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Originally Posted by kenchan i still think the op should get the 2013 honda accord sedan in that 6MT sport trim. $25K or something new. looks good, sporty driving (per

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Old 05-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #46 (permalink)
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i still think the op should get the 2013 honda accord sedan in that 6MT sport trim. $25K or something new. looks good, sporty driving (per reviews), can handle people and some cargo. great for someone that's on a budget with only one car.

im sure swift will be releasing springs for it, get some 19's on there down the road, should look 370Z's are great for someone that already has another car or two, and some extra mula to spare. hardly a budget car even though it is sold that way... sort of.
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i still think the op should get the 2013 honda accord sedan in that 6MT sport trim. $25K or something new. looks good, sporty driving (per reviews), can handle people and some cargo. great for someone that's on a budget with only one car.
Yeah, it's great. Other than that whole FWD thing.
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Alright I am going through the same issues. Only my three cars I am considering are the BRZ, 370z, and an E46 M3. Here's what i have learned about these cars from driving each.

M3 (like your A4)-Great engine and great fun. Has a good v6, though i think the 370's v6 is better. Has more luxary, but difficult to find a clean one. The downside of this car and your Audi will be the astronomical maintenance costs.

BRZ-This car is fun out of the box and can be tossed around corners. Severely under powered in my opinion, and where I am from there are not enough twisty roads to drive on to compensate for the lack of power on the straight roads.

370z-Wonderful engine and good cabin. I like the way the 370 looks and i like how much there is to do to the outside to make it my own. Not as great around corners as the BRZ, but still a great fun ride with a better engine.

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M3 (like your A4)-Great engine and great fun. Has a good v6, though i think the 370's v6 is better. Has more luxary, but difficult to find a clean one. The downside of this car and your Audi will be the astronomical maintenance costs.
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Okay so this scares me just a bit and everyone be honest. I have drove a truck all my life. I don't want to admit it but will this car be too much for me? I honestly have only drove a car sparingly but lately I have been taking my friend's Infiniti G35 for joy rides and lovvvveeee the sense of it and want a car of my own. So the question is how will it "bite me"? I have read several reviews saying this and it makes me nervous
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You're right. I was thinking he was referring to it being 6 cylinders, didn't catch the V.
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Thank you again guys for your time and input! I honestly appreciate each and every comment and review. I am going on vacation for a week and planned two stops that have a 370 and a BRZ/FR-S that I plan to test drive. If this thread is still alive when I get back next week I will gladly give my reviews and update you guys on which car is leading the race
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I wouldn't buy a used Audi at gunpoint. If I had to have one, it would be new with the longest extended warranty available. And it would be sold the day before that warranty ran out. Check out repair costs and frequency before you sign yourself up for a lot of time in loaner cars.
As much as I love the S5 I am way happier that I bought the Z. Audi out of warranty is a nightmare. Probably worse than bimmer or even a Porsche according to some people I have talked to.
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Brz might handle but has track numbers losing to a toyota camery. A WRX is on par with a 370z but can be loaded to kill almost anything due to the turbo. Get what you want with future plans in mind.
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If you like the A4 but want two doors, why not an A5? Though I think the 370Z Touring has plenty of luxury, it isn't very quiet, and the ride is a sports car (not quite as sharp as I'm used to, but more than most).

OTOH, buying a used luxury (or sports car) like an Audi or Porsche doesn't reduce running costs, so make sure you are prepared or have plans (local mechanic versus dealer, extended warranty, savings, etc) for when you need expensive maintenance or repairs.

I got an extended warranty thrown in with my one year old 370Z because the engine technology was so new and high tech for Nissan, I didn't want any expense repairs catching me by surprise. Fortunately I seem to have one of the very well built engines.
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