Dream car on $130k


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new Audi RS4 saloon or R8 personaly, ide test drive both, but i generaly prefer the comfort and practicality of saloons over the better looks of coupes

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I'd take a BMW M5, or wait till BMW gets a new model of it out. :) Otherwise, if it's within the price range, the new series 335i coupe with the twin turbo engine. ^^ BMW fan here.

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Brad,

The lease was up on the Gallardo this month. Suffice it to say, I don't think I'm ready to go back to that sort of opulence. I just bought a house in November, and while I have no plans to start a family any time soon, I figured I should tone down my spending a bit. My former Porsche dealer had a "custom" 997 Turbo which a client, for reasons not disclosed to me, refused at delivery. Unfortunately, it had tiptronic, and I was hoping to go back to true manual after 30 months with e-gear. I did manage to get a few dollars knocked off, but it was ultimately inconsequential - I drove it away the next day. The car is, put simply, perfection. After the Gallardo's quirky steering and bizzare shift points, it's such a pleasure to get into a light, nimble and predictable sports car. PCM is still junk, imho, but the stereo seems improved from that on my girlfriend's Cayman. This could just be a matter of perception, though. The tiptronic is still a bit disappointing, however. While e-gear had some bizzare technical issues that I experienced - requiring several software updates from the dealer - it felt like what it was: a manual transmission with a hydraulically-operated clutch. When driving in automatic mode, the shift points were awkward, but the paddles provided for a hell of a lot of fun. Tiptronic is still....tiptronic. With its cute little switches that get in the way of your thumbs (depending on how you hold your steering wheel), and smooth to the point of almost being boring shifting. Still, a minor gripe for anotherwise amazing car. Having driven the Carrera GT, I'd still rather have the 997 Turbo. It's that good.

-Berz

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asking for suggestions, are we? so that's how frogboy rolls! :rofl:

Maybe get a custom Neowin license plate for it. ;)

Still have the Jaguar ?

If it were for you. I'd say stay German or pick Italian. Can't get any better then that. Can't exactly see you driving down the street in a GTR .. lol

For me.. Hmm.. EVO X, 350Z, or any Porsche ...

I currently have a Jaguar S-Type R that's been souped up to 500 HP.

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Oh my god..some people are just without taste hahah..

Ok..$130k will buy you an incredible, original, comfortable, fast and head-turning FULLY LOADED AUDI R8

The new Audi does look pretty sweet.

I've seen a lot of people advocate the BMW M5/M6 which are both awesome cars. Quite a few Porsche 911's which is also an awesome car (though crappy GPS system inside).

There are real world considerations too -- dealerships and such. Some of the cool Italian cars have few dealerships which really does have to be taken into consideration especially how finicky some of them can be.

Tiptronic is still....tiptronic. With its cute little switches that get in the way of your thumbs (depending on how you hold your steering wheel), and smooth to the point of almost being boring shifting. Still, a minor gripe for anotherwise amazing car. Having driven the Carrera GT, I'd still rather have the 997 Turbo. It's that good.

Yea, I don't know what to think about the tiptronic. I'm not keen on manuals. I drove manuals for many years (my first car was a Chevette which I drove from age 17 to age 21). I don't find manuals fun at all.

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$130 wow .... you can get a lot for that

I'd get a Delorean

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and still have money left over for a Lotus Exige

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You dont want a DeLorean, I own one, and as far as piece of **** cars go it lies right between the Ford Pinto, and the AMC Pacer

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An AWD Twin turboed mid engine big block.

In a ford mondeo (contour in US)

I'd also love to have it lightened to hell so it weight nothingness and possibly have a shorter wheelbase.

Would be an awesome sleeper, I'd try to keep it as stock looking as possible from the outside.

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I'll keep the cash for a bit and wait for the release of the 2008 Nissan GTR :D :devil:

Or, if I have to get one now, Porsche GT3.

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Oh my god..some people are just without taste hahah..

Ok..$130k will buy you an incredible, original, comfortable, fast and head-turning FULLY LOADED AUDI R8

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I concur!

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