Happy New Year my friends. I'm needing some of your advise. My wife is wanting a coupe as her new car and desu I have very little information about what the luxury car companies offer as face as coupes go.
1. Budget is 80k
2. Has to be luxury brand (professional reasons, this will be her DD)
3. Blind spot assist and xenon lighting a must.
I'm looking at the cayman but I'm worried it's viewed as a "fake porsche". Other options are the F type or 6 series. But what do you guys recommend. Had to be automatic since she can't into standard.
Yes, full LEDs. Currently have the bi-xenon LEDs and I don't want her to go back. It's a bit safer.
We will be going to the dealerships later this week, and all of them are in a row. She really liked the maserati ghibli but to me it's just a re-badged charger.
She's just wanting a two seater. She's always wanted one. Happy wife happy life.
I'd say a mercedes CLS coupe
Range Rover(not a coupe but still good for the price
BMW 7 series
If you want soomethign more sporty your options are
Mercedes sl roadster
Must be some dank pussy if you are willing to pay 80k for a car she will have no appreciation for
Did you get a prenup anon?
Make sure you have the title, insurance, everything in your name so if she ever decides to leave you for Jamal you will get to keep the car
We both make roughly the same. Different professions but we own our own businesses. Thanks for the advice though.
Some of the electronics and interior parts are recycled from Dodge.
Half that list consists of land barges. She's wanting a coupe m8. 2 doors.
I know one drives an infinity coupe, the other drives a lexus, and her old partner drives a gran Tourismo. The men mostly drive 7 series, S class, etc.
Cayman is a good shout to be honest, it's a great car.
However, if you're more looking for the status symbol thing, then wait for the new SLC merc maybe? Though it's a folding hardtop rather than an all out coupe.
That was in 2014, but I think she would rather have a 5 series than it now.
That was from a few years ago but she liked the sound it made when you opened her up in the "S" mode.
SLC merc? And I'm liking the Cayman. It's decent for the price point and it gives her something to have fun in.
>That was from a few years ago but she liked the sound it made when you opened her up in the "S" mode.
Ah, alright. See if she likes a flappy paddle gearbox, she might have more fun with it.
so then get the 5 series. how hard is this? just leave her to it and nod at the right times. damn..
They're killing off the SLK for good and rebranding it as the SLC, cause muh heritage. But to be honest it's a better looking car than the SLK ever was http://jalopnik.com/the-mercedes-benz-slc-is-back-to-kill-off-the-slk-in-20-1748243493
Though looking at it, it's not released until next year...
I'm guessing 2nd hand is a no go? Because I'm sure you could pick up a 991 Porsche 911 for 80k with only a few miles on the clock, won't have the poor mans Porsche stigma either.
>I'm worried it's viewed as a "fake porsche"
>light, N/A straight six powered, mid-engine sports coupe
>from a company whose best selling car is a mid-size luxury crossover
The Cayman is probably more "true" than the 911 (excluding the GT cars) at this point.
What's your business if one may ask?
I was looking. They have a 911 4S for 80k but it's got a few miles and I can't lease it. Tbh I can't bring myself to buy any luxury vehicle, especially a porsche. I'm better the 25K I'm saving buying used will be quickly used in maintaining the car out of warranty.
That's the feedback I've been getting. People choosing the cayman over the 911.
Business is real estate related (brokerage).
So cayman it is?
Actually I would love to get her a Snek but I'm pretty sure she would kill either herself or someone else. But the ability to drive it on the weekend isnt worth risking her safety.
Have you looked at an audi rs5? I test drove one a few weeks ago and it was pretty good. The 4.2 v8 had a nice little rumble to it and in comfort mode it was very well behaved. Performance wise it was petty good about the same straight line speed as a zl1 camaro and the handling was close to an m3 but with a little more understeer.
I was very impressed with the interior and it had a lot of assist features like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruse and auto brakes. With the awd it would make a great daily even in colder winter climates
>Still faster than your Civic
>More technology than your Civic
Again, find a flaw.
Yeah I didn't like the 911 and the coupe starts at around 135K.
The salesman told me that in 2017 they're gimping the cayman and putting in a turbo 4 cylinder since too many people are opting for the naturally aspirated 6 cylinder in the current cayman. In 2017 the 911 will have the 6 cylinder only.
>grille looks ugly
>worse than literally everything else mentioned in the thread
Pretty much this. When I bought my SRT8 Challenger the boss always wanted me to take any VIP we had in town to dinner or whatever in my car. It always took the edge off and we'd have a nice conversation about cars, then they'd ask me to go balls deep in the throttle and we'd have a good laugh.
Get a real drivers car, get a Mazda rx7 from the 90s. Best damn car ever. Also, sedans are hella fun, better than coupes imo. My sedan is truly a beast too.
you're talking to an OP that clearly works in an industry where superficial branding is important for their clients. can you imagine the nightmare, constantly worrying about what other people perceive of you...? Sorry OP but you have a shallow life and wife. at least you're rich enough to just throw money at the problem, should be a good solution for a while
>VP of a software company
Nobody in that industry gives a fuck how you dress. I have plenty of clients in that field and I always dress down for them since it's a comfort thing.
Attorneys, doctors, investing firms and most other professionals judge you based on your presentation.
You would only understand if I took you along for a business meeting. When people know you're wealthy they literally throw their money at you in the hopes you produce a return.
But alas I must remember the underlying autism of this board.
Audis are superior in every way however, snow, mud, and they are quite powerful for the price tag they have
Not the new shit, talking about real audis, and the 5 cylinder Audi engine is proabbly the best shit ever
Nice are you thinking of making more bhp out of it or are you gonna leave it stock. It's pretty slow stock, but just a bigger turbo and it'll be prefect. That 2.2 5 cylinder engine is very good
Did you make your own business? What do you do? No joke, I'd love to interview you, even over email, if you wouldn't mind. I know it's 4chan, but I actually have been meaning to start making blog posts of interviews with executives and entrepreneurs.
Oh, and Audi TT Quattro might be nice, but I don't know much about it.
Rather not get into specifics. But my wife and I both own our own respective businesses.
No reason to be this mad.
Audi's look really boring though. But that's just personal preference.
I don't like the E series coupe. Would rather get a 6 series if I wanted a long coupe.
Dude nice I would actually love to see the finished product. Are you trying to recreate the Audi sport Quattro rallye or die thing like that? Make it over 500hp and make it the same spec as a group B car, that'd be sick
That's a really nice project that you got in your hands, really hope the best. Isn't rally America only limited to 300bhp though? It's not like open rally events in Europe, bring whatever you've got, even a 560hp lancia that could burst in flames really quickly
Might be gotta glance over the rules some more. Footage makes the open class seem slow but im just getting it running at this point as i have 0 offroad seattime. I could always just lower the boost if anything.
I suggest to just start around some trails to get experience, mt Washington is a really good driving place for testing out the car, but it's dangerous. Monte Carlo roads are worse, so if you ever want to get experience, Mt Washington is good, or some twisty rural road somewhere in the mountains would be a good experience. Also, start with the stock 200, add a roll cage and new suspension, and just enter the lowest group. That's the best way a man can learn. Best of luck
Cayman is hardly the only coupe in that price range, and may not be what your wife wants with regards to smoothness or ride, interior room and road noise.
For a professional vehicle and a DD for someone who's not a car person, a Mercedes E550 coupe or very lightly optioned BMW 640i would make more sense.
OP here, she loved the Cayman when she test drove it and we will try the 6 series next.
The guy in the showroom said they're refreshing the Cayman in March. Will that product a body change or just internals?
I have cayman, get cayman. Cayman is best car.
Pic is related
Seriously though get one.
Same guy that posted this >>14177217
They'll do a slight update to the body -- facelift, nothing major. And, they'll be changing the engine to a turbo 4 banger (still flat config -- flat is best). Other than that will be the same.
They're ordering one with the black exterior and beige interior for us right now from another branch.
They will give it to us on consignment for a weekend.
I'm really wanting to get the 2016 over the 2017 because of the engine swap they're doing. Plus fuck getting the first generation engine from Porsche lol.
Wouldn't the flat 6 sound much better than the flat 4? If they do some noticeable facelifting (people I know will be looking for it) then the 2017 isn't a compromise from the 16 right?
>I'm really wanting to get the 2016 over the 2017 because of the engine swap they're doing. Plus fuck getting the first generation engine from Porsche lol.
Honestly I would get the 6 cylinder (with porsche sports exhaust). People constantly ask me what I did to make it sound so good. The 4 sounds ok, but it won't howl the way mine does.
As for the facelift, some will notice, but its really not a huge deal I would think.
Having said that
>Fuck getting the first generation engine from Porsche lol.
Mines a '14 so it has the first iteration of that engine. I've put 30k miles on it, and literally have had zero issues. Do some digging and you'll find porsche unreliability is largely a myth. Porsche competes mainly in endurance racing just for the purpose of learning how to make things that go fast last.
They really messed up with the Macan or whatever that new SUV is apparently. Something with the fuel lines.
So get the Cayman S or just the Cayman with the sports exhaust? I tried building one last night but that website is completely shit.
I honestly can't imagine the flat 4 turbo being a bad engine, as anon said, their bad reliability is a long dispelled myth that ended with the 997.2. It's purely for EU emissions reasons that it's happening, and will probably be just as powerful and as free revving as the current flat 6.
That being said, there's no way it will sound as good.
>So get the Cayman S or just the Cayman with the sports exhaust?
Cayman S will have better resale/trade in options when it comes to that point, I would opt for a sports exhaust on the S too, it'll sound amazing.
I just got off the phone with the sales guy. He said the new engine is good but it isn't a 6 cylinder.
So it seems, for the wife, we are going to order a Cayman with the sports exhaust on it. Going in later to hear the difference.
Me again (pic related)
>So it seems, for the wife, we are going to order a Cayman with the sports exhaust on it. Going in later to hear the difference.
Congrats duder. Your about to have a fantastic car.
If you're getting the 6 consider the base one since its for your wife. I'm biased, but I've heard from s owners that they think the base with PSE sounds better. If you plan on driving it (especially for the track) get the S. Also, make sure you get sport chrono, sport suspension (not PASM, the sport suspension is better). Seat coolers are nice too if you live in a hot place. Don't get burmeister (my old man had that on his old 911 and my Bose sound better). Carbon ceramics are good for resale, but otherwise they don't really brake any harder. They are good for track days, because they don't fade. But really they're just track jewelry.
I'll try and think of any other option related things I'd recommend throughout the day.
You did well asking here for a car OP, don't listen to these jelly fags telling you to use google. Asking someone is really the best option you could ever get when it comes to buying a car which you don't know anything about.
I will suggest the Maserati GranTurismo.
The car will fit perfectly a woman (especially in red). It doesn't look as rough as the Cayman and just think of the first 3 words that come to your mind when you see someone with a GT.
About the price, it depends on the year generally, but I think 80k is more than enough for this car.
Good luck OP, hope you'll make the best choice.
>So many stealth millionaires live there.
This is very true. Dallas doesn't totally suck, but people are a lot more flash here (lots of peole living on credit beyond their means).
Anyway dude, shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thats my stealth email I don't have anything attached to, so doxxers/spammers/etc. eat your hearts out.
Send me an email if you ever wanna see my car or just grab a drink and just talk cars.
Pic related with same cayman and tx af background