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post #31 of 45
Lotus Elise or Exige. Sporty for sure, great gas mileage and reliable. Only thing is that it has a fragile body so you need a garage and a parking space at your destination. Also only carries two (tightly) and has a really small trunk but your saying you pretty much only need it for getting to work anyway. Practical? For just getting to work on the highway... sure. Its not even all that expensive to maintain. Unless you Crack a part of the body... then repairs might hurt the pocket.
post #32 of 45
^if i saw some tool who had a lotus as a station car, i;d key the fuck out of it.
post #33 of 45
Because...
post #34 of 45
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Because...
Thats just how he rolls
post #35 of 45
because i have keys and high performance cars belong on the road not in parking lots and because it would stave off the urge to kill the driver and because i don't give a fuck.
post #36 of 45
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because i have keys and high performance cars belong on the road not in parking lots and because it would stave off the urge to kill the driver and because i don't give a fuck.
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Thats just how he rolls
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post #37 of 45
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gas mileage is overrated. i have one of those variable honda engines and it doesn;t make a shits bit of difference.

Very true. I bought a 4 cylinder Honda Accord EX sometime in May to be my "gas economy" car and I drove it one day to a meeting 105 miles from my house, the next day for comparison I took my Audi A8L to the same place for another meeting and the Audi only used up a quarter tank while the Honda drained the full tank. I got rid of the Honda immediately afterward.
post #38 of 45
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I think im going to go with a used 330Ci when the time comes...

Can get around 35K mile car for 15K or less... i think that is some of the best value available to me

love the style of the early-mid 2000s
post #39 of 45
That's probably a wise idea. The e46 330 would be tons of car for the money and great for someone like you, who doesn't feel the need to get an M3, or something like that. I am a fan of the bigger engined non-M Bimmers, because they still run great and don't cost a fortune to repair, and just have different air about them. Get a good deal on the 2003+ (?) facelifted model with an M-sport package though. It's actually not as good looking but post-facelift models are generally more desirable for their feature content and they're better sorted out. They're out there and always competitively priced, you could probably snag a great deal on a CPO one on ebay. E90 330i's (like the car you're leasing) from like 2006 are also really cheap, because that 335 came along and nobody wanted the 330 anymore. Still a good car though. I've seen CPO E90 330's on ebay for under $20K, with a warranty that goes til 2011/100K miles.
post #40 of 45
The engine in that car is smooth as silk. (well all the BMW inline 6s are)
post #41 of 45
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You are getting alot of just really bad advice here. Seriously you are recommending a boxster to someone who puts 25k miles on a car a year? Guy is just trying to get to work.


I forgot about the 25k a year thing.
post #42 of 45
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speaking of the maxima, it's disappearance in crazy. seems like 8-9 years ago, every third car on the road was a maxima. i never see them anymore.

Shit changes; like that guy said above, they bumped up the cabin size of the Altima and bumped it to 6cyl's and at the same time, they brought the Infiniti G, which is a much better car than the Maxima will ever be, so the Maxima is pretty defunct now. The Maxima is actually a good competitor with the ES350 and Acura TL in concept but once again, as it always was since Honda and Toyota have had V6 sedans, fallen behind because of branding. Nissan fucking sucks at branding their Nissan cars, they almost let their Infiniti line bleed to death very slowly and painfully there.

I had one of the Maximas you were talking about, they were standard with the 3.0L V6 which was the best engine amongst the Accord, Camry, and Maxima trifecta, and was a bit bigger than the other two. It had the same features or more, and the Accord was a bit better looking at the time (mid 90's here, so 94-97 Accord) but the Maxima was always better priced, better featured, and slightly cheaper. I guess they changed this into the newer Altima without telling anyone, but that is why that old Maxima was a good car and was popular for the time. They make good cars, but can't figure out how to sell them since they are always trying to run with Toyota but can't do that, and have to sell more cars than Honda.
post #43 of 45
The Porsche Cayman is a great car that is retarded to buy for $65K, btw. I'd buy one used for like $20K like all of the Boxsters that float about, but $65K has always been 'slightly used 911 still under warranty' money...
post #44 of 45
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I think im going to go with a used 330Ci when the time comes...

Can get around 35K mile car for 15K or less... i think that is some of the best value available to me

love the style of the early-mid 2000s

well too bad this one dissapeared over the weekend... ill start seriously looking in the spring
post #45 of 45
I buy off-lease domestics (the larger the better -- currently a '98 Aurora and '00 LS) and drive them into the ground -- strictly from a cost perspective, I think this is the best value proposition provided you have a trustworthy mechanic.
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