ocnblu

down payment in hand

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ocnblu    733
Let's say you're heading out to the dealership today to buy a new vehicle. This is not a "money is no object" vehicle, but something you can realistically afford to pay for. You've saved up for your downpayment. What vehicle, right now today, makes you want to sign the dotted line?

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z28luvr01    170
Assuming I'm not heading down there to replace the Cobalt (I wouldn't even think of that), for my 2nd car I'd throw practicality out the window. I would strongly consider getting a gently used CPO GTO, SSR, or even a Corvette. If I'm limited to new cars, I'd get, in this order: Solstice (only if I can get one without being raped by the dealer) GTO (torrid red or impulse blue) G6 GTP coupe (electric blue) HHR (I'd buy it in either laser blue, orange, or purple, and paint it black above the beltline) Cobalt SS/SC (victory red, replace wing with LS style wing)

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Assuming I had up to $32K: - Pontiac GTO - Dodge Charger - Cadillac CTS - BMW 325Ci - Infiniti G35 (coupe) - Chevy Silverado, 6.0 liter with the 5-speed manual Assuming I only had $22K to spend: - Pontiac Solstice - Saturn Sky - Mini Cooper S - Ford Crown Victoria - Chevy Cobalt SS supercharged - Dodge SRT4

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mustang84    12
$32,000 limit

Impractical but fun:
Mustang GT
Charger R/T
Solstice
Sky

Practicality side:
Fusion SEL
Grand Marquis LS Premium
Montego Premier AWD
Lucerne CXL

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mjdecker    0
Practical New
G6 GTP Coupe (6 speed)
CTS
Legacy GT Sedan
Colbalt SS Supercharged (with smaller decklid spoiler)
Monte Carlo SS

Practical Used
Last Gen Rivera
99-04 N-body Coupe (not sure wich I like more, probly an alero) with 3400 V6
Grand Prix GTP Coupe
Eldorado ETC
Olds Auora (any gen, as long as it has the 4.0L V8)

Impractical New
GTO with sport appearance package
Solstice/Sky
RX-8
350Z

Impractical Used
300ZX
Last Gen RX-7
4th Gen V8 F-body

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NOS2006    11
Closest to my range, although I couldn't currently afford any of them... (I'm going for $23K and less) New: Sky, Solstice, Cobalt SSS, SRT4, '06 Eclipse GT 6 speed Used: Mustang GT or better, 4-5 Gen 'Vette, Camaro IROC-Z, 98-02 SS, Eclipse Edited by NOS2006

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bobo    91
The C6. I still have a love-hate thing going for it. One day I want to get it, the next day I don't. I took my Silverado in for service last week and I was going to talk to a salesman about the C6, but I didn't have a chance. The other vehicle that I'm infatuated with is the HHR.

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