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      01-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Help my weird sister pick out a car!

Dear E90post friends and friends from other bimmerpost communities. My sister is weird. She wants a new car but she's very, very particular about car image.

Our budget, around 40k and under.

She'd prefer a small sedan or a hatch

Her previous cars are: 2nd gen Acura Legend (1st car, handed down from my mom). Nissan Pathfinder (2nd car, handed down from my dad, but she crashed it). 1999 Civic Si (she got it in black, not the blue, and had it stock forever... it hurt me inside. She did drive the shit out of it though). 2004.5 Jetta GLI VR6.

Makes we can't use:
BMWs (she thinks they're poser. )
Mercedes (the C is too prissy and the SLK is too small).

She's always talking about fargegnugen or whatever those vw fanboys call it to make their cars seem more awesome than they really are. But she finally realizes VWs arent the best built things in the world. She doesn't want something too "adult", but she's a commercial banker, so she can't be too "i think im 16" either.

Oh, and just because her budget is that high doesn't mean she wouldnt be happy with something cheap(er). I mention this because many of you are like me and would pretty much just get the nicest/fastest car we could get within reason.

Cars with manual trannies are preferred (She's only driven manuals for the last 10 years.) But she's considering a DCT/DSG instead.

The top contenders out of her mouth so far:
A4 (the knock is that its pricey)
A3 (the knock is that its 4 doors now instead of 2)
GTI (the knock is that she's kind of sick of VWs)
Civic Si (the knock is that she had one when she was in college)

I'm forcing her to test drive the WRX (if you like a GTI, how could you not like the WRX. Plus, Subaru is a top quality niche brand).

I'm also forcing her to test drive the TSX 6-speed and the TSX V6.

I'm going to suggest she drive the EVO MR Touring, just because I like it and it gives me an excuse.


So reel em off! Think of cars that aren't mainstream, but aren't so weird/pointless that they stand out for being so.
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      01-26-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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      01-26-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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B8 A4 or a MkVI GTi.
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G37 sedan?

Mazdaspeed 3?
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From your description she doesn't sound any weirder than 95% of the people here.
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G37 (coupe or sedan) or TSX.

These two cars are nice inside and out, fairly reliable, competitively priced among it's class and they are not too "old" nor too "young"

WRX? Evo? comeon.. that's def. not her especially for a commercial banker. you still want something profesional.
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Sounds like an A5 2.0t should be just about perfect, especially since it's not just a fluffed up VW, poser sort of car, you know, like BMW's.
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Sounds like an A5 2.0t should be just about perfect, especially since it's not just a fluffed up VW, poser sort of car, you know, like BMW's.
lol
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I dont think she'll go for an A5. There's already an S5 in the family.

But keep em coming ! i love these kinds of threads
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Sounds like an A5 2.0t should be just about perfect, especially since it's not just a fluffed up VW, poser sort of car, you know, like BMW's.
+1 just get that and call it a day haha
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G37 (coupe or sedan) or TSX.

These two cars are nice inside and out, fairly reliable, competitively priced among it's class and they are not too "old" nor too "young"

WRX? Evo? comeon.. that's def. not her especially for a commercial banker. you still want something profesional.
She's been driving a lowered jetta GLI with an exhaust on it to work for a while now. The WRX was her idea! The Evo was mine.
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She'd probably really like the G37. I forgot about that one
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and they come with AWD if she needs that (being that u are in VA??)
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How about a Chinese car built in Belgium and engineered by Swedes?

http://www.edmunds.com/volvo/s40/review.html
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Lexus IS 250 or 350.

Nice cars.
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Quote:
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She'd probably really like the G37. I forgot about that one
Sedan or coupe? If coupe's are in play as well... that opens up a bunch of new options...

This may be a little below what she was thinking, but it's along the lines of the Civic SI:

Genesis Coupe

or:
Acura TL
Infiniti EX (if she really really likes hatches - but it's blah IMO)
Mini Cooper S
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TSX would get my vote.
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From your description she doesn't sound any weirder than 95% of the people here.
yeah she does lol, she has 40k to spend and is considering a civic si.

i think she should get an is350.
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