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No reason to apologize. As you will notice... you were the first member to reply and not even local. There is no love in Nebraska for these cars.

I am still undecided on what I will be purchasing. Wife and I test drove an 2017 Audi S3, which we both loved, but we will be needing a bigger vehicle in the near future. I just purchased her a new Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice edition, which is fun with the removable roof panels.

I am open to suggestions haha. I honestly have been looking at the Ford Edge Sports. My wife suggested the Range Rover Evoque, but I don't care for how short and compact they are.

I won't be buying another low end Hyundai ever again, as the value of the vehicle just doesn't hold.
 

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Part of me wanted to wait for the new twin turbo Kia Stinger... Just not really sold on Kia.

I will keep looking tonight and see what I can find around me (within a 4 hour drive). I would prefer to keep it around $30k-35k, but depends on the car. I about put my signature on the S3 the other night. Compared to the Veloster... there is no comparison.
 

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A3 is right within the $33,000 price point. Dealer has a white S3 locally for $42,000 that is new and fully loaded. It's a 2016 I think though, so they are trying to push it off the lot before the 2018s show up in masses. I feel the S3 would be worth the splurge and the wife approved. Plug and Play tune puts the car into the 300+ AWD WHP with no other mods, at all.

I have the luxury currently of my wife being a Property Manager and so we don't have a rent/mortgage payment. Last few years we have focused on eliminating credit cards and so as of 2 months ago, I am 99% debt free. Prior to the Veloster Turbo, I was driving a Mercedes C300 4Matic and loved it. This past week a guy on the highway yelled at me for not driving fast enough... yelled "Kid, guy that thing off the highway". Well I am in my 30's and am not a kid. At first it made me giggle... and then it made me miss driving a more sophisticated car, hence the search for something new.
 

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Outside of Omaha, towards Lincoln the speed limit reaches 75-80. Most of my drive from home to work takes Dodge Street... which is a 4 lane each way highway. Speed Limits range from 55 to 65, everyone does 80 unless there is construction.
 

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I can vouch.. it might :) Makes a hell of a lot of noise to get there though.

I guess for me it's not about the speed. I am at that fun age in life where at any minute my wife could call me and say we are having triplets. So I can't really buy a new Miata Targa Top and expect it to be practical. In the same sense, I am not buying a Mini-Van. I would like something luxurious, or at least not constructed from melted down transformers toys.
 

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Was busy last night with a company party for the College World Series.. I live in Omaha :).

Had Discount Tire dismount the tires from my Avant Garde Wheels and dismount the winter tires off my factory wheels. So the stock wheels are back on the car. Tonight I need to remove more of the aftermarket stuff and then tomorrow I will probably go make an offer and get mad and walk out.
 

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And someone beat me to it. Drove up yesterday morning and it was already parked out back.

2014 Mercedes C300 4Matic Sport (CPO) for $23,000... wouldn't be awful. I drove a Mercedes before the Veloster and loved it.
2014 Mercedes Sport
 
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