cars associates drive in la

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
User avatar
bruinfan10
Posts: 510
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:25 am

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby bruinfan10 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:44 am

stannis wrote:Only the worst kind of people would judge someone for driving an Accord.

:lol: As if any other type of person lives in LA?

dudders
Posts: 468
Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:56 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby dudders » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:55 am

my friends in LA biglaw drove pre-biglaw Jettas and Priuses. Everyone in LA has a Prius.

User avatar
jbagelboy
Posts: 9653
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:57 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:58 am

any variety of entry level luxury sedan (audi A4, lexus, mercedes C-class, BMW 3 series), pseudo-luxury sedan like infiniti or acura, or hybrid, ranging down to more modest cars like a camry

for people with families you'll see SUVs (acura RDX, BMW X5)

seniors might have a nicer car like a 7 series or an S-class or an A6/S5

cars matter more in SoCal than in other places

User avatar
Old Gregg
Posts: 5413
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:26 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:50 pm

i dont see how a c-class or a 3 series is "try hard." it's a luxury car that isnt as large as a 5 series or as ugly as an E class. the 3 series also has outstanding residuals. id get the car because it's a great car and great for living in a big city, not because i "couldnt afford" the mid-level car. the 5 series is a great car, but i think id have a hard time parking it places, and it would be too large for my needs.

anything below a porsche 911 screams "try hard" for sure.

IMO, a good buy is a good used 3 series.

i dont drive anything right now, but might look in the next 12 months or so if the finances shape up well enough for it to make sense.

in terms of what my colleagues drove: nicest i saw was an M3/S4, and shittiest was about as shitty as you can imagine. average car for an associate that i saw was a used luxury car in the 3 series range or some equivalent thereof.

User avatar
los blancos
Posts: 7124
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:18 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby los blancos » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:05 pm

This debate is stupid and TCR is to drive whatever you want and can reasonably afford. Caring what others think is dumb and low IQ.

User avatar
cookiejar1
Posts: 834
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:07 am

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby cookiejar1 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:27 pm

los blancos wrote:Caring what others think is dumb and low IQ.


bro, do u even la? welcome to best coast

User avatar
los blancos
Posts: 7124
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:18 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby los blancos » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:29 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:
los blancos wrote:Caring what others think is dumb and low IQ.


bro, do u even la? welcome to best coast


I do not LA, unfortunately. Even if I did, I'd like to think I wouldn't give in to the shitty aspects of its culture.

User avatar
sundance95
Posts: 2123
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby sundance95 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:30 pm


User avatar
bruinfan10
Posts: 510
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:25 am

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby bruinfan10 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:05 pm

Old Gregg wrote:i dont see how a c-class or a 3 series is "try hard." it's a luxury car that isnt as large as a 5 series or as ugly as an E class. the 3 series also has outstanding residuals. id get the car because it's a great car and great for living in a big city, not because i "couldnt afford" the mid-level car. the 5 series is a great car, but i think id have a hard time parking it places, and it would be too large for my needs.

anything below a porsche 911 screams "try hard" for sure.

IMO, a good buy is a good used 3 series.

i dont drive anything right now, but might look in the next 12 months or so if the finances shape up well enough for it to make sense.

in terms of what my colleagues drove: nicest i saw was an M3/S4, and shittiest was about as shitty as you can imagine. average car for an associate that i saw was a used luxury car in the 3 series range or some equivalent thereof.

it's pretty try-hard dude. there are comparable cars with way better value, people get a 3 series or a c-class cause they want to be a person that drives a bimmer or a mercedes, not because they're smart. and the rough analog to an e-class in your scenario would be the m3 not a 5 series.

User avatar
OutCold
Posts: 419
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:57 pm

Re: cars associates drive in la

Postby OutCold » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:18 pm

bruinfan10 wrote:it's pretty try-hard dude. there are comparable cars with way better value, people get a 3 series or a c-class cause they want to be a person that drives a bimmer or a mercedes, not because they're smart. and the rough analog to an e-class in your scenario would be the m3 not a 5 series.

Say what you will, but I bought a 2001 325 back in 2009 with 50k miles on it and it still runs like a charm with comparatively little maintenance at almost 15 years. I went for it because my dad had a 3 series that he bought in 1986, two years before I was born, and that thing ran until 2007 without any major overhaul. Same engine, same trans. Racked up 450k miles on it before all was said and done between commuting and ferrying three kids to hockey tournaments. Just an anecdote, but it made me a believer, though I'm not really a car person. My dad still has it sitting in a garage--pretty sure he's going to ask to be buried in it in lieu of a casket. Hell, mine might beat his out in terms of age, though definitely not mileage.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.