Alright folks, thanks in advance for listening to my rambling and providing good insight amidst the entertaining rabble. I have a 2012 A4, P+ 6 speed Quattro. It's a good car. It does things like go, turn, and stop. I even took it to the track last year, and it still goes, turns, and stops. But she's my only car, and she's getting tired (see: expensive repairs on the horizon). I am now in a good position to move into something newer. I do not want to go to the track anymore: it's too expensive, too time-consuming, and frankly too worrisome. I'm also not in a position to own two cars. Call it what you want, but I stress way too much over my car. It's time to change that. So, TCL, I am looking for something newer that goes, turns, and stops. Criteria:
-Roughly $25k or less
-2018 or newer
-Good on gas
-A God**** color: see Cornflower Blue on the GTI. Things like that.
-A decent interior: I don't need too many creature comforts, but a nice place with heated seats and Android Auto would be a bonus
-Something engaging: while I'm no longer going to the track, I want something that I can enjoy on back roads now and then
I'm a young guy living in the northeast without many obligations, so I don't need a lot of space or daddy-hauling capability yet. I am also not married to all-wheel drive: a good set of snows and common sense will get me through. So my short list is this:
-MK7.5 GTI (Rabbit and above)
-WRX (Premium and above)
-Mazda3 (Touring and above)
Is there a car or two missing from this list?
Anyone come across a smoking deal that fits my criteria?
Should I follow the TCL hive-mind and pick up a B5 S4?
Thank you for the help.
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