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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?

1319 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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JST said:

1.5 A car that is fun to drive and reasonably fast.

1.6 A car that doesn't cost a lot to maintain.

3. A car that I can use for track days/driving schools; it doesn't have to be blazingly fast, but the understeering GTI probably wouldn't be too much fun.

5. A car that is safer than a ten year old Nissan.

How about the IS300? Reasonably fast, fun to drive, and toyota/lexus reliability (I know some sources rank the Lexus about the same as the 3 series, but I'm not one to argue history!). To me, the IS300 and the 325 are the proper comparision between the brands (the 330 is a significantly better performer than the IS even though they have the same displacement). If you really don't want another BMW, this might be a good way to go!?!?
BS' Bimmer said:

How about the IS300?
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