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    Thread: Modern (Post 2000) cars that might appreciate in value.

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      02-15-2012 11:40 AM #26
      [QUOTE=Boogety Boogety;75923969][QUOTE=wisky;75919037] Here are some of my picks:

      Pontiac G8 GXP




      The only way this POS would ever increase in value as a collector car would be if you blew up all of them but six or eight of the finest low-mileage, unabused examples. Too common, too crappy, and from a defunct brand.

      The percentage of cars that appreciate over the years has got to be

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      02-15-2012 11:43 AM #27


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      02-15-2012 11:44 AM #28
      I'd say this is for sure, since not too many of them were made, and they look pretty good too. Ragtops have a history of appreciating value and the coupe is a rare bird

    4. 02-15-2012 11:53 AM #29
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      02-15-2012 12:32 PM #30
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      Quote Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety View Post



      Retail is still in the mid $30ks for them. I totally disagree with everything you just said except the enjoy them and care not about turning profit.
      The reason you disagree is your poor reading comprehension. Note my qualifiers:

      "...increase in value as a collector car would be if you blew up all of them but six or eight of the finest low-mileage, unabused examples. Too common, too crappy, and from a defunct brand."

      The topic is appreciation, right? Collectors don't usually want an older car (which it will be, for it to appreciate) unless it's pretty cherry. Since the G8s are now the Unobtanium Flavor of the Month, people are paying absurd prices for these used cars... The idea being, "they're not making any more of them, I better get it now!" Go price them in 5-10-20 years and see if they stand the test of time as an appreciating investment (especially since boy racers are abusing them and/or altering them from stock, and due to the price, most are their only vehicle, making them daily drivers accumulating mileage). Their GM-assembled, long-term quality is iffy, and Pontiac as a brand no longer exists (which is a determinant in value: Sometimes good [Bugattis, Packards, Cords], sometimes not so good [Studebaker, Oldsmobile, Plymouth]).

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      02-15-2012 12:44 PM #31
      Over 110,000 S2K's made and they're going to appreciate? Call me slightly skeptical.
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      02-15-2012 12:50 PM #32


      A lot of them are ruined or modified for the track, these cars are classics in my book and are beginning to appreciate already
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      02-15-2012 01:00 PM #33
      NISMO 350Z.

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      02-15-2012 01:06 PM #34
      SLS, unless they make way too many


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      GT3 RS


      On the same line as the E36 posted above, I think unmolested E39 M5's will eventually appreciate...although they're still quite plentiful.


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      02-15-2012 01:32 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety View Post
      The topic is appreciation, right? Collectors don't usually want an older car (which it will be, for it to appreciate) unless it's pretty cherry. Since the G8s are now the Unobtanium Flavor of the Month, people are paying absurd prices for these used cars... The idea being, "they're not making any more of them, I better get it now!" Go price them in 5-10-20 years and see if they stand the test of time as an appreciating investment (especially since boy racers are abusing them and/or altering them from stock, and due to the price, most are their only vehicle, making them daily drivers accumulating mileage). Their GM-assembled, long-term quality is iffy, and Pontiac as a brand no longer exists (which is a determinant in value: Sometimes good [Bugattis, Packards, Cords], sometimes not so good [Studebaker, Oldsmobile, Plymouth]).
      The problem with this is you keep saying G8.

      The G8 GXP will be an asset in the future. Not so much are the lesser models.

      I don't know of many GXP's that have fallen into "boy racer" hands based on what I see on the G8 boards.

      G8 GXP =/= G8 GT or G8 Base

      Like stated before, they only made about 1800 GXP's which had their own engine, available 6spd manual, seats, brakes, body trim, and wheels. I think the value is the limited run in the GXP model. Not as it being a G8 alone.
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      02-15-2012 01:33 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by mac dre View Post
      Especially the S54s from 01/02. I'll have one, someday.

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      02-15-2012 01:46 PM #37
      I'm biased but...


      Mk4 R32

      Lots have been totalled or ruined, my bet is clean examples will follow the way of the E30



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      02-15-2012 01:49 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Volvo_D View Post
      I think the Miata will be a solid choice, as it is the modern equivalent of an MG-B, but reliable and still relatively simple.

      Yes, but you used to be able to buy rusted out MGB's for a few hundred bucks all over the place, and they still aren't worth that much even today.

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      02-15-2012 02:09 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Red Rum View Post
      total production of the coupe was in the 1100s. manual GXP's were only 300 or 400. probably one of the rarer cars ever built by a big 3 type company in recent history.
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      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

    15. 02-15-2012 04:23 PM #40
      first of all, ALL cars depreciate in value, the rate may be different is all

      cars that have the potential to increase in value, we won't have access too

      those are the high-end supercars that are available through private auctions and such

      other than that, for a car that can be bought at ay dealer, the ford GT might make sense, especailly if they won't make another one

      the NSX, there will be another one for example

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      02-15-2012 04:27 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by deagle View Post
      first of all, ALL cars depreciate in value, the rate may be different is all

      cars that have the potential to increase in value, we won't have access too

      those are the high-end supercars that are available through private auctions and such

      other than that, for a car that can be bought at ay dealer, the ford GT might make sense, especailly if they won't make another one

      the NSX, there will be another one for example
      Not true. There were days when you could buy Porsche Speedsters all day for $500. Heck, my father could have bought a 300SL roadster in the 80's for $12k and that was going rate. You just have to know what to buy and when to buy/sell it.

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      02-15-2012 04:32 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Yes, but you used to be able to buy rusted out MGB's for a few hundred bucks all over the place, and they still aren't worth that much even today.
      plus the MGB looks a million times better than a NB Miata
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      02-15-2012 04:38 PM #43


      BMW Z8, made from 1999-2003. About 5700 made, only half of which made it to the US.

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      Soon, our President will pay you $250,000 directly to buy one of these.

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      02-15-2012 04:53 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by deagle View Post
      first of all, ALL cars depreciate in value, the rate may be different is all

      cars that have the potential to increase in value, we won't have access too

      those are the high-end supercars that are available through private auctions and such

      other than that, for a car that can be bought at ay dealer, the ford GT might make sense, especailly if they won't make another one

      the NSX, there will be another one for example
      Just because they will make another NSX does not mean that the old one will become worthless. They still make a Porsche 911, but some of the older ones are worth a ton of money.

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      02-15-2012 04:55 PM #46
      I can sell my 2005 for less than I paid for it, does that count? viva la diesel!
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    22. 02-15-2012 04:56 PM #47
      The first gen Tacoma since it was one of the last small pickups from Toyota.

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      02-15-2012 05:02 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Silly_me View Post
      I can sell my 2005 for less than I paid for it, does that count? viva la diesel!
      Most of us can sell our cars for less than what we paid for it .

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      02-15-2012 05:10 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by wisky View Post
      Most of us can sell our cars for less than what we paid for it .
      D'oh! I blame the rum! It's worth more than I paid after three or so years......
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      02-15-2012 05:15 PM #50
      I also agree about the Z8. I'm not a fan at all but we just sold the one below for $115k with 8200k on the odo. It ships out tonight.



      I also think that the 03-04 Mustang Cobra SVT is going to start going up in value. They are sitting mid $20k and up right now.
      Other cars to consider:

      Ford GT
      AMG SLR
      SLS AMG
      F430 Scuderia 16M
      Veyron
      For a long time, the R32 didn't depreciate, not sure about now since I really could care less about them.
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