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      09-23-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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Looking for a fun car..

I have been looking for a fun car. I own a dodge truck, E90 330i and motorcycles and atv's. I looked a a Porshe cayman and Lotus elise. The elise was a blast to drive and handled excellent. Any opinions on either car or suggestions. I'm looking in the $50,000 range. Thanks ahead of time for any suggetions or thoughts.
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      09-23-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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      09-24-2006, 01:15 AM   #3
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This is not exactly *fun* to drive (FWD!) ; even the GTI is *boring* compared to the E90.

I'd go for the Elise anytime! Such a unique car, much more fun and driving experience than a Cayman IMHO. I drive an Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220 (same chassis as the Eilse Mk2, diffrent body panels and slightly different suspension setup in short) from time to time and it's so much fun!

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      09-24-2006, 01:17 AM   #4
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      09-24-2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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S2000, EVO IX, SUBARU STI, Z4 M coupe, or Lotus Elise
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      09-24-2006, 10:06 AM   #6
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if i've that kind of money, i'll get either evo, sti or 350z and mod the crap out of it
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the cayman is much more of a "real car" than the elise and it's just as quick on a track

like mentioned earlier, check the Z4 coupe/roadster and I'd suggest the Boxster too.
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      09-24-2006, 11:03 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the suggestions so far. I don't want a 335. Why would I ever drive the 330 then!!! I plan on trading in the 330 when the new m3 comes out. The elise is a really fun car. I know it's not that practical but it sure was a blast to drive. Plus everyone and their brother doesn't have one.
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      09-24-2006, 11:15 AM   #9
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What about a Corvette?? Alot of peope on this forum dont favor Domestic companies, but its the best sports car for the power and fun at a low price. Z06 is faster than a Porsche and the same as a Ferrari 430. So its just what you like.
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      09-24-2006, 12:02 PM   #10
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I don't like the vette's at all. I don't have a reason just never did.
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      09-24-2006, 12:06 PM   #11
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if not the 335i definetely go with the z4m--u have the cash so go for it
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I can't belive people are suggesting somebody with a 330 should buy a 335 as a "fun car"


why on earth would you want a 335 AND a 330 for yourself?
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      09-24-2006, 01:39 PM   #13
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I can't belive people are suggesting somebody with a 330 should buy a 335 as a "fun car"


why on earth would you want a 335 AND a 330 for yourself?
Thats what I was thinking.
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most of the suggestions were ok, but it all depends on ur preference...

about the GTI, although its a FWD, IT IS a fun car, nice power on a small body, only that it might b kinda less fun the others but more practical (which u dont need)

u said u dont like vettes, but when u buy one, u will have 2 extreams, the practical safe car (E90) and a super, raw-power car (the vette)...

although its not my best between the suggestions, did u ever considr a Mini cooper S (i watched the Italian job movi 2 days ago n kinda liked it)
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      09-24-2006, 03:28 PM   #15
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the cayman is much more of a "real car" than the elise and it's just as quick on a track

like mentioned earlier, check the Z4 coupe/roadster and I'd suggest the Boxster too.
The Cayman surely is more comfy and probably as fast; but when it comes to the fun, forget the Porsche (/!\ compared to the Elise).

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      09-24-2006, 03:29 PM   #16
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what about that new mustang GT500?
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I would get the Cayman. It has sport and luxury and is slightly more practical. Plus it's sexy as hell. I mean the Elise is awesome too, but I would miss the luxury I am used to with the 3 series.
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      09-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #18
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in that price range, there's only the elise... the z06 is quite a bit more expensive... but damn, it's tempting.
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Base Model is $50K, it goes all the way up to $80K.
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Lotus Elise, no question.

Given that you already have a truck and E90, the Elise is the perfect "fun" car for your budget.

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      09-25-2006, 08:32 AM   #21
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elise or cayman.
prolly cayman if i was you
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