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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?

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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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Why are 'we' all so sure the G35 lacks the road feel of the E46?

Personally, while I like the way my 330i (with retrofitted steering) feels, and I don't ever plan to track it, I don't think it's fair to suggest (not that anyone here has) that an E46 feels anything like an E36 (M or otherwise).

I've actually driven a G35 (unfortunately it didn't have the sport package and of course it was a slushie) and I was damned impressed (unlike my initial impression of the IS300).

Surprisingly, I'm also enamored with the slightly larger (interior) size of the G (especially in the back seat), and, although I'm sure this will get me into 'trouble' with all the purists here, I also find it to be somewhat more luxurious than my E46 (which I consider to be a good thing).

So, combine 280 (rumored) horsepower with a 6-speed, excellent road feel, LSD, better warranty, free Infiniti loaner for any service, 6-CD in-dash, etc., etc. for low 30's (I suspect the manuals will go begging after only being available for a few months), and I think it's an awesome value.

Kudos to Infiniti/Nissan. I can't wait to get my hands on a 6-speed...
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