I recently totaled my car and I'm now in the market for a new car. Originally I thought I had my mind made up on getting an Infiniti G37 sport in 6 speed, which only comes fully loaded. MSRP is $43k, Invoice is about $40k, but Infiniti has amazing pricing on ALL 2012 models right now (basically $5k to $6k off) and with memorial day this weekend, I figured I can probably get the car in the neighborhood of ~$36k. But, I always end up questioning myself with large purchases, and I'm considering not spending as much on a car.
This is where TCL comes in. I'd like to get a sedan this time around, as my last two cars have either been a two seater, or were treated as a two seater. Also, looking for something relatively sporty, yet still on the luxury side (think entry level lux at this price level), which is why the G37 originally popped out at me. I'd like a 6 speed if possible, but not against an auto. Also trying to avoid going for a base model with no options type of car, just to say, Hey look, I drive a "fill in luxury car here".
I was originally looking at cars like the 328, C250, IS250/350, Hyundai Genesis, and considered the new STI, but now that I'm considering spending less, I'm not sure what cars to consider. Any input would be greatly appreciated.