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Old 14th February 2013, 01:38   #1951
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And then there's 370Z too, if four seats aren't needed.
Yep no doubt and v powerful too, but the new ones are priced over 30~35k I guess.

May be a used one could come at less, but reading the above post I think meghan is looking for a new car
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Old 14th February 2013, 09:22   #1952
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Haven't driven the TT specifically but none of the Audis I've driven have that fun-to-drive factor. Specifically steering feel. I've tried A4, A6 and Q5. Fun-to-drive is subjective though...
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Thanks for even more feedback!

Not looking at the G35/BRZ/FR-S/370Z because I need 4 usable seats.
Really wanted to get an FR-S, but its far too impractical :(
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Thanks for even more feedback!

Not looking at the G35/BRZ/FR-S/370Z because I need 4 usable seats.
Really wanted to get an FR-S, but its far too impractical :(
Then you pretty much have to decide between the VW, Ford & the Mazda, or the Subaru.

You really can't go wrong with these.
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Not looking at the G35/BRZ/FR-S/370Z because I need 4 usable seats.
Really wanted to get an FR-S, but its far too impractical :(
I think you have almost made your choice yourself now. You seemed to like the Ford, it is the freshest and best performing car of the lot. It is quite refined (in comparison to the Mazda at least), and has a fair amount of kit and technology. Has 4 doors and can seat 4 to 5 people. Go for it buddy!
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^^ +Vineeth.
ST is a heck of a car and you will not regret it. Go for it with eyes closed.
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The news I've been waiting for a while. ALFA ROMEO is coming back to the US. YES.

I want to own one before it's all said and done. I would have no problem giving up my GXP, or who knows, even my '71 911, if I can land something like this in a convertible.

Absolutely delicioso.

http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/magazine/3300.asp

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Old 16th February 2013, 18:28   #1958
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The pontiac G8 is back in Chevy clothes.. The Chevy SS has been announced. Looking forward to getting a drive soon. The Ls3 V8 in a large sedan form will hopefully have a lot of takers. I guess now its only Ford group that has no RWD large sedan in their portfolio.
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The specs look nice on paper. But on the looks front, the car seems pretty ordinary. Unless you want to go around surprising everyone in a sleeper car. Maybe they should have picked a more bold color for the reveal
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Old 16th February 2013, 20:12   #1960
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The specs look nice on paper. But on the looks front, the car seems pretty ordinary. Unless you want to go around surprising everyone in a sleeper car. Maybe they should have picked a more bold color for the reveal
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True.. Considering the Pontiac had all those scoops and vents and what not, the Chevy definitely looks sleeper in comparison. Rumored price is 38k, and with the aftermarket mods that the LS3 has, that is a very tempting option for anyone. I've heard you can get to 600+ WHP with a 4-5k budget. Scary!
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Utterly uninspiring. What a disappointing look for the Chevy, typical of Chevy of course, after the striking G8. I'm glad at least they're bringing rest of the package which, I always thought was brilliant. I think the rumored pricing, if true, is ridiculous though, for this plain Jane.

I still recommend a low mileage G8 to performance oriented sedan buyer, if it can had for reasonable price, over any offering out there. It simply is a superb car. You can still get the warranty and be more than a match for most Germans, for a pittance of their maintenance cost. Interiors are excellent. Handling too is excellent. The best though was the sharp exterior. It's a really well put together car.

I'll wait for my judgement on the Chevy till I get a chance to go over. But I simply don't see any reason to. What a bore.

Heck, you can get low mileage certified used Caddy CTS-Vs for low 30s, and 2009 and older models for less than that, which blows almost all cars on the planet out of the water.

To this day, more than anything, I rue the death of the Pontiac line in the American offerings. Their designers seemed to be the only one with a pulse. Funny though, I get regular letters from the Chevy dealer here for my GXP promising substantially more than the supposed market value, which of course goes straight to the trash. It'll really take something special, to get that out of my hand, like the Alfa 4C maybe. If that car ever hits the market here looking as in the photograph, there is a real good chance of me cleaning out my garage.

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What an ugly car. I somehow see this like the next cop car.
Old uncles and aunties would love this I think.


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The Chevy SS will look much better in person than in pictures like the other SS siblings usually do.

Her Aussie twin - the Holden Commodore SS is much more photogenic though, don't know why or how. Perhaps the color schemes and a minor difference in grills make a big difference.

I personally loved the Pontiac G8 (rip), and thought it was the best 'family-sport' thing I'd ever (test) driven. If this one has the same dna, then I think it will be a formidable vehicle.
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Old 18th February 2013, 00:58   #1964
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Yeah, looks meh. The kind of car my friends could easily confuse for a Camry

Can't picture myself choosing this over a Charger SRT8.
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I am not digging the looks of SS. Even the performance figures seems meh compared to what Charger SRT8, 300 SRT8, G8 are capable of.

GM is estimating time of <5 seconds while others are able to do it in 4.5 or less. I hope those are just estimates and is much faster.

I will reserve my final judgement till i see it in flesh and drive it. The engine is from Camaro so aftermarket support will be great and it will be easy to get more power from LS3. I just hope it handles just as well.

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