• Dec 30, 2010
Alex Roy needs your help picking his next car – Click above to watch video after the jump

Alex Roy is using his Fast Lane Daily video column to ask for your help. The transcontinental speed specialist has just moved to Santa Monica, California and his record-setting Polizei-liveried BMW is not exactly legal at the moment. He has about $20k to spend on a used car and he wants viewers to weigh-in on what he should buy.

His criteria? An automatic transmission due to the horrible LA traffic, and all-wheel drive... due to the horrible LA weather? He also wants a vehicle that will help him blend in with the crowd to help him keep away from Johnny Law and his ticket book. Obviously, Roy leans German right off the bat, naming a few Audi and BMW models he would consider but then expands his choices to include various Volvo and Jeep vehicles.

Roy wants to know what cars or trucks he is leaving out, and he wants you to help him. Hop the jump to hear Roy's criteria and then leave your suggestions in Comments.

[Source: YouTube]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Used Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 blows everything on his list out of the water for stealthiness and bang for the buck performance.

      • 4 Years Ago
      How about buyin me a car.... Dont care about u....
      Aznmaster
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would get a 2005 BMW X5 its not too large , but a good enough size. It has decent power from the 6 and the 8. Also theres a good amount of them on the used market so the price should be flexible. Matter of fact, I have a 2005 silver BMW X5 sitting on my lot with the 4.4 V8 with 55,000 miles. You get the best of both German and versatility. If I were looking for a second choice, an A6 quattro from around '05 then should have some great. If you really wanted to fly under the radar, even though I dont care for the car an '05 or '06 Acura RL would easily fit the bill for under 20, standard AWD, the power you would want and a comfortable boulevard cruiser.
      • 4 Years Ago
      1991 Porsche 944 Turbo (951) w/ coin left over for a few modest mods. You can pick one up for 10k with 50k on the clock.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A Mercedes G-Wagen.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Debadged and tuned R32. No one is going to pay any attention to you in a Golf.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One NOT so obvious choice... a 1-2 year old certified pre-owned Caddy CTS4.

      Right in his budget, all wheel drive, 6-speed automatic, direct injection engine (3.6L) and if you watch our site (www.karldirect.com) you'll see them pop up every once in a while (as often as we can get our hands on one and, certify it). I'll even cover shipping costs!

      Andy Kerchoff
      New Canaan, CT
      • 4 Years Ago
      get a Jeep Cherokee SRT8. 4WD, looks like a normal jeep but with 425 hp, is automatic, and has an IRS and they sell used with maybe 30,000 miles for 25-30k
      • 4 Years Ago
      Subaru SVX
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd say either a TrailBlazer SS or a Jeep SRT8. Both are good in any weather. Both fast and blend in.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Acura RDX
      • 4 Years Ago
      Subaru Forester XT
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am sure it is, but it fits his limited shopping list.
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