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      07-15-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Best car for around 38k

Ok so my sister is looking for a new car. Her old car is a 2001 330ci. I keep trying to convince her to spring for a used 535i I found but is insisting on keep it under 40k. Used cars are ok but looking for under 12k miles. I was thinking maybe a C350? I would tell her to 335i but with the facelift coming it would be dumb to get the old model. She wants to check out G35's but i cant stand them!

Car needs to be four door btw.

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      07-15-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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Cadillac CTS is a good vehicle. The interior is awesome.
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      07-15-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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ehh not a big fan of the american cars
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      07-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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2006 m3 competition pakage.
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      07-15-2008, 08:04 PM   #5
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2006 m3 competition pakage.
If i were in the position without a doubt i would go for the M3. But she needs four doors.
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      07-15-2008, 08:05 PM   #6
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when does she need it by? how about a 2009 A4...should be out very soon.


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      07-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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then get a 335 sedan
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      07-15-2008, 08:13 PM   #8
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when does she need it by? how about a 2009 A4...should be out very soon.


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+1 on that! We'll see what the price tag ends up being but Audi is gonna turn some major heads with the new A4.
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      07-15-2008, 08:19 PM   #9
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hmm...The havent really looked into the A4...Sounds nice....right now she is driving my dads range rover so the gas is killing her....she was trying to get into a car asap.....but shes not just going to go buy a car she doesnt really like....Im going to show her the A4 and see what she things
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      07-15-2008, 08:26 PM   #10
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      07-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #11
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      07-15-2008, 10:44 PM   #12
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then get a 335 sedan
e90 335i.....Got mine for $38,500.
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      07-15-2008, 11:39 PM   #13
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      07-15-2008, 11:56 PM   #14
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      07-16-2008, 12:01 AM   #15
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My mom has it, car drives awesome. fast as hell too!
cheap monthly and good, safe four door car!
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      07-16-2008, 03:20 AM   #16
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      07-16-2008, 04:57 AM   #18
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Hyundai Genesis sedan(RWD with best warranty)
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A4 2009(AWD I like the look of it even though there are many haters)
Hyundai is Korean, and Audi is German... Although I'm sure anyone here knows that.

(typo, I'm sure...)
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      07-16-2008, 06:09 AM   #19
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okay i chose for myself but what about the new C-Class?
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      07-16-2008, 07:43 AM   #20
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New? Facelifted TL, A4 3.2.

She could just wait for the new E90.


...or buy a used IS350. It should be the as reliable as anything else new.
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      07-16-2008, 08:20 AM   #21
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A friend of mine recently bought an Infiniti G-series - very nice.
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      07-16-2008, 08:40 AM   #22
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IS350 would be great for her. Popular and pretty clean looking.
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