Broad question: imagine you are married, one toddler. You’re looking for a fun, yet practical luxury car to purchase. Budget is around 55-60k so out the door. What are you choosing?

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Prob a higher trim used 5 series or a 440i gran coupe. Feel like you’re the 5 series’ target market.

If we could go with smaller sedan, the 2020 m340 is around $50k and a lot of reviews rave about its performance relative to the M3. <4 sec 0-60, 380hp, and all the interior niceties you can expect on a high trim bmw.

Hope this helps!

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Tesla all day.

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You mean these abillities 👇 no thanks mate.
If it has to be an ev it could be ford mach e bmw ix or mercedes not this garbage with panel gaps and quality issues all over.

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55-60k no longer buys you a luxury car in 2022 lol. Unless you have a loose definition of the word luxury. This was a very hard pill to swallow for me as well.

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I own a Macan, it’s a great all-around car but it has a pretty small back seat, which gets to be pretty annoying when you add a car seat. It just destroys front passenger leg room. It’s better to think of it more like a bigger GTI. I’m actually going to try to ditch it for a 911 next year, and we have a Highlander that is the better family hauler.

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2018 RS5 Sportback

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WRX STI - my buddy’s toddler loves the “bumps” and thinks it’s cool to have a wing on the back of the car “so it can fly.”

Bonus - price below your range.

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With people suggesting some pretty basic Audi/Merc options. The STI trim is actually pretty similar, and the seats are amazing. But you still get some pieces that don’t hold up as well as the starter Benz.

Echo others— RS3, S5, M340i, C43. All sedans. The new RS3 is absolutely bonkers. 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, no tune.

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- F80 M3
- B9/9.5 S5 Sportback
- IS 500 F Sport
- AMG C63
- Alfa Romeo Giulia

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I don’t have to imagine. I’ve been there. E55

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Had an E63 for a while. Miss the NA V8.

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Golf R, no question. It's a 4 door hatchback and I use my GTI for everything including camping and hauling kayaks. Car seat fits fine, seats fold. Plus 300 hp AWD is on par with an STI and it will scare the pants off most people once you put sticky rubber on it.

If thats not enough status for you then BMW whatever you feel like and deal with paying monthly for your options. Skip the Tesla, technically it's fast in a straight line but otherwise super boring.

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How’s it handle in the snow? Out here in CO need something for skiing

Audi Allroad been under my radar. Same situation you are in. Married with one toddler

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2023 Stinger GT2

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Sedan or crossover?

RS5 would be nice, but a little over budget

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Was in a similar boat recently... I bought a C8, and sold it 9 months later with 500 miles. Although it’s enjoyable, it didn’t work for me.

Ouch 🤕

Pre owned Audi S5 sport back, Benz C43. Also the Infiniti Q50 red sport is a crazy good deal, you can (or used to be able to) find them in the 30s, twin turbo 400hp.

Used? You can pick up almost any used Bmw,
Lexus, Mercedes, or Audi for under that

Used 2018/2019 C63s

2023 Supra

I realize you said sedan, but an x3 m40i is a great fun and practical vehicle for a growing family.

I could see that - but the performance speaks for itself. Take a look! It’s a blast to drive.

I’d love to go used, Or CPO. I just want to make sure I’m not digging myself down a repair hole. All of these are great options, but which would you all say is also reliable?

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