OT Thread Part IX. The "At Least Our Number 9 Won a Cup" Edition
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01-16-2013, 12:31 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Albany, NY
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Alright so I am probably going to be looking for a car in the next 10-12 months and I consider myself a car guy. I have been driving the same Honda Accord since high school and it runs fine but being a car guy I want more power.
I can't decide what to go for:
Subaru WRX STI - To me it looks too much like a kids car and the performance exhaust doesn't exactly scream refined although I love the way the car handles and the power.
Volkswagon GTI - fun car to drive, least expensive option. Most practical.
BMW 1 series - A lot of fun, most expensive, not a lot of space inside.
BMW 3 series - Would have to go with the lower end model, more space inside.
Infiniti G37 - Good sized car, seem to be a little overpriced
I could go really practical and go with:
Nissan Altima - great gas mileage, reliable
Subaru WRX Standard - Not as much power, still has AWD, would get the hatchback for the added convenience.
Anything else I should be looking at?
More practical choices:
Ford Focus ST - I've got the sedan pedestrian Focus and I can say that it handles very well, especially considering the segment. The ST version has suspension upgrades and high performance brakes so there's no reason to think it isn't a joy to drive especially with the EcoBoost.
Dodge Dart SRT - Chrysler hasn't revealed this to the public yet but it's well known to be on the way. Within the next 10-12 months it might be here. The 2.4L engine they're using they got 285 HP out of in the Caliber, so ~300HP is what one might expect in the Dart. In a compact sedan that's pretty ****ing awesome.
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