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Old 12-12-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question Opinions wanted: Good 2nd car?

So I'm going to need another car to drive around while I go through the process of rebuilding another Subi. I was looking at buy a used G35 coupe from a friend for a good price. I would like (kinda need) room in the back seat though so i've also been entertaining other ideas; New Legacy spec. B, new G35 Sedan, IS 250, or IS350. I'd like to keep it under $40k. Don't plan on modding it (too much ). Maybe just a "California custom" Wheels, springs, tint, & *maybe* an exhaust and/or ground effects. I basically just want a nice daily driver that I can have fun with Rear or AWD, so no Toyota Camry or anything like that. anyone have any ideas? And reasons for your picks would be nice too.
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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Legacy Spec B ftw!!!

The review in Subiesport tells all
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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what happened to mazda speed boy?

just buy an M5... no more messing around
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:32 AM   #4
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:14 AM   #5
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PWN3D One of these days......but

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what happened to mazda speed boy?

just buy an M5... no more messing around
Like I said before, want rear or all wheel drive, and trying to keep it under $40k. An M5 is on the list of cars I would have, one day I might, they're expensive to buy parts for. You could have bought one though. get your $$$ back from KP for all the stuff you paid for and never recieved (bride seats, interior, body kit, wheels, tires, etc....) and get one!
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:43 AM   #6
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Get an EVO 9 and a gt35r for it. lol.jk. If you want a NICE car, that lexus IS350 is a hot car for 07. It cost under 40K, really good looking inside and out, and it's pretty quick. Too many people have the G35. the spec b is not even close to the IS350 but the spec b is still a nice car.

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:25 AM   #7
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if your going to spend 40k... why not just buy an STI? just a thought
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:11 PM   #8
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my guess on him not getting the STi is he wants a comfy DD. He's already got the swapped GC8. The new spec B is slick cause it has the STi 6-speed. A friend of mine has an IS350, very nice cars. Drive really well, super comfy, look sweet, great turning radius...I was pretty impressed when I drove it. His only complaint is that the back seat is small...dunno how much rear legroom you are wanting. Having been driven around in a G35, and driven an IS350...the IS350 is a MUCH nicer vehicle. Dude, we should go take some test drives.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:24 PM   #9
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Scion XB FTW!!~~~ THat has a lot of room in the back seat hahahaha
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:46 PM   #10
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what about an e36 m3 sedan? that'd be a pretty fun daily driver, plus it's functional.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:01 PM   #11
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my guess on him not getting the STi is he wants a comfy DD. He's already got the swapped GC8. The new spec B is slick cause it has the STi 6-speed. A friend of mine has an IS350, very nice cars. Drive really well, super comfy, look sweet, great turning radius...I was pretty impressed when I drove it. His only complaint is that the back seat is small...dunno how much rear legroom you are wanting. Having been driven around in a G35, and driven an IS350...the IS350 is a MUCH nicer vehicle. Dude, we should go take some test drives.
yea... when my bro graduated college he got a G35 sedan.. it is very ok.. it gets pretty bad fuel economy. and the inside is not up to par in my opinion for a "luxury" car compared to many of the luxury cars my parents have owned.. form lexus to audi.. including an infiniti Q45.. that was sweet, but out of the given price range. I really like the is350.. that is a sleek little car. great total package.. and lexus is a much smoother vehicle than infiniti always...... and a better daily driver in my opion. the difference between my moms ls400 and q45 way back when was beyond night and day. BUT... the new G35 has caught my attention.. it looks nice.. worth a look too.. but I like the lexus..
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #12
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I hate to be HARDCORE Subaru guy. (even though I am) But how can you go wrong with the Spec B? It looks beautiful. Has nice interior. Nav system. SI-Drive for economy or performance. Its a great car in my opinion. The G35 is just a nice Maxima and the IS's are just nice Camry's.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:14 AM   #13
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I think the legacy is nice as well.. and I'd sport one anyday.. But I'd aslo have to respectfully say you are pretty far off on the camry maxima bit..
The M35 is a "nice maxima" totally different car from the G35.. G 35 is the altima platform.. I would say a loaded maxima is nicer than the previous G35 sedans. But... nissans are all front wheel drive dude.. Infiniti's are not.
and there is actually a pretty big difference in the higher end infinitis from their nissan brothers. Also the Is350 is far from a nice camry.. I actually have driven both cars and I would have to say the new camry has a lot of first year bugs and is a piece of junk with decent econo car potential.. The lexus is pretty slick. No toyota minus a supra handles like it.. toyotas are also front wheel drive.. It has a 300HP torque happy 6 banger versus a 260 HP temperamental economy based engine which boast 30+ mpg highway.

The lexus has paddle shifters.. which is actually a nice touch for auto users.. it is precise and crisp unlike most.. the camry doesnt offer anything like it. It has a far nicer interior than the highest end toyota camry.. a better warranty. and is much nicer looking and much sexier lines then the bubble butt camry. for a few starters.

PS.. I am hardcore subie too.. I would compare the IS350, and legacy head to head.. and look at the new G35 to see if it much improved.. the Lexus may not hold up if you are looking mostly for a bang for buck deal.. lexus is def a status symbol as well as a fine automobile.

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Old 12-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #14
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they drift the shiet outta the m45's in japan.... i love em. they're bootyfull~!!
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:53 AM   #15
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Spec B or Forrester would be nice second daily drivers. I like the G35s but not if you need the room.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:16 PM   #16
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Legacy for awd
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:41 PM   #17
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Some day Toyota/Lexus will offer a manual transmission with a hot motor. Try buying a V8 with a manual in anything they make.
The IS350 with a 6 speed manual would be the answer.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:49 PM   #18
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I like the ls460 it has like an 8 speed auto or something like that...
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:56 PM   #19
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Buy my g35..lol Susp, and wheels are done already.

THe m35, 45 are ****ing pimp. I was really thinking about getting an m45 a few months back.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:03 PM   #20
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Hmmm a GT30R'd Spec B FTMFW!!! Or an IS350 for the second choice.
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Old 12-14-2006, 01:15 PM   #21
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...G35 sedan.. it is very ok.. ...the inside is not up to par...
exactly
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:29 PM   #22
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buy an H2 john, you know you wanna
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:42 PM   #23
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YEAH im not too keen on nissans interriors... there so0o0o 1980ish
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:31 PM   #24
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I say get the Legacy too!!! Of course, I am a bit biased heh.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:50 PM   #25
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I think he decided on a H3.
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