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Old 02-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #26
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Forgot we were on nasioc where anything Honda is looked down upon.
Uh, not really. He said he liked the Acura 3.5 RL, which was essentially a step (or two) up from the Accord. Not sure why you would suggest the Civic, which is a step down from the Accord. He wants a refined sedan, not an economy car.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #27
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He said he liked the Acura 3.5 RL, which was essentially a step (or two) up from the Accord. Not sure why you would suggest the Civic, which is a step down from the Accord. He wants a refined sedan, not an economy car.
Must of missed that post, so my apologys. The civic is just the best bang for buck/reliability/mileage IMO. And let's face it.. You want reliability... It's Honda. Period.

But if money isn't an issue, get a Maybach. Personal limo-sedan. 350k, but **** it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:02 AM   #28
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My list post Subaru scene has the following cars I want to check out once I get my normal income once again. I'm basically looking lux performance sedans....

1) C63
2) CTS-V
3) XF-R
4) IS-F

These are decent lux with performance in mind. Again nothing "super" fast, but will be fairly quick considering it's pulling WAY more weight than a WRX or STi!!!

Although I suggested a RS4/RS6 teh ONLY reason I wouldn't buy is because A) a good friend has a RS6 and B) AWD is not a need sice I'll have a DD in my Forester.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:20 AM   #29
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so you dont like the new TL? id get the SH-AWD TL with the 3.7L 305hp. quite a car. tons of room, huge trunk and lots of bells and whistles.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #30
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so you dont like the new TL? id get the SH-AWD TL with the 3.7L 305hp. quite a car. tons of room, huge trunk and lots of bells and whistles.
Go home hillbilly! I'm not a fan of Acura unless it's a NSX!!! So many better cars out there!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #31
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I'm probably not that far behind you chronologically so maybe have some of the same preferences....maybe not?

Do you require AWD?
Do you require a manual?
Would you consider buying new or CPO and plan on dumping the car as the warantee is ending?

If so, you could consider an A4/S4 or 3/5 series BMW. I'm thinking long and hard about the Audi, even though I know that they can be total pieces of money whores. They can be tracked and are exceptional driving cars (both of these). If you want to spend a bit more money, maybe a Porsche AWD 911. Luxury, power and handling all in one. Although I've driven them and always feel like they drive like and Audi.

I don't know what else to recommend.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:01 PM   #32
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If you want to spend a bit more money, maybe a Porsche AWD 911. Luxury, power and handling all in one.

Best suggestion in this thread. +1
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:50 AM   #33
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My list post Subaru scene has the following cars I want to check out once I get my normal income once again. I'm basically looking lux performance sedans....

1) C63
2) CTS-V
3) XF-R
4) IS-F

These are decent lux with performance in mind. Again nothing "super" fast, but will be fairly quick considering it's pulling WAY more weight than a WRX or STi!!!

Although I suggested a RS4/RS6 teh ONLY reason I wouldn't buy is because A) a good friend has a RS6 and B) AWD is not a need sice I'll have a DD in my Forester.

So the rest question is.. why would you buy a hella comfy luxury car and beat the **** out of your body driving a **** box forester as a daily? (compared to the 60ish grand comfy luxury touring car)
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:54 AM   #34
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535XI

if you want more reliability and less performance

Infiniti M35X


I won't go the Audi S V8 route if I have to pay gas guzz tax.



you guys are suggesting NSX's and porsche 911's for seating 4 with hockey gear .. lol. brotatoes are putting up their dream cars and this guy is asking for something a few steps up from an accord that can be reliable year round and not as disposable as a subaru.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:20 AM   #35
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So the rest question is.. why would you buy a hella comfy luxury car and beat the **** out of your body driving a **** box forester as a daily? (compared to the 60ish grand comfy luxury touring car)
Yeah let's see.... depreciate a 60k car with miles or a Forester. You right tough question. On top of that why add ~700 mile a week on a lux car?? Did you even read his post? He wants a lux car and will use his WRX as a beater. DUH!!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:24 PM   #36
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"Even if I keep my Wrx as a second car"
Doesn't sound like he WILL keep it as a beater. Especially if he's comparing his next ride to his past DDs

The funny idea of buying a 60k and hoping it doesn't depreciate is funny. All the cars you listed depreciate insanely fast as is. If you are trying to avoid depreciation on a 60k car you really shouldn't be purchasing it. Driving as much as you do. I'd hope you put the 60k to use instead of bearing it all in a beater. Not to mention payin full coverage on a car and not driving it would suck (who pays cash for a 60k car). Just being realistic and practical. iMo

My attitude would be different if it was a Elise or something more impractical.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #37
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Cant go wrong with the Infiniti G. But after owning a WRX and Evo, I cant seem to part away with the awd and boost yet. They are just too fun.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #38
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"Even if I keep my Wrx as a second car"
Doesn't sound like he WILL keep it as a beater. Especially if he's comparing his next ride to his past DDs

The funny idea of buying a 60k and hoping it doesn't depreciate is funny. All the cars you listed depreciate insanely fast as is. If you are trying to avoid depreciation on a 60k car you really shouldn't be purchasing it. Driving as much as you do. I'd hope you put the 60k to use instead of bearing it all in a beater. Not to mention payin full coverage on a car and not driving it would suck (who pays cash for a 60k car). Just being realistic and practical. iMo

My attitude would be different if it was a Elise or something more impractical.
LOL Yeah no one pays cash any more for a car(except big boys). And why not pay full coverage? Last thing I want is your dumb ass rear ending me in my 60k car.

When you grow up as the OP. Perhaps you will consider my post as a legit response. Until then I'll just assume we are all boy racers.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #39
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Audi s4 or even a low mileage rs4 will take care of all of your needs plus put a big smile on your face!!
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+1 RS4/RS6 would be on my list of "fun" for New England when price is irrelevant.
Three friends have owned them. Astonishing problems - I think if I planned to buy one they'd stage an intervention. One bought a Mini S, on an Acura TL, one an Acura MDX.

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I'm 6'2 and have a long torso. Tried to fit in an Exige at Skip Barber and I couldn't even get into it.

For some reason most of the cars mentioned leave me cold. Maybe I'll just ride my motorcycles more this summer. The only cars I have much interest in are a few Mustangs, a few Corvettes (may be a tight fit), or maybe a 911. The Mustang is the only one with much practicality - in summer.

A BMW 5 series wagon has some appeal.

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Three friends have owned them. Astonishing problems - I think if I planned to buy one they'd stage an intervention. One bought a Mini S, on an Acura TL, one an Acura MDX.

I'm 6'2 and have a long torso. Tried to fit in an Exige at Skip Barber and I couldn't even get into it.

For some reason most of the cars mentioned leave me cold. Maybe I'll just ride my motorcycles more this summer. The only cars I have much interest in are a few Mustangs, a few Corvettes (may be a tight fit), or maybe a 911. The Mustang is the only one with much practicality - in summer.

A BMW 5 series wagon has some appeal.
A friend of mine is 6'4" and has owned many Vettes. You might be alright.
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All depends on needs/wants.... GT500 is best bang for buck. I'd rather a GRT or Noble for the price. LOLOLOLOL..... I do love Suby's but I'm done with them. My next car is in your realm. AS I SUGGESTED. PS I MUST BE OLD!!!!!!!!
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A friend of mine is 6'4" and has owned many Vettes. You might be alright.
Does he play hockey? I play 4 times a week (2X in summer), and sometimes I have to bring my son and a friend to games.

...This is why I'll wind up keeping the WRX...
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Does he play hockey? I play 4 times a week (2X in summer), and sometimes I have to bring my son and a friend to games.

...This is why I'll wind up keeping the WRX...
A valid reason why a Vette would not work. An Elise/Exige ARE difficult to get into and out of. You sort of have to......ok.....you have to fall into them. Once inside, they are quite roomy. I bought mine from Snowphun and I believe he's 6' 3" and fit fine. I'm only 5' 9" and drive with the seat all the way forward.


Anyways..... good luck with the search.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #44
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Tesla Model S.
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Does he play hockey? I play 4 times a week (2X in summer), and sometimes I have to bring my son and a friend to games.

...This is why I'll wind up keeping the WRX...
Storage space is limited, I was more so pointing out that height wise you would prob be good. Although, the trunk/hatch area in newer vettes isn't that small, people fit golf bags and clubs in them, so i assume a hockey bag should fit. It would work if it was just you, but not if there will be multiple people going.
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Tesla Model S.
Just dont try to drive from DC to Boston with it.
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Just dont try to drive from DC to Boston with it.
Why would he? His WRX could more than handle that drive.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #49
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The Porsche SUV (name escapes me ATM) could be good for your travel and comfort needs. Although gas mileage idk.
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Cayenne. Gas mileage is pretty terrible. We paid for one to drive down and back up the west coast.
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