I had a massive post written. It was great, I was almost done and I accidentally closed the window.
Anyway to sum it up the G8.... I keep coming back to it even with my fear of the lifter issue. I fear this due to I will be cutting it very close financially to get the G8. So any sudden catastrophic issues like this will be difficult. However it has literally everything I want/need. It is the only car I have been able to extend my legs while driving. (I'm 6'6")
Cars to compare:
11 Charger RT
06 E55 AMG
Main things I need/want is:
Power / Gas Mileage / Rear leg room hip room / Price
G8 GT 355-361hp 15/24 39.4 58.0 14k-24k
06+ M45 325-335hp 16/21 37.3 53.9 10k-18k
11 Charger RT 370hp 16/25 40.1 56.1 14k-22k
06 E55 AMG 469hp 15/21 35.6 ?? 12k+
07 S4 340hp 15/21 34.3 ?? 12k-18k
The main ones I am truly looking at, other than the G8, are the M45 due to cost and familiarity for me and the Charger. Same size and power is good... but its a dodge and a boat.
What do you all think? Any other large RWD/AWD V8 options that are in those ranges?