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Old 12-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #21
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ive only got $2000 including the car in my miata, but my eclipse which i sold for the miata, was $13500 for the car and i added up all the receipts when i sold it for an additional 14000 for a total of $27500 in 4 years!!!
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$7000 for the car
$3500 so far in parts
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:30 AM   #23
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1 brazialian dollars.

seriously, I dont total it all up for a few reasons:
everyone would think I was nuts
my gf would say something about buying a house instead
my parents would grill me about credit card debt
i'd get a little depressed
i'd realize what other cars I could have bought new
i'd start to ponder the TIME that went into it.
etc.
etc.
etc.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:03 PM   #24
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I bought the car for $800.......i'm north of 6k now.

begi s w/ gauges
racing seats
racing harness
hardcore rollbar
shocks/spring upgrade
brake upgrade w/ stainless lines
new top w/new seals & latches
powdercoated oe wheels w/all-season falkens
15 x 7.5 konig rewind w/ hankook rs2

bodywork is next.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:39 PM   #25
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I hate to say it, but I think I am peaking the $20k mark. I'm scared to tally up the costs.

I know I was at $11.5k before the mods for the 275s, and now the supercharger. I hope my wife doesn't read this forum.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:13 PM   #26
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Hittin over $8,000 now, not including the original purchase.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:33 PM   #27
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Not a MM..but..

Well, got mine appraised last year, $29,800

Over $40,000 into her but that does include the price i paid for the car when i bought her used in 2001 ($13,000).

Last year was a real reality check. I had to collect all my receipts and put paper work together for the insurance people. I recall saying to my wife "wtf is wrong with me?"

That money invested doesn't include the other rims, old blower setup, old 80mm turbo setup, different suspension setup etc.

I have totally chilled out on the spending because i would be lucky to get $22,500 for her, and losing the kind of money is a no no
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:35 PM   #28
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$16k or so... After I sold most of my **** I am down to like $8k or something like that.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:02 PM   #29
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3K for the car, another 5K since (mostly used parts) and about 3K looming on the horizon with the 1.8 setup.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:09 PM   #30
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Why think about how much? Like I say to my wife, better than blowing the money on drugs, girls, or gambling. It's a hobby like any other.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:09 PM   #31
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Does this tally include things no longer on the car?
mine's did hahahaha.... 2 clutch changes? one can't still be in the car
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:12 PM   #32
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Car was $7600 with turbo setup, stereo, wheels and built motor.
6ULs w/Azenis was just over a $1k i think
I can truthfully say I'm in my car for less than $11k including full coverage insurance over the past 1.5 yrs i've had it.
I still need:
AL Radiator, Oil cooler, roll bar, seats, harnesses, and full suspension upgrade.

I'm out of my mind. All of that is bogus i'm paying BEGI to modify my T3 manifold for ex-wg and build be a SS downpipe. Bought some FM sways while they were discounted. Then i have a $$$ 4.10 torsen sitting on my floor. What the hell is wrong with all of us. AND I'M STILL ON STOCK SUSPENSION AA;LKSDJF;ANWEF;1!*@(*@@*(
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:13 PM   #33
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i like music.... so i saved up about a whole school year+summer to have a custom fiberglass system put in the car..... not the fancy hot import nights fiberglass system.... like a FUNCTIONAL system.... a square box with a 12 in the back lol
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #34
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i think i should switch to drugs instead of paying for car parts. its way cheaper and much more fun
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:22 PM   #35
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i think i should switch to drugs instead of paying for car parts. its way cheaper and much more fun
I think you're just confused all around. Usually when people want to sell a car they don't go out and buy all new suspension for it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #36
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lol urban... it's all fun n shizznit... but how long will the drugs hold in your system till you need to buy more? after a while, there's a point of diminishing returns..... ohh, and you die faster too
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:24 PM   #37
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ahh Im at about 25k....and it looks like its worth aout 1k...sleeper ftw.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #38
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About $6K, not too bad for a 96M with 85K on it.
6000 car
400 roll bar
400 bf brace
75 mud flaps
75 seat
450 wheels/tires
100 brake lines
100 brake pads
600 hard top
-2200 insurance claim (flying road debris, minimal damage)
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6000 My wife says I can't take the insurance claim off the total cost. I tell her to STFU.

... of course, there's the $180 radiator I just installed, the used Konis and FM springs for $425, oh yeah, oil temp gauge, and the Azenis waiting to go on that cost about $250.

$6,900. With a $3K turbo project on the horizon.

Oh well, where else can you get 10#/HP for $10K?
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:49 PM   #39
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I think you're just confused all around. Usually when people want to sell a car they don't go out and buy all new suspension for it.
its kind of hard to sell a car on jack stands

also, i really hope i will get a good fat bonus from my work this weekend. then miata stays )
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:14 PM   #40
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the tally that really bothers me is the wasted spending the $20 here for this, the $5 here for that. that **** adds up and it's ridiculous.
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