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      04-11-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
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$50k or under for a 2 seater conv... any opinions

any ideas guys, also an automatic transmission is a plus... open to any ideas german, japanese etc...
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      04-11-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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wait on the new A5 TT roadster out next year, you'll get a DSG tranny, 0-60 under 6, and AWD, for what I am going to assume will be a fairly reasonable price.
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      04-11-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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Exactly what he said
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      04-11-2006, 09:05 PM   #4
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under 50k...definitely base Porsche Boxster...it's not perfect but that classic engine note and awesome handling/feel makes it the obvious choice...
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      04-11-2006, 09:49 PM   #5
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under 50k...definitely base Porsche Boxster...it's not perfect but that classic engine note and awesome handling/feel makes it the obvious choice...
Boxster handles great, i can personally atest to that. However in time it will cost you an arm and a leg to maintain. I dont know about anyone else, but I buy cars that are meant to be driven into the ground, not cars that I can drive for the duration of the new car warranty then have to worry about costly repairs. W/ out doubt every cars cost increases w/ time, especially after the warranty expires, so this is something to definately consider should you be in it for the long haul.
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      04-11-2006, 10:52 PM   #6
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      04-11-2006, 10:57 PM   #7
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Did you even read the title?
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      04-11-2006, 11:01 PM   #8
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Well the Lexus IS's back seat is practically non-existent
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      04-11-2006, 11:13 PM   #9
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I'd get the latest M convertible (with MSRP of 49,999) but if I was to save several grand, I'd get the Lotus Elise convertible.
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      04-11-2006, 11:35 PM   #10
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I'd get the latest M convertible (with MSRP of 49,999) but if I was to save several grand, I'd get the Lotus Elise convertible.
i hear the new M roadster is a handfull out on the road.. only as a proper M car should be.
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      04-12-2006, 12:19 AM   #11
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      04-12-2006, 12:22 AM   #12
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Well the Lexus IS's back seat is practically non-existent

thank you
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thank you
Okay, justify the IS350 being a vert.
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      04-12-2006, 01:01 AM   #14
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Okay, justify the IS350 being a vert.

damn it I was just thinking about it. haha I only saw "$50k or under for a" that's it.
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      04-12-2006, 01:03 AM   #15
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Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6

Err..its at 50K if you're willing to go a little bit above budget, this car is FAST. I have the Crossfire Limited and it is fast, and thats 215hp and 230lbs/ft torque. The SRT-6 is somewhere around 315HP I think, that thing is a beast :]
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base M roadster or standard porsche boxster

and learn manual shifting
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      04-12-2006, 09:52 AM   #18
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How about the nissan Z convert roadster? I was considering this before my bimmer.
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Lots of choicem would love to be in that position to choose...Again, I'd pick the 987 Boxster (very light on the options list), Honda S2000, Lotus Elise or the BMW Z4 3.0Si. I believe the M Roadster, M3 'vert and SLK 280/350 are outside the 50k budget. The Nissan 350Z is still too nasty inside to consider although that VQ engine makes all the right sounds. I wouldn't consider the Crossfire. What about the Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solistice duo...for 50k (well if you can get them at MSRP) that'll leave some change to buy a Honda Civic Si or Miata for track days...
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Does it have to be new?

Porsche Boxter, MB SLK, BMW Z4
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