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      04-26-2012 12:53 PM #77
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      Sure buddy. I'll let it go since I don't want to bruise your ego.
      What ego? I value my home more than my car it's pretty simple. Thus why would I pay more for a depreciating asset then an appreciating asset?

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      04-26-2012 01:04 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      Thus why would I pay more for a depreciating asset then an appreciating asset?
      Because you can? Or at least so you claim.

    4. 04-26-2012 01:07 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Because you can? Or at least so you claim.
      ding ding ding.

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      That would also give me a SenseOfRejection. (I work in a field in which less-educated, less-qualified people in industry traditionally have made about twice as much - so I can relate).

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      04-26-2012 01:15 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      What ego? I value my home more than my car it's pretty simple. Thus why would I pay more for a depreciating asset then an appreciating asset?
      Because having fun is more important than having money?

    7. 04-26-2012 01:16 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      Because having fun is more important than having money?
      Within reason, sure. I don't want to be 80 with tons of cash and look back and my life and think of how boring it was.

      I'd rather be 80 living comfortably telling tales of my youth that don't bore my kids/grandkids to tears. Maybe that's just me? That said, that doesn't mean piss away your income on everything you want. Be reasonable, people.

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      04-26-2012 01:19 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      Because having fun is more important than having money?
      I don't understand why a question like "TCL: what sports car THAT YOU CAN AFFORD would you buy new and never sell?" will bring up sh!t like "having house is more imporant than a car" or "having money is more important fun.."
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      04-26-2012 01:24 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      I don't understand why a question like "TCL: what sports car THAT YOU CAN AFFORD would you buy new and never sell?" will bring up sh!t like "having house is more imporant than a car" or "having money is more important fun.."
      Think about it. Just for a second. what car can you afford.

      Do you honestly think a bunch of car enthusiasts are able to afford the car they would love to keep for 40 years and just aren`t bothering.

      The O.P. didn`t tell us to buy the car we would keep with our net worth. The question itself just doesn`t make sense. Surely most people on this forum own the most car enthusiast oriented car they can afford (be it used or otherwise). Everyone else lives a regular life and dreams of one day owning their realistic dream car.

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      04-26-2012 01:24 PM #85
      Sports car to buy new and keep forever would have to be a Porsche. But I'm not yet in a position to afford to buy a Boxster or Cayman new.

      Working on it

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      04-26-2012 01:24 PM #86
      I bought my S2000 with 7,450 miles on it. It was about as close to new as I could find. I don't plan on selling it ever, it's too damn FUN!!!
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      04-26-2012 01:28 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Because you can? Or at least so you claim.
      Doesn't mean I have to buy one.

      Warren Buffet can buy 300,000 GT-Rs (assuming he's worth $30 billion, as he was last I looked) doesn't mean he has to.

      So what does it matter what I can or cannot afford, if you don't think I can then ignore the comment, it's pretty simple.

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      04-26-2012 01:30 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      I don't understand why a question like "TCL: what sports car THAT YOU CAN AFFORD would you buy new and never sell?" will bring up sh!t like "having house is more imporant than a car" or "having money is more important fun.."
      Because it gives some people the opportunity to brag about how much money they have, while still being grounded and responsible--unlike everyone else in the thread.

      Not to mention many people around here get all jerked up when there's a thread that even hints about how someone spend's their money. All sorts of CL "ballers" and "millionaires" come out of the closet to lecture us on the virtues of buying beaters and looking down upon others who chose to spend some of their money on cars. Those people who spend money on cars that aren't beaters (assuming they're fairly young right now) simply won't have a dime to their name when they're 70.

      Or so I've observed in the CL.

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      04-26-2012 01:44 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Because it gives some people the opportunity to brag about how much money they have, while still being grounded and responsible--unlike everyone else in the thread.

      Not to mention many people around here get all jerked up when there's a thread that even hints about how someone spend's their money. All sorts of CL "ballers" and "millionaires" come out of the closet to lecture us on the virtues of buying beaters and looking down upon others who chose to spend some of their money on cars. Those people who spend money on cars that aren't beaters (assuming they're fairly young right now) simply won't have a dime to their name when they're 70.

      Or so I've observed in the CL.
      That's because they're money enthusiasts, and not car enthusiasts. If they truly were car enthusiasts, they own some interesting cars, and realize that their passion costs money, but it's justifiable to make their life most enjoyable.

      This is The Car Lounge, not The RothIRA Lounge, or the 401K Lounge, or The Buy a Vacation Home That is an Investment Property if it's Rented Out During Peak Vacation Season so I can Enjoy it Off Season for Almost Free Lounge.

      Many people on the internet just love to toot their own horns about money.

      Member- "I'm going to buy a new Honda Civic"

      TCL- "Lolz you can't afford that!"

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      04-26-2012 01:50 PM #91
      ITT - Definition of automotive enthusiast. Good read.

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      04-26-2012 01:51 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      That's because they're money enthusiasts, and not car enthusiasts. If they truly were car enthusiasts, they own some interesting cars, and realize that their passion costs money, but it's justifiable to make their life most enjoyable.

      This is The Car Lounge, not The RothIRA Lounge, or the 401K Lounge, or The Buy a Vacation Home That is an Investment Property if it's Rented Out During Peak Vacation Season so I can Enjoy it Off Season for Almost Free Lounge.

      Many people on the internet just love to toot their own horns about money.

      Member- "I'm going to buy a new Honda Civic"

      TCL- "Lolz you can't afford that!"

      Wha?

      I own interesting cars and I blow a good portion of my income on track days, tires, parts, modifications etc. That being said at the current time there isn't a single car that I could "afford" and hold onto for 40 years. I would love a Subaru WRX. Can't afford the monthly payment, can't afford the insurance and there's sure as hell no way I would sell my Datsun to buy it.

      I'm not questioning HOW anyone spends their money. That's their business. I'm saying the original question doesn't make any sense. If you're an enthusiast on these forums and you can afford a car that you'd love to keep for 40 years chances are you already own it. If you can afford it then why the hell wouldn't you own it? The hypothetical context of the question doesn't make any sense.

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      04-26-2012 02:03 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Wha?

      I own interesting cars and I blow a good portion of my income on track days, tires, parts, modifications etc. That being said at the current time there isn't a single car that I could "afford" and hold onto for 40 years. I would love a Subaru WRX. Can't afford the monthly payment, can't afford the insurance and there's sure as hell no way I would sell my Datsun to buy it.

      I'm not questioning HOW anyone spends their money. That's their business. I'm saying the original question doesn't make any sense. If you're an enthusiast on these forums and you can afford a car that you'd love to keep for 40 years chances are you already own it. If you can afford it then why the hell wouldn't you own it? The hypothetical context of the question doesn't make any sense.
      Your comments make sense Adam. For the most part, yes, if it is within reach, and if it doesn't cause a huge financial sacrifice (meaning you can truly afford it), then you'd end up owning it. I'm an outlier, as I'd prefer to invest my money elsewhere currently, but if I had the itch, I'd scratch it with the Evora I mentioned. S is out of my budget though, so NA car for me.

      My post was a general TFL rant, that was spawned by the back and forth of a few people across page two and three. It just seems that often times rather than indulging in a little fantasy and having fun, these threads devolve into who has the best financial advice, which is about as germane to the conversation as everyone stating they'll buy a used car.
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    19. 04-26-2012 02:15 PM #94
      whats the point - to make most profit? or just live with forever?

      i'd take a 991. stick it in a bubble and see what its worth in 50 years.

      if it's to live with forever then i'll have a lotus elise, seen as i'll have to replace the engine a couple times etc. yeah, it'll be fun as f**k getting in and out that when i'm 78

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      04-26-2012 02:18 PM #95
      Good comments Adam and Brendan.

      I think the root of the TFL stuff is people's insecurities. If they don't have what is necessarily their dream car (I certainly don't, though it is a great car), they justify it by their sense of being fiscally responsible in not splurging on what they would otherwise want. It's natural, and there's nothing wrong with this. When it goes beyond personal justification to telling people they shouldn't "waste" money on _______ (insert car here), that's when it becomes an issue. But again, that's symptomatic of human nature to assume one's own way of doing things or being is the only proper way of doing things or being.

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      04-26-2012 02:21 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      Warren Buffet can buy 300,000 GT-Rs (assuming he's worth $30 billion, as he was last I looked) doesn't mean he has to.
      Does he have even one GTR? Probably not. Why? Because he's not known as someone who's a car enthusiast. And yet, every weekend at the Cars and Coffee event there are at least a dozen people who show up with late model ferraris/porsche's/callaway Z06s/etc not only because they can afford it and because they can, but because they like cars. You seem to think you're some ballin' badass who could throw all sorts of money at anything he wanted, but only your principles and not your check book are keeping you away from that nice high end auto. Well, if you're actually a car enthusiast and could legitimately afford something pricey, you would. I just think you're either full of it or you're not really a car enthusiast.

      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      That's because they're money enthusiasts, and not car enthusiasts. If they truly were car enthusiasts, they own some interesting cars, and realize that their passion costs money, but it's justifiable to make their life most enjoyable.
      I totally agree!

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      04-26-2012 02:30 PM #97
      I'm also in the camp of not keeping cars forever.
      My current TT-RS has thusfar been very pleasing, I could see keeping it for awhile....unless it morphs into an R8 which seem to keep appealing to me.
      I could also see a Lotus Evora as a keeper. They've already had some serious depreciation and aside from the stereotypical British quirks don't seem like they'd be that expensive to maintain in the long run.
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      04-26-2012 03:17 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      Does he have even one GTR? Probably not. Why? Because he's not known as someone who's a car enthusiast. And yet, every weekend at the Cars and Coffee event there are at least a dozen people who show up with late model ferraris/porsche's/callaway Z06s/etc not only because they can afford it and because they can, but because they like cars. You seem to think you're some ballin' badass who could throw all sorts of money at anything he wanted, but only your principles and not your check book are keeping you away from that nice high end auto. Well, if you're actually a car enthusiast and could legitimately afford something pricey, you would. I just think you're either full of it or you're not really a car enthusiast.

      I totally agree!
      Where did I even imply I'm a balling badass? The OP asked a question, and I proved my answer. I can be a car enthusiast and still be reasonable and responsible with my money to a degree of my choosing. I never said I would never own a GTR, just at the current time I'm not going to. I also never harped on anyone for their choices with their money, so I don't understand why you're getting on my case.

      The point is you can be a car enthusiast without spending a ton of money. I have my whole life to own all the cars I want, I don't have to buy them right now, as it's not a priority for me.

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      04-26-2012 04:27 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      You seem to think you're some ballin' badass who could throw all sorts of money at anything he wanted, but only your principles and not your check book are keeping you away from that nice high end auto. Well, if you're actually a car enthusiast and could legitimately afford something pricey, you would. I just think you're either full of it or you're not really a car enthusiast.
      You wouldn't know this guy if he walked up to you on the street and picked your nose, but you think you know not only his financial situation, but also his motives.....and then have the nerve to insult him???

      Your theory is incorrect, and I'll give you an example why. Three months ago I had $15K at my disposal and could've bought any car I wanted with it. You know what I bought? A $4000 Mazda pickup.

      Why did I buy a 24-year old mini truck instead of a nice S2000 or Miata? Well, you have no idea why, but I had my reasons. I guess that means I not a "car enthusiast", never mind that I spend WAAAAY too much time on this forum not to be.

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      04-26-2012 04:56 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Roboturner913 View Post
      You wouldn't know this guy if he walked up to you on the street and picked your nose, but you think you know not only his financial situation, but also his motives.....and then have the nerve to insult him???

      Your theory is incorrect, and I'll give you an example why. Three months ago I had $15K at my disposal and could've bought any car I wanted with it. You know what I bought? A $4000 Mazda pickup.

      Why did I buy a 24-year old mini truck instead of a nice S2000 or Miata? Well, you have no idea why, but I had my reasons. I guess that means I not a "car enthusiast", never mind that I spend WAAAAY too much time on this forum not to be.
      Stop it with the common sense, it's just not cool!!!!!!

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