So, for a rundown, i’m trying to narrow down the best choice for a quick sedan that’s the most reasonably priced (6k to 10k), considering quickness, AWD, and reliability.
Must haves on it are that it’s an automatic V6 sedan for ease of use, gas mileage, and passengers (also considering boosted options like turbo or supercharged). Also looking for quick acceleration with 0-60 in low 5 second range or lower.
I live in the US rust belt, so we get decent snow and am debating if AWD should be a top consideration or not. But for now, i’m making it a priority on the choice list unless someone can convince me otherwise.
So i’ve narrowed down my options and what i’ve found (in order of preference) to the 2009-2011 Audi S4/A6’s, 2009-2011 Infiniti G37x’s, and the Lexus IS 350.
For the Audi’s, the S4/A6 are both automatic v6 sedans (and boosted), have AWD, and the A6 has a 5.4 0-60 and S4 has 5.0 (but respond great to tunes). I’ve found a couple S4’s online for 7500 to 8500, and A6’s starting from 6k and up, which is great for the price, but i know Audi’s are known for reliability issues and expensive repairs. I don’t know how common these issues or big repairs are, but looking for insight if anyone has any.
The Infiniti G37x’s are the next choice with automatic v6 sedans, has AWD, and a low 5 second 0-60. I’m able to find more cars like this available, starting around 6500 and going up. Infiniti’s from what i hear are more reliable than Audi’s, but it takes a lot more money to mod them to get them up to the same speed and performance as Audi’s. The G37x’s also aren’t completely free of problems from what i hear, but it does sound like they’re a lot less expensive than Audi’s.
Last option is the 2006-2008 Lexus IS 350. It’s an automatic v6 sedan with a high 4 second or really low 5 second 0-60 that you can get decent options online starting at 7500 going up to 9000. However, it doesn’t have AWD which puts it at the bottom of the list. I do know that Lexus’s are known for their reliability and holding value. However, i can’t decide if the reliability outweighs that fact that AWD is missing.
So given all this, what’s everyone’s preferences and thoughts on this?