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    1. Member IgorRGTI's Avatar
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      01-03-2013 11:02 AM #1
      No games or gimmicks, unlimited budgets or any of that nonsense.

      Assuming you're going to get something in the next year, what are you getting?

      If all works out well, then I will hopefully be a the proud owner of a CPO 987.2 Cayman S.


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      01-03-2013 11:05 AM #2
      Possibly one of these:



      Or maybe your current car, Igor.

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      01-03-2013 11:08 AM #3
      I'm not planning on getting a car in the next year, but let's say my car was totaled or had some kind of massive mechanical failure, necessitating a new vehicle.

      I would get a 2010+ 3 hatchback (Skyactiv, preferably)


      I would promptly get a set of side sills off an "s" model for it.

      Or I would get an Outback.


      Or a new Escape or Fusion if I can afford to go brand new.
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      01-03-2013 11:22 AM #4
      I've been researching/keeping an eye out for a Porsche 930 for the past year and a half. Realistically, when my wife's car is paid off in four years, that's what I'm buying.
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      01-03-2013 11:25 AM #5
      Mk7 GTI, Audi A3 sedan (if it arrives and is in my price point) or lease a 3 series

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      01-03-2013 11:26 AM #6
      MK7 Golf R (if it comes out next year)
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      01-03-2013 11:28 AM #7
      I was thinking maybe a 5 year old Infinit G37s coupe - wouldn't mind something a bit luxury w/rear wheel.
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    8. 01-03-2013 11:29 AM #8
      This:


      Or this:

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      01-03-2013 11:29 AM #9
      As much as I would like it to be a 987.2 Cayman, I don't think I will be able to justify the expense.

      The new Accord seems really appealing right now as a practical daily. I could see myself leasing one of those for a couple of years when the warranty is up on my GTI.

    10. 01-03-2013 11:30 AM #10
      An NC Miata MX-5. Planning on picking one up in the spring actually.


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      01-03-2013 11:31 AM #11
      Why are people with brand new cars buying new cars

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      01-03-2013 11:31 AM #12
      Mid-size comfy 4dr sedan. camcord or equivalent under 12k.
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      01-03-2013 11:33 AM #13
      This for the wife. I already have my car.


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      01-03-2013 11:33 AM #14
      I want a Jag or a LR. I need to do it before I turn 40, so I can start sprouting gray hairs without looking out of place.

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      01-03-2013 11:34 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      No games or gimmicks, unlimited budgets or any of that nonsense.

      Assuming you're going to get something in the next year, what are you getting?

      If all works out well, then I will hopefully be a the proud owner of a CPO 987.2 Cayman S.

      Great choice. I'd do that if I could.

      There's a lot of things on my 'list', but if I replaced my car this year (not actually planning to quite yet, only for the eventuality) it would be most likely



      a Mazda CX-5, diesel if the diesel is out. That's the most realistic of the list, though others aren't far behind:

      Ford C-Max


      Audi Q5 2.0t or TDI


      Longer shot:
      Porsche Cayenne (used)

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      01-03-2013 11:37 AM #16
      Probably something RWD, manual and rusty. Winter duty car, something like a Mercedes W123 or Volvo 240 or similar.

      Or I might get a more modern station wagon, like a VW Passat.

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      01-03-2013 11:37 AM #17
      There are a number of cars around here I might want to buy.

      -Corvair
      -Duster
      -Allante
      -Fiero 2M6
      -mk2 GLI
      -mk3 GLS/GT
      -Montego GT/another gran torino
      -mk7 GTI 4 door
      -Opel adam if it comes to the US
      -Smart forjeremy (flamesuit on)
      -pontiac sunrunner
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      01-03-2013 11:39 AM #18
      My wife really wants a new crossover/CUV/SUV to replace her Jetta, and we will likely get her one mid-late next year, probably an RDX.

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      01-03-2013 11:39 AM #19



      Q7 SLine, in this colour. Fiance is dead against minivans. I approve of her choice here. And I get to keep my Avant

      Shes' getting rid of her ****box Echo. Horrible little car

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      01-03-2013 11:42 AM #20
      im sick of small german cars.

      next up for me is either a chevy suburban or a dodge challenger.

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      01-03-2013 11:48 AM #21
      It won't be this year...but as soon as we are ready to treat ourselves to a 3rd car (after we buy a house and have our first kid), we're going to lease one of these:


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      01-03-2013 11:48 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by sandiegan View Post
      Why are people with brand new cars buying new cars
      What's wrong with that
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI2Slow View Post
      If there is enough room to shoehorn a car seat in the back by the roll cage I think this might be the car to buy.

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      01-03-2013 11:49 AM #23
      My lease is up on my 335 in sept. of this year, I think i am going to get myself back into a wrangler. I had one before my bmw and it wasent how I wanted it (soft top, half doors, manual trans. ), i bought it without seeing, big fail on my part.

      so I am doing it right this time and ordering it how I want it with a painted hard-top, full doors, auto. (no need for two manual trans. vehicles) and in a 4 door unlimited.


      Something like this: color undecided, since jeep likes to change them up every 6 months

      I LOVE my BMW so much, but I am at a point in my life where I need to get something with a cheaper car-payment so I can get going with life.

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      01-03-2013 11:52 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      It won't be this year...but as soon as we are ready to treat ourselves to a 3rd car (after we buy a house and have our first kid), we're going to lease one of these:
      What does a 135I vert lease for? I was looking at cayman/boxtser leases and they were still above my (theoretical budget).

      I also saw some leases on 2012 6-6 Accord Coupes that have me thinking of calling my CU to figure out my GTI payoff.

      Just need to get this damn condo situation taken care of first!

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      01-03-2013 11:52 AM #25
      More like 3 years or so from now:

      Me: FR-S
      Wife: Ford C-Max or Mazda 5

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      01-03-2013 11:54 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Mk7 GTI
      This

      Hopefully we will have blue color option here.
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      01-03-2013 11:55 AM #27
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      01-03-2013 11:56 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by rynodyno312 View Post
      What does a 135I vert lease for? I was looking at cayman/boxtser leases and they were still above my (theoretical budget).

      I also saw some leases on 2012 6-6 Accord Coupes that have me thinking of calling my CU to figure out my GTI payoff.

      Just need to get this damn condo situation taken care of first!
      Yeah you and me both dude!

      135i vert = $469/mo. That's what I pay on my Civic's 5-year loan, for a car that's about 2x as expensive.

      128i Coupe = $329/mo
      135i Coupe = $389/mo

      $3K+ due at signing though. One would want to negotiate a bit, I imagine. And these are for specific models (Premium Package but no Tech or Sport)...and you can't lease a 135is, looks like...

      But for a 3rd car, which is what it will be for me, those things don't matter. 3rd pedal? I'll take my Civic. Nav? Both of my other cars have it.

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      My 2013 black WRX hatch has an ETA of Jan 14.

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      01-03-2013 11:59 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC_Punker View Post
      My 2013 black WRX hatch has an ETA of Jan 14.
      Congrats.

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      01-03-2013 12:01 PM #31
      I realized that I probably won't be buying a car for the next 5 years. I'm in college now and would have no where to store a second car. Even after I graduate I'll probably move to a NYC where I wouldn't need /be able to have a car.

      Plus side is that I'll be able to save up for something much nicer in the distant future.
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      01-03-2013 12:01 PM #32
      Posted this in the goals for 2013 thread too but here we go...

      2006-2007 TSX in manual (Wish you could get the V6 in manual)



      This or a similar year GTI, but have a feeling the TSX would be more reliable.

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      01-03-2013 12:02 PM #33
      Something that I can have an infant carrier and a toddler seat in comfortably without having to move either seat all the way up. Which reminds me, fcuk you, guy who designed the MKIV Jetta backseat!
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      01-03-2013 12:08 PM #34
      In March I'll either be getting a '13 Golf TDI to replace the Rabbit as my DD. Or a S2000 for something a little more fun to drive and a future replacement of the CRX as my autocross/track toy.

      Two completely different cars. I know it shouldn't even be a decision seeing how one is way more reliable and fun than the other but I'm just crazy like that.

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      01-03-2013 12:08 PM #35
      Something with 4 doors, more space, and quiet.

      Looking at:

      5 Series awd (used)
      GLK (used)
      Grand Cherokee (new)
      A6(used)

      and about 10 other options...I can never make up my mind

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