What new Porsche can you buy for $55,000 ? Base Boxster, may be very low end Cayman.
The option prices make me laugh . This current issue of Road & Track pitched a Jaguar F-Type against a Boxster S.
The Boxster S has a base price of $61,850. The as tested price - a humble $101,070. Almost $40,000 of options.
Ok, ok., I am a huge Porsche fan. Zuffenhausen graced my garage over the years with:
1974 911 Targa
1976 930 Turbo
1987 911 SC
2002 Boxster S and...
I am actively looking for a very low miles 1993-95 six speed 928GTS
But the Cayman or Boxster are two seaters. Great cars but they are completely different from the CLA45 which I think will set a new standard
against which all the new European and existing Japanese front drive cars will be judged.
BTW, you are right about the M3. My 5 year old soon to be replaced ( by M4 ) E90 sucks gas like you wouldn't believe but oh does it go fast and handles !