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    Thread: TCL: what sports car THAT YOU CAN AFFORD would you buy new and never sell?

    1. 04-27-2012 05:00 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Nothing says it has to be your only car, or even your only fun car. I plan to keep my S2000 forever, but i also plan to always have a DD, and I dream of parking an NSX or F355 next to it.
      Yeah.. I think what some people are saying is that no matter what car you dd... and no matter what special car you keep in the garage... they'd rather switch both out on a regular basis in the name of experience and variety. And keeping a car so that you "always have it" just doesn't appeal to some other people like liquidating the asset does.

      When I had my s2k I enjoyed the hell out of it.. when I had my kid and I wasn't going to use it as much .. there really was no reason to keep it in the garage while I daily the g8 and haul the baby. I mean.. that's 15k I can liquidate to pay off the new dd car loan or invest... Or have sex on top of.. or whatever. So I sold it. Now that it is gone.. I am really excited about what I might replace it with one day when the kid hits the legal limit of 4 foot 10 inches... Or when I get that third car garage...

      And whatever that car is that I replace it with.. or add in the third slot... I look forward to switching that future car out in a couple years after that as well ... in the name of variety and technological advancement.

      To the moron saying that a true car enthusiast would own the car that he can afford.... I don't think you understand a lot of people's priorities.. or budgets.. or future plans.. or current needs... You said something about this being a ridiculous thread because we'd all have the cars we could afford... certainly even if that is true - there would be some percent of people that were in the act of changing their minds - or switching to a new car that just came out and hadn't gotten around to it yet.

      As a for instance.. I don't plan on keeping a car forever.. so this thread becomes a complete hypothetical for me.. IF I had to keep a car forever and buy one new right now.. what would it be. The cars I own are not dictated by me having to keep them forever. They are what I want right now.... the cars I buy.. and the cars the OP wants to know about are two different beasts.
      Last edited by x1000rpms; 04-27-2012 at 05:09 PM.

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      04-27-2012 05:17 PM #107
      Boss 302, I suppose. Lots of assumptions needed for that though, i.e., my current car note being annulled.

      If I had to keep my current car payment, then nothing.

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      04-27-2012 06:27 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by x1000rpms View Post
      Yeah.. I think what some people are saying is that no matter what car you dd... and no matter what special car you keep in the garage... they'd rather switch both out on a regular basis in the name of experience and variety.
      Yep, that's definitely what came thru in most of the responses - that no matter how much someone likes a car, eventually they'll want to try something new. I'm less prone to that mindset since, being single, even my daily driver/second car doesn't have to be that practical. While I plan to keep my M Coupe forever, in the 4 years I've had it I've also owned a Z3 coupe, Solstice GXP, and Boxster S.
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      04-28-2012 12:33 AM #109
      I plan on buying one of these soon and NOT planning on getting rid of it ANYTIME soon. I fear we are approaching another automotive "dark ages" so to speak where CAFE MPG standards, EPA standards, and "being green" is the in thing, a global carbon tax/offset scheme, coupled with the general overall appearance the up and coming generation is gadget and not car minded may put an end to such things in a few years. IDGAF if gas goes to $10 a gallon, I will pay.

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      04-28-2012 03:53 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by 02GTIFREESKIER View Post
      I, too, would go with the Scirocco. In silver, because it's actually a rare color on that car for some reason. And because black looks horrible over years. It's not exactly a sportscar with the 1.4-liter turbo, so I'd have to stretch to the 2.0 TDI or the 1.4-l twincharger. Preferably the latter, as, although it has less low-end torque than the TDI, it pulls willingly in the top range, too, making it a lot more fun.
      Last edited by Son; 04-28-2012 at 03:57 AM.
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