CrzRsn;n3549060 said:Spent the weekend driving my mom's MKZ around MA and it reminded me how nice those things are. Its quite and picks up pretty quickly, and she only has the 2.0L Ecoboost in hers. Got me thinking back to the time I had a 3.0L MKZ for a weekend a year or so ago and how much I loved that car. Started looking online, found a CPO one with the RS torque vectoring option, massage seats, the Harman Revel audio system option, less than 5,000 miles and a better warranty than new for about $17k off MSRP. Not going to lie, I'm pretty tempted. Chuckling to myself imagining showing up to a local SCCA autocross with duct taped numbers on the doors of a entry level luxury sedan that is typically associated with old people driving slow barges.
EyeMWing;n3549065 said:How much is reasonable? Because I live 30 miles from a RoRo port.
prizrak;n3549515 said:What's with you and Mazdas?
thevictor390;n3549518 said:Options for RWD stick shift coupe under $30k (including lightly used):
Toyota 86 - drove one, liked it a lot, but the interior is rather poor and it's just a bit too stiff and loud. Would honestly be quite happy with one.
Chevrolet Camaro/Ford Mustang/Dodge Challenger - not my style. Fine cars I'm sure, just don't see myself with one
Mazda MX-5 RF - Love the size, love the handling, love the transmission, comfortable and quiet enough for daily use but of course lack of seats/storage is off-putting. Super bonus points for retractable hard top.
Nissan 370z - Next on the list to drive
Keep the RX-8 - love it, but if I drive the same car for too long I get restless, and it's getting to the age where it is going to start needing expensive repairs.
I'm not tied down to Mazda but I sure do seem to click with them....