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Jesterhole 07-09-2011 02:15 PM

Buying a new car. Looking for advice.
 
Have a 2000 Ford Mustang and she's just about had it. Loved the car, and never had a problem, but don't want another mustang.

Looking for something 4 door but still sporty, manual, that sticks to the road and has instant acceleration.

Test drove a 2008 Audi A4 today and it was nice. 23.5K. Seemed like there was a delay between when I tried to speed up and when it actually kicked in, and I didn't like that. Other that that, I would be happy with it.

Going to drive some BMW 3's this week, and then try and decide. I'd like to stay under 40K, so that puts the A5's out of my reach unless I can find a steal. Don't want a convertible or a 2 door.

My friend has a Mazda Speed 3 hatchback that he really likes. I've ridden in it a bunch, but don't think a hatchback it my style.

Any suggestions?

07-09-2011 02:19 PM

I love the Subaru WRX. Turbocharged, and the STI model is over 300 hp. That boxer engine and AWD drive absolutely sticks to the road.

Pretty good bang for your buck. The car's got everything but large size.

http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/impreza-wrx/index.html

07-09-2011 02:22 PM

And Vin Diesel says I'm right.

http://youtu.be/YiePdLlDjqs

Doggcow 07-09-2011 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay3 (Post 3213761)
I love the Subaru WRX. Turbocharged, and the STI model is over 300 hp. That boxer engine and AWD drive absolutely sticks to the road.

Pretty good bang for your buck. The car's got everything but large size.

http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/impreza-wrx/index.html

I love them Suby's too. Going to be the next car I buy.

Sporty, not over the top, priced well for everything you get.

Quoydogs 07-09-2011 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Doggcow (Post 3213768)
I love them Suby's too. Going to be the next car I buy.

Sporty, not over the top, priced well for everything you get.

WRX With the chip and a 6 speed, some BFG street racing tires will raise the hair on the back of your neck.

91BRONCO 07-09-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Jesterhole (Post 3213755)
Have a 2000 Ford Mustang and she's just about had it. Loved the car, and never had a problem, but don't want another mustang.

Looking for something 4 door but still sporty, manual, that sticks to the road and has instant acceleration.

Test drove a 2008 Audi A4 today and it was nice. 23.5K. Seemed like there was a delay between when I tried to speed up and when it actually kicked in, and I didn't like that. Other that that, I would be happy with it.

Going to drive some BMW 3's this week, and then try and decide. I'd like to stay under 40K, so that puts the A5's out of my reach unless I can find a steal. Don't want a convertible or a 2 door.

My friend has a Mazda Speed 3 hatchback that he really likes. I've ridden in it a bunch, but don't think a hatchback it my style.

Any suggestions?

I have a great car for you- Infiniti G37 Sedan Sport with 6mt (7 speed auto available as well). Just go drive one. While it may not be the most luxurious it will definitely put a smile on your face without having to pay through your teeth. I might recommend a Lexus IS but they are pretty small and a manual may not be available with the bigger engine that you will surely want.

My 03 G35 6mt sedan is still running strong and fast as hell for a 4 door. Seriously, just go test drive one...

Edit- STI or an EVO are always fun but can be pretty small for 4 doors- the cars you are looking at are bigger so I don't know if either would work for you...

Willynowei 07-09-2011 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Jesterhole (Post 3213755)
Have a 2000 Ford Mustang and she's just about had it. Loved the car, and never had a problem, but don't want another mustang.

Looking for something 4 door but still sporty, manual, that sticks to the road and has instant acceleration.

Test drove a 2008 Audi A4 today and it was nice. 23.5K. Seemed like there was a delay between when I tried to speed up and when it actually kicked in, and I didn't like that. Other that that, I would be happy with it.

Going to drive some BMW 3's this week, and then try and decide. I'd like to stay under 40K, so that puts the A5's out of my reach unless I can find a steal. Don't want a convertible or a 2 door.

My friend has a Mazda Speed 3 hatchback that he really likes. I've ridden in it a bunch, but don't think a hatchback it my style.

Any suggestions?

You talking about the M3 or the 3 series?

Look, ultimately you're not going to be driving this thing on the track, am I right? An A4 or an M3 are both more than enough for "sticking to the road," a competent driver in those vehicles can beat a super car around the track anyday.

Remember, there's the chick factor. Any girl that knows a little bit about cars will be impressed with an EVO/STI. But even the ones who don't know anything about cars will be impressed with an A4/M3.

Stick with the name brand dude, it might help you get a chick or promotion, that's all I'm saying.

91BRONCO 07-09-2011 03:06 PM

Used CTS-V??? Big pimpin man- Corvette engine (LS6 or 7?) in a sedan- what's not to like? haha

Drunk Monkey 07-09-2011 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by 91BRONCO (Post 3213795)
I have a great car for you- Infiniti G37 Sedan Sport with 6mt (7 speed auto available as well). Just go drive one. While it may not be the most luxurious it will definitely put a smile on your face without having to pay through your teeth. I might recommend a Lexus IS but they are pretty small and a manual may not be available with the bigger engine that you will surely want.

My 03 G35 6mt sedan is still running strong and fast as hell for a 4 door. Seriously, just go test drive one...

Edit- STI or an EVO are always fun but can be pretty small for 4 doors- the cars you are looking at are bigger so I don't know if either would work for you...

Totally agree, I have an 04 with the sports package. Love it. I am going to drive it until the wheels fall off.

91BRONCO 07-09-2011 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Drunk Monkey (Post 3213800)
Totally agree, I have an 04 with the sports package. Love it. I am going to drive it until the wheels fall off.

Word up brother! That car took the driving torch away from the 3 series if you ask me. 6mt Sedan as well? That combo sure is hard to find.

Drunk Monkey 07-09-2011 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 91BRONCO (Post 3213802)
Word up brother! That car took the driving torch away from the 3 series if you ask me. 6mt Sedan as well? That combo sure is hard to find.

Na, auto. Swore off mt after dealing with LA traffic for 5 years. It still has plenty of kick. Great car.

DHallblows 07-09-2011 04:00 PM

For the love of god don't get a WRX. Do you really want to be "that guy"...the douche who drives a black, 12" high spoiler, turbocharged WRX?

Bronco Yoda 07-09-2011 04:49 PM

http://www.google.com/url?source=img...Z8zJ6MMFbfYZmg

07-09-2011 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by DHallblows (Post 3213858)
For the love of god don't get a WRX. Do you really want to be "that guy"...the douche who drives a black, 12" high spoiler, turbocharged WRX?

Unfortunately, under the rules here, you must now reveal what you drive.

Rother8 07-09-2011 05:11 PM

I drink my own urine.

Broncoman13 07-09-2011 05:14 PM

I have a G35 Coupe but test drove the Sedan as well, both have a lot of get up and go. While you won't have the clutch action like you would in a MT, the automatic does give you quite a bit of versatility. I would highly recommend a G35 or 37. You can definitely find one well under your price range too.

Another option is a Nissan Maxima. We had one about 5 years ago, plenty powerful and very smooth handling.

cutthemdown 07-09-2011 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Jesterhole (Post 3213755)
Have a 2000 Ford Mustang and she's just about had it. Loved the car, and never had a problem, but don't want another mustang.

Looking for something 4 door but still sporty, manual, that sticks to the road and has instant acceleration.

Test drove a 2008 Audi A4 today and it was nice. 23.5K. Seemed like there was a delay between when I tried to speed up and when it actually kicked in, and I didn't like that. Other that that, I would be happy with it.

Going to drive some BMW 3's this week, and then try and decide. I'd like to stay under 40K, so that puts the A5's out of my reach unless I can find a steal. Don't want a convertible or a 2 door.

My friend has a Mazda Speed 3 hatchback that he really likes. I've ridden in it a bunch, but don't think a hatchback it my style.

Any suggestions?

Hyundai Genesis OOops didnt see the manual tranny, i think its mostly a luxury sedan, prob no stick shift,

tsiguy96 07-09-2011 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay3 (Post 3213883)
Unfortunately, under the rules here, you must now reveal what you drive.

yep. under bylaw 13.2 section IIa addendum B.

srphoenix 07-09-2011 05:43 PM

G35's are great cars, the VQ engine has been around for a good deal of time and Nissan has used it in everything from sports cars (the Z) to minivans and sports sedans. I'm of course biased to the Evo X (see avatar on left). Easy to mod (if your into that), great drivability, once tuned 27-28 mpg freeway, 4 doors, awd, and cheap and easy maintenance.

Other cars I looked at before I chose the Evo X were e46 M3, 1st gen CTS-V, and C5 Corvette Z06 (400hp, weighs almost nothing, faster than any C6 vette that isn't a Z06 or ZR1)

Boobs McGee 07-09-2011 05:45 PM

Lot of subie misinformation here....

First off, the wrx's and sti's are extremely fast cars, but they have turbo lag. SO, if you want INSTANT low end torque, you're going to have to wait a second or two until the turbo kicks in. Obviously, if you have a manual, you can rev it up a bit before launch to remedy this problem, but that's what happens with a turbo. There are a ton of mods you can do (chipping isn't one of them), and some of them will reduce that lag, but unfortunately, they weren't built with a lot of low end torque. I will say, however, once the turbo spools you'll be flying by the competition.

As far as the wrx goes, that's not the one with the giant spoiler...you're thinking of the sti...so technically, you wouldn't be THAT guy. Even so, the newer models are a little more tasteful.

I just recently purchased a 2006 legacy 2.5 gt limited, and it's a really fun car. Basically the same 250 horse engine as the wrx, but it has a lot more creature comforts..kind of a "grown up" wrx.

Anywho, subaru's are an excellent choice in terms of reliability and resale, but test drive a couple to see if you can deal with the turbo lag. Remember, you'll be buying premium gas and getting >25 mpg if you can deal with that. Super fun cars.

Boobs McGee 07-09-2011 05:45 PM

Oh and if you liked that speed3, they also make a speed6 that's a pretty badass sedan.

80smith 07-09-2011 05:51 PM

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Test drive the CC. Its a nice car and the incentives, 3 years maintenance and 0% finance, are worth a look

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peacepipe 07-09-2011 06:17 PM

lincoln mkz hybrid gets 41 city 36 highway. (i don't have backwards)

http://www.mpgomatic.com/2011/03/07/...hybrid-review/

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We put close to six hundred miles on the odometer of our Ingot Silver Metallic review unit, scoring an average of 37.8 MPG on the Interstate highway and 38.3 MPG combined

Jesterhole 07-09-2011 06:37 PM

Thanks for the advice guys!

Looked into the Infinity G7. Nice looking car, but it doesn't look like they make a manual sedan, and I couldn't stand to drive an automatic.

After thinking about it more, I'm pretty sure I want 6 cylinders, instead of a turbo charged 4. The one thing that I've love about my mustang over the years is that I've felt I've always been able to accelerate when I've wanted to, so that's just how I drive.

Pretty sure the other thing I'll have to have is AWD. The worst thing about my car has been a rear-wheel car with little weight is terrible for things like rain, ice, or turning.

Going to check out the BMW 328 and 335 stuff this week. The WRX sounds nice if I can get a spoiler free version =P

DHallblows 07-09-2011 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay3 (Post 3213883)
Unfortunately, under the rules here, you must now reveal what you drive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsiguy96 (Post 3213893)
yep. under bylaw 13.2 section IIa addendum B.

Those goddamn bylaws always catching up with me...

I'm not sure which direction you're hoping I'll go: I have a douchier car than a WRX (SRT-4s maybe ???) or something gay like a Prius?

Nothing exciting, a 2007 Carolla. My 2000 Grand Am died this Winter :(


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