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    • BMW M2 Competition

      32 25.40%
    • Chevy Camaro ZL1

      3 2.38%
    • Chevy Corvette Z06/Grand Sport

      19 15.08%
    • Ford Shelby GT350 R

      28 22.22%
    • Lotus Evora 400

      18 14.29%
    • Porsche Cayman/Boxster S

      26 20.63%
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    Thread: Choose your new Performance Car: $70K Manual Transmission edition

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      11-25-2019 03:21 PM #1
      Inspired by this C&D article: Every new car you can still buy with a manual transmission:
      https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...smission-cars/




      As per usual assume that color is variable in the examples below:




      BMW M2 Competition

      https://www.westgermanbmw.com/new/BMW/2020-BMW-M2-for-sale-Philadelphia-4d387e970a0d04fe36ba30547ac7a396.htm


      Chevy Camaro ZL1

      https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...Type=spotlight


      Chevy Corvette Z06/Grand Sport

      https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...Type=spotlight


      Ford Shelby GT350 R

      https://www.pierreford.com/new-Seatt...6P8JZ3J5503758


      Lotus Evora 400

      https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=179263613


      Porsche Cayman/Boxster S

      https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing
      Last edited by EKaru; 11-25-2019 at 03:37 PM.

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      11-25-2019 03:23 PM #2
      I've driven none of these recently so I can confidently say either Lotus or Mustang GT350 (I don't need the R).
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      My wife wanted a SUV with a manual transmission. I suggested a Wrangler, she said no way, too masculine

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      11-25-2019 03:25 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      I've driven none of these recently so I can confidently say either Lotus or Mustang GT350 (I don't need the R).

      Sorry, assume that the GT350 poll choice includes the the standard non-R model as well.

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      11-25-2019 03:27 PM #4
      I love Evoras when they’re working, but that’s not a long term ownership prospect for me. Bring on the crowds. I’m crashing a Mustang.
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      11-25-2019 03:27 PM #5
      Without driving any of them or having even half that budget, I'd choose the Evora every time. That's my semi-realistic dream car.

      M2 is the best option as an actual car, but for that reason it's less interesting as a fantasy.

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      11-25-2019 03:28 PM #6
      GT350 without a doubt.

      If the Porsche was still a 6cyl I'd be choosing that.

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      11-25-2019 03:29 PM #7
      A 6 speed manual M2 Comp with the exec pack and paint MSRPs for $60,650 with another $995 for destination and handling, what is up with that markup on the autotrader one?
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      11-25-2019 03:30 PM #8
      15 NB Miatas. Or an M2 Comp.

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      11-25-2019 03:32 PM #9
      M2 as it's the most sensible daily driver. GT350 is awesome, but I'd rather cruise in an M2.
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      11-25-2019 03:32 PM #10
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      11-25-2019 03:32 PM #11
      GT350R would be my choice


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      11-25-2019 03:33 PM #12
      GT350 as it sounds the best

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      11-25-2019 03:36 PM #13
      Lotus because of how rare they are, at least in my neighborhood or the M2


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      11-25-2019 03:47 PM #14
      Interesting that the Cayman S and M2 Competition are neck and neck through the quarter... I thought the M2 would be a bit quicker.



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      11-25-2019 03:53 PM #16
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      11-25-2019 04:14 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      I've driven none of these recently so I can confidently say either Lotus or Mustang GT350 (I don't need the R).
      You took the words right out of my mouth. If I could afford two fun $70k cars I'd choose both of them. But since I haven't yet owned a red-blooded American muscle car yet and the Voodoo engine sounds so good, the nod goes to the Mustang.

      Although for the extra ~$12k the R costs over the standard GT350, I think I'd pony up the extra cash now as it will likely pay dividends down the road in terms of value and collectability. As cool as the carbon fiber wheels are, they're a pain to live with in the real world. I'd box them up so they remain pristine and I'd run a set of GT350 alloys instead.

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      11-25-2019 04:41 PM #18
      Leftover C7 GrandSport.

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      11-25-2019 05:07 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
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      Me too.

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      11-25-2019 05:10 PM #20
      Own one of them: would buy the GT350 given the chance, or the Evora.
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      11-25-2019 05:17 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      Me too.
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      11-25-2019 05:36 PM #22
      My vote was for Miata
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      11-25-2019 05:41 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post
      You took the words right out of my mouth. If I could afford two fun $70k cars I'd choose both of them. But since I haven't yet owned a red-blooded American muscle car yet and the Voodoo engine sounds so good, the nod goes to the Mustang.

      Although for the extra ~$12k the R costs over the standard GT350, I think I'd pony up the extra cash now as it will likely pay dividends down the road in terms of value and collectability. As cool as the carbon fiber wheels are, they're a pain to live with in the real world. I'd box them up so they remain pristine and I'd run a set of GT350 alloys instead.

      If I had a GT350/R I'd abuse the snot out of it so much there would be no collector value when I was done with it
      Quote Originally Posted by Volkl View Post
      My wife wanted a SUV with a manual transmission. I suggested a Wrangler, she said no way, too masculine

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      11-25-2019 05:58 PM #24
      For me, it's M2 or nothing.

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      11-25-2019 05:59 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
      My vote was for Miata
      Yup. In lieu of that option, it's got to be the Mustang for me.

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