Expensive car toys  

redmustang91 57M  
8736 posts
8/11/2005 5:30 pm

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Expensive car toys

I am a certified car nut, having read Road & Track and Car & Driver since my teens. I have owned some fun cars, but I am amazed at some of the expensive toys people are driving! In the last few days in Pasadena, I have seen:

two Bentley GT's, a newer Viper, Cadillac XLR, Porsche Turbo and GT3, Mercedes S55 & SL55, some Lambo Gallardos and two Ferraris!

The Rusnak dealership also has expensive Rolls, Bentleys, Porsches, etc.

I am impressed not just with the high acquisition cost, but maintenance, depreciation and insurance is quite expensive for these toys! Some people have serious money to burn!

AtomicKisss 58M

8/12/2005 1:48 am

Red Pony,

How about giving me (all of us) your insight into the best purchase values for sports cars. For example (my picks):
Under 20K Eclipse
Under 30K Mustang
Under 40K Chrystler Crossfire
Under 60K ?
Under 80K Viper

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
8/12/2005 7:53 am

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redmustang91 57M  
8604 posts
8/12/2005 8:26 am

I prefer buying a used car, preferably certified, to avoid big depreciation in first two years!

I would buy a modified Mustang cobra 2003 for $25K! Or earlier supercharged Mustang for less. I would get a 2005 Mustang GT and supercharge it, but it would cost $30K +.

I would never buy a viper. Too uncomfortable and too much gas expense, plus I do not care for convertibles. Heavier, skin cancer, less stiff and poorer performance. Plus if you flip you can die! Cannot run on many tracks.

I would buy the new Corvette Z06 for $70K or new Shelby Mustang duein a year and mod it, but very expensive when first out. Wait another year and much cheaper by $10K at least!

I like the new Mercedes SLK55, but again have to wait for a used one!

I would not buy the Eclipse! I owned one and the transmission sucked! Poor build quality. Plus Mitsubishi is dying. Subaru WRX STI is possible! Or Lotus Eglise if have $45K to burn for a toy.

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