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    need a new toy

    Well was gonna buy a vet, but decided nope, not gonna happen, so am looking at the audi tt and the bmw z4, need a two seater rocket ship, i really want a z370 but the bucks keep me from going that route, and the used ones in that catagory are beat to hell.

    hehe see how the day goes for sure
    Rj

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    I got that urge a year ago and bought a Bronco Sport.

    Quarter mile times are the same as a 65 Mustang 289 with a 4 speed and 1/2 second faster than the same Mustang with an automatic.

    Works for me.

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    Audi TTs are fun. I bought a new one back in 01 (the 225hp quattro model.) If you are looking at a 1.8T powered one, make sure it is the 225hp - the 180hp ones are FWD. I owned a '01 S4 at the same time. Both were great cars.

    I had a E36 chassis M3 I bought new in '99. 4 door manual trans. I have owned that car several times as it keeps bouncing around between myself, my best friend, and his brother. As soon as I bought it I put the "euro" spec head, cams, intake manifold and did a retune. Added a Dinan exhaust and header. Car made 330+ HP at the wheels. Still going strong with over a quarter million miles on it (seriously!) It seen many, many quarter mile passes and autocross / track days.

    350/370zs are in the weird space of clean ones are increasing in value, and at the same time the higher mile ones are getting destroyed to be race / drift cars. I traded my S4 in for a Infinity G35 sport coupe manual trans (and regretted it) when those first came out.

    I like the Z3/Z4s - but only in certain powertrains. The base engines are pretty "meh." You might keep an eye out for a used Toyota FRS / GT86 / Subaru BRZ. Those might be getting a bit cheaper since they just released a brand new redesigned model. Also, if you haven't driven the current generation Miatas - you are doing yourself a disservice. They are fantastically fun to drive.

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    thanks for info, am looking at a lot of stuff, big issue is if i fit easy enough and can get out easy enough, lol.
    i'll keep looking till the light goes on and its the one i gotta have.
    rj

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    lol, fun stuff trying out new rides, some i struggle to get in and out of, some are easy peasey, anyhows, way too many units to make a hasty decision, as it'll be a partime ride, not in a huge hurry, have all the time in world to chase one down,
    lotsa fun for sure.
    Rj

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    lol, between me and the gal, we keep coming up with new possibilities on rides, haha, fun stuff, forgot how much she liked driving a stick, she sure likes the bmw z4, and if i duck correctly, me no hit me head either.

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