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post #16 of 167
So many choices! Mine are mostly gently used 2003-2008. P996 BMW550 BMW335 BMWE46M3 BMWZ4M MBE55 MBCL55 MBCLK55/63 (seen 'em for mid 30s) s4/s6/s8 a5 And that's just the germans.. Also XKR, XJR. C6 Vette GT500 There are also a lot of japanese options, but not crazy about those. and many more I'm forgetting.
post #17 of 167
3 series are for kids - I can't take seriously anyone over 30 driving one. SLK is a woman's car.
post #18 of 167
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SLK is a woman's car.

+1. Also, any "sports car" that does not come in a manual transmission is also a woman's car.
post #19 of 167
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+1. Also, any "sports car" that does not come in a manual transmission is also a woman's car.

I agree.

I think a later model Boxster S sounds like the way to go.
post #20 of 167
Get a 3 year old pre-owned car with low miles and an extended warranty that is fun. Boxster? Of course you would have your choice of blonde, brunette or redhead.


post #21 of 167
Easy solution: buy two. One for your commute, one for fun.
post #22 of 167
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Get a 3 year old pre-owned car with low miles and an extended warranty that is fun. Boxster? Of course you would have your choice of blonde, brunette or redhead.



Is she standard with this model or a VERY VERY expensive option?

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Easy solution: buy two. One for your commute, one for fun.


You , but I've actually considered this.
post #23 of 167
With your budget, you can have a choice of dozens of great cars. I have strong German leanings but other european cars interest me as well. (one of my cars is a Jaguar S-Type. I love it, it's been trouble free, I've had it for well over a year and its great for commuting. It has the most luxurious interior imaginable.) I simply don't understand Corvettes, I'd rather drive any Porsche up and down the line - with the exception of the Cayenne. I don't know if anyone has suggested a Merc 500 SL. I've had 2 of them and they're great cars. MFP, you have a great problem and the DFW area has hundreds of great solutions in your budget range. Good luck.
post #24 of 167
Lotus Elise; unquestionably.
post #25 of 167
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Lotus Elise; unquestionably.

Great car but maybe a bit rough for daily driver, no?
post #26 of 167
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Lotus Elise; unquestionably.

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Great car but maybe a bit rough for daily driver, no?

Also, finding one used might be an issue and a new one is above my price range. I would become my 14 year old's hero though.
post #27 of 167
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Great car but maybe a bit rough for daily driver, no?

and a bit plasticy. Non-daily driver only.

when I get home, I'll load a picture of a Lotus Elise that rear-ended an SUV just outside of my apartment. Thing just fell apart, no damage to the SUV. When the SUV pull forward to dislodge the Lotus, it sounded like a Semi running over a Fisher-Price set.
post #28 of 167
Lesson here - don't rear end SUV's if you drive an Elise. If the rear-ender had been driving a dump truck the results would have been reversed. So are we to adapt a bigger is better philo?
post #29 of 167
bigger is better? No. Aluminum is better than plastic? Yes. The car was totaled in the low speed bump.

But I'd still love one.
post #30 of 167
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C6 Vette

If you were truly going through a mid life crisis, you'd buy one of these. Go for something cool but non-practical because you've always wanted one when you were younger.
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