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Looking for a sporty sedan

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by RHVEtte, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. RHVEtte

    RHVEtte

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    So I've been looking at getting a second car lately. While I love my Camaro and plan on keeping it as long as possible, it's not terribly practical. To that end, I've been looking at sedans. But I'm still wanting something sporty and fun to drive. So far I've tried and liked a Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Lancer GT and a Mazda 6. The 6 is leading at the moment, being a good balance between better equipped than the Lancer and sportier than the Kia, but lacking in the reverse. Are there any other GT endorsed sport sedans I should look at? Please keep it pretty reasonable. Yes the Aston Martin Rapide is awesome, but there's no way in hell I can afford it.
     
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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Honda Accord with V6.

    Ford Taurus SHO.

    Nissan Maxima.

    You didn't mention a price range....
     

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    Bushflyr ʇno uıƃuɐɥ ʇsnɾ Millennium Member

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    Subaru WRX wagon. Mad fun, mad practical, mad cheap. :cool:
     
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    3 series. 5 series. C-class.
     
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    How much is reasonable? I love my A6. It is fast, sporty, comfy, and loaded with tech toys. You can find a 2011 model in the mid 30's to mid 40's.
     
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    Good luck finding one, there were only 1829 sold during its very limited run. The GT is much easier to find, and still 361hp.
     
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    Yeah GM has to suck and kill off the nice cars

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    I just bought an 02 Buick Park Ave Ultra turbo almost mint out the door for a shade over six grand cash. I'm feeling it's going to be a keeper.:cool: Some of our friends are getting over 30 mpg on theirs.

    Talk about spit and git. Haven't had a car like that since we bought a new Nissan Maxima Sport back in 87. That car did 135 easy with plenty of giddyup left. Never challenged it's ability after that!!!:wow:
     
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    Hold out for the new GM SS Sedan.
     
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    Check out the Nissan Altima. I have had mine for 5 years with not a hint of trouble. The 3.5 will definitely push you back in your seat. It's a Infinity G35 knock-off if you ask me, but is 20,000 less.
     
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    Preferably mid 20s but I can do up to low 30s.

    ETA: a manual transmission would be nice, too.

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    Just bought my wife a Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl with turbo, beautiful car, smooth, loaded under 30K.
     
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    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    We had...

    up until it got totalled in december, an 09 maxima SE. That is an amazing car for as large as it is. Hauls ***, handles great, and in 90k miles not even one issue with anything failing on it. We opted out of a car payment for the replacement of that car, so we bought something we could pay cash for with the settlement money, but if I had my choice, I would have bought another one.
     
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    For that much, you can have a nicely loaded Maxima. They are fun to drive and fairly economical.
    I own an 05 and 2012 and both are awesome cars. The 05 is holding up better than I though it would even after 110k miles.
     
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    BMW 328i

    Look here and select which model you're looking for:
    http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/cpo/modelsearch.aspx

    On that site, they had a 2010 328i with the sport package/manual tranny--and CPO 6 year warranty from in service date--for $28K.
    Having driven a an 08 328i for 5 years, I can say it is one sweet driving car; not one problem in over 50K.
    I really like this car--terrific high speed tourer.

    On the new side:
    Ford Focus ST--6 spd
    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-ford-focus-st-first-drive-review

    Or:
    Civic STi--4 door
    VW GTI
    Mazda 3 Speed
     
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    Your old man car is supercharged, not turbo. Just because it's quick in a straight line, that doesn't make it 'sporty'