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Anything other cars to consider besides an Evora for me?

I’m still highly considering getting a used Evora but wanted to see if there was any other car people think I should compare it to before buying. My budget is around 40-50k. I’m looking for something that can carry two kids in the back, is fun to drive (coming for a civic so my standards are low), and looks cool. Also would prefer something less common.

Any other ideas that I should cross shop? This will likely be my only splurge car purchase for many years so want to make sure I make the right decision. Part of the fun is shopping around too so wanted to see if there’s anything else I should check out.
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For that price range, people cross shop the 911 and also maybe the Maserati Gran Turismo. All 3 have back seats but I think the GT is the only one with real usable back seats. The Evora back seats are a joke for kids over 5.

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Thanks. It does seem like the 911 is the most mentioned competitor.
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Back seats are the limiter here. I'll list out fun cars with back seats, but not really direct Evora compeditors:

M3 - I don't like BMWs, but they do exist
M2 - I don't like BMWs, but they do exist
WRX - More of a fast budget sedan/hatch but still great fun
BRZ - Very low price, but very high fun/dollar. Useless back seat, just like the Evora
944 Turbo or S2 or 968 - Find a very well preserved old one for your price - this is a true driver's car. I love them.
Infiniti Q60 or an older G37 - The G is a better driver's car, the Q has gotten faster but less involving. The G37 can also be had with a manual and convertible.
Aston Martin DB9 - You'll never drive a car that feels more special than an Aston Martin. Sometimes I sit in my Vantage just to smell the interior. This is a V12 exotic for basically mid range sedan money! Here again, useless back seats.
Jaguar XK - Another one with useless back seats

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Thanks me73 for typing up all that info will check out.
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