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You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Acura TL, Cadillac CTS, Saab 9-3, BMW 3 Series, Honda Accord, Volvo V50, Honda Odyssey, Lexus RX 400h
#1 of 233 Best vehicle for $40,000
Dec 05, 2005 (4:05 pm)
I want to consider new and USED vehicles, in this analaysis (gasp!).
What would you buy if you had 40k burning a hole in your pocket? Your needs are: sporty, yet comfortable on the highway; 4 seats minimum; over 28 mpg. (yes, we also want reasonable reliability)
Our discussions always focus on new cars, but shouldn't our discussions START with price (and thus include used cars, as well)?
#7 of 233 Re: Best vehicle for $40,000 [calidave]
Dec 06, 2005 (3:46 pm)
I dont think that many if any vehicles at the price you have are going to give you real mileage over 28 mpg. I would look at some of the smaller sedans. Good luck.
#8 of 233 Re: Best vehicle for $40,000 [fljoslin]
Dec 06, 2005 (4:56 pm)
true - it doesn't seem that there are ANY cars at the $40k price point that offer >28 mpg, though some do come close
Do I really have to drive an econobox to get >28 mpg? I want to drive something NICE!!!
#9 of 233 Here's my list...
Dec 06, 2005 (5:29 pm)
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera (the kids will fit, really!)
2002 BMW M3
2004 Audi S4
2006 Subaru STi (and treat yourself to a '97 Miata with the change!)
2006 Volvo V70R (don't forget the 3rd row jumpseat option!)
2006 Pontiac GTO (see the STi note above)
#10 of 233 Re: Here's my list... [fedlawman]
Dec 06, 2005 (6:32 pm)
nice work digging out a few used cars!!!