2018 Toyota Highlander SE AWD, Midnight Black Metallic/Black
2018 Four Winns H210 / 5.3L Volvo Penta V8 300 / DPS-A Duoprop drive
I have pondered the PP pack + additional front camber mods vs adding an LSD + camber plates on my mk6 as modded MK7 PP GTI I drove addressed the main issues with my mk6, but as a modder I still think the mk6 is an LSD and better damping options away from a mk7. Even then, I still don't feel like the mk5 to mk7 gti's felt special enough on an emotional level to me, it feels like a very good tool to have, but not something that says wow, I love this car a lot. But vad has a 993 for that sort of fun
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One Swedish sedan
One ‘murrican coupe
Vad, skip the S4 and get the D2 Audi S8 like you were meant to 10 years ago. This will undo the karma and restore balance in the universe.
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2019 Audi A5 - back to the brand after 28 years
2017 Golf Alltrack SEL+Tech - Son #1. In a galaxy far, far away
2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD - Wife's
2004 Acura TSX - Son #2. The sax-mobile
1967 Chevrolet Corvette - I promise to get this car back on the road in 2018....
Despite the grey audis' technically being identical to your search parameters 10 years ago, the reliability of a volvo S60R makes an OG Allroad look like a reasonable choice relatively speaking.
An S3 or S4 is not a mistake unless you don't like the car. The S3 is, in my opinion, the much more fun option because its more spritely than the larger S4. The S4 however is faster, smoother, comfier, its a sporting GT car and that S/c v6 is a hell of a motor (tune and pulley is well over 400hp) that so far has proven to be quite reliable.
Also, you'd be surprised at used S5 prices. They recently got my attention, there are about 12 near me (South Florida) in the 2012-2015 and 20-40K mi range going for $22K-$30K.
Performance is a relevant thing.
A 200hp Civic to a new driver is a rocketship.
Everyone has personal tastes as to what is acceptable in a daily driver. I don't know why you are so worried about ticking all the boxes when you have the 993 as a fun car outlet?
I'd rather have a weekend car to just cruise and enjoy that has some character. And then something to thrash on the track and get it out of my system.
Give me 300+ hp, AWD for our ****ty winters, comfort for 4 adults, a little luxury and i'm happy.
Make a short list of the most important items to you and shop that.
You aren't the same guy you were at 29. At nearly 40 i'd assume you're more mature and your wants in a daily have changed, as has your life.
You likely identified really hard with what you drove every day at 29. I'm hoping at 39 you're more practical.
I've been through the first couple generations of S4's (including a b5 and b6 avant) and am honestly surprised by how much I'm loving the SQ. I hated the idea of them (Q5's, SUVs, etc) back when I was running the Avants but IMO it's probably closest in spirit right now to the early rowdy Audi wagons.
We drove the B9 SQ5 before buying the Macan and barely got out of the parking spot before my wife wrote it off because of the drop in interior quality from her 2010 Q5. Had to agree with her.
If given the choice of grabbing the keys for my wife's Macan S or the SQ, it's the SQ every time. with the exception of the ride/handling balance it's got the Macan beat on fun.
'10 997S, '16 SQ5, '18 Macan S. Many departed fun cars.
You’re going to get bored with most of the Euro cars again, even my 62 year old father yawns at the thought of one of those; he’d rather drive my STI and destroy his bad knees every day.
Get something more chaotic while you’re young enough to enjoy it every day; Mustang GT, scat pack, hellcat, M4, C63..
or be dumb like me and get an STI and dump $10k into it to build it and make 400+whp with pump gas, you’re never gonna have a dull day and it will go through any weather.. but there is no comfort mode.
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