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Old 04-29-2012, 05:11 PM
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Since no one has mentioned it, an Evora comes to mind...
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:13 PM
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Get a Raptor...

Seats six easily
Goes like stink in a straight line
Handles very well for a truck
Handles better than anything stock off road
Cheap maintenance wise
Hauls stuff
Looks good
Can tow everything else you have

Or if I were looking for something in that range daily driver wise and not a truck CTS V Wagon six speed...
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:27 PM
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phunny how you can make up your own definitions
Real funny (spelled correctly) since you Mitt Romney'ed your way through the whole thread.

First it was "Sportscars only have 2 seats, period"

Then you get lit up on the 997 Turbo

Then it was "those really aren't 4 seaters"

News to the worlds insurance companies

Then someone blows you up on the 3 seat McLaren

Then you change your mind to "3 seats accross is another (made up) defnition"


I'm going to bow out of this silly exchange since it veered way off topic.

I'll stick with the recommendations of 996 Turbo and DB7 Volante as true 4 seat sportscars the OP should consider.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:32 PM
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Real funny (spelled correctly) since you Mitt Romney'ed your way through the whole thread.

First it was "Sportscars only have 2 seats, period"

Then you get lit up on the 997 Turbo

Then it was "those really aren't 4 seaters"

News to the worlds insurance companies

Then someone blows you up on the 3 seat McLaren

Then you change your mind to "3 seats accross is another (made up) defnition"


I'm going to bow out of this silly exchange since it veered way off topic.

I'll stick with the recommendations of 996 Turbo and DB7 Volante as true 4 seat sportscars the OP should consider.
good plan...return to your fantasy land and enjoy the rest of the day
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:38 PM
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Bring it in! Bring it in!

You guys are all over the place out there.

Best sportscar under $60K with four seats.



456 M GT Hands down.

Real Ferrari front engined V-12 with a six speed. 6' 200 lb. guys can ride in back for hour stints, and enjoy their luxurius surroundings with no problem, despite what an earlier poster said about amputees.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:42 PM
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Bring it in! Bring it in!

You guys are all over the place out there.

Best sportscar under $60K with four seats.



456 M GT Hands down.

Real Ferrari front engined V-12 with a six speed. 6' 200 lb. guys can ride in back for hour stints, and enjoy their luxurius surroundings with no problem, despite what an earlier poster said about amputees.
like the car well, great ride, the 12 cylinder engine makes the right noises, it's all good...
for a sedan :=)
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Not too sure of the 456 for DD duties.

Porsche 911 variants are the likely best 4 seat performers for under 60k.
However the rear seats are hardly rear seats. Great DD.

GTR cannot be had for under 60k. Like 911, rear seats are rubbish.
Supercar performance.

M3 is the best overall car that fits the sportiness, decent rear seats, good performance, and DD use.

If you want more straight line power, acceleration and luxury Merc C63 AMG. This is a true American Muscle car, but made by Germany. You will not stop smiling after stomping on the throttle. Exhilarating. The M3 has more precise handling and a superb gearbox and will likely post better laptimes with the same driver. The C63 is rarer, tons more torque 443 vs mid 200's and will EAT the M3 at a real world stoplight or freeway onramp, if that is your thing.

Dark horse champion here would be the 2012 BMW 1 series M. Definitely, the funnest Go-kart out there with 4 seats. However good luck finding one.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:14 PM
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Easy. Ferrari 308GT4. Raw sportscar feeling. Carbs. Fun, fun, fun. Get one while the prices are so low.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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All-around best 4 seater = E60 M5

It's my DD, and suits everything I need from driving to work, lugging golf clubs around, 2 baby car seats in the back, and nothing like the sound of a V10 (5 seater)
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:40 PM
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a real sports car is a 2-seater only, convertible with fold down windshield and side curtains instead of roll up windows, although if you put the side curtains it may lose its sport car status.

Every thing else is just hoping to be a sports car but will be much faster, better handling and more reliable than the sports car.

I would say the Mondial is closest to the original posters answer.

And yeah as the decades progressed, the real definition of "sports car" has been modified heavily to the point that the real question is "what is sporty nowdays?"
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:11 AM
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Maserati coupes have good room in the back...find a six speed manual and you are good to go. Also like the 996 turbo...
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I feel like sports car and 4 seater don't really fit well together, but there are plenty of sporty 4 seaters out there for <60k. You have the American muscle for, e.g. Charger/Challenger SRT, GT500, etc. CTS-V is an amazing performer. The Germans have the awesome M3 and the S5. Japanese, I dunno... most of their cars that allow for extra passengers are meant for comfort and silence, not sport. IS-F is about all I can think of there.

As usual, it all depends on your taste & personal circumstances.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:59 AM
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a real sports car is a 2-seater only, convertible with fold down windshield and side curtains instead of roll up windows, although if you put the side curtains it may lose its sport car status.

Every thing else is just hoping to be a sports car but will be much faster, better handling and more reliable than the sports car.

I would say the Mondial is closest to the original posters answer.

And yeah as the decades progressed, the real definition of "sports car" has been modified heavily to the point that the real question is "what is sporty nowdays?"
True, but side curtains didn't survive the '50s by much, IIRC.

I think the real meaning behind the term "sports car" had more to do with the car being track-capable if the owner wanted, yet still road-able during the week. Think MG TC, Porsche Speedster, Austin Healey 100/4, Jag XK-120, etc. At some point, racing and road cars diverged. What we get now are mostly "sports tribute" cars -- tourers in sporting bodywork, too loaded down with luxury features to be taken seriously on a track without modification. Think Nissan 370Z, Ferrari 599, Porsche 997.

Today marketers apply "sports" to everything short of a Lincoln Town Car/Cadillac Escalade Pickup, so you can have power windows, power seats, sat nav, an automatic gearbox, a/c, decorative wheels, seating for 4 or 5, cupholders, etc. and still call it a "sports-" car, activity vehicle, utility vehicle, whatever.

FWIW, I think Ferrari applied the "GT" moniker to the 456 because they considered it a grand tourer.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:08 PM
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All-around best 4 seater = E60 M5

It's my DD, and suits everything I need from driving to work, lugging golf clubs around, 2 baby car seats in the back, and nothing like the sound of a V10 (5 seater)
If 4 real seats are needed, this either this or the CTS-V were my first thoughts. The M5 would be used at $60k, the CTS could even be brand new I would think.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:13 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:25 PM
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Caddy CTSV ? Faster, more reliable, new, & cheaper to fix AND VASTLY UGLIER than everything you posted
fixed this for you.
I agree with you but can't bring myself to look at one for more than a glance. 600 hp almost mitigates that goofy look, almost.
My vote goes to the Q porte or a 400i
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:41 PM
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There are some fantastic 4 seat used buys under $80k, but under $60k, I would say new or used C63, M3, or an Audi RS4.
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Nissan Maxima is the 4-Door Sports Car (TM).
HAHAHA! Jon, you always give me a laugh when I need one!
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a real sports car is a 2-seater only, convertible with fold down windshield and side curtains instead of roll up windows, although if you put the side curtains it may lose its sport car status.

Every thing else is just hoping to be a sports car but will be much faster, better handling and more reliable than the sports car.

I would say the Mondial is closest to the original posters answer.
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