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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    @Dana W When I graduated HS and my parents got me the truck I have now, I was contemplating either a pick-up or a Mustang GT. I know the Mustang GT would have been a lot of fun but the truck just made more practical sense. What I am getting at now is, I have driven practical for 13 years and now I want something fun. A Mustang 5.0 is near the top of the list if I decide to go with a manual but I am starting to consider a car with a manumatic transmission.
    PLEASE NO FLAPPY PADDLES. Let the Euro's have them.

    The 2015 Mustang GT has independent rear suspension, a 6 speed, 420 bhp, 390 ftlb torque. What more could one want?

    I love Chevy's and Camaro's but the new one leaves me cold. It reminds me of a 1950 Mercury hotrod, chopped & lowered. The roof looks way out of proportion, and the car is not really very light on its feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    ...I am looking for a "sporty car"; either a 4-door sedan or a 2-door coupe.

    "Sporty" to me is: a manual transmission, rear or all-wheel drive, and at least 350 HP. The car I really want is a Cadillac CTS-V but I can't afford one of those. Certainly not new but probably not even a pre-owned. In terms of affordability, some of the cars I had been looking at are as follows:

    Chevy SS (this one fit my cirteria the best but upon release Chevy said no manual)
    Ford Taurus SHO (another that fit my criteria well but again, no stick)
    Cadillac CTS-Vsport (in terms of wanting a CTS-V, this is a great alternative except the turbo V-6 will only come with an 8-speed auto...what a waste)
    Cadillac ATS coupe (less than 300 HP but I like a lot of its features. This does come with a stick but only on the turbo 4, no the V-6 and I don't really want a 4cyl)
    What about adding a Pontiac G8 to your list? Came in both 2 door and 4 door, you can get with a manual transmission and has a 6.0L V8. BINGO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaZ71 View Post
    What about adding a Pontiac G8 to your list? Came in both 2 door and 4 door, you can get with a manual transmission and has a 6.0L V8. BINGO!
    I wanted a Pontiac G8 GXP when they first came out. They were the exact same car as the CTS-V of the same year just not as luxurious on the inside. The only problem is, since Pontiac is no more, any GXPs available are older than I am wanting. I'd really like a new car but if I can only afford a pre-owned, I'd want it to be only 2 or 3 years old. GXPs at this point are 4 to 5 years old.
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    Well, based off your criteria; A) You may have to look German made. B) Try to find a low mileage, little older CTS-V (09 or 10) or a G8. I know the new Taurus SHO's are in the mid-$40k...once you add the options that make it sweet. But like you said, no manual trans. You are kinda in a pickle, as you can't afford the manual CTS-V new that you want. Options are slim pickens. You could go to BMW M5, but once again...very high priced.

    The days of awesome manual, rear wheel drive muscle/sport sedans are gone. It's almost all automatic, fwd sedans now. Do they make a Dodge Charger R/T or SRT with manual trans?

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    I would suggest a Camaro 1LE, great package to the SS but you're right about the blind spot issue
    Objects in mirror are losing

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    What about an r/t charger? Auto stick hemi runs pretty damn good. The manual tranny is only offered with the r/t, SRT challenger, but you want a 4dr
    Chuckie!!!


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    Nothing from Chrysler. I'd rather not waste my money on junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    Nothing from Chrysler. I'd rather not waste my money on junk.
    oh you must have thought I typed ford lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurbanMan View Post
    oh you must have thought I typed ford lol
    LOL! I'd willingly spend my money on a Ford if I couldn't find what I wanted from GM. However, you couldn't pay me enough to drive a Chrysler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    LOL! I'd willingly spend my money on a Ford if I couldn't find what I wanted from GM. However, you couldn't pay me enough to drive a Chrysler.
    im sure someone will hex me for saying this, but GM is my secondary lol

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