AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Oct 2012
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German cars - not sure what to get.
After having been failed by Ford like a billion times, and not wanting to drive a riced out Civic like every other guy my age I bought a Mercedes C230 about 3 years ago.
First off, its a wonderful car. Its not a race car at all, but when you set the cruise control to 115 and sip on your Espresso I remember why I bought it. With that said, its alot sportier and hugs the ground during turns alot better than some "sports cars" I've driven.
But now I want something a bit sportier (and by sportier, I mean faster). I'm willing to sacrifice having people ask me "Bro, is your car running?" at redlights for a bit more performance. Not alot mind you, I might take it to a track a few times a year, but thats it. Its not a race car and I still want that comfort a luxury car has. I just want a bit more pickup and a manual tranny is almost required
I'm really looking at the BMW 3 series, but Mercedes has really taken care of me...but they don't have manual trannies. The BMW M series is nice too, but I don't have money like that.
Audi seems to be encroaching on the Mercedes/BMW market, but my buddy had HORRIBLE luck with his ride. He was paying $700/mo in repairs for like 4 months before he traded it in.