What To Buy… What To Buy?


One of my very good friends is in the enviable position of looking for a new car. The budget? Large. Like fifty-five thousand large. He doesn’t care whether it seats two or four, has two doors or four, or whether its FWD, RWD, or AWD. He just wants a car that’s classy and fast with a good amount of warranty left. Oh, and the purchase will be made in the spring, so we can count on a little more depreciation between now and then. And the car will be purchased used to avoid annoyances like GST.

So of course I took it upon myself to brainstorm suggestions. After thinking that a 2007/2008 335i coupe would be ideal, I decided to confer with my personal list of dream cars, just in case one of them popped out at me. Sure enough, the Audi RS4 was on the list, causing my neural synapses to fire exuberantly with eureka. Why hadn’t I thought of it before? A 2007 model with 30,000-40,000km is very doable with his price range. It has AWD for our Canadian winters, a 4.2L V8 that revs to over 8,000 rpm and makes 420 hp, and it has just a hair of sleeper appeal. Oh, and those flared wheel arches! Just glorious. So that’s my pick and I’m sticking to it.

What would you suggest? C’mon, help a brother out.