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The topic of this post is exactly what the topic says, whats your next whip going to be? I bought an 06 malibu SS sedan in may this year and have enjoyed it thus far but Im ready to make the jump to entry luxury next time around. I just finished paying off my loan on the By so I plan on keeping it till summer-fall 08 and then I want to get a loaded 3.6 DI next generation CTS. I considered getting a CTS this past summer but decided that I didnt want to spend that much on a car that is this lat in its product cycle and has been overshadowed recently by the new imports. (I love the current CTS but its past its competitive prime since its already 5 year old)

These are things I want in my next gen CTS. 3.6 DI and 6 speed auto good for 300hp+ sunroof, NAV, sport package on the fence about AWD and pretty much all the other bells and wistles. I figure that will come in at the low 40's, somthing I already ahve a substantial ammount of money saved up for and I figure I will still be able to get 10 grand on trade for a 2.5 year loaded 'bu SS at that time.

So whats coming from the general or god forbid another maunfactureer that has your intrests for the future...

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Since I'm still paying for my Alero for another two years, I most likely will stick with this car until it chokes or until I can afford a newer one. When that happens I have my eyes set on a used G6 GTP Coupe, don't plan on getting a new car until I have a much higher paying job.

As for my next, next vehicle.. before next summer I'm looking at getting a decent (but cheap) project car to build up and store for the winters. So far, the vehicles I'm intrested in include 80s El Camino or Malibu, 3rd Gen F-body. For any of those vehicles I'd like to have a stroked 383 LT/LS bock.

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Mine's probably going to be something used, FWD, and cheap. However, I might get a small truck if I find one cheap (Dakota?). Who knows.. but I need to start looking.

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New

Buick Lucerne CXS

Buick LaCrosse Super

Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

Pontiac GTO

GMC Sierra

GMC Colorado

Used

2003+ Buick Park Avenue Ultra

2001+ Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0

'97+ Buick Regal GS

'97+ Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS

Silverado/Sierra

Colorado/Canyon

9C1 Impala/Crown Vic Interceptor

These are realistic choices for my father and I in the coming year. As you can tell, no imports allowed. Period. That, and I like big cars.

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if i replaced our two vehicles right now it would likely be a GMC Acadia and Ford Edge. Problem is they are both not cheap. There are plenty of sedans I like, but right now I need more of a CUV type thing. If I were single and loaded a 335i would be the ticket.

Edited by regfootball

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Hmmm....

The only hard requirements I have is that the next car WILL have a stick and it'll be a GM. I'm gonna learn how to drive a manual or die trying (since the Corvette will be a 4spd). What I get depends on when I finally decide to part with the Cobalt ('08 at the earliest) and where I'm living at the time. It could be any one of these:

Cobalt SS (post-MCE)

HHR Panel

G6 coupe

Colorado (if the rumored SS comes out)

'09 Camaro

S10

SSR

CTS

the rumored Commodore-based Pontiac.

IROC 'vert

Blazer (fullsize or S10, but two doors)

GTO

maybe a not-so-popular classic, like a '63 Cutlass F-85.

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Currently, I like what I have, and there's no way I'll be getting a new car before 2010, and probably not before 2011. So, who knows what will be out by then. I wouldn't mind a CTS-V Coupe though, but that's probably aiming a bit high :lol:

I think that if I get an internship I'll probably save half of it, use a 1/4 of it for mods (probably headers, exhuast, CAI, maybe suspension), and save 1/4 for college spending.

A NG GTO would be a possibility (if it happens), as would a Camaro, but I'm not sure I want a car that everyone and their brother are going buy. I think I'd like to stay with a coupe though.

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2 or 4 door wrangler?

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It will depend on the drive, I haven't driven an '07 yet because neither local dealership has one. I would prefer the added length and room of the 4-door, but if I prefer the way the shorter 2-door drives (which I probably will) I will have to go shorter.

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Well, I'm a broken record...so here goes:

I am wrapping up a night time Masters in May 2007, so I don't want nor need a new car to dash like a madman on the freeway and in the parking structure looking for a space between my 48 hours at the office and my 2 classes at night. Then, I'll go to Europe for most of June and July, so the 2008s will be here when I return. Hence:

Choice 1

2008 Buick La Crosse CX with some options (alloys, conv. package), 3800 V6

(the Intrigue of the new millenium, right?)

Choice 2

2008 Monte Carlo LT 3.5 VVT V6

Choice 3

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix base 3800 V6

Unless something else comes around by GM or someone can convince me otherwise, these are the choices.

Edited by trinacriabob

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Yeah I might want to switch my selection to a CTS coupe, that would be hot

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Saturn Sky - to replace the VW Passat in Spring '07

NG CTS - to replace current CTS in Spring '08

Maybe Avalanche - to replace current Avalanche... IF a hybrid, E85 burning Avalanche is made available, otherwise, I'll drive my current on into the ground.

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I know my next purchase, for summer driving next year i've already ordered an 07 Solstice GXP. I ordered it in emerald green - only problem is that in Ontario right now, production is on hold, being built by manual allocation dealer to dealer. I'm hoping to have it by May/June (and that's if I'm damn lucky).

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Hopefully my next car will have the grace of being garage-kept. The Cobalt has been getting far too filthy, and I don't always have the means to wash it.

My wife and I might need a second car in the near, near future, but we would have to get something "pre-owned". In that case, it will probably come down to whatever vehicle is available as long as it's not a truck or a Toyota.

When the Smart Buy is up on the Cobalt, we will probably swap it for an HHR, unless the wife gets one before that time. In that case, I will gauge my options when the time comes (I'll be looking at 2010 models at that point).

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hmm... some sort of gently-used RWD coupe with manual trans... i wont be looking until 2011ish... so ideally... a 2006 GTO... but i wouldnt complain about something else like a WS6 or sumthin... who knows

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we will probably swap it for an HHR

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I was following 2 of them (not deliberately) on the freeway today during lunch time. They are kind of cool...and certainly WAY better looking and better proportioned than the PT Cruiser.

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I'm undecided on something specific. Even though I use it for its intended purpose very rarely, I am wondering if I will miss having a truck if I buy a car.

Vehicles I like:

G6 coupe

Cobalt SS/SC

Solstice GXP

900 Silverado/Sierra shorty

Sky

Rabbit 2 door

Mustang GT

Charger SXT

Caliber R/T manual trans

Edited by ocnblu

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Well, I really need a small truck. Too bad no one makes one anymore. I'd love another 4 cyl Toyota 4wd or even better yet a VW diesel truck, but that one really aint gonna happen.

For cars I really wish I had test drove the VW's and Im liking whatever Acura that was that passed me last week, FWD or not, it looked great and should have the rest of the package to prove its worth.

Yea..........I be cross shoppin from now on.................

Edited by razoredge

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This summer I will be out of my GTP and into a 1993-1997 Trans Am or Formula. mmmmm f bodies.

I would also like to have a dune unit in the future, but I dont know how practical that is while going to school.

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