I need a new car. I've got a 2012 Toyota Tundra for really crappy jobs and weather, but I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on a semi-DD that I'd drive between 5-10k miles per year. I'd drive it in the rain, but not snow. I'd spend up to $150k. I'm not a reckless driver (don't floor it in a tunnel to hear the exhaust) or do track, but who doesn't like 0-60? I drive 5 hrs from Seattle to Montana almost once per month, otherwise, it's Home Depot and the gym, plus on weekends around the lake with the wife. We're both 55 which means GT, easy in/out and responsible driving. Plus my Old School preference is 3rd pedal, but a dual-clutch 7-speed trans axel wouldn't suck even though I'd probably leave it in auto most of the time. My considerations are (other than awsome fun): Maintenance cost/repairs (I think all the cars are pretty dependable) Depreciation potential (where is it on the curve) Appreciation potential (I am not expecting to make money) Cost to purchase (superseded by #3 and #4) Audi R8 v10 w/ 6-speed manual, mid-engine (in the rear) AWD, coupe MSRP $160/Now $100 BMW Z8 v8 5-speed manual, front-engine (behind the wheels), RWD, convert MSRP $130/Now $150 MB SLS v8 twin-turbo 7-speed dual-clutch auto-manual, front-engine (behind the wheels), RWD, convert MSRP $200/Now $140 Thoughts?