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Old 04-27-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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List of cars in comparison up to 45K (price wise)

Hey guys,

I was able to see the whiteout FR-S today and was trying to think of other cars to compare it to in terms of price. If you had a budget of up to 45K, what BRAND NEW car would you get?

I need a DD and I drive up to 25 000 km/yr (15 500 miles/yr). I normally drive my girlfriend and I in the new 2012 Elantra. Though I believe that it is a nice car, I want more power out of the elantra. Passing people with a 0-60 in 9.1 sec is pretty slow on the pickup.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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Either a base Corvette or a Mustang Boss 302 with Recaro/Torsen diff option.

I went with the Boss.
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NISMO 370Z:


Fiat 500 Abarth:


Hyundai Genesis coupe 3.8 R-Spec:



Mazda RX-8:


2013 BMW 3 series (I'd wait for the 4cyl turbo version; I think it'll be worth it!):
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I've liked the GMs I've owned, but I don't like the current Camaro, so I plan to at least look at:

2013 Cadillac ATS or 2014 coupe
http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-c...llac-ats-coupe
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I noticed your budget is $45k and you're looking at a FR-S. Is that roughly how much a FR-S will cost up in Canada?

Here in the US, an FR-S is around $25k, so would probably shop it against other $25-30k cars.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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Either a base Corvette or a Mustang Boss 302 with Recaro/Torsen diff option.

I went with the Boss.
I'm looking at the same car and package. How do you like it so far? I'm just worried I wouldn't get used to how big it feels.
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If I had that much money to spend it would be one of two cars. A BRZ Limited with a reliable supercharger(50+hp/45tq+) installed(35k) or a 2012 3.8 Track Genesis coupe(31k) and pocket the rest money because I love to save my money. I don't want to blow it all.
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For that kind of money, assuming you couldn't wait, I would look at a BMW 135i, Boss Mustang, Fiat 500 Abarth, or maybe even a 3 series.
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I'm looking at the same car and package. How do you like it so far? I'm just worried I wouldn't get used to how big it feels.
I guess the "bigness" feeling would depend on what you are accustomed to. I came from a 2008 Evo X which is slightly shorter and about 75 lbs lighter. The only negative I have in the comparison of the two is a slight loss of road feel in the steering wheel of the Mustang. I like how easy it is to throw out the rear end of the Mustang in a turn. Also, the 5.0 revving up the 7500 rpm is a real treat.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #11
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Used Lotus Elise or Porsche Cayman S under 15k miles.
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Lowest to Highest for me.

FRS - BRZ - A Used 350(2004-2006) - 370.

Right now, I am happy with my car because I get great gas mileage, under a 100,000 or 10 year warranty and I do not really drive much. But if I had 42,000 cash right on me, I would do this. Pay off my car now, buy a FRS off the lot without any mod's. Pay off Student Loans(When I have them) and call it good.
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I am surprised no one mentioned a WRX STI.
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I noticed your budget is $45k and you're looking at a FR-S. Is that roughly how much a FR-S will cost up in Canada?

Here in the US, an FR-S is around $25k, so would probably shop it against other $25-30k cars.
The FRS is like 27k. (well they list 25,900 but theres the freight/PDI that isnt included)

I really dont know why the OP's price range is up to 45k.......

Perhaps its to bring the other cars into the equation.......

Since the only sports cars under 30k up here are the FRS, the Genesis 2.0T and the Miata.

A new RX8, 370Z, BMW 128i, etc and all those other cars that get compared to the FRS are like 35k and up.
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The FRS is like 27k. (well they list 25,900 but theres the freight/PDI that isnt included)
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$25.9K includes destination charges in the US. Only thing extra would be Tax/Tags/Title and then of course any "doc fees" you have to figure out how to negotiate away from.
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Perfect, that's in the US, but the OP is in Canada.

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^Bingo
This thread needs to get moved to the Canada subforum.

BTW OP, I thought you were leaning towards being smart and keep your new Hyundai ;-)
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This thread needs to get moved to the Canada subforum.

BTW OP, I thought you were leaning towards being smart and keep your new Hyundai ;-)
The reason why I did this topic was because I had a choice. The original plan was to finance an FR-S/BRZ while simultaneously financing my elantra. In that way, I get both cars at the same time.

The reason why i moved it up to 45K was because I also have the chance to just combine both values and get even more car for the money. These sports cars are beautiful in itself but its too heavily bloated with safety features (not saying that it's a bad thing). I personally just don't want to drive a road boat.

Even the FR-S is now bloated with features but its probably the least bloated of them all...
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Used Lotus Elise or Porsche Cayman S under 15k miles.
Yes. If you're a purist looking for a true sports car, a used Cayman S would be perfect in that price range. Elise is more track-oriented, I wouldn't DD it, but as a second car it'd be great. A 370z could also work, although it feels bigger than you might expect. And of course a BRZ, although it's out of its league compared against those cars. Perhaps a BRZ-STI when it comes out.
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I actually got to see my second brz yesterday. I'm in love

Placing a preorder today.

200hp is fine for a first time rwd owner. Yeah an additional 25-50hp and tq would be nice though :-)
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I am surprised no one mentioned a WRX STI.
Or a Evo X GSR/MR ,

On the side note I would also go with a Base Corvette (maybe fork out a little more for a Grand Sport) or a Boss 302
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You could get an Evo X fully loaded for 45k
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