Cars that you actually like

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  1. SField

    SField Senior member

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    I am not a car driver although I do have one in storage.

    I have noticed that with basically every single new car that comes out, it gets called ugly by pretty much everyone. Is there a new car that has come out, under say, 80k, that any of you find even remotely appealing?

    I think I've heard just about every last offering from every major car maker, luxury or otherwise, get ripped on here. What do you guys actually think is attractive?
     


  2. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    #1 business rule: you can't please everybody.

    That said, for around $80k (actually slightly more expensive), the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Carrera S are two of my favorites. For something slighly less money, I'd go with a BMW M3 or a Porsche Cayman S.
     


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    Audi S5

    EDIT: also what he said
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  4. Rye GB

    Rye GB Angry Englishman

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    Porsche 911 Carrera
    BMW M3
    Audi S4 Wagon
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  5. GQgeek

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    I am not a car driver although I do have one in storage.

    I have noticed that with basically every single new car that comes out, it gets called ugly by pretty much everyone. Is there a new car that has come out, under say, 80k, that any of you find even remotely appealing?

    I think I've heard just about every last offering from every major car maker, luxury or otherwise, get ripped on here. What do you guys actually think is attractive?


    You see cars getting ripped on for different reasons, many of which I find absurd. BMW makes some great cars, for instance, but they are far too common according to some. They think a 3 series is the car of choice for douchebags. That may be true, but it doesn't mean it's not a great car. Then there is the inevitable nitpicking from one generation to the next. Some of it is legit, but overall, a lot of the comments i see related to cars are just funny in their absurdity.

    As for a new car I love?

    This beauty is pretty flawless:

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  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I actually like my new car, an A5, and it was half of 80k.
     


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    milosz Senior member

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    Current Mustang looks good, IMO - just the right amount of retro and modern. The Camaro is ugly (and a horror to drive, visibility is shit), however.

    Other than that:
    VW GTI
    Nissan Altima (for a reasonably-priced large coupe/sedan, at least)
    most Audis
    Toyota FJ Cruiser
     


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    Every car has at least one thing wrong with it. There really isn't a perfect automobile in the world. And there really can't be, since people have different wants and needs they expect a car to fulfill.

    But if I had to pick one that I actually like, it would have to be a Shelby Daytona Coupe in blue; I think it's called Guards Blue or something. Superformance used to make licensed replicas (some in aluminum bodies) and you got to choose the engine. I'd stick something huge from Roush in it. I don't think they offer them anymore.

    My Mustang offers lots of fun and its solid axle isn't as huge of a demerit on city roads as some would have you believe. I've ridden in worse, independent rear suspension cars. The 370Z was god-awful; I felt every pebble on a smooth highway.

    Edit: If we're talking about looks, I'd say the McLaren F1. For under $80K, the 2010+ GT500, in Kona or Grabber Blue with white stripes.
     


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    Who bedazzled around the headlights?
     


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    epb Senior member

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    I liiked the Z4 M Coupe from the get-go, and still think it's a beautiful car. Others I also really like, still in production:

    BMW E92 3-series coupe
    Audi S5
    Audi TT coupe
    Chevrolet Camaro
    Porsche Cayman S

    Used, there's all sorts of stuff out there for under $80k. I think that would get you an Aston Martin V8 Vantage or Bentley Continental GT nowadays.
     


  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    A4
    A5
    BMW M3
    MB E550 Coupe
    BMW 5-Series
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I'm loving my new car.

    I think you could get a nice 'Vette for under 80k, no?

    FYI, to post above, you're only getting an LR4 or RRS for under 80k. The big Rangie is over 100k.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Who bedazzled around the headlights?

    The new headlights are pretty cool IMO. Just like my new MB has a strip of LEDs under the headlight for DTR lights, the new Audis bracker the lamps with them, like a "C." Looks pretty cool coming at your IMO.

    Matt, do they go off with the headlights on? My LED strip stays on, but at reduced brightness. Looks pretty cool.
     


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    [​IMG] [​IMG] (above are not mine, but my favorite pics) E92 M3 6-spd Space Gray Technology Package Optional 19s European Delivery [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The S5 is a nice car when considered as an alternative to the 335i, but when availability and resulting price are taken in the equation, it ends up competing with the M3. Where there is really no comparison..
     


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