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Im looking for a reliablr used car that is quick and fun to drive.

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Sedan / Coupe / Hatch

Car Needs: Family transporter / Errands about town

Primary Driver(s): New driver

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 100000
Maximum age: 8 years

Maximum price: US $ 10000

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Response from mwcten

10:45 pm November 17, 2015

That's tough because quickness is basically inversely proportionate to reliability.

Here's my suggestion: an early '00's Lexus is300. I know it's older than your 8 years, but they're reliable have OK power stock. And if that's not enough, by dropping a few grand on turboing them or putting in turbo engine they become horsepower monsters that are still fairly reliable.

Is that along the lines of what you might be looking for?


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Lexus IS

Response from Member6594

1:09 pm November 18, 2015

I didnt think about the lexus at all. Thank you this expanded my thinking on the matter.


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Response from mkaresh

12:43 am November 22, 2015

I like the first-gen IS. Once cars are this old, though, even a Lexus will be considerably less reliable than a fairly new car.

The Infiniti G35 / G37 is more fun to drive than the Lexus, but still fairly reliable, and you should be able to get a considerably newer one for the same amount of money.

A first-generation Acura TSX is another strong possibility.

Let me know if you have any other criteria, and especially if you weren't necessarily looking for a car with an upscale brand.

Among mainstream brands, maybe a Honda Civic Si.

If you are a young driver, with any contender check what the insurance rates will be before buying.


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Infiniti G
Acura TSX
Honda Civic
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