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Old 09-06-2017, 04:21 PM   #21
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Yeah, that's really my issue. I don't lust after any of the Porsches or BMWs made now--more than that, I don't particularly even want any of them (save maybe the new manual GT3, but I can't afford that).

As I think of it, there really isn't a single car that I can think of within my price range that I'm excited about.
I think I would be pretty happy with a new 911 but cannot afford it GT3 even more so
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:17 PM   #22
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I think I would be pretty happy with a new 911 but cannot afford it GT3 even more so
what makes it even more challenging is that as we get older, there are subtleties and nuances in driving cars that we can appreciate that we might not have a decade ago.

someone told me recently, after a WOT run in the old 996, "this must be the fastest car you've ever owned". and factually, it's not. the C6 Z06 was. and for fanboi bench racing, it was an 11.6 second quarter mile car. but it lacked a lot of intangibles.

i think the reality is that this is why as we age, the more we turn to vintage cars?
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:33 AM   #23
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i think eventually you figure out what you like/don't like. the bad experiences really can put a damper on car buying experiments.

it takes awhile to figure out what you like. then it takes awhile to find that in a car. and then it takes awhile (for most of us) to reach the means to get the car.

in the Current Era of cars, there's largely nothing appealing, is the problem.
Your taste, needs, wants, and compromises you're willing to live with change with time, too.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:26 AM   #24
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I'd like to turn the Mazdaspeed into a Chevy SS. But that would require a large investment of money to make that happen, so, not happening.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:55 AM   #25
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Seems like a DYI project you could actually do.
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:22 PM   #26
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I'd like to turn the Mazdaspeed into a Chevy SS. But that would require a large investment of money to make that happen, so, not happening.
G8 GXP? They're cool, except the interior was very GM.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:04 PM   #27
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The problem with the G8 GXP is the same as the SS. I can't sell a $5,000 Mazda and get myself into a $40,000 GM V8 sedan without an additional $35,000.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:46 AM   #28
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2009 G8 GXPs still run nearly $30k with under 100k miles. $25kish over 100k miles.

Most of them sold new near $35k.
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