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      10-20-2021, 04:31 PM   #45
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Considering you don't keep cars for very long, another thought is the Mustang Mach 1. That's a car that can provide some drama.
Funny you say that - was actually considering adding the GT350 to the list. Something about that flat plane crank V8 calls my name.
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Funny you say that - was actually considering adding the GT350 to the list. Something about that flat plane crank V8 calls my name.
And that would be an even sweeter option with the sounds that engine makes
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Wait what, gt350 on the table? Done, absolutely done. This is a no brainer IMHO.
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Wait what, gt350 on the table? Done, absolutely done. This is a no brainer IMHO.
Curious. What makes you so strong on that one? There are several around me with low miles for low 50s. My problem is the only thing I like about that car is the engine. It does make driving pretty special though, which is what I am looking for.
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It's a real interesting comparison to the Maserati isn't it, what's the price point on the Italian?

GT350's were in the high 50's here for a bit then recently blew out to the 70's.

I have always been a huge fan, they look proper mean and the engine is just incredible, i actually like the idea of fuck all torque until it revs a bit, all these bottom end engines mean you are doing WELL past illegal speeds before you get some revs going.

I do hear issues with tramlining if your roads are not great.

I dunno, vs the Maserati, interesting dilemma, i just gravitate tot he meaner look i guess. GT350 looks like it clubs seals.

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It's a real interesting comparison to the Maserati isn't it, what's the price point on the Italian?

GT350's were in the high 50's here for a bit then recently blew out to the 70's.

I have always been a huge fan, they look proper mean and the engine is just incredible, i actually like the idea of fuck all torque until it revs a bit, all these bottom end engines mean you are doing WELL past illegal speeds before you get some revs going.

I do hear issues with tramlining if your roads are not great.

I dunno, vs the Maserati, interesting dilemma, i just gravitate tot he meaner look i guess. GT350 looks like it clubs seals.
I have experienced said tramlining it was scary as hell.
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SOlution would be to tone down the tyres no? If you're not tracking it, you can drop the spec a bit.
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SOlution would be to tone down the tyres no? If you're not tracking it, you can drop the spec a bit.
Honestly not sure. I was just out in a buddies car and he tossed me the keys. Simply eased into first and gave second a good pull and when I did, ZHHHOOPP, a whole lane left I went without warning, not from the nose and not from loss of traction. Last time I gave it the beans.
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The Range Rover SVR checks a lot of those boxes. Awesome engine, looks great, very comfortable, loved it when I drove one.

392 Wrangler with Xtreme Recon package is also a great option if you can stretch the budget. Amazing sound, one touch roof option, looks badass with the 35's from the recon package, and will have incredible resale value in the future too. Brand new with warranty, no service costs, easy. Couple dealers are offering $6k off MSRP on orders. Most dealers want MSRP or $5-20k over, don't fall for that obv.

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The Range Rover SVR checks a lot of those boxes. Awesome engine, looks great, very comfortable, loved it when I drove one.

392 Wrangler with Xtreme Recon package is also a great option if you can stretch the budget. Amazing sound, one touch roof option, looks badass with the 35's from the recon package, and will have incredible resale value in the future too. Brand new with warranty, no service costs, easy. Couple dealers are offering $6k off MSRP on orders. Most dealers want MSRP or $5-20k over, don't fall for that obv.

RS7?
Right, that's what I'm saying too. I know the SVR is on my future list.
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Gorgeous, love me a Giulia, easily one of the most fun and engaging sedans on the market right now.
I was pretty set on an M2 eventually, but now this car has me addicted. I may have to go Quadrifoglio next unless the G87 M2 blows my socks off.
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Okay - I believe I've got it narrowed down to 3 at the moment:

1. 2015-2017 Maserati Granturismo 4.7L
2. 2006-2009 Aston Martin DB9 V12
3. 2016-2018 For Mustang GT350

Can't find a GT350 nearby yet, but the dealer I got one of my Alfa's from has both an Aston and a Granturismo on the ground at two of their locations and they are near each other, so plan to make a trip up there this Sunday to check them out.
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Okay - I believe I've got it narrowed down to 3 at the moment:

1. 2015-2017 Maserati Granturismo 4.7L
2. 2006-2009 Aston Martin DB9 V12
3. 2016-2018 For Mustang GT350

Can't find a GT350 nearby yet, but the dealer I got one of my Alfa's from has both an Aston and a Granturismo on the ground at two of their locations and they are near each other, so plan to make a trip up there this Sunday to check them out.

Don't forget to take some pictures to show us!
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Short term, shits and giggles, get the aston, you'll look like total dick though
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Short term, shits and giggles, get the aston, you'll look like total dick though
I live in the middle of f'ing nowhere. Everyone here will just think it's a Jag anyway.
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I test drove multiple Granturismo's with the 4.7 last year, lots to like. Sounds fantastic from the factory, loved the auto trans, looks to kill but I couldn't find a comfortable seating position. I'm on the taller side but it wasn't due to lack of legroom and the infotainment does suck. Really wanted to love it but there wasn't enough to pull me in.

My vote goes for the Evora but you won't find a S2 for <$60k. Other than a 997 GT3 it's my favorite sports car new/used <$125k. The S1 is amazing but the high door sill makes getting in/out a PITA and a deal breaker, at least for me. Otherwise, it's perfect in every way. I have yet to drive a car with steering feel as good as an Evora.

I'll throw a few suggestions out there...
-B8 RS5 with the N/A V8 - obviously not as special as a GT-S, DB9 or Evora but a fantastic GT cruiser that makes great noises (downshifts are ), quality interior, comfortable, and well below your budget
-CTS V coupe? Never driven one but the coupes are rare, basically a luxurious 2+2 Corvette
-High mileage GTR? Would be too beat up at this price point?
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Okay - I believe I've got it narrowed down to 3 at the moment:

1. 2015-2017 Maserati Granturismo 4.7L
2. 2006-2009 Aston Martin DB9 V12
3. 2016-2018 For Mustang GT350

Can't find a GT350 nearby yet, but the dealer I got one of my Alfa's from has both an Aston and a Granturismo on the ground at two of their locations and they are near each other, so plan to make a trip up there this Sunday to check them out.
Maserati would be my top choice. I see a lot more Aston Martins on the road then Maserati's. If you can get one in your price range that`s awesome, they are over 100k CAD. around here. Aston Martin could also be mistaken for a Ford Fusion . The GT350 is just another Mustang going down the road, they are everywhere, and most people wont know the difference between a GT350 and a regular GT Mustang. GL
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Okay - I believe I've got it narrowed down to 3 at the moment:

1. 2015-2017 Maserati Granturismo 4.7L
2. 2006-2009 Aston Martin DB9 V12
3. 2016-2018 For Mustang GT350

Can't find a GT350 nearby yet, but the dealer I got one of my Alfa's from has both an Aston and a Granturismo on the ground at two of their locations and they are near each other, so plan to make a trip up there this Sunday to check them out.
Since your requirements tend to lean more to outward appearance and the wow-factor in impressing others, why not look to Roush for a Mustang that handles better, looks better, and has way more power. They often have great deals on their "leftover" 2020 models and other years. Used ones on the market seldom cost much more than a stock Mustang. 750-775hp. Magnetic ride technology. Prices drop like a rock for low-mile used examples.





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Maserati would be my top choice. I see a lot more Aston Martins on the road then Maserati's. If you can get one in your price range that`s awesome, they are over 100k CAD. around here. Aston Martin could also be mistaken for a Ford Fusion . The GT350 is just another Mustang going down the road, they are everywhere, and most people wont know the difference between a GT350 and a regular GT Mustang. GL
Depends where OP lives and what "look" he's going for. I think most people know what a maserati is (aka expensive) and in many places it will be seen as a snobby car. Where as most people like a cool looking mustang. It's cool but not snobby if that makes any sense.

Me personally I don't like that kind of attention so for me it would be mustang all the way, second aston and last maserati, but I may be biased.
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Maserati would be my top choice. I see a lot more Aston Martins on the road then Maserati's. If you can get one in your price range that`s awesome, they are over 100k CAD. around here. Aston Martin could also be mistaken for a Ford Fusion . The GT350 is just another Mustang going down the road, they are everywhere, and most people wont know the difference between a GT350 and a regular GT Mustang. GL
That's a good point. I'm like this too, I hate the idea of driving a car that blends in with the crowd. Even a very special Mustang seems very much like any other Mustang to 99% of people. A GT350 is one of those "if you know you know" type of cars.
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Depends where OP lives and what "look" he's going for. I think most people know what a maserati is (aka expensive) and in many places it will be seen as a snobby car. Where as most people like a cool looking mustang. It's cool but not snobby if that makes any sense.

Me personally I don't like that kind of attention so for me it would be mustang all the way, second aston and last maserati, but I may be biased.
Yeah you are right. I was suggesting the Maserati from OP list based on what I see around here (Where I live ). Mustangs are everywhere around here, GT, GT350, GT500, etc. Aston Martins I see them all time, Maserati's not everyday. They are all nice cars, it all depends what attention OP is looking for, like you mentioned
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