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  1. vtroid5

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    I know this isn't a car forum, but was just looking for some opinions.

    I'm looking for a smaller car with some decent performance that doesn't suck to be in (some luxury not performance at all costs)

    I have been going back and forth between:

    BMW 135i
    Audi TT
    Infiniti G37

    Also, I'm looking at a price somewhere around 25k.

    Any opinions/ discussion/ reviews from current owners would be appreciated
     

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    Are you trying to find those cars used? I know for sure that you're not going to find those cars new for 25k. Did you mean 35k?
     
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    used of course
     
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    G37 Sedan or G37 Coupe? I used to have the G37S coupe for 4 years before moving to Manhattan and gave the car to my brother. I'd say that it's much better to get a car with a lower base price with extras than a car with a higher base price with no extras.
     
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    If you live where it snows, get the Audi with quattro. You will love it in the winter...
     
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    I was looking at the coupe for the g37.

    I have gotten quite a bit of snow here in Chicago. The Audi with quattro I'm thinking is going to be hard to find for what I'm looking to spend.
     
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    I've only had the included Bridgestone Potenza summer tires on the G37 and I'll tell you this... it's not made for winter weather at all whatsoever. The road becomes a slip and slide.
     
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    Bah! find a good reputable Audi only used car dealer and you will find one. Get a 2.0T and have it chipped.
     
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    an STI! but of those three id choose the audi, all wheel drive is a huge plus, I'm personally not a fan of the 1 series with the exception of the M1, and between the infinity and the audi id choose the audi.
     
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    I thought about the evo/sti thing but I kinda feel like they may be a bit to boy racer-ish
     
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    thats why i got the hatchback model I agree though, theres a lot of d-bags that ruin the WRX/STI community and making it ricey.
     
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    If the 1 series BMW is anything like the rest of the US BMW line, I'd avoid it since you live in Chicago. Their rear-wheel drive will do you no favors. I've had to go get our last director of our company before when his 6 series couldn't get up a hill in snow conditions that weren't really all that beyond a standard car. He had to leave it in a parking lot. (Which we had to push the car into with one of our trucks.) He kept his BMWs but went out and got a Ford Focus for winter. Another friend of mine with a 3 series convertible couldn't get up a gently sloped drive in winter which any other car could get up. Overall, I'm not impressed with BMWs in the northern climates. I don't know much about the Infinity but it has to be better than the BMW. My vote would also be with an all-wheel drive Audi though.
     

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