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Have a G 35 coupe w/ 268000 miles. Stick shift - love the clutch. 6 speed. Handles great. Technologically deficient given its 2005 vintage. Want something with the technology because I drive sometimes 3 hours a day. Put about 2500 miles a month. I get my share of speeding tickets even with a radar detector. At times the vehicle is a portable office.

Priorities: Handling / Exterior styling / Interior styling

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Sedan / Coupe

Car Needs: Daily commuter / Long trips

Primary Driver(s): Senior driver

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 50000
Maximum age: 4 years

Maximum price: US $ 40000

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Response from colin42

7:06 pm August 11, 2016

What technology are you after? It's difficult to answer without some idea of what you are looking for your spec is very wide

A couple of coupe

Honda Accord Coupe with v6

Hyundai Genesis Coupe


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Response from pmegumi

11:02 pm August 11, 2016

Somewhat cryptic on what you are looking for but I think I have an idea.

A two year old Lexus GS350. Comfortable, RWD and full of goodies. A worthy replacement for a G35.

The G35 infiniti successor Q50 has recently switched over to a turbo 4 from the old 3.7 VQ. Looking at the level of discounting of the Q50 maybe its not going to be the best choice. Instead, I would suggest a Mazda 6. It comes with lots of stuff in the touring model and you can get a MT. Ok, its a little short in the HP department but that might help you get fewer tickets.

If you really want less tickets but want lots of fancy tech how about a Hyundai Elantra Limited. Highway patrol won't pull over a Hyundai for speeding right? If you get a couple of tickets, you have lots of money left over you can afford it. There should even be a Sport model coming out later this year with about 50 more HP if 147 isn't quite enough oomph.

Other than Mazdas MTs seem to be only foind in the low end base versions of cars.


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Response from koksetna

12:17 pm August 22, 2016

Audi S5 Coupe or nearly-new non-performance Audi 5 coupe. Has the tech. Don't know if you like Audi style. I think it's a handsome car. You could order an Audi A3 new with a clutch for under forty thousand if you keep the options down, and you'll still get more tech than you are used to.

Or, a lightly used 2-series BMW coupe.

Both have clutches available.

Or, order a new R32 Golf with a clutch.

Or, wait for the 2017 Honda Civic -more choices in manuals coming. I'm not big on the looks of the Civic.

Mazda has clutches in both Mazda 6 and Mazda 3. I think these are nice looking cars.


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Response from LectroFuel

8:23 pm August 28, 2016

The Mazda 6 has a lot of tech and safety features. It's fun to drive like all Mazdas and I think it's one of the best looking cars on the road. It's available with a 6 speed manual on all trims except the top grand touring. It's a great car with any transmission.

The Mazda 3 is also worth taking a look. These cars only come with a 4 cylinder, but they do have enough power.

Also, the Honda Accord Coupe or Sedan might be the best choice. It is extremely fast with 278 hp and is available with a 6 speed manual only with the coupe with the EX-L V-6. If you want something fast, this is the car. If you go for the automatic, buy the touring.


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Response from NormT

2:18 pm July 19, 2017

The best ride with the most power and technology I suggest a 2014 Cadillac XTS Vsport with 410 horsepower for under $40,000. It has Haldex4 AWD with rear torque vectoring so regardless of roads conditions you can put down the power to all 4 wheels.

If you want one with RWD a CTS Vsport with 430 horsepower would be my second pick.


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