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    Default Best bang for the buck... $60,000ish used exotic?

    So the title pretty much says it all - I am looking for a used exotic for my daily driver.. I drive maybe 8 to 10k a year all city miles. I obviously want a sporty car but more than anything a car that gets attention. I have a work car that I use to drive the long distances for work so the mileage will mostly be to the gym, dinners, out and about etc..

    I really want something good and reliable. Im not wanting to spend 5k a year on maintenance and more than anything do not want a car with a ton of mileage so when the valet sees it they are like oh this guy just bought a high mileage car to be a wanna be!

    So my question is... 2016 Corvette, 2011-2012 Gran Turismo, Aston Martin Vantage, Bentley, Ferrari, any of those or what else is there thats the best bang for my buck and the most exotic.

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    So you literally are going through what I JUST went through -- Considering a used exotic vs. the new corvette for about 60kish budget..... the end all be all I discovered is you're not going to get any exotic with low miles, or newer model at that price. i wanted the Gran Turismo, too, but at that price, it was all first or second year models of the current body style, with 40-60k miles. I also wanted a vantage, but after reading Doug Demuro's experience on Jalopnik, I steered clear. Bentley's I've heard are reliable, but just can't justify 60k on a car from 2005ish. Ferrari is out of the question....so i went with a 2015 Corvette....here is how she sits after about 2 weeks of ownership, and i must say i'm extremely impressed with this car.

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    Car looks awesome!! There are tons of GranTurismos out there in the 60 to 65 price range. 2011 or 2012 with about 15 to 25k miles. Some MC's too

    Why did u pick the vette over that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaCars123 View Post
    Car looks awesome!! There are tons of GranTurismos out there in the 60 to 65 price range. 2011 or 2012 with about 15 to 25k miles. Some MC's too

    Why did u pick the vette over that?
    Easy. It's a car with close to zero miles and a full warranty and cheaper market for modifications to make it stand out and look more exotic. It's really a great bang for your buck car. Here's a couple of styles. Personally, I like that black with red ADV1 combo on the Z06. It's mean.






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    Have you owned an exotic car or driven one before?

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    Have you owned or driven an exotic car before?

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    Ha ha been there done that looking for something a little less exotic with big bang for the buck to drive to work, etc. Tried several cars, and the Vantage V8 was the best looking to me but also the least impressive for performance (I kept thinking where's the beef!). I assume the V12 would be better, but then maybe out of your price range. Then one day I drove an MBZ SL with RENNtech upgrades and I was immediately sold. Just a stock SL gets in the 0 - 60 in the 3s, and with RENNtech it gets even better. For a SL65 R230 you would get 700 HP / 900 TQ with RENNtech. I swear it is slightly faster than my LP640, or pretty damn close. Only downside is that it is automatic, and to some may not seem like a true "exotic" But put some nice ADV.1 on there and lower it, and you get thumbs up all day. For me it was the perfect commuter car in Orange County CA, since an automatic in stop & go traffic made riding very fun. I was so impressed with the monster performance that I ended up with two of them and just drove them alternating with my other cars to work. Now retired I don't have the commute anymore, but I enjoy putting the roof down with one button and cruising PCH. No major problems with my SLs either yet, just excellent performers for me and some minor stuff. I would suggest just looking and driving your selections and see what you like.

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    Yes i've driven exotics and owned a z06 corvette previously... While I loved the corvette it just doesnt scream exotic.. I am even considering a 2 year old quattroporte but if you guys say the vette is the way to go then thats what ill go for... is it really that good of a choice over anything else? what about the interior? As a previous z06 over the vette got tons of looks and was a blast to drive, I am now at the age where I want something fun to drive but I dont need the fastest car on the road... is saying you own a vette as big of a panty dropper as saying you own a maserati nowadays??

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    Quattroporte would be cool, defo good to drive as well as looking statesmanlike - that would be my pick.

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    What about Audi R8? Do you get a decent one with low mileage for 60k$ in USA?
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