Guys I'm stuck...... I'm a car guy and hopefully there are a few other car guys that can help me out with something.... I need a 4 door sedan... Only problem is the sedan needs to have some balls. Here is a list of cars I've owned. 2002 Honda Civic SI, 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution 8, 2005 Dodge srt-4, 2009 GMC Denali truck::currently own:: 1989 GMC Sierra, 1985 IROC Z28, 2007 Yamaha R1, 2009 Infiniti G37s. I have 2 kids. One is 3 and the other is 11 (step son). My kids are getting bigger and them slipping in and out of my Infiniti G37s Coupe is getting a little rough. My wife has a 2009 Mazda CX-9 so I don't need an suv...
Enough with the back story this is what I am looking for...
#1. Vehicle has to have a V8
#2. Vehicle must have at least 400hp
#3. Vehicle has to be stick shift (will settle for SMG or DCT)
#4. Vehicle must obviously have 4 doors.
#5. Vehicle must be rear or all wheel drive.
#6. Vehicle must show "some" signs of luxery
#7. Vehicle must have navigation
#8. Must have sliding moon roof.
Here are the competitors in Order of wanting.
#1. 2011+ Cadillac CTS-V wagon (or sedan). Pros:Blistering fast speed. Good looks (Objective), Rare, Supports an American product, ease of and cost of repairs. Pros:most expensive on this list
#2 2008+ E90 Bmw M3. Pros:Beautiful vehicle, Makes a nice sound with the n/a 4.0L v8 Cons: only 414hp 295tq, cost of repairs will be expensive. Cost of modding even more expensive.
#3 2006+ E60 M5. Pros:500hp NA V10 (Best sounding on the list). Fairly cheap. Largest interior room. Cons:Cost of repairs are going to be crazy. Least reliable.
#4 2006-2007 Cadillac cts-v. Pros:Cheap, 6.0L v8 easy to mod. American product. Cons:Dated. only 400hp 400tq
#5 2004-2005 cadillac cts-v. Pros: Cheapest on the list. 5.7L Ls6 (z06 engine) makes decent horsepower. Cons: very dated, powder puff rear end, still only make 400hp.
Honorable mentions: Pontiac g8 gxp. Cons: Still very expensive for not much hp/tq. Looks very basic. Not much luxury.
So what do you think about the list. Which would you choose with what was mentioned. Not worried about gas mileage. If I come up with something else I'll put that in.