If you had $80K to buy a used 2010 or newer exotic (Aston, Bentley, etc.), what would you buy? Looking for a fun weekend car (convertible)

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Don’t touch either an Aston or a Bentley!

I’d go with an older 911, 718 Boxster (vert), C7 Z06 or C63S

Although I’m not a vert guy and would go coupe. So a cayman, M2 or Gt350.

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I’d go 911 - I also have a C63S but the sedan.

It’s a great car just not a 911

I would have got a cayman if I didn’t have a kid.

I live in Malibu and pretty much everyone has a 911, so it kinda kills the allure of it. Hence wanting some other options on the table

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What about Mercedes AMG GT or Lexus LC? These are lower volume than the 911. Other lower volume grand tourers include the Mercedes S coupe and SL convertible. The S coupe has always been quite rare and it is being discontinued this year.

Following 😀. I am seriously thinking of getting a 911 but would love suggestions.

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911 is always the answer.

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Masarati Quattro, Audi RS7, BMW M5 for a GT car

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If you’re thinking an exotic within $80k price range, I hope you’ve got at least $20k to drop on maintenance/repairs within the first year of ownership. Many people lease an exotic, barely drive it and don’t perform the maintenance due to sticker shock.
I’d recommend a 1 year old BMW 840xi or a M850i.

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$20k seems steep. I assume OP will get a car checked out before purchasing to avoid the major repairs that might result from a neglected car. Sure, there are cars out there where you can easily spend that and more on maintenance (if you have some time to read about insane maintenance costs, take yourself down the McLaren F1 rabbit hole), but not in the range OP is suggesting.

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Jag f type - noise from exhaust is insane

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Yes. Has to be the R though. But the GT class OP seems to be looking for is likely closer to an MB SL series.

Used Porsche values are crazy right now! But it is the most reliable.

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The best 911 in your budget. $80k Astons and Bentleys are definitely coming with $$$$ of deferred maintenance

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911 for sure, just got one and it’s extremely fun

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I think the Audi R8 would be on my list.

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911. More fun than Aston/Bentley/etc.

I hear you on the 911. Amazing car and on my list. The wife and I are looking for another option to consider that has more of the grand touring feel, not just a straight speedster.

997 and prior were sports cars. 992 onward have been grand tourers that still retained sports car abilities. I’m more of a grand touring guy myself so have lamented the near disappearance of this category. Lexus LC and the new Mercedes AMG SL give me hope that there still a future for the modern grand tourer. I guess the Mercedes AMG GT could be seen as a blend of sports car and grand touring in the same vein as the 911.

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MB SL63 or E53 Coupe

Yes on a SL!

The only two answers are an Aston DB9 or Maserati GranTurismo

Aston is probably the cheapest. Would recommend that over the bentley

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