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What do you buy for $50k? #4690796
03/10/18 07:01 PM
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Quattro Pete Offline OP
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Requirements:
- 4 door sedan or 5 door hatchback or wagon
- RWD or AWD
- no 4 cyl engine
- fun to drive
- classy interior
- not horrible reliability, but it does not need to have stellar reliability
- can be new or used, but not too old and no high miles

It can be a new one for up to $50k, or a used one for say $30-35k and keep the rest aside for potential repairs.

I test drove a Charger Scat Pack and Audi S5 Sportback recently. Both kind of fit the bill, but I wish I could have the Charger's engine with S5's interior.

A used Macan S crossed my mind, too, even though it's not a sedan, but it does nearly drive like one.

So, what else should I be looking at?


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690802
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Used M5?


2018 RAM 1500 Big Horn EcoDiesel
2016 Grand Cherokee SRT
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690804
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The Kia Stinger is worth considering

You can also get a RWD IS300 within your budget too smile

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690808
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I'd let my Carrera go and pick up and yellow 996 C4S or Turbo.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690809
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Audi S6 with the V8 4.0 twin turbo. Amazing engine and interior.

If you can find one CPO they are a fun and a decent value.

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690814
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I bought my house for $50K. The interior is classy, but it only has two doors.


2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0T - Valvoline SynPower 5W-20, Motorcraft FL910S
1988 GMC K1500 4.3/700R4 - Supertech 15W-40, Fram TG3980
1986 Ford Ranger 2.0 - uhh
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: eyeofthetiger] #4690828
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Quattro Pete Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
I bought my house for $50K. The interior is classy, but it only has two doors.

Does it have wheels? smile


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690831
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Used ATS-V

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690837
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1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690839
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You can live in a car but you can't drive a house.

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690843
03/10/18 07:48 PM
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Less than 60% of 50K would put you in a new Outback with the flat six.
The more premium versions have a pretty nice interior, although not really classy.
The Charger's interior is far from classy, certainly nothing like any Audi of the past twenty years.
If shopping used, then the world is your oyster.
Lots of high zoot stuff out there for the 35K you say you'd be willing to give up on something used.
From Tesla to any BMW, Benz or Audi, 35K will buy you a lot in a used car.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: rooflessVW] #4690844
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
I'd let my Carrera go and pick up and yellow 996 C4S or Turbo.


+1. I can't see putting $50k to a daily driver that is a depreciating asset.

Nothing wrong with buying a $50k+ car; it's a daily driver that's the rub. It's literally leaving dollar bills on the road mile by mile for monotonous duty. And that's not just a matter of "luxury" vehicles. The obscene pricing on full size trucks and SUVs is similar.

Id rather buy a new vehicle for $30k, which is about average, and then have something worthwhile to keep nice. Having the other vehicle keeps mileage down.

Just another perspective.

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690845
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It is wasn't for your no 4 cylinder requirement I would be all over a Lapiz Blue Golf R w/ manual transmission.


2014 Mazda3 Sport Hatch
Long Live the Manual Transmission drive
Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: Quattro Pete] #4690846
03/10/18 07:49 PM
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How about a used RS5 for 40-something?


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: What do you buy for $50k? [Re: JLTD] #4690853
03/10/18 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: JLTD
How about a used RS5 for 40-something?

You sure you don't want a Camaro? LOL


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
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