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My Second Car!

07-08-2013, 01:22 PM
OK, this is my first post here, so be nice!

Im starting to look for my second car, and this time I want to find something close to a dream car.

I currently have a 2003 Honda Accord LX (4CYL). Its a fantastic car, but its not really what I want. Here is what I would want from my next car:

1) AWD and or RWD

2) 4CYL Turbo / 6 CYL / 8CYL (Im not opposed to an 8, but not my first choice, which is 6)

3) Newer than at least 2005

4) No coupes / Large SUV (Small is fine) / Small Economy Cars

5) No german cars (VW is OK) / No Suzuiki / No Mitsubishi

6) Roughly under $20,000

7) No hubcaps / plastic covers (Alloys only)

8) Ability to disable Traction and Stability Control :) (Would like it, but not a deal breaker!)

9) At least 200HP (Shouldn't be a problem)

I am currently looking at my father's 2011 Acura RDX, but I don't know if he is ready to let it go soon. For example, it is:

4CYL Turbo / 230HP & 260TQ / Small SUV / SH-AWD / Very Well Equipped

Another car im interested in is (and thats more in my price range):

2005/6/7 Acura RL: 6CYL / 300HP (?) / Large Sedan / SH-AWD / Very Well Equipped

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thank You!

07-08-2013, 10:58 PM
I'll be facetious. I've had 2 cars that meet your requirements - both were Jaguars. The first was a X-Type with the 3.0 Liter 229HP V6 and AWD. The second was a S-Type Sedan with the 4.2 Liter 300 HP V8 with RWD. You might even find a Jag XF (replaced the S Type) in your price range. Anyway - give you something to consider besides vanilla Japanese Cars.


07-09-2013, 04:51 PM
Hmmm, never though of a Jaguar. How was the reliability and cost to maintain on those two? I really like the look of the latter versions of both, but I doubt my parents would let me get a Jaguar as a second car, but you never know right? Haha.

07-09-2013, 11:33 PM
Honda: I actually have owned 3 Jags. The first one being a 2003 2.5 Liter X Type, then, the two I mentioned. I didn't have any major reliability problems with any of them. I mostly did my own service on them, and, they weren't that expensive. My concern with them now is parts availability now that Tata owns Jag. After I got Jag out of my system, I've switched to Mercedes Benz. Own a GLK 350 4Matic now and love it.


07-11-2013, 06:08 PM
Wow! I was just looking at the Taurus! Especially an AWD, SHO model.

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