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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



      E46 M3

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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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      It's composed at all speeds and at all times...it just feels like you're holding the leash on a 150lb pit bull and praying you don't see a squirrel.

    5. 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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    12. 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.
      Whoever said E46 M3 is so damn high. They are so common, you can shake a tree and one falls out
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      02-15-2012 05:21 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by slomofo. View Post
      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.
      Whoever said E46 M3 is so damn high. They are so common, you can shake a tree and one falls out
      I agree, they made them from 01-06, and I see them everywhere. I've seen them sell (running) for as little as 10 - 11k. I can see an 06 ZCP with low miles fetching some cash down the road, maybe.

      BRB, going outside to shake the tree in my back-yard.

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      02-15-2012 05:24 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Brickx3 View Post
      Im only talking about the GP that was pictured, 2,000 made in 06 only.
      Yes--and only 400+ are stateside. 2k of any automobile still seems high for collectibility, though. I have a GP w/ the intent of enjoying the drive while hoping it gains some $$$ over the next 20-30 years. Will have to wait and see.

      I definitely agree on the Pontiac Solstice coupe and any of the ZR-1, ZO6 vettes and Boss 302, Shelby Mustangs

      I think the CTS-V (wagon specifically) will draw big numbers 30 years from now.

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      02-15-2012 05:26 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberod View Post
      I think the CTS-V (wagon specifically) will draw big numbers 30 years from now.
      The wagon mafia strikes again.
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      02-15-2012 05:33 PM #54
      Had to add another.
      Lotus Sport Elise. One of 50 made. The badging said this was number 34. The difference with these over other Elise models are Ohlins Dampers, Sport Exhaust, Probax Driver seat, and some other crap I can't remember. Fun to drive nonetheless. Had it last Summer around 4th of July
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      02-15-2012 05:46 PM #55
      The truck in the background might be a candidate too, yuppies love their Defenders...
      I'll take mine in white, 110 diesel please.


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      02-15-2012 05:48 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by wisky View Post
      The truck in the background might be a candidate too, yuppies love their Defenders...
      I'll take mine in white, 110 diesel please.

      had a client in yesterday who is British. He has a diesel 110 wagon (hard top) and he said they go for $5000gbp over there and over here, they are worth over $30k all day long. they are kinda cool but they are just a British Jeep that costs a lot of money.
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      02-15-2012 05:50 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by slomofo. View Post
      had a client in yesterday who is British. He has a diesel 110 wagon (hard top) and he said they go for $5000gbp over there and over here, they are worth over $30k all day long. they are kinda cool but they are just a British Jeep that costs a lot of money.
      Yeah they are so expensive over here. Even a high mileage one with a beat up body from the 80's fetch more than 10k on eBay. Everyone and their mother drives them in Nantucket and Cape Cod.

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      02-15-2012 06:09 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by wisky View Post
      I agree, they made them from 01-06, and I see them everywhere. I've seen them sell (running) for as little as 10 - 11k. I can see an 06 ZCP with low miles fetching some cash down the road, maybe.

      BRB, going outside to shake the tree in my back-yard.
      How many M3s? Fell out? I'll take one

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      02-15-2012 06:15 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      How many M3s? Fell out? I'll take one
      2 but they were SMG so he threw them away.....
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      02-15-2012 06:24 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      How many M3s? Fell out? I'll take one
      Quote Originally Posted by slomofo. View Post
      2 but they were SMG so he threw them away.....

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      02-15-2012 06:45 PM #61
      ONLY BONE STOCK unmolested models. They're currently selling for mid 20's with lower mileage.

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      02-15-2012 08:24 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by duke of chucchinchilla View Post
      SLS, unless they make way too many

      CLK Black

      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.

      Boxster Spyder
      I see the SLS holding it's value better but not appreciating, like the SLR before it. The CLK Black and GT3 RS will continue to depreciate as normal. The E39 M5 will follow the same path as the E28 M5 and E34 M5, despite how much people wish it weren't so.

      The Boxster Spyder and Cayman R are primed to follow the other Porsche special editions into the land of Annoying Owners - people that bought one new and didn't drive it, then spend years trying to sell it for MSRP or more because it's "one of mumblenumber." Ignoring the fact that newer ones will outperform it for less money with full warranty, without having to deal with a stubborn douchebag.
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      2004-2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (LJ)

      A lot of Jeepers are calling this the new Scrambler (long wheelbase CJ-7 which had lots of configurations for its top, including pickup truck, station wagon, or soft-top convertible). The Scrambler sold only 28k units vs. the CJ-7's 380k units, making it pretty rare and very sought after today. It makes sense that the LJ (long wheelbase TJ), especially the top trim level (Rubicon), will experience the same high demand in the future, since it sold in similar ratios as the Scrambler when compared to the standard wheelbase TJ.
      I'd like to think that my Dad's Jeep (below) will appreciate even more since it's a special edition Sahara (1/1000 made)

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      02-15-2012 08:53 PM #65
      It seems like a stock 1990-1992 golf or GTI without rust can collect a pretty penny. Another would be an e30 M3. In ten years, these will cost more than the initial cost. They're nearly there now.

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      02-15-2012 09:28 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by ryan mills View Post
      It seems like a stock 1990-1992 golf or GTI without rust can collect a pretty penny. Another would be an e30 M3. In ten years, these will cost more than the initial cost. They're nearly there now.
      The thread title says Post-2000.
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      02-15-2012 09:43 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by vmchurch View Post
      I'm biased but...


      Mk4 R32

      Lots have been totalled or ruined, my bet is clean examples will follow the way of the E30
      not a chance.
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      02-15-2012 10:05 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      not a chance.
      are you kidding? dubbers 10 years from now are going to go crazy over those.

      lol, you gotta remember dubbers arent the same kind of market as regular people.
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    35. 02-15-2012 10:31 PM #70
      Well this is flawed, an E30 M3 has not increased in value, at all, from new. They are worth neither the same amount as a figure or adjusted for inflation. They are, however, worth more now than, say, 10 years ago. Meaning that if you bought at the bottom of the curve your car could have appreciated.

      I think this thread is better answered in a "What cars will appreciate in the medium term 5 - 15 years from where they are priced at now?"

      1990-2002 Mercedes Benz SL's, especially really nice low mileage cars (just as the 72-89 era SL's seem to be picking up in price for really nice examples)

      S2K. If you own one for under $10k now you are safe as gold. You might start seeing rough cars for $5-7k, but really nice ones will go up.

      G8, no way, no where to go but down. Sorry fans.

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