Advice on new luxury sport car (Sedan or Coupe but at least 4 seats)

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Jun 9, 2019 62 Comments

I am returning my current leased car in July and need pointers on selecting my next car.

My budget is $600 per month with possibility of downplaying $10000 for the right car

Now because I will be looking at a luxury sports car, leasing might make the most sense

My requirements are for the most part should be a standout car and not a common one

Here’s what I have shortlisted at the moment:
1. Tesla Model 3 either performance or all wheel drive
Pros: great car, driveability, awesome tech, power and punch, green - no gas
Cons: Everyone has it in Seattle :)

2. Used Tesla Model S in the range of $40k....this is just a thought right now..coz I will have to buy it..new car lease is almost $1000..

3. Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Sport AWD
Pros: Same trim level as the quadrifoglio - so same looks, decent power, Affordable lease around $450, stands out, quirky but delicious
Cons: No V6, only 280 hp, reliability might be an issue but since it will be leased might be ok, again not a quadrifoglio so not amazing

4. Infiniti Q60S coupe
Pros: Extremely good looking car, coupe with 4 seats, nice interior, good ergonomics, decent power, reliable
Cons: weird handling, not the same snob value as some other luxury brands, could have been quicker but feels heavy

5. Other cars that I considered but am on the fringe:
A) Maserati Ghibli - nice car , snobbish, stands out but a little expensive on lease and too big for me
B) Jaguar XE - Great car but in the new version very underpowered engine, no supercharged V6 so a no go
C) Audi, BMW and Mercedes - Almost every other person has these in Seattle so no ..

Help me pick a car folks..I am fine with inclining towards a heart driven decision over mind since it would be a lease

Thanks!

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  • Google verysundar
    Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic. Invest the rest.
    Jun 9, 2019 4
    • Amazon
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      Haha..that made me do a Lol..frugality has been my opportunity area ..but my other LPs trump it hands down so zero impact :)
      Jun 9, 2019
    • New
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      I like long beaches on the walk.
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      haha, im frugal, but having a lp on it sounds like bad leadership. Being frugal doesn't make or contribute to anybody being a leader..
      Jun 9, 2019
  • Amazon hNFY30
    First of all, don't ever put a down payment on a lease. Secondly, BMW has by far the best lease programs on luxury vehicles, followed by Mercedes. But if you don't want either, go for the Alfa or Infiniti. Tesla leases are trash, if you want one, just buy it. Tesla has good deals on inventory models right now
    Jun 9, 2019 4
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      Thanks ...any general feedback about the Alfa based in leasing it out?
      Jun 9, 2019
    • Amazon hNFY30
      Check out sites like leasehackr to learn the basics. From what I've heard, Seattle dealers are tough to negotiate with. Be prepared to look outside of Seattle proper if you want a good deal
      Jun 9, 2019
  • Champagne taste on a Budweiser budget.

    (You can’t afford any of those)
    Jun 9, 2019 7
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      I like long beaches on the walk.
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      😂😂
      Jun 9, 2019
    • Amazon
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      Yes that’s very true ..I just overcame such a big dilemma on turning my current car in..since I love it so much..but again a mix of heart and mind is the right way to move on
      Jun 9, 2019
  • Facebook rpXT35
    3K civic and 40k in parts
    Jun 9, 2019 1
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      Grown away from Civic..no doubt a good car but I am 40 and I am done driving some of the jap cars in my 20s
      Jun 9, 2019
  • I just bought an infiniti q50 - same engine and trans as q60 just a sedan. Super happy with it. Step on the gas and that 0-60 time will feel great.
    No its not a tesla. Or an M. But it's reliable, affordable, and a great value.
    Jun 9, 2019 2
    • VMware / Eng zxzam
      Mind sharing if you got a good deal on it - near or below invoice?
      Jun 9, 2019
    • I always buy used - got 2018 CPO with 5800 miles for 28k. The brand new one next to it was 41k similarly equipped.
      Based on autotrader, was a good deal.
      Jun 10, 2019
  • F5 Networks RRA
    I'll skip the lecture about why financing is bad, blah blah. Suggest you also look at Lexus RC, GS, etc.

    Watch De Muro's YouTube video about the Ghibli.
    Jun 9, 2019 1
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      I did watch his video and that’s what swayed me away from the Ghibli

      Lexus RC..sure let me do that
      Jun 9, 2019
  • New AXWY54
    What is your TC
    Jun 9, 2019 3
    • Slack sl@ck
      You should definitely be able to double your budget without any real impact. $1500/mo is going to actually get you in to luxury.
      Jun 9, 2019
    • Amazon
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      Luxury is subjective..I am fine with a $600-$700 luxury :)
      Jun 9, 2019
  • Google __human__
    You could buy a used lotus elise and another boring car separately for your 4 seats with the savings since the elise is pretty cheap to own all in.

    The elise has been $30k used for forever. We should honestly back our currency with the used elise market, it's just so insanely stable.

    Since you're taking no depreciation loss and that is the biggest cost of owning a luxury car, it's actually crazy cheap to own, and there really aren't many cars that are more fun at any price.
    Jun 9, 2019 2
  • Nvidia monolith_
    Passionate for a car! That is blasphemy!!
    You should only be passionate about TC and Leetcode here! What is this life you are talking about, heh?

    But in all seriousness, maybe an AMG?
    Jun 9, 2019 2
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      Haha..
      AMG in its true form was the last C63 ..amazing car..but today there are so many versions..so confusing
      Jun 9, 2019
    • Nvidia monolith_
      Yeah and the C63S to be precise. The new E53 AMG came out recently and I love driving the coupe. Check it out.
      Jun 9, 2019
  • Get an E90 BMW M3. It’s going to be really fun to drive if you can get past the hangup of other peoples cars.
    Jun 9, 2019 1
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      I have owned a E90 M3 :)
      Jun 9, 2019

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