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    From a 2012 WRX to??

    Well, we all knew this day would come. My wife traded her 2011 Genesis Coupe in on a 2013 VW Jetta TDI, so now I want to be the one with a two door coupe. The Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are out, and no amount of talking will get me into one. I am also ruling out the BR-Z and FR-S because they just aren't powerful enough to suit me and too new to consider making them powerful enough to suit me.

    So now the search begins and I am wondering what should I look for? I'm thinking a 370Z or a new Stingray Corvette, but my wife will neuter me if I spend more than $60k on a car. A distant third, if I get the consulting contract that I am trying to get, would be a Nissan GT-R. Yeah, it's more than $60k, but if I get this consulting contract for the next three to five years, she will let that slide. So what else with two doors and either RWD or AWD should I be looking at?

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    Hell, $60k? Anything Japanese would be out for me. I'd be considering a BMW M3 or Porsche Cayman. 6 months or a year old would get you more for your money. You could have a 5yr old Cayman for $30k. I might look at a CTS-V, but I think that's as far as that would go. As it's just a second car, I'd also consider a Lotus Elise or Exige.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax
    CTS-V all day long.
    Yup. Since you live in LA, and don't really deal with snow, I would absolutely buy a CTS-V, if the budget would allow.
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    If I have 60k to spend on a car, I would go with S5 Audi for two door or S4 Audi for four door. Can't go wrong with either one.

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    i feel like the number one thing i look for is room since im 6 foot. hate cramped quarters. idk how reliable cadillac is but i do love their new cts-v. jawn is fireeeee! are you looking for more of a gt heavy car? i prefer light and nimble but when i was driving the new stangs... i got to tell you i was very very very impressed. boss 302 is one hell of a machine and it feels so nice. seats are super comfy and lots of room to boot! bottom line go test drive a ish load of cars, youd be surprised what would put a smile on your face.


    my personal vote...new corvette but you know how the first line of cars always have kinks and recalls :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula156 View Post
    If I have 60k to spend on a car, I would go with S5 Audi for two door or S4 Audi for four door. Can't go wrong with either one.
    Maybe the 4.2L (still with the S5), but not the new supercharged 3.0L V6 version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula156 View Post
    If I have 60k to spend on a car, I would go with S5 Audi for two door or S4 Audi for four door. Can't go wrong with either one.
    The Quattro TT RS is another one on the list if I get the consulting contract.

    My only hesitation against most GM products is I got the shaft because of their stock value tanking in 2008 due to the defined benefit plan I was participating in. Making an exception for the Corvette is a stretch. Maybe I need to consider a M4 too. I actually wanted a M3 but my wife got the house she wanted instead, so I went with a WRX.

    Of course, there is part of me that wonders what some modifications would do to the WRX. I'd like to have a Tomioka Racing twin scroll turbo, some beefed up engine internals, a PPG transmission, suspension and brakes. I guess I just need to see how the next few months pan out money wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula156 View Post
    If I have 60k to spend on a car, I would go with S5 Audi for two door or S4 Audi for four door. Can't go wrong with either one.
    The Quattro TT RS is another one on the list if I get the consulting contract.

    My only hesitation against most GM products is I got the shaft because of their stock value tanking in 2008 due to the defined benefit plan I was participating in. Making an exception for the Corvette is a stretch. Maybe I need to consider a M4 too. I actually wanted a M3 but my wife got the house she wanted instead, so I went with a WRX.

    Of course, there is part of me that wonders what some modifications would do to the WRX. I'd like to have a Tomioka Racing twin scroll turbo, some beefed up engine internals, a PPG transmission, suspension and brakes. I guess I just need to see how the next few months pan out money wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soobvirgin View Post
    You could have a 5yr old Cayman for $30k.
    For that price, and if you want to keep it under 60K, you can actually look at 5 yr old 911s as well. My buddy, back in '10, got a '06 911 for around 50K with 30,000 mils on it. You really can't go wrong with a German sports car. Or, if you're really bold, a 1st gen. Audi R8 wouldn't be a stretch either.
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    Go used since the wife has the dependable new car for the family. Would start looking at 2008 and up. The Porsche Cayman S is a great choice for about $50K with low miles.

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