories are fascinating. 

concept vehicles luxury vehicles history

The future of Rolls Royce
Dec 31, 2015

Here Comes the Rolls Royce Dawn: Make Way, Peasants!

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

A Car Talk blogger reviews the new Rolls Royce Dawn. "Nothing exceeds like excess!"

luxury vehicles

Nov 30, 2015

Are Luxury Drivers the Biggest Jerks on the Road?

Jim Motavalli

The public perceives that German and other high-end car owners act like selfish morons behind the wheel. And a University of California report backs up that impression.

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Nov 06, 2015

Rolling Sculptures: The Keno Brothers' Car Auction

Jim Motavalli

Best known for judging fine American furniture on Antiques Roadshow, the twins are branching out into a lifelong passion--classic automobiles.

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Sep 16, 2015

From Frankfurt's Motor Show: Electric Cars and Luxury SUVs

Jim Motavalli

Nearly one has an upscale sport utility, and an EV, too. Sometimes they're even the same car.

luxury vehicles electric vehicles

Sep 08, 2015

The Big Gamble: Supercars Without Track Records

Jim Motavalli

Juan Gallegos is the CEO of a company that makes $200,000 supercars. But before he can sell you one he has to graduate from college. Exotics are great if you don't want to see your car coming and going, but are they a good buy? Here are some huge claims from tiny carmakers, some of which have gone bankrupt.

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Sep 02, 2015

Honda's Sports Car Past--and Its Future

Jim Motavalli

Remember the performance-oriented Honda S600, the S2000? No? Then you may not see how the new S660 comes from a proud tradition. But it's the NSX that gets all the glory.

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