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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    Car choices need some wisdom

    Hey everyone, I will be buying a car in the next month, I have a budget of under 17k and I am looking for something that will be a good overall car. It needs power (more the better), rear or awd, 2004 or newer, manual trans or paddle shift auto, and get decent mileage (better than 17). It also needs to handle relatively well and be able to withstand being a daily driver.

    the cars I am considering so far are

    2007 pontiac solstice gxp
    2004 mustang cobra terminator
    2005 audi s4 4.2 v8
    2007 audi a4 2.0t
    2004 vw golf r32
    saab 92.x (i have yet to find one)

    I have driven the solstice and its a great fun to drive car and the turbo made me grin like a schoolboy but it has no trunk. The audis are great but I have heard bad stuff about both motors as far as maintenance. The golf is not exactly sexy but its much more practical and has gobs of torque. the saab is too hard to find, and the mustang interior doesnt really do it for me and I am not a ford guy by any means, but the power would make up for that I think.

    Gracias

    Sean


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    I love R32's...they sound so incredible, but thats just my opinion

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    I picked up a 2005 Mustang GT Convertible this year and I haven't stopped smiling. I even went against the grain and put a hitch on it. Just got back from a 600 mile trip to Lake Norris towing two XP's. We sure turned some heads on the way home with the top down passing everyone with our toys in tow.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    I have not driven the cobra yet but when I got into the solstice that turbo whistle just flipped a switch on my face lol. I can only imagine what the cobra would do. Ill probably try to set up a test drive of the cobra this weekend. I really want to drive the r32 soon too but its like 100 miles away from me.

    Sean

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    get the Stang...mods are cheap and you have alot of options.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    thats kind of what I'm leaning towards but I really do not want a convertible mustang and that's all I have found. Right now I am looking for something I can be happy with until I am out of college (engineering with 2 years left) , I just can't justify spending ~400 a month on gas in my truck. That is another reason I am leaning away from the stang, because the mpg isnt where the others are, and while its better than my truck its not quite where it needs to be. but 400 hp and the victorian crisis (supercharger noise) would make me smile every time I get into it. That is one thing I love about the solstice too, the turbo made me have a huge stupid grin the entire time i drove it. The solstice only has 2 seats and has no trunk, at all.

    Sean

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    If this was a little sooner you could have picked up my brothers car, stage 3 roush, white with the blue stripes, 26k on the odometer. He never drove it and decided to sell all the unused toys and build a new house..let it go for 16k..

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    How about a 2004 to 2007 Cadillac CTS-V? You can occasionally find one under $17k. Or a Pontiac GTO? Ram Air Trans Am (a little out of your year range, the last year for that was 2002)? Honda S2000?

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    Check out consumer reports to see how those cars rated also.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    I was looking into the gto, it drives and sounds amazing but gets shit for mileage, less than 15. the s2000 I have found are all really expensive 20+. I'll look back at the cts-v I would love an ls6. Did some come with the supercharged northstar or was that the sts?

    Thanks for the input everyone. Please keep it coming.

    Sean

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