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Old 09-03-2009, 05:43 PM
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So my wife wants a car. Something sporty but not a racer. It has to be something I would get in and drive myself so nothing girly like a bug. Sorry bug owners.
She likes the Delorean but with used car prices on Porches, Mercedes, BMW's and many other similar cars being in the same 20-25K range I thought I'd ask what you'd pick as to get a few more ideas before we start kicking tires.

Not really liking the mustangs or camaros' a corvette might do but it is a bit fast/over powered for the wife.
Thanks in advance.

Remember keep it around 20-25K used is fine age does not matter if kept well.
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A lightly used Infiniti G35 Coupe would be nice and a heck of a lot more reliable and less expensive to maintain than any of those others.
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Lexus SC430. Awesome car for what you're describing.
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Enter your ZIP

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A Miata is a nice car, reliable, fun to drive, and economical.
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I just bought a used certified Lexus. The 3-year/100K comprehensive warranty is very strong. The IS would be in your range.

Miata's are sweet too. My dad has an older one and it is a blast to drive.
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How about a 74 Triumph TR6?
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
How about a 74 Triumph TR6?
Hmmm that sounds like a good choice. But I may run into the same problem as with the Delorean. Parts, service, etc...

All the other sugestions above would work but I think she would like something more exotic. I could be wrong but I think she is going for uniqueness. I was even thinking on an old 240Z.

But keep them coming, so far sounds good.
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Grand National
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wife bought her first Volvo last year, I love it. Great car. Don't know how old you are, but maybe not sporty enough for you.

Handling is fantastic..
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nothing girly.

Take note miata girls.....
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We are soon to be 47 and 40 respectively.
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1970 dodge challenger hemi convertable
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
We are soon to be 47 and 40 respectively.
The Lexus/Toyota coupes will be hard to beat from a re-sale value standpoint. I've owned a bunch of European cars over the years, and luv'd 'em, but they just do not age well. Put a transmission in any of them, it'll cure ya' quick.

good luck!

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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
We are soon to be 47 and 40 respectively.

Well, one of you is old enough for a Volvo
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Originally Posted by gf View Post
A lightly used Infiniti G35 Coupe would be nice and a heck of a lot more reliable and less expensive to maintain than any of those others.
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X3! Bought my wifey one for graduation. The road noise is more than Lexus but a fun car with decent mileage.
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Originally Posted by ISLANDER11 View Post
Take note miata girls.....


Can't go wrong with Infiniti. BTW, Triumph parts are readily available from
Moss Motors.
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
So my wife wants a car. Something sporty but not a racer. It has to be something I would get in and drive myself so nothing girly like a bug. Sorry bug owners.
She likes the Delorean but with used car prices on Porches, Mercedes, BMW's and many other similar cars being in the same 20-25K range I thought I'd ask what you'd pick as to get a few more ideas before we start kicking tires.

Not really liking the mustangs or camaros' a corvette might do but it is a bit fast/over powered for the wife.
Thanks in advance.

Remember keep it around 20-25K used is fine age does not matter if kept well.
Saturn Sky with turbo. The turbo motors are 2.0's and have plenty of pep. There about 245 whp. They get 30+ mph and there chevy motors so no problem getting them worked on. The non turbo model is the 2.4. With about 180 hp. Thats what I have but I supercharged mine for a play toy with about 350 hp and I'm still getting 28 mpg. There a lot of them on e bay . You can pick up a 07 cheep. Around 13 to 15 G. Skyroadster.com is the web sight for these things. There Kappa clubs everywhere that you can talk to about mods, get togethers, and if you even do have a problem all you have to do is ask and there 1000;s of people on there that enjoy the forum and will be more than happy to help you answer any question. Wanted this one for the girl friend and the guy would not come down on the price till I bought her a a car then he dropped. I bought this for me and I love it. I"m 52 and not a small boy by any means.


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Have you considered a Solara Convertible?

Consistenly ranked high in customer satisfaction, quality and resale.

Looks good too.

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