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We replaced a Mini Cooper S with a Focus RS, and it has been great. It was over $40k, but used ones are less. It only comes in manual, it is a hatchback, it has AWD, and it has similar power as my 2006 Porsche 911. Some will say the sport seats are a bit aggressive, and the ride is rough. My opinion is that the seats are good, and they are fantastic on a track. The ride is rougher than my SAAB, smooth compared to the old Mini, and not as refined as the Porsche.
For less money, you can also consider the Focus ST. Bit less power, but also manual, hatchback, and fun. I'm told the Fiesta ST really fun. It's smaller and slower than the Focus, but feels even more fun to drive. I imagine the utility of it crosses the Fiesta off the list.
Another car that has had my curiosity is the Chevy SS. It's a V8 Holden brought to the US. It's the definition of a sleeper car, and it can be had in manual gearbox.
Or - look for the unicorn. Caddy CST-V wagon with manual gearbox.
2006 Porsche 997S (Summer)
2006 SAAB 9-3 SportCombi 5-Speed (Winter)
2017 Ford Focus RS (wife's)
ex 9-3 (x2), SPG, 94 C900 CE, 9-5 Aero, MC Yellow Viggen Vert
->Posting last edited on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:49:19.
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- Post SAAB what to drive?, ursaw, Sat, 7 Sep 2019 18:24:00
- Been driving a Jetta..., Larry West , Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:10:591
- I'll bite -- why not a Golf?, Cary, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:25:26
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, BTG88, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 21:38:35
- TourX FTW!, Norm9-5, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:36:06
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive? no it is NOT a saab !, neil dale , Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:15:281
- Crosstour was a Honda, A1-turbo, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:02:31
- Buick cross tour???, saabsince 93b , Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:18:06
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, Dave The Ice Age Knave , Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:50:43
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, bobc , Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:57:071
- Subaru Outback, Dale , Thu, 12 Sep 2019 05:40:34
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, 02 Viggen, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:36:38
- I think I'll try to find this first..., Scott Paterson , Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:43:433
- Ford Focus ST or RS, Chevy SS, Unicorn, Randy Thatcher , Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:43:53 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, steve, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:01:30
- Honda Civic, No Snaab, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 05:56:18
- Honda CRV, No Snaab, Tue, 10 Sep 2019 04:36:581
- Comments on feedback, ursaw, Sun, 8 Sep 2019 19:29:24
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, DE , Sun, 8 Sep 2019 07:54:46
- Same dilemma here, MI-Roger , Sun, 8 Sep 2019 06:34:28
- Hatchbacks, A1-turbo, Sun, 8 Sep 2019 05:42:061
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive? step up spend more get more, neil dale , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 23:03:18
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, bigblue15 , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 21:43:46
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, EGD , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 20:53:59
- Re: Post SAAB what to drive?, Ian Glenday , Sat, 7 Sep 2019 18:59:25
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