its called 'the sickness' in my family.
THinking about what car to get next is the preferred way to pass my commuting time.
im still going through a bucket list which i expected to churn through something every 2 years.
2 of the cars have really been great and have stuck around alot longer than i would have thought
a gt3 rs4.0 or f360/f430 would fill the toy category, but imagine it would get dull over time (just a lot longer than a camry).
I know it's no exotic but this car is almost as close to perfect for me as possible.
I've wanted one since I was 12, bought 2 at fifteen to get 1 ready for when I got my license but many circumstances beyond my control forced it to go back to a dream rather than becoming reality. Still lusting, looking, saving and planning.
A 356, classic 911, Ferrari 328, or classic BMW would also work if the option were there.
DD: 2012 GLI with a friggin' plaid roof.
Gone but not forgotten: 2010 Golf 2.5
Summer fun: 1995 M3
Former E36 318i driver and self-appointed Chairman of the Momentum Preservation Society.
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While I agree with the first post I have to remind myself that i'm a homeowner and need seating for at least 4 so the vehicle for me would be. . .
It is pretty quick/fast, AWD and you could pull a small utility trailer if you needed to!
After a while I would stuff a 5.3 into it!
I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!
Someone buy my car already!!
Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!
This is what did it for me. I've had my E30 M3 for about 5 years now. It's completely erased the urge for something else since I got it. Surprising since typically I get the fever at the 6 month mark without fail. I still get a tingle just walking into my garage even after 5 years.
Lots of reasons - probably number one is almost never seeing another one on the road. It's a great conversation starter with other car enthusiasts(pulls em out of a crowd), I've met some fantastic people as a result of owning it. Another is zero depreciation, actually solid appreciation- an actual example of an automotive investment (a first for me).
The only other car I've owned that had the same exact effect was my old 911SC I was shopping for an E30 M3 when I stumbled into it and bought it instead.
Last edited by badb5; 07-27-2012 at 06:25 PM.
Is this question some sort of pass fail? I can't go 6 months...with anything.
I think I could enjoy any utilitarian vehicle for a long time though. Fun car has to rotate in and out. If I had a small boat I'd be happy with an older Explorer 5.0 for a number of years.
Originally user 22691
"I'm trying to live vicariously through jrod here and my vicarious
life would be better if he had a twin turbo. Or a ****ing pirate
My fever may never be put to rest due to my of everything with a motor but my mk1 gti hasn't grown old on me. I just love the look on peoples faces when they hear the BOV in a yellow rabbit
Also 2 posts up, What BMW is that? I want it
Last edited by FolksvagenGTI; 07-27-2012 at 07:24 PM.
Sorry, but either you have the heart to pick the right car the first time, or you don't. And after you have the right car, either you're the type to stick with it because you're constantly aware of why you picked it, or you get easily distracted by something shiny.
IE.. I want someone to do research about guys who hold onto cars are more likely to hold onto their wives.
2.0 for life, 224k miles (unless I'm in the 2.5xt)
Saw the light, now rocking fender gap on RPF1s
Honestly, I can't say that I really want anything else than what I have right now. I keep coming back to how much fun my 2.0 Golf is to drive. It's an '01, all base-modely and whatnot, but it's fun. Every little thing makes the car more fun to drive, and it's a comfortable ride, but looks rather aggressive for what it is, and it can definitely take just about anything I throw at it. There are definitely better/faster/cooler/more desirable cars out there, but nothing's ever quite caught my heart like the good old 2.slow.
I will fully and easily admit that there is no such single beast that would ever quench my automotive thirst.
Perhaps if I could be promised a half a dozen or so cars to get switched out over the course of my life I could be happy... but I would have to wait and fill some of those slots when cars that are not yet in production come out.
Any of these would be a good start for me.
1938 Phantom Corsair
64-71 continental w/suicide doors
2006 Holden Efijy
A tricked out AWD Scirocco R
My SVT Raptor, if it was really good on gas and sounded like a Mustang.
Many 1930-1950's American classics along the styling lines of the 51 mercury. (Mobster-esque big+round boats)
Vector v8 biturbo concept
you're such a failboat, its one of those threads where you get to post picture of a fun car and everyone else sits back and enjoy a beer while scrolling through the pictures
and what the **** is a vorax? sounds like an intestinal infection.