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10 Affordable Cars that Are Still Chick Magnets

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We have gadgets, tailor-made suits and pretty looking women with us, now what are we lacking? Classy cars. Here are some of classy, sporty cars we picked that will suit you nicely.

1. 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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One of the best such cars on the market is indeed the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, an overlooked but nevertheless impressive two-door for savvy buyers with an eye for both well-rounded performance and good value. Genesis Coupe is more in keeping with the new wave of American muscle cars than the sedan with which it shares its name. The 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a performance coupe available in six trim levels: 2.0T, 2.0T R-Spec, 2.0T Premium, 3.8 R-Spec, 3.8 Grand Touring and 3.8 Track. The cabin of the Genesis Coupe boasts an alluring mix of eye-catching contours and generally high-quality materials. The dash’s swooping curves flow into the door panels, although this interesting design requires an unconventional orientation for the power window and mirror switches.

2. 2012 Dodge Durango

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The Durango is a vehicle that provides nearly limitless opportunities. It seats seven in a cleanly designed interior, can tow up to 7400 pounds and has the mechanical hardware—a robust center differential rather than a light-duty clutch pack—to traverse terrain that would humble most sport utes. Durango is not simply a talented off-roader. It drives with a sharpness that belies its 2½ tons and its commodious interior. On the highway, drivers can luxuriate in the rich materials, throne-like seats and an abundance of available features, including a 360-hp V8 and adaptive cruise control. If you skip that V8, which is a wise move considering how well the 290-hp V6 performs, the Durango returns decent fuel economy. We averaged 20 mpg during our test. Plus the Durango is wrapped in a clean and attractive body. This is one vehicle that really can do it all.

3. 2012 Mustang Boss 302

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The 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is the kind of fully realized, perfectly crafted performance car that comes along only once a decade. Consider how amazing that redline is for a big V8. While you’re at it, ponder the Boss’s race-engine-inspired short-runner intake manifold, which mates to ported cylinder heads. The no-cost-option Recaro sport seats feel every bit as mission critical as the naturally aspirated 444-hp 7500-rpm 5.0-liter V8 under the hood.

4. 2012 Audi A7

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An extraordinary tech powerhouse, the 2012 Audi A7 combines luxurious driving with sport capabilities and an impressive navigation system. The five-door is fresh on the scene, with gorgeously sleek sheetmetal hiding an advanced supercharged engine and all-wheel drive. As Audi neatly fills in the odd numbers of its passenger car model A designations, it pushes the technology to new heights. The all-new 2012 Audi A7, which slots in between the A6 and A8, is the latest Audi tech tour de force. And this car carries such impressive technology that it sets the bar for other automakers to reach. Styling and a luxury cabin is important, but a great car must deliver the goods in the performance and handling arena too. And the A7 will not disappoint the driver.

5. 2012 Cadillac CTS-V

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The car that’s like a rocket. The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V models have lots of horsepower, top of the class handling, an impressively finished interior, and a large dose of style. The good news is that the CTS-V comes with a long list of standard features including HID adaptive headlamps; rear parking sensors; heated front seats; dual-zone climate control; and Bluetooth.

6. 2012 Ford Focus

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Street fighter as they call it. After nearly a decade of waning significance, the Focus comes off the ropes with several unexpected combinations: a sensational ride-handling balance, an admirable power/mpg index, and fantastic materials and utility inside. Nimble handling, refined ride, stylish and well-made interior, lively engine, smart automatic transmission, abundant list of upscale and high-tech options. This is one of the best front-wheel-drive chassis on the road right now, supple yet precise, and it allows the Focus to get around many more expensive, more powerful, more overtly sporty cars on a twisting stretch.

7. 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a traditional sports car, a two-seat roadster with rear-wheel drive that’s fun to drive and priced attractively. It’s also easy to maintain, trouble-free, and great on gas. It is a superbly engineered sports car when it comes to acceleration performance, brakes, gearbox, suspension, and cornering. With 167 hp and sleek, open-air styling, the Mazda Miata delights the senses. But its responsiveness is what’ll blow your mind. Lightweight, perfectly balanced and precise, it seems to anticipate your next move. But it’s one of the reasons the Miata is the world’s most popular two-seat sports car.

8. 2012 Honda Fit

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The 2012 Honda Fit is no longer the only choice for a fun-to-drive, well-rounded subcompact, but it remains the hands-down utility champ and its interior is incredibly space-efficient.Impressive cargo room and cabin versatility, spacious backseat, peppy and fun to drive, excellent visibility. If you do need directional guidance and hate your left foot navigation can’t be had with a manual transmission the system now includes Bluetooth phone and audio-streaming capability, and is also upgraded to run from 16 gigs of flash memory instead of a DVD.

9. 2012 Porsche Cayman R

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The Cayman R road manners are impressive and showed good stability at all speeds. The 3.4-liter flat-six engine receives a power boost, if just a slight one—at 330 hp, it tops the Cayman S and Boxster Spyder by a mere 10 hp. According to car reviews this one of the best Porsche cars that has been driven. The combination of the retro green paint, Porsche door-side graphics, blacked-out trim and that discreet fixed-wing spoiler makes the Cayman R one tough-looking machine.

10. 2012 Volkswagen GTI

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Hatchback versatility, interior sophistication, supple ride and a good fuel economy that makes 2012 Volkswagen GTI a well-balanced machine, fun and satisfying. Power is immediate and gratifying at any speed. GTI comes in two-door and four-door versions. Both are hatchbacks. The rear seat and interior space is the same in both, but the four-door offers more convenience. Four adults fit quite comfortably in either version, though getting into and out of the back of the four-door is obviously much easier.

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