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I would check out a Lexus GS or RC. The GS is a nice blend of sporty and luxury. It also feels like it's in that same class as the European cars instead of feeling like an upgraded version of the parent company brand like alot of Acuras and infiniti's
Thanks, I will research them. I hear good things about Lexus.

I got an Infiniti after Iraq.

A really nice 2008 G37. RWD. 334 HP.

It was fine for a year, and then things started to go wrong.

Moreover, it didn't have a traction control system and I, not exaggerating, nearly died three times as a result in Minnesota.

Twice a 360 on I-94, spinning out on an onramp.

And I know how to drive in the snow too....
 

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I have a 2018 Hyundai Tucson and love it, electronics are great, good fuel for small suv, soccer mom vibe, zero power, and yet I still get laid, not sure how though so I am going to bow out, I think I gave my cool car giving advice rights when I went the soccer mom car route, lol. I thought about getting the Alfa Rameo and glad i didn't spend the extra money for a problem child suv.
Yeah, I have been looking into the Italian cars. They seem to be very odd, in that they have different issues.

I need to research the Masarati Quatroporte. They look hot as shit, with superb engines. But I read they are finicky.
 

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Yeah, I've been wondering about those. Any experience with them?

Love the HP number.

I have been partial to the 2015 Jaguar XFR with its 510 HP but too dated electronics. Maybe I will get one a few years down the line as a classic Sunday car.

And, I found that most of the EU companies have ditched the big V8s since 2016. Only the 750i, M6, 650i, and the pre-2015 550is have the big V8s, and they are costly.

The newer Jag XF-S has the best possible V6 with 380 HP. But from what I have read and watched the Jag is far more nimble than those BMWs which are large and heavy.

So, looking for a 400+ option as nimble as the Jag, though the Jag is not surpassed by any on its exterior lines.
No experience personally, but online reviews seem good. Though the more I read the more it doesn’t fit the “sports” car aspect. While it has the power, many reviews mention it not driving like a true sports sedan.

Have you considered the Chevy SS? Seems like it could fit your price range and the sporty aspect, but not necessarily the luxury side.

I do know for a fact, the 6.2 v8 in the SS, which I have in my Camaro, is an absolute beast. It’s basically a Camaro or Corvette with 4 doors.
 

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No experience personally, but online reviews seem good. Though the more I read the more it doesn’t fit the “sports” car aspect. While it has the power, many reviews mention it not driving like a true sports sedan.

Have you considered the Chevy SS? Seems like it could fit your price range and the sporty aspect, but not necessarily the luxury side.

I do know for a fact, the 6.2 v8 in the SS, which I have in my Camaro, is an absolute beast. It’s basically a Camaro or Corvette with 4 doors.
I'll have to take a look at the SS.

I am wary of American cars, other than Jeeps, although they aren't what they used to be.

My very first car, the first I bought, was a brand-new Dodge.

And wow, was it a steaming pile of shit. I have never seen a car that just literally fell apart outside in.
 

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Thanks, I will research them. I hear good things about Lexus.

I got an Infiniti after Iraq.

A really nice 2008 G37. RWD. 334 HP.

It was fine for a year, and then things started to go wrong.

Moreover, it didn't have a traction control system and I, not exaggerating, nearly died three times as a result in Minnesota.

Twice a 360 on I-94, spinning out on an onramp.

And I know how to drive in the snow too....
I had a rwd sports car as a daily driver and I will never go that route again. Too much worrying about unexpected weather. I would only get a AWD car going forward for my daily driver and it's nice that manufactures have expanded AWD to alot more models.

The Lexus AWD isn't Quattro but it's good enough and is there when you need it. Quattro+Snow tires is the complete opposite feeling than what I would feel in my RWD sport car. I can go out in snow storms and cut down unplowed side streets to see if I can beat the plow truck to the next intersection.
 

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No experience personally, but online reviews seem good. Though the more I read the more it doesn’t fit the “sports” car aspect. While it has the power, many reviews mention it not driving like a true sports sedan.

Have you considered the Chevy SS? Seems like it could fit your price range and the sporty aspect, but not necessarily the luxury side.

I do know for a fact, the 6.2 v8 in the SS, which I have in my Camaro, is an absolute beast. It’s basically a Camaro or Corvette with 4 doors.
The only good thing coming out of American cars is the LS engine. About to throw an LS2 in my old Jimmy. Still want to go buy an older Trailblazer SS, but everyone I've found has been run to piss and back.
 

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Yeah, I have been looking into the Italian cars. They seem to be very odd, in that they have different issues.

I need to research the Masarati Quatroporte. They look hot as shit, with superb engines. But I read they are finicky.
I just saw this, the Quatroporte is fire for sure, one of the sexiest cars on the road, but they are very expensive...100k new and very expensive on upkeep as they break down often. Not sure your budget, I get you will probably buy used, but I personally couldn't buy that expensive of a car especially with that much upkeep unless i made 500k or more which I don't.
 

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That's the one brand I stay away from.
Even the mechanics bad mouth them at the local dealership, which houses Maserati, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Bentley.

I haven't seen cars depreciate as much as Maseratis. That said, since they are so cheap you might consider buying a used one, if you really like them and can afford the service and repair costs.
They have become common. I see Maseratis every day and just think there are better values, performance and style in other brands.
 

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Tesla autopilot now stops automatically for stop lights and stop signs.

I wonder how these would do at "check right" intersections, like those found all around Spokane. Two roads intersect and neither have a stop sign (no traffic light either). It is the job of the driver to check to the right to see if there is any traffic and if there isn't they can blow right through the intersection. These intersections blow on tree lined streets with lots of street parking. Cannot see shit until you are at the intersection, but not everyone respect that fact. And if you are from out of town and don't understand the nature of the intersections, they are deadly.
 

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I wonder how these would do at "check right" intersections, like those found all around Spokane. Two roads intersect and neither have a stop sign (no traffic light either). It is the job of the driver to check to the right to see if there is any traffic and if there isn't they can blow right through the intersection. These intersections blow on tree lined streets with lots of street parking. Cannot see shit until you are at the intersection, but not everyone respect that fact. And if you are from out of town and don't understand the nature of the intersections, they are deadly.
no yield sign either? I suspect they'd have to map a yield sign into the GPS mapping even though there isn't one actually there. Current system combines mapping with vision and shows stop lights and signs you can't see yourself. Also, if you can see the traffic in the other lane, the car sees it too.

But they really need to at least put a yield sign places like that. Can't just depend on people knowing there should be one.
 

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no yield sign either? I suspect they'd have to map a yield sign into the GPS mapping even though there isn't one actually there. Current system combines mapping with vision and shows stop lights and signs you can't see yourself. Also, if you can see the traffic in the other lane, the car sees it too.

But they really need to at least put a yield sign places like that. Can't just depend on people knowing there should be one.
No yield either. No signs or anything to indicate its a 'check right' intersection. I've only seen them in eastern Washington and Wyoming. I wonder how that gets coded into GPS systems. I'm sure they are smart enough to account for that in some manner.
 

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I just saw this, the Quatroporte is fire for sure, one of the sexiest cars on the road, but they are very expensive...100k new and very expensive on upkeep as they break down often. Not sure your budget, I get you will probably buy used, but I personally couldn't buy that expensive of a car especially with that much upkeep unless i made 500k or more which I don't.
Yeah, I don't think it is for me.

Italian cars are hot shit but always in the shop.

I have narrowed my search down to the Jag, the BMW 650i GT, 550i and the Audi S5 (but only to test drive).

I am pretty sure I will end up with the Jaguar because it is more affordable, gets better milage and is more my style.
 

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Yeah, I don't think it is for me.

Italian cars are hot shit but always in the shop.

I have narrowed my search down to the Jag, the BMW 650i GT, 550i and the Audi S5 (but only to test drive).

I am pretty sure I will end up with the Jaguar because it is more affordable, gets better milage and is more my style.
You know allot about cars, so i am sure i am not telling you anything new, but Jaguar while improved, still not known for their reliability.

i am partial to the audi's, if you are a substance over style guy, the S5 is amazing, but outside of badging, they do look like the A5's, but i just bought my 3rd Audi although this one is a 2011 A3 diesel that i got for my daughter, cute, low miles, great price, great gas mileage and fast enough with the turbo, but the HP is low so she wont get in trouble, lol.

Not suggesting an older A3 by any means, but i am an Audi guy, i regret saving money and getting my Tucson which i like, but not getting the Q5 like i originally thought (was also looking Italian with the Alpha Romeo, but if i was going to spend 40-50k i was going to go Audi. (it was after the divorce, i wasnt focused on my career, was playing around too much and trying to keep my mid life crisis in check, so i went with a Hyndai, lol)
 

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