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Considering corvette, porsche boxster, cayman, cadillac CT6

Priorities: Exterior styling / Powertrain performance / Reliability & durability

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Coupe

Car Needs: Fun toy

Primary Driver(s): Senior driver / Tall driver

Need minimum of 2 seats

Will consider new cars only

Maximum price: US $ 65000

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Response from ccd

11:39 am May 2, 2016


Porsches are good cars, just not particularly compelling for the money. Your "fun car" money will go MUCH further elsewhere. Personally, if the styling is your cup of tea, the C7 Vette probably offers more for the money than any other fun car.

The other cars to look at with that kind of budget are the Caddy ATS-V, the BMW M2 and the new Audi TTS

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Response from jasonmreece

1:39 pm May 2, 2016

I would give the BMW 4-series (coupe or convertible) a serious look! Especially the 435 models which have a standard 3.0L Twin-turbo Inline-6 rated at 300hp. With the 8-speed automatic, the 435i xDrive (xDrive = all wheel drive) does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and sticks to the road like glue.d

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BMW 4-Series

Response from mkaresh

2:47 pm May 7, 2016

Where and on what sort of roads will you be driving the car? You need a very challenging road or a track to get to the Porsche's sweet spot. In typical daily driving they can almost be boring, they're operating so far below their potential and provide so little sensation while doing so. The new turbo engines might make a difference here. Or not. In ways I preferred earlier generations of the cars, which were more compact and less insulated.

The Corvette is more fun in typical daily driving, but also needs a hell of a road (or a track) to really enjoy it. Its capabilities are just so extreme. For outright bang-for-the-buck it's not possible to beat the Corvette, except possibly with the new Camaro. I'm testing one early next month. I can already report that the windows are ridiculously small.

I like the latest Cadillacs, especially in V form, but they don't approach true sports cars in driving fun. Same goes for something like a BMW 4 Series. Just too big, heavy, a refined. I enjoyed the 2009-2013 CTS-V more than any of the current crop, as it was more raw. Also very thirsty.

The new M2 is the best bet among current BMWs.

I greately enjoyed driving the previous generation Audi TT RS. A very fun car even in typical daily driving. But the next TT RS is about a year away, and it remains to be seen if it will be as fun as the previous one.

Refinement doesn't get in the way with the Alfa Romeo 4C, but most people consider them too uncomfortable and too impractical. I haven't spent enough time driving one to provide an evaluation. Before spending $65k you might as well play the field and have a fun test drive. Maybe you'll find you really like it.

Finally, if you don't mind saving a lot of money it's hard to have more fun on 90-plus-percent of public roads than in a Mazda Miata.

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Chevrolet Corvette
Alfa Romeo 4C
Mazda MX-5 Miata

Response from clearwaterms

5:35 pm May 31, 2016

My "fun car" is a Corvette. The car is great, it does 0-60 in less than 4 seconds and runs the quarter mile in the low 12's at over 115+. It sounds great, looks amazing, and generally puts a smile on my face when I drive it.

That being said with the base transmission (not the z51) the car does almost 60 in first gear and can take most entrance ramps at or close to twice the posted speed.

The car is so capable it is hard to have fun on public roads. It is proof that there is something to to"going fast in a slow car is alot more fun that going slow in a fast car"

That being said, from an image perspective, I can't remember the last time I heard somebody say "Nice miata"

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Response from ReVolted

4:28 pm June 23, 2016

I personally would walk before i bought another GM product, so i would shoot for anything over anything GM branded. The porches is not only reliable, but also well balanced, fast, and will not cause you to cry if you need or want to sell it.. The GM products are worth about 30K less than what you paid the moment you sign the paper work and drive it off the lot.. Also As a GM owner, if you like to drive the car more places than just back to GM for repairs, i would honestly suggest a bus pass over a GM product..

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Porsche Boxster
Porsche Cayman
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