I have $5500 to spend. I'm in Milwaukee. I prefer manual, german, somewhat sporting. My last few cars have been a B7 A4, E39 528(meh), E39 5406M(yay!), B5 S4, and B5 A4. I'm willing to fly or drive for the right car. My last Audi came from the east coast. Flights are $100 to NYC, Dallas, Denver, LAX, etc.
I sold my '06 Saab 9-3 Aero for a slight profit last week, and am in need of a new car in the Milwaukee/Chicago area. Budget is $5000 unless something is a killer deal, and then up to $7000 max. I like Audi, BMW, etc. Manual preferred, but auto isn't out.
Must be here for the business complex owners meeting. My Saab in the background.
I was just thinking about doing this last night on Jalopnik, but chickened out because I left my flame-retardant suit in the coat closet at work.