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Help me pick another horse for the stable:

  • 2002 GTI 1.8T

    Votes: 3 8.6%
  • 2002 A4 1.8T

    Votes: 4 11.4%
  • 2002 BMW 325i SP

    Votes: 10 28.6%
  • 1998 M3/4

    Votes: 5 14.3%
  • 2003(?) RX-8

    Votes: 11 31.4%
  • 2003(?) G35 6 speed

    Votes: 2 5.7%

Which second car should I get?

1315 Views 21 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  TD
Which second car should I get? Should I go for the:

GTI (Nice fun and cheap)

A4 1.8T (Nice, almost as fun, but not as cheap)

325i SP (Very nice but somewhat dull next to an M3)

Used M3/4 (Then have two of the same car but increase my chances of actually using the second one as a commuter car rather than just driving the M3 all the time. Also, finding a good used one is tough)

Wait for the RX-8 (Can get a wicked discount, car looks fun, but it means one more year with the 92 Sentra)

Wait for 6 speed G35 (Ugly, unappealing interior, but looks like good performance and relatively cheap)

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GTI - has gone soft. No fun without suspension mods.

A4 1.8T - WTG IMO. Lots of potential mods. A $500 chip will pump 220+ HP out of its small 1.8T motor.

325i SP - Better than A4 1.8T IMO. More expensive too. Given the chance, I'd rather vary.

M3/4 - Well, you all know what I think about the E36...

Mazda? Infinity? Nah... Acura CL Type S (6-speed) maybe. 260 cheap horses... ;) (haven't driven one yet though)


Wait, this is the kind of thread you're supposed to be a smart a$$...

Go drive them and see which one you like better...
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SONET said:
My cousin has a previous-gen A4 and she won't be buying another Audi. After seeing what she has been through I won't buy one either (they need to learn that a little responsibility goes a long way).
I had a 98 A4 1.8T Quattro w/Tip which I drove for 40 months and NO problems. Flawless performance...
TD said:

325i SP - Why bother? It's expensive for what it is and will never compare favorably to the M3C, so it'll never get driven and end up as an ultra-low-mileage trade-in.
C'mon... It's not THAT expensive and it IS better than an A4 1.8T. Anyway, as a second car, I agree... A4 would be my choice too (but just because I like variety and have an M3).

Wait for 6 speed G35 - While it sounds great on paper, it looks uninspired. I just couldn't see myself getting excited enough to blow $35K on it. Plus, you can pretty much rest assured it will fall far short of even an 2001+ E46 sedan in terms of actually driving feel. You might as well get the M3/4.
Damn, we finally agree on something. :D

So, MY highly biased vote goes to the M3/4. ;)
Hmmm... Why am I not suprised :lmao:
JST said:

(and, FWIW, I don't understand why ALEX325i would ever drive his 325 over his M3).
For a number of reasons:

1. I like my 325i VERY much.
2. The 325i is my commuter - the one I leave parked at the airport, office garage, etc. I'd rather have dings and scratches on the 325i (not that I have any) than on the M3.
3. Gas frugal compared to the M3.

The list goes on and on.
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