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Old 08-22-2019, 07:41 AM   #11
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I had my Boxster for 2.75 years. I loved it, but it was just too small to be my primary car. Maybe when our daughter is off to college I can get another...

I had the CTS before the Boxster for a couple weeks past 2 years. That car was a mistake. I loved the styling, hated the driverís seat and fat pig mass.

The longest Iíve had any car was the Model S at just over 5.25 years. I also put ~50k more miles than on any prior car...
Iím worrying about the 2 being my only car post divorce. Particularly with shared custody of two dogs. Iím not keen on insuring and maintaining two cars, so the 2 is vulnerable in my mind. But I would be quite sad to let it go, and even sadder to drive some SUV thing full time. Perseverator thread to follow...

On the subject of longest-held cars: my Honda Accord hatchback takes the prize at 9 years. The E71 X5 was 7 years. The 2003 325xIT was passed around the family for 8 or 9 years.

Re FCís Land Rover. That seems like a car you could keep going for 20 years...
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:24 AM   #12
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Re FCís Land Rover. That seems like a car you could keep going for 20 years...
Frankly, that's the plan. It's in beautiful shape and I don't put a lot of miles on it. Also, I've mentioned it before and it is by far the roomiest car one can have for its relatively short length, which I absolutely need given the depth of my attached garage. I hope it lasts a long time. It also has a lot of character (unlike the new ones), so I think it will look cool many years from now.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:40 AM   #13
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I think the roadsters work well for long-term ownership if they are 2nd/3rd cars. Tougher as a primary car. My parents have had their Z4 for 9 years now and probably do 1-2k miles per summer. I can see them keeping it for a while. At some point I might encourage them to consolidate to 2 cars once they fully retire, but itís basically fully depreciated so no rush. Plus might be worth taking it over myself at that point if itís cheap enough (Z4 3.0si 6MT)
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:54 PM   #14
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Ive had small two seaters as my primary car before. 91 CRX Si and 94 MR2 Turbo.

The thought does not worry me getting the 981. Although I don't have kids or a dog.

I think I can count the times I have had someone in the back seat in the M5 over the 11 years I have had it.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:25 AM   #15
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Now this is a color with some life to it.



https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...teo&BAC=criteo
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Although I don't have kids or a dog.
This is key. And with a kid come friends...

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Now this is a color with some life to it.



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OMG! (But I don't hate it....)
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:30 PM   #18
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Now this is a color with some life to it.



https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...teo&BAC=criteo
I wonder why they took no pictures with the top down? I like the color, but I think it would look a lot better in a hardtop, or with the top down
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:25 AM   #19
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Now this is a color with some life to it.

You can get matching "Tennis Ball Yellow" wheels from Team Dynamics. They also offer them with the real fuzz, which must be for cars that get trailered to shows - I imagine they rapidly fill up with brake dust. A Google image search for tennis ball yellow car wheels reveals a disturbing number of manufacturers willing to make them.
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You can get matching "Tennis Ball Yellow" wheels from Team Dynamics. They also offer them with the real fuzz, which must be for cars that get trailered to shows - I imagine they rapidly fill up with brake dust. A Google image search for tennis ball yellow car wheels reveals a disturbing number of manufacturers willing to make them.
That's bananas.
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