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    1. Member SchnellFowVay's Avatar
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      04-15-2017 07:21 PM #1
      I just sold the TTS to a nice young VW/Audi enthusiast who I am sure will appreciate it. He got a great deal, too.

      So for the first time in a very, very long time, i have no car. (i can borrow one of my parents' cars for the time being, so I have transportation).

      But the sense of possibility is palpable. It's like I just got out of a very long marriage, and now I can play the field again. I plan to test drive dozens of cars. I am going to have fun with this!

      My interests are currently leaning toward . . .



      At any rate, how long has it taken some of you to find new cars?

      I am open to suggestions, too. Basically, my budget is $40k or so. Needs to be 4-door. Needs to be fast. Manual/DSG only. NO CVT, and probably no slush boxes (although I might make an exception). No crossovers/SUVs. Needs to be brand new or lightly used. Warranties are a plus.

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      04-15-2017 07:32 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      But the sense of possibility is palpable. It's like I just got out of a very long marriage, and now I can play the field again. I plan to test drive dozens of cars.
      ...And sue how many of the dealers? I kid, I kid, put down the gun...

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      My interests are currently leaning toward . . .

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      At any rate, how long has it taken some of you to find new cars?

      I am open to suggestions, too. Basically, my budget is $40k or so. Needs to be 4-door. Needs to be fast. Manual/DSG only. NO CVT, and probably no slush boxes (although I might make an exception). No crossovers/SUVs. Needs to be brand new or lightly used. Warranties are a plus.
      Are you thinking STi, then? You just missed $40K SSes, though lightly used may be an option if you can find a manual example. No, you can't have mine. I drove a regular WRX (6-speed) in 2014, and may have bought one this year if not for the 20% off SS sale.
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      TCL would suggest a Bi-Turbo to a single mother of 4 just for sh*t's and giggles.
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      What would America be like today if everyone had to sit through a 2 hour TFL seminar?
      Lots of suicides

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      Never enough boost.
      04-15-2017 07:41 PM #3
      My advice to you is...leftover 2017 WRX Premium at a good discount plus this:

      https://www.maperformance.com/collec...map-wrx-4g-ots

      Possible to dip into 12's @ 105-106 MPH.

      Or....2017 GTI Sport at a 5-6K discount. Close second.
      Last edited by MonsterM; 04-15-2017 at 07:46 PM.

    4. 04-15-2017 08:00 PM #4
      I thought you had a Vulva?

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      04-15-2017 08:03 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Nicefeet View Post
      I thought you had a Vulva?
      The wife's. How about an SS?
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      04-15-2017 08:04 PM #6
      BEND ALL THE THINGS!

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    7. 04-15-2017 08:11 PM #7
      Get yourself a one-way ticket to Ohio and drive yourself back in an insanely fast mustang.

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      04-15-2017 08:59 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MAGICGTI View Post
      The wife's. How about an SS?
      Only sort-of fits his budget with a 20% discount. Normally it's a $50K car, and invoice price isn't much less than sticker. Manuals are also drying up.
      Quote Originally Posted by Broduski View Post
      TCL would suggest a Bi-Turbo to a single mother of 4 just for sh*t's and giggles.
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      Quote Originally Posted by HackAC View Post
      What would America be like today if everyone had to sit through a 2 hour TFL seminar?
      Lots of suicides

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      04-15-2017 09:07 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by TJSwoboda View Post
      Only sort-of fits his budget with a 20% discount. Normally it's a $50K car, and invoice price isn't much less than sticker. Manuals are also drying up.
      SS is a nonstarter. Fantastic car. But not what I'm looking for.

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      04-15-2017 09:47 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      SS is a nonstarter. Fantastic car. But not what I'm looking for.
      change your sig.
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      04-15-2017 09:53 PM #11
      [Obligatory Golf R plug]
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

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      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      04-15-2017 10:13 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      I am open to suggestions, too.
      https://www.tesla.com/preowned/5YJSA1S18EFP43399

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Basically, my budget is $40k or so.
      That one is on the "or so" side of $40k, but they can be had closer to $40k. The one I linked comes with lifetime free supercharging, so that's a consideration.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Needs to be 4-door.
      Check.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Needs to be fast.
      Check.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      NO CVT, and probably no slush boxes (although I might make an exception)
      It doesn't get any less slushy than direct-drive.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      No crossovers/SUVs.
      Check.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      lightly used.
      Check.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Warranties are a plus.
      CPO

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      04-15-2017 11:19 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      https://www.tesla.com/preowned/5YJSA1S18EFP43399


      That one is on the "or so" side of $40k, but they can be had closer to $40k. The one I linked comes with lifetime free supercharging, so that's a consideration.


      Check.


      Check.


      It doesn't get any less slushy than direct-drive.


      Check.


      Check.


      CPO
      You missed the part where he said manual or DSG only.

      Not check

      Sounds like you need to choose between an STI, Golf R and a Focus RS
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      04-15-2017 11:21 PM #14
      Model S would be sweet if that's what he's looking for.
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      04-15-2017 11:24 PM #15
      Charger Scat Pack? No stick shift, but 485HP might make you forget about the 8-speed auto.

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      04-15-2017 11:26 PM #16
      Good luck on your search, let me know if you still need a coupon.
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      04-15-2017 11:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by bob570 View Post
      You missed the part where he said manual or DSG only
      No, I learned how to parse a complete sentence in grade school:

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      NO CVT, and probably no slush boxes (although I might make an exception)
      He ruled out CVT. He did not rule out every non-manual or non-DSG option. So, "check" until he says otherwise.

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      04-15-2017 11:52 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by spathotan View Post
      Charger Scat Pack? No stick shift, but 485HP might make you forget about the 8-speed auto.
      This is on my test drive list

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      04-15-2017 11:54 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      This is on my test drive list
      Edit- I'm not sure that FCA will sell me a car after my lawsuit against them this year.

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      04-15-2017 11:55 PM #20
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      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      04-16-2017 01:09 AM #21
      I heard some of FCA's new offerings are pretty decent...

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      04-16-2017 01:49 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by J2G View Post
      Model S would be sweet if that's what he's looking for.
      Will test drive.

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      04-16-2017 01:51 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Good luck on your search, let me know if you still need a coupon.
      Will do and thanks for your patience!

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      04-16-2017 04:44 AM #24
      How about a BMW 335, possibly 340? Can be had with a manual. I've driven the 335 in both manual and auto. I prefer the manual, though the auto is one of the best out there.

      Another alternative would be the S4.
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      04-16-2017 05:21 AM #25
      Jeep Renegade.

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