Originally Posted by Jesterhole
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.
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.