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The Right Car for Me | TrueDelta

Member5619

Pros- automatic transmission and low overall maintenance costs. Price and features that openly compete head-to-head with luxury cars at the low end.

Wanted Reliable. Pluses are an audiophile-quality audio system, moon roof, seat adjustability for the driver, navigation with a touch-screen or similar, sporty looks and smooth supension.

Cons don't want too much infotainment or need to have driver aids like collision avoidance or drive by wire.

Priorities: Powertrain performance / Fuel economy / Exterior styling

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Sedan

Car Needs: Daily commuter / Fun toy

Primary Driver(s): Tall driver

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 30000
Maximum age: 3 years

Maximum price: US $ 25000

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Response from mkaresh

6:36 pm December 31, 2015

Since you're not interested in infotainment or safety tech, which "luxury car" features are you seeking?

If you asked for sporty handling rather than a smooth suspension, I'd suggest the Infiniti G37. But I'm not sure it will ride smoothly enough for your taste.

The Hyundai Genesis has the look, presence, and features of a luxury car, and an excellent audio system (in those with Lexicon). The issue with a 2012-2014 Genesis is I like the 2015+ Genesis a lot better--it's a truly outstanding car. But a 2015 will probably cost about $30k at the moment (unless you find a really, really good deal on one, in which case grab it).

I don't know how reliable the Kia Cadenza has been. Probably pretty good. But it could be a very good used car for what it costs, if you can find one.

Finally, the 2014 Chrysler 300 (and related Dodge Charger) have been reliable in our survey so far. I really like how these cars ride. They're less refined than the Cadenza, much less the Genesis, but also probably cost quite a bit less.

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Response from zcd1

7:53 am January 4, 2016

Response from Member5619

11:27 pm January 14, 2016

So I bought and now own 2013 Infiniti G G37 Journey4dr Sedan. Thanks.
328-horsepower 3.7L V6, 7-speed shiftable automatic, RWD.

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Response from mkaresh

4:57 pm January 15, 2016

I like the G37 a lot. Looking at my initial response, my only concern was that it wouldn't ride smoothly enough. What do you think of the car's ride?

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Response from Member5619

12:08 am May 2, 2016

I enjoy to drive it everyday and know that the ride improves greatlywith some good tires. The standard Goodyear Eagle RS-A all season tires are not really the best ones for this car. You can get two nice pirelli's for the cost of one of those.

Most reviews stated an Infiniti G37 Journey sedan provides great handling, I can agree and think the ride is good from the driver's seat. This is nice, since most near-luxury sport sedans are universally appealing for their driver features and options.

This G37 model certainly has all those, at a more economical price since they ended production but similar in performance and a great warranty.

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