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Old 03-28-2017, 12:51 PM
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I will say the GTI would need to be weighted against a Civic hatch Sport. They are very similar.
Civic Si will be out shortly - that's the true GTI competitor.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:02 PM
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Why? Put a set of snows on and your fine.
Well I live in NC, where people can't drive in the snow nor buy snow tires.
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just picked up a '15 335xi on Friday, fast and luxurious but seems a little heavy and soft for fun autox. Besides the turbo lag, while slight and insignificant on the street, may be an issue at autox.

Autox not my thing, done a few times though, but I think mass and responsiveness most important
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RedCelica View Post
I wouldnt daily a RWD if you'll ever face snow. To me, a daily also needs 4 doors. Functional + luxury + sporty makes me think BMW/Acura/Audi

S4 or a newer (lower miles) A4 would be cool. TLX maybe? Nothing wrong with a 335i x drive either, but might not fit budget depending where you are. I can find 2013 335xi's in the low 20s around my area.
I spent some time with a TLX and was not impressed.


I drive my S in the snow on snow tires and it does great. It is important to remember the phrase "play stupid games win stupid prizes" when driving RWD in the snow though.
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I drive my S in the snow on snow tires and it does great.
An O/T question... did you mount those snow tires on another set of rims? Did the tire installer insist on putting in TPMS sensors onto the new rims? Being a law and liability issue?

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Old 03-29-2017, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by windhund116 View Post
An O/T question... did you mount those snow tires on another set of rims? Did the tire installer insist on putting in TPMS sensors onto the new rims? Being a law and liability issue?

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Well he drives an 03 so no TPMS. I see you have an 07, so you don't have TPMS either.
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Old 03-29-2017, 05:00 AM
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At this point the top contender for me is a 335 xdrive. I am finding decent 2010/2011s with 50-60k miles for as low as $15k, not sure how I could go wrong. Hell even if I don't like it just find something that I can flip. I may look at a 330/328 xdrive and see if the price difference allows me to get a car that is much nicer and then look into how much "fun" is lost. Also look at where they each fit autox class wise.

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Old 03-29-2017, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by RedCelica View Post
Well he drives an 03 so no TPMS. I see you have an 07, so you don't have TPMS either.
Thanks! Interesting, as my '07 Honda Element has OEM TPMS. A friend said that in some states it is illegal to run rims without the devices, if the car came from the factory installed on the car. Sure would add to the cost of aftermarket wheels.

http://www.tirereview.com/the-final-word-nhtsa-clears-the-air-on-tpms-regs-and-plus-sizing-conundrum/

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Originally Posted by windhund116 View Post
Thanks! Interesting, as my '07 Honda Element has OEM TPMS. A friend said that in some states it is illegal to run rims without the devices, if the car came from the factory installed on the car. Sure would add to the cost of aftermarket wheels.

http://www.tirereview.com/the-final-word-nhtsa-clears-the-air-on-tpms-regs-and-plus-sizing-conundrum/

Probably commiefornia
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I mean this with no disrespect at all, but this is kind of a silly premise. You want a car that is cheap and sporty on the off chance that your wife will become a track fiend, but, oh, by the way, she won't ever care about driving on track enough to get a manual, and it can't be too expensive, and you want to rule out an entire class of inexpensive vehicles (FWD). Again, I'm not trying to be a jerk. But you really are asking for something that it is kind of inherently contradictory. Why not just get her a nice, reliable car with a little get-up-and-go and then teach her to drive your s2k when she's ready?
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