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VW and Audi are still expensive vehicles to maintain, compared to Japanese cars, in my experience.  I just think the tradeoffs are worth it.

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Carrera 4S is my dream car and, god willing, will be my next car after the WRX. It might be 6-7 years before I pick one up, but  getting one eventually is the plan as long as life doesn't get in the way.

 

Should be plenty of well-loved 991s around when you're ready to jump. Got some good advice on optioning from one of the dads at our soccer club, who sells them. To whit:

 

-- Everyone orders Sport Chrono and no one ever uses it, unless they really like driving around in second gear at 50 mph.

 

-- No one orders PDCC and they all should.

 

-- Full electric seats are a rip and weigh a fuckload, 4-way is fine.

 

-- PDK is the best thing since naked ladies.

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Well the Golf R came in today. I had to let it go, but it was difficult. About the perfect little car in my mind.

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No station wagons. I thought I had already established it is the Blue Audi S4.

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While the station wagons look pretty good in that model, not sure it is what I want to drive.

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Jeff, I know this just like any HF FTOM thread, so I'll throw my two cents out. Why not the Lexus ISF? I seem to share many of your observations and opinions and feel like the ISF would easily be my top choice.

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I thought about several Lexi, as they seem to be the best built cars out there. My main issue was they are a much softer and slower version of the BMW that I think is too soft.

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Jeff, have you though about an Infinity Q5?

I've been following this thread as I am looking to buy or lease a new car (as my Honda Accord is about 11 years old-fashioned although it only has 50K miles on it). I was thinking of an Audi A4 or a BMW 3 series of some sort. Really, I want a car that is nicer than the Honda Accord I've been driving but don't want to spend over 40k. I could live with getting a Honda Accord 6cyl again but that is really boring. The Infinity should have less maintenance than the Audi and BMW and is larger (more used to what I have). Don't think I should go with as BMW 5 series since I probably don't drive enough to spend that kind of money.

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I did look at them.  Seemed like a nice car, but like most of the cars you mentioned I think the Q50 cars I saw were all well over 40k.  Not sure why the infinity would have less maintenance than the Audi and BMWs.  I have never heard of Nissans to be all that reliable.

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That is a nice looking car. I wonder if they have a factory kayak carrier accessory.

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Get the Tesla P85D. Luxury, beauty, solid build quality, great handling, cheap as fuck to drive, and you can still blow by just about anything on the road with a 0-60 of 3.1 seconds.

 

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That is a nice looking car. I wonder if they have a factory kayak carrier accessory.

If you go with the 007 package it turns into one.

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My parents ISF is a fantastic car, but it's so perfect it's simply numb and boring to drive.

Sounds very Japanese. It was exciting enough for me :)

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I thought about several Lexi, as they seem to be the best built cars out there. My main issue was they are a much softer and slower version of the BMW that I think is too soft.

Really? Did you compare the IS 350 F to the S4? What year/model Audi did you feel bested it in terms of speed (can't comment on handling)?

Edit: it's been a while since I looked and my memory could be failing me... But.

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The S4 is dramatically faster than the IS350F. I think somewhere around 1.5 seconds faster 0-60.

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Steve I would have strongly considered the Tesla, especially as they are now a client, but I live in a townhouse so charging it would be a bitch.

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That is a nice looking car. I wonder if they have a factory kayak carrier accessory.

Isn't that a minion?

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Steve I would have strongly considered the Tesla, especially as they are now a client, but I live in a townhouse so charging it would be a bitch.

Why not get them to build a supercharger at the station? Problem solved and guaranteed rockstar parking?

Alternatively, hire a minion whose duty is to charge the car in your absence.

They can use the 'frunk' as their quarters.

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