I'm in the market for a new car. My old car isn't going to die today, but I'm going to need to make the purchase in the next few months.
I'm looking for a quick vehicle, prefer a sedan but I would consider a coupe or SUV/crossover, with the functionality to be able to transport my two 80-lb. dogs. I prefer something with a v6 or v8, since I'd like to have at least 250HP (Kia gds vci
). I want something sporty, but not necessarily a "sports" car. I drive a Jeep Cherokee right now, so while I don't need a hatchback necessarily, I don't want to lose all the functionality of my current vehicle.
I've driven, so far, the 2010 VW GTI (ok performance, too small for my 6'4" boyfriend), the 2011 Camaro (v6 was weak, 6.1 liter is nice, but the interior of the car sucked), the 2010 Challenger (pretty impressed by the 5.7 liter and the car in general), the Audi A4 (nice car, no performance) and the Honda Crosstour (really liked the car, really fit my needs, but questionable styling).
I occasionally switch out my other car (Jeep CJ-7) with my family members to drive my dad's 2009 Pontiac G8 (very impressed) and 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee (v8 model, also impressive). I'd like to find something as responsive as these vehicles... just not sure I want to find myself driving the same car as my family members.
I'm a car girl, so don't hold back. I'm trying to narrow down my options as to what I should be test-driving. Can be Euro, Asian or American. Prefer new or newer-model used. This will the the first car I've purchased, and I've waited a long time to do it, so I'd like to reward myself with something sweet. Not a rental car.