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Have $55k. What would you buy?

So I sold my WRX after 13 years and I'm ready to get a new fun replacement. My current DD I've had for 4 years and I want to trade that in as well and I want to get something that's entertaining and can actually be driven instead of another DD and another project. I've had a car that just sat in my garage for years and it wasn't worth it. I am looking in the $50-55k range. Here are the requirements:

1. 4 doors
2. Newer than 2010.
3. Either handles exceptionally well or is quick.

Adaptive cruise control would be nice but it would kill most options. I also would like to be able to keep 2 medium dogs separate from passengers, which pushes me towards wagons and CUV/SUVs. It's not a prerequisite though, just a major plus in case I decide to have kids.

I have been eyeing 2012-2013 Mercedes E63 AMGs for this reason. It fits all bills. I can afford to buy one but the upkeep will likely drive me into the poor house. I'm not so much worried about the $900 service ever 10k miles as I am about replacing parts as they fail. Any Mercedes techs left here? I don't want to get stuck with a DD Mercedes that cost me as much as my WRX to keep on the road.

Does anyone have any other options they can recommend? I know someone will inevitably recommend a Cayenne/Macan Turbo, but they don't seem like they would be that fun to drive. For comparison's sake, the E63 will make ~ 600 whp and 700 ft lbs of torque with an exhaust, filter, and tune.
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buy btcs before your dollar turns into a yen

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Yen is Japanese, and their days of taking over the U.S. ended with the 80's.

Also, I would say fuck cars (especially a used Money pit Merc) and by 55,000 one dollar tacos..if there is still such a thing.
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You seem like a VW Beetle would be right up your alley.
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secondhand gtr is a cool idea

FOUR DOORS..

Anyways, a used E63 is a great fit for that budget. I LOVE the AWD and Twin Turbo setup, but the exteriors of those cars just bug the living shit out of me for some reason. I actually shopped them last week and couldn't bring myself to do it. I need that engine/trans combo in something more aggressive looking. It's still a fantastic fucking car though. You wouldn't be disappointed until the warranty an out
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FOUR DOORS..

Anyways, a used E63 is a great fit for that budget. I LOVE the AWD and Twin Turbo setup, but the exteriors of those cars just bug the living shit out of me for some reason. I actually shopped them last week and couldn't bring myself to do it. I need that engine/trans combo in something more aggressive looking. It's still a fantastic fucking car though. You wouldn't be disappointed until the warranty an out

yeah but he doesn't really need four doors, nobody does

and you're a Merc fanboi so you should recuse yourself
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After I've given this some serious thought..

110 1999 Ford Focuses (Focii?) for around $500 a pop..

Sure some of them will be a little rough around the edges, but with 110 of them you can surely cannibalize enough parts to keep 30-40 of them on the road. Every day, a different Focus!
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yeah but he doesn't really need four doors, nobody does

and you're a Merc fanboi so you should recuse yourself

I've only owned one Merc before. Not sure how it makes me fanboi. I don't swear allegiance to anything other than horsepower & torque. I could give a shit on brand. Like I said, the E63's are hideous looking to me. I can't discount the performance and luxury aspect though.
The interiors on the 63 are niiiiice.
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