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Old 08-17-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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So if you remember some of my recent posts I was inquiring about certain vehicles that I thought I was interested in, I currently own an 08 Acura MDX and am ready to trade it, my budget for a new car is no more than $75K but I can not find one single vehicle that even remotely peaks my interests. Sorry for the long post but below I will detail all the cars I have looked at and test drove so far and maybe some of you could give me opinions on something else I should check out in that budget.

*10 Audi S4 - Bored me to tears, way to expensive...
*11 BMW 5 series - Bland, interior takes me back to the 90's no wow factor at all
*All new model Acuras - ugly, overpriced, obvious cost cutting in interior quality compared to my 08
*Lexus IS-F - Fast but small/cramped, rough ride
*Infiniti M56 - way over styled looks ridiculously huge, although relatively nice interior
*10 Audi A6 4.2 - very nice drive, quick, quiet, but rather blah looking for $60K and interior looks even more dated then the 5 series which is bad enough

In conclusion what I really want is this, a relatively quick 4 door sporty sedan with a nice/tech laden interior, relatively roomy but backseat size not a big priority to me, neither is badge (I'm not a badge snob) if anyone else has any ideas of cars that I may have missed looking at, your help would be greatly appreciated..!!

P.S. the only car that really actually made me fall in love was the 2007 Acura TL Type S in the blue pearl color, and I loved the way it drove but ended up buying the MDX a year later because could not find the type s I wanted....and I would even be partial to owning an 07 or 08 gently used type s today but all the ones I come across have ridiculously high mileage on them...ugh

Sorry for the long rant lol thanks for your time
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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look no farther than a 07-08 mmaserati quattroporte

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Jaguar XF sounds like it might fit the bill.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:37 PM
Status: "Hope is a walking dream." (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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If an Audi S4 bored you to tears, you either didn't drive it or you have no pulse.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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CTS-V. Seriously. Check it out. Caddy has got their act together, and this 5 series sized car can outperform the M3 on the track and be more comfy on the street.





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Old 08-17-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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look no farther than a 07-08 mmaserati quattroporte

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I'm with GTOlover, if Jeremy Clarkson has something good to say about it. its worth looking into.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Jaguar XF sounds like it might fit the bill.
Gorgeous car. Rare and supposedly great to drive, although I have yet to do so.
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Another vote for the XF.

TL is supposed to be redesigned next year as well as the CLS.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'd have to say Cadillac CTS-V as well, amazing vehicle for the money! I've test driven one and they are scary-fast, almost makes me want to trade my 'Vette in for one!

The new Mercedes E550's are also pretty awesome albeit more luxury than sportiness. You could always pick up a slightly used S550 for around $65K-$70K.

When you are talking about spending in the $75K range...almost all vehicles you will look at will be "relatively quick". If you want a speed-demon you CANNOT beat a Cadillac CTS-V for the price but if you want a more tech/luxury car...get a preowned S550.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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Also, would recommend the CTS-V. It is the fastest production sedan in the world and still offers a roomy interior with nice appointments and features. If it was in my budget, I would have one.
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