Albeit a bit late, "Well, you could've bought" continues and this edition makes tribute to Doug DeMuros choice of car, an R32 GTR. Rather than going for an imported, older model I will stick to the brand new 2015 GTR and more specifically the Black Edition. Yes, there are black bits on it. The prospect buyer of this car wants ultimate performance, and whilst a GTR fan will only want a GTR, its our duty of opinion-filled car enthusiasts to give out choices. Here's what I have come up with:
1. 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series: $62,497
I am going to try and see every option as having a similarity to the GTR. A quality in each of these cars that the future owner of said GTR would appreciate. In this case, its also called a Black Series! This is a raw car, much like the GTR but it still has enough comfort to be a GT or a cruiser. No back seats though, so kids will have to go on moms Murano. This won't be as reliable as the GTR obviously, but the sound and exclusivity may be worth it.
2. 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo: $89,900
This is were you might think I have gone crazy. How would this poser-mobile be a match to the 1.5g cornering head busting, ass kicking, bang banging GT5 starring GTR. But, what if this owner never goes on the track? What if he wants the GTR because its AWD and more usable? Here is where the Lambo comes to play, since its gearbox and its AWD will make it pretty liveable. All whilst being sexy and Italian, which the Nissan will never be.
3. 2011 Porsche 911 GT3: $91,990
You want hard edge? An absolute no-nonesense driving experience? The 6 Cylinder sound of finely tuned exhausts? A racier version of the normal car? Well, this is your ride then and under 100K. This will be close to the reliability of the Nissan with even more of the laughs. It is more at home at the track, though it isn't too unusable on the road as the RS version would be. A fine example of the 911 breed (Manual as well).