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if i had 45k to spend, i would try to find a very nice 59 coupe deVille. either that or a 96 FW, drop in a stroker LT and a 6 speed. I always wanted a 700hp 6-speed cadillac! :D

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This is my list of what I would have in my garage if I had the money and space. Some are well under your price range so I'd put after market options on them as needed to spend the money. They are not in any particular order:
1. Infiniti FX45
2. Jaguar X-Type
3. Infiniti G35 (not sure coupe or sedan)
4. Mustang SVT Cobra convertible
5. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
6. 50th Anniversary Corvette

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Black on Black DeVille DTS with a DTSi mod!

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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 (
Base Invoice: $51,731.00
Base Retail: $55,570.00

-------- Standard Equipment --------

Air Conditioning, 4-Zone Automatic

Alarm System

Armrests, F&R w/Storage

Axle Ratio, 2.82

Brakes, Power F&R Disc

Braking System, Anti-Lock

Clock, Analog (Stand Alone)

Communication System, TeleAid w/1-yr of Service & 30-minutes of Air Time

Console w/Covered Storage

Cup Holders, (4)

Defroster, Rear Window

Door Trim Panels, Leather & Wood

Drivetrain, RWD

Engine: V8, 24V, SFI, 5.0 Liter

Entry System, Illuminated Keyless Remote Control

Floor Mats

Fog Lights, F&R

Fuel Filler Door Release, Power

Fuel Tank, 20.6 Gal. Cap.

Garage Door Opener

Headlamp Control, Auto

Lights: Cargo Comp't., Daytime Running, Glove Box & Reading

Locking System, Central w/Automatic Door Locks

Mirrors: Dual Heated Power w/Memory, Turn Signals & RH Parking Assist, Inside & LH O/S Automatic Day/Night & Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity

Radio, AM/FM Stereo w/CD & Cassette & CD Changer Controls

Restraint System: Dual Front, F&R Head & F&R Side Impact Air Bag

Seat Trim, Full Leather

Seats, Bucket w/Dual 10-Way Power & Memory

Speed Control

Stability Program, Electronic

Stabilizer Bars Delete, F&R

Steering Wheel, Leather-Wrapped Power Tilt & Telescoping w/Memory & Touch Controls

Steering, Variable Assist Power

Suspension, Semi-Active Air


Telephone Pre-Wiring, Cellular

Tire, Conventional Spare

Tires, (4) P245/45HR17

Traction Control, Automatic Slip

Trans., 5-Spd. Automatic w/Overdrive & Touch Shift

Trip Computer

Trunk Entrapment Release

Trunk Release, Power

W/S Wipers, Variable Intermittent Rain-Sensing w/Heated Washers


Wheels, Aluminum Alloy

Windows, Power

Wood Trim

General Specifications:
E500: W.B. 112.4"; O.L. 190.3"; Width 71.3"; Height 57.0"; Cargo Cap. 15.9 cu. ft.; Curb Weight 3815-lbs.

4-yr/50,000-mi Limited; Lifetime 24-hr Roadside Assistance.

Engine Specifications:
Cylinders V8; Liters 5.0; Fuel Induction 24V SFI; HP 302; Torque 339; EPA City 16; EPA Hwy 23

Watching the Watchers
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
gotta say i love that E500 also, its a little small for me though. Nice viper though, friend of mine has one, he lives in schaumburg. dont know if he goes to any viper meetings or anything like that.

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That new Audi S4 V8 that will be out this fall, or maybe the new CTS Vseries - they are both high on my list... and if that mythical little Lexus IS430 ever makes an appearance, I am going to have a tiny little 4 door in my garage with a big honkin V8 under the hood IMMEDIATELY... those are definitely my top 3, all others are far down the list frm them! And if they make the new Pontiac GTO in a 4 door, it would be on my list as well...

But as far as RIGHT NOW goes, The Audi A6 4.2 is pretty nice and would be on my list as would a used M5, an E500, a Lexus GS430 or a Q45...

I know whatever I pick, it's gonna be an all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive V8 4 door, thats definitely my next car.

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Hi Spike. Welcome aboard!

I'd take an '03 STS and forget about everything for the next 6 years...

Other cars I'd consider?

'02 Cadillac Eldorado
Lexus GS430
Lexus ES300
Lincoln LS8
Corvette Z06
Maybe some Mercedes - don't know which...

2005 CTS-V, 1994 Infiniti Q45
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1. cadillac XLR
2. 03 Infiniti Q45
3. 02 BMW 750iL
3. 02 Lexus LS 430
4. 03 Lexus SC 430
5. 03 Jaguar XJR supercharged

2005 CTS-V, 1994 Infiniti Q45
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MY bad! I read through the lists fast, and saw some lexus and jaguars, and didnt read which models. And yes KC, if you would like, you can consider that a brain fart ;)

Actually, I was asked the same question yesterday, and said beyond a doubt I would take a new cadillac STS. Other ones i though of include a BMW 5 series, lexus ES300, or a USED 01 or 02 BMW 750iL
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