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      11-10-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Next vehicle? Help

So, I am in that....mode again.

Saving a few pennies up for something but I need some type of idea as to what I would like to get. These are my options folks:

Audi RS4
Z06
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I have done research on these animals, I think Porsche is the most reliable and stable and here are my small findings and opinions.

Insurance (state farm 25/married/two car discount):

Porsche: 93
z06: 120
Audi: 120

The Audi would be a 07 08, the porsche a 99-03 and the vette would be I guess a 2005-06 when ever the nicer looking z06s first started.

GAS mileage:

Vette (FTW)
Porsche
Audi , in that particular order, according to fueleconomy.gov

Reliable:

Porsche
Vette/Audi <--- Not sure, as Audi's sucked back in the day until VW got a hold of that ass

0 to 60 times:zeroto60times.com


Vette: 3.5
Porsche: 3.8
Audi : 4.3

Track: (My opinion)

Porsche
Vette
Audi

Maintenance: (worse to best and opinion again)

Porsche
Audi
Vette

Its a good thing I have 3 to 4 months to think about this. I think I may have to setup a few test drives to see wtf these are about? Everysince the m3 era, I dunno if I can drive American muscle, but its also a dream. Should I get the z06 v8 muscle, sounds so sick and just amazing look. Should I get the beautiful body lines and the stellar interior of the Audi or should I get the timeless look and AWD platform and potential easy 500 AWHP setup of the 996 turbo.

This is where I stand and all advice will be thought about and please no extra haggling or harassment on my thread FOLKS.
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      11-10-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Asking a BMW forum what car you should choose, with a Porsche in the choices lol
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Supercharge the RS4
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Given that the RS4 range from 33-45 I can get a 996 for 35 right now that is tastefully done and have 500 WHP, I cant justify spending another 5-10k on a supercharger for the audi
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get a retirement account
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^ already got 2, how many do I need lmao.
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Weekend car?

I'd prefer a cayman s or elise to all that you've listed

turbo in either to push 400+ whp should pace it near GTR territory around the track.
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Veyron SS or the new Hyundai Elantra
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Weekend car?

I'd prefer a cayman s or elise to all that you've listed

turbo in either to push 400+ whp should pace it near GTR territory around the track.
Most likely 3 to 4 days a week vehicle?
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Are you seriously hung up on these three choices?


Porsche for fuke sake.
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if your "pennies" can really afford those cars... well then... F YOU SIR! LOL jk...



but what are your plans for the car? A weekend warrior? Track-star? Daily?

i personally would get a c6 z06. those things are nasty!
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^ already got 2, how many do I need lmao.
you have to put money in those retirement accounts for them to work.

also, sell me your m3.
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Most likely 3 to 4 days a week vehicle?
I wouldn't swap an M3 for an RS4 or a 996 turbo. Instead give IND a call.
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you have to put money in those retirement accounts for them to work.

also, sell me your m3.
m3 gone, want a triple satin black 350z? lol lots of upgrade :P
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I wouldn't swap an M3 for an RS4 or a 996 turbo. Instead give IND a call.
Are you saying that because the m3 is the 100% most all around vehicle/sports car made?

Only advantage the 996 has is the AWD system and edge on track?
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Are you saying that because the m3 is the 100% most all around vehicle/sports car made?

Only advantage the 996 has is the AWD system and edge on track?
I've realized I don't know enough about the 996 turbo to make an informed decision so I take my words back.

It actually seems like it might be the perfect car to drive sparingly. Might have the ideal amount of driving reward vs. owner cost for your situation.

I'd prefer the M3 as a 20k/yr daily to any of the cars you listed, both for what it offers and the cost at which it offers it. I'd also prefer a different car to all those listed as a weekend/track toy. But this falls nicely in between imo.
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Corvette Z06 all day long

Will be more reliable than Porsche as well, maintenance will be cheaper, it's faster. The only reason I don't own one is insurance was ridiculous on it.

Also, go drive all 3 cars in question so you can make an educated opinion on what you like. Depending on the year 996, there is the RMS issue (yes, even on the turbos), and the gearbox is a weak point for pushing horsepower

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You sold the M and are considering an older outdated Audi?
I'm biased towards BMWs, but I've never understood why anyone would buy an Audi, where is the appeal in it?
Someone help me understand lol
And to answer your question Cayman S, 996 turbo, 997 CS or E60 M5
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