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Ok so I have decided to go the show route with the coug since it is paid for now. I have been looking for a new car or truck in the 26k price range. I am looking for a good mix of class and power, but have run into a problem. I am so in love with the cougar interior. No other vehicle I have seen has the nice interior look of the coug. I have looked at trucks, the Lexus IS300, SRT-4, Pontiac Grand Prix, maxima, Altima Se-R, Mazda 6, But I just ant find antyhing. Anyone else have this same problem when looking for a daily driver???
 

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I know we've talked a lot about the SRT-4 but if you're looking for class and power, personally I'd go for the IS300.....I think the IS350 is supposed to be released sometime soon too :shrug:
 

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I really like the IS 300 But the one thing that killed it was the Cowl for the guages looks like a damn triangle. Just looks so :ugh:
 

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Originally posted by: MeanKat
I really like the IS 300 But the one thing that killed it was the Cowl for the guages looks like a damn triangle. Just looks so :ugh:
Yeah I thought the same thing about it. When I sat in it it didn't look as bad as I thought....but I would say thats the biggest down fall with the interior.
 

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Hows about a G35? You might be able to get a used one in that price range, and the coupes are SEX-AY.
 

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For 26 grand, there is nothing new out there that relly grabs my attention. If you looked for used, it really opens up your options to nice cars.

A quick Autotrader search found 94 Jaguar XK8s (98-01, most with reasonable mileage) between 20-26k. Jaguar has a rep for being unreliable, but that doesn't appear to apply to the XK8.
 

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Yea I am not against used by any means. 26k isnt that much money so I am really limiting myself to what I can get. I love the SE-R but I would have to buy used cause I cant see paying the extra money just for the 10 extra HP.
 

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I myself would opt for the G35 Coupe..fast, sexy, and that exhaust note will make you cream yourself lol.
 

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Originally posted by: Bennett9000
Hows about a G35? You might be able to get a used one in that price range, and the coupes are SEX-AY.
I second that! I would buy one in a heart beat if I had the $ and was in the market for a new car.
 

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I'd kinda reccomend like an 03-04 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp G. If you can find one, but that shouldn't be difficult in a few months, when They release the GXP line. Drove one at Autoshow in Motion. Wicked fast! Corvette motor in a Bonneville? God Bless America!

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Yea I looked at the mustangs too, but I think right about now I want 4 doors and trunk space lol... The G35 coup is still around 30k for the ones I have seen. Sexy car but I dont know if it is practical to have 2 coupes. I love the Grand Prix as well, just a PIA trying to find one.
 

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Originally posted by: Clutch
Altima SE-r. Not very different from the regular 3.5 altima. But the interior is much nicer.
what?? not really
I own a 2005 3.5 SE and the interior is almost identical. Differences are the guage cluster
where the navigation should be and the seat colors

That's why I agree with you on the fact that that they aren't different than a SE-R.
 

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i know this is an old thread however I haven't been around as often lately :(

As for a car for 26 Grand. . . .man pocket that money and spend about 5K instead!! This is what I would do, since as you stated this is for a daily drive. With gas prices the way they are at now, I would buy a 1983 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D or 300SD or 240D model sedan. All of with are 120hp about 170 or 180tq and gets 33+mpg, turbo Diesel :) And can be had for less than 5,000 and will last you a VERY long time.

Good luck with your search.
 
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