Shopping for a new DD for myself, looking for something in the 25(ish)k that can tow my 350z to track days if need be. I would also like it to be an enjoyable drive and get decent MPG.
I have come up with two choices so far:
2009 fx35 - basically a sport sedan on stilts, rwd, lots if similar components to my Z so i am very comfortable with maintenance or repairs.
2009-10 Audi Q5 3.2 - also a decent drive but not quite as sporty as the fx, slightly better mpg despite awd, and can tow a little more. Downsides are potentially expensive repairs and maintenance costs.
Are there any cars i am missing? 2010 MDX is out of my price range and the RX is too boring.
I do not really want a track and i am open to traditional body-on-frame SUVs but the MPGs turn me off.