By on July 7, 2011

What is luxury?

Back in 1999, that was an easy question to answer in the U S of A. Three Letters: S U V . When I first started in the auction business these mastodons absolutely dominated the marketplace. You could go to the nearest Ford factory auction and quite literally pick out your colors, trim, and options. Want running boards, all wheel drive and a trip computer? Sure. Want it in Black with the all too common grey interior? Absolutely! Want to get it all in a model exactly like the Ford Explorer but call it something different for the hell of it? Well, why not!

The 1999 Mercury Mountaineer rang up at $30k loaded when new. 12 years, $4 gas, and 180k miles later, I bought it at a public sale for $1200. Should I… (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • vvk: Taycan has a two speed automatic — that is why it has good relative efficiency at high speed.
  • JimZ: it’s a sad state of affairs when about 50% of the commenters left here are weak sauce trolls.
  • Buickman: ditching alpha numerics for actual names has been a big plus. no one aspires to a XTanything.
  • HotPotato: What you call for already exists: an extensive protocol ensures that regulations achieve their purpose and...
  • HotPotato: If it’s basically a Kona rebody, this thing is SMALL. We’re talking no-joke small, Chevy Trax...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Timothy Cain
  • Matthew Guy
  • Ronnie Schreiber
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth