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Old 30th November 2006, 17:01   #16
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New Cars under 35K | All New 2007 2006 25K-35K Car Models at Automotive.com

Great picks in that list

[COLOR=#0000ff]2007 Mazda RX-8 [/COLOR]

[COLOR=#0000ff]2007 Ford Mustang [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff]2006 Nissan Maxima [/COLOR]

[COLOR=#0000ff]2007 Pontiac Grand Prix [/COLOR]
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Old 30th November 2006, 20:29   #17
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the new 2007 models of the infiniti g35 and bmw 3 series are just shy of 35k for base models. id personally rather be in one of the above 2 than in a fully loaded cheaper car.
RWD is sooo much more fun
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Old 30th November 2006, 20:36   #18
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The G35 almost loaded without navi si about 37ish and with discounts could be had for 35k but then that doesnt include tax etc, so if your friend is looking to have OTD for 35, he might be better off with subaru etc, but no offense to owner and lover of the brand, believe me, its too ricy and not a luxury car from any angle, no comparison to the 3, G, TL, IS, but in all this i would say G is the best not because I own 1, but because I have driven them all and I know that G is th best value for the money and there is no way you will get a BMW even decently equipped for under 35k whereas you might get a G for that much..

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Old 30th November 2006, 21:00   #19
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have to agree there, but personally i dont like the 07 exterior, i much prefer the current one.

@techno. is your cousin an enthusiast, or does he just want a car for transport?
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1>.


Acura TL

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Infiniti G35

3>.


Lexus IS


BMW 3 series with all the goodies and prices just shoot above the $35000 mark.Cant pick a favourite but will say that am a little more in favour of lexus but just a little thats it.However must say the best person to comment on these cars from all of us is 1Day.

Ps: Mods just could not resist adding the pics.
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Old 30th November 2006, 21:16   #21
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have to agree there, but personally i dont like the 07 exterior, i much prefer the current one.

@techno. is your cousin an enthusiast, or does he just want a car for transport?
I dont know if you have seen one in person yet, but I had my doubts too but man in person it is extremely imposing and its chrome spoiler makes the back come to life and none of the pics here show the sports spoiler, if you get that, the car looks HOOT!!



@rahul_intlad

The G35 you showed here is older one, the one I have, the 2007 is different and sad to say (for me since now I dont have 1 for another year or so) that it is far far better...

Here is the new one...


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Old 30th November 2006, 21:23   #22
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Oops sorry the 2007 G35 is a stunner.


@ 1day whats your opinion about the pontiac G6 since the guy was initially going in for the pontiac.I dont know much about this car.


You U.S. guys have all the fun,$35000 does not even get you a Honda CRV in India

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Old 30th November 2006, 21:45   #23
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How about the "domestics"?



The Lincoln MKZ : AWD, 3.5L V6 with 265hp on unleaded fuel?




Or the Cadillac CTS? 3.6L V6 ?



Or my favourite : The Chrysler 300C, 5.7L 340hp V8 with MDS and RWD?
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@1day, i did see the older one in person and loved it, pictures probably dont do justice to the new one.

it's a whole nother story with the domestics, test drives will be the deciding factor.
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Test driven almost all the domestics, I just dont like them at all, even the charger SRT, 300 SRT-8, nothing, not one bit..

but yeah its always best to do a test driven on your own...

as for the G6, its not too bad but i wouldnt recommend it..
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I would presume the new C-Class would be out by mid 2007, and it should start at a little under 35k. That would be the best option imo.
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Test driven almost all the domestics, I just dont like them at all, even the charger SRT, 300 SRT-8, nothing, not one bit..
i have to agree with you here. the domestics, though they seem inviting at first will turn out to be very painful in the long run - the build quality is poorer compared to the imports - though they are priced better and dealers do give out better discounts than the imports.

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I would presume the new C-Class would be out by mid 2007, and it should start at a little under 35k. That would be the best option imo.
the base C-class (or the 3-Series) both have a base price of @ $31k but with options and taxes the price can shoot up and nudge the budget - depending on how picky Technocrat's cousin is. can't go wrong with either though. can also check out the base Audi A4 / A3 which also fall in his requirements. BMW has the advantage of having the best warranty among the biggies.

ofcourse, he can't go wrong with any of the other European or Japanese imports either but i guess a lot of people have established that he'll be better off staying away from some domestics. they all have decent choices within his price range.

Saab is a good brand which a people tend to overlook. the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 are good cars. another upcoming domestic brand is Saturn which is trying to model itself on Opel / Vauxhall. they have a decent offering in the form of the Aura sedan (modelled on the Vectra).

if he intends to drive around a lot and keep the car long-term, then i'd recommend staying away from the premium segment as maintenance bills can run high after initial warranty expires - extended warranty is available for a price.

also, if he won't mind a used car then certified pre-owned opens up a newer window for him offering a higher-end car within his budget requirements.

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not a fan of th acura TL, too much torque steer when driven with a heavy foot, its also got gearbox problems.

the lexus IS350 is good but traction control cant be turned off completely and the rear seats are pretty cramped.

as for the domestics.... unless its a corvette or a viper NO THANKS
the G6 with the V6 is pretty powerful, but its a popular rental car. so resale value will be pretty low. i dont really like it.

so looks like the G35 is winning

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For $35k, the Acura TL, blindly! Subaru's are good but have terrible resale value. The G35Coupe is pretty hot too, but as 1day said that it might get replaced.
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How about a Lexus ES or a Toyota Avalon? The Avalon, though seen as characterless, is a pretty good car. Resale will be good too.
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