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Old 01-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Should I buy a spiffy new/almost new car?

I have the most awesome miata ever built
and a 04 Forester XT with 3" exhaust

After recently experiencing several thousand dollars of problems with my forester, I'm considering buying a new or almost new car. I have to drive for work. I spend about 25-40% of my "working hours" driving. Lots of stop and go traffic. Lots of city driving.

I already have a MOTHRFUGIN RACECAR and a hauler, but I am thinking about getting something more luxurious for the daily slog. I will probably put about 10,000 miles on it a year.

Obviously, I am a driving enthusiast, so I want something pretty damn quick that can also turn and make me smile. It also needs to be civil as *** to counteract the ridiculousness of my miata and utilitarianism of my forester. Manual is probably preferred unless it's some baller tiptronic type thing since the automatic in my forester started to bother me after I upgraded it. I also want a coupe. Four doors and four seats is for losers with children. My car only needs to carry myself and a girl.

When it comes to financials, I guess after my combined expenses, savings, and mortgage, I have about $1000/month left. Actually more, but I always overbudget. My miata was the most money I ever paid for a car- $16,000. All my friends make less than me and so do many of my coworkers. I don't have kids, pets, wives, or drug habits. I will probably mostly pay cash and lease the rest or borrow from bank of mom (20% family interest rate) and repay in a year or two. I do not like debt.

So my question to the community is a) should I buy a spiffy $50,000 car? and b) if so, what should I buy?
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NO!

You should absolutely spend 50,000 on hookers and blow though.
True story bro.
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Also, when your car starts frying turbos due to oil starvation, the answer is NOT to keep replacing them without diagnosing said oil starvation.

Your second mistake was getting an auto subaru. Like mixing a teaspoon of fail into a cup of win.
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Also, when your car starts frying turbos due to oil starvation, the answer is NOT to keep replacing them without diagnosing said oil starvation.

Your second mistake was getting an auto subaru. Like mixing a teaspoon of fail into a cup of win.
Hey I actually liked my auto until I started to be able to go fast enough around turns to want to have full control over my gears.

Auto is very important for stress free stop and go on highway and in the city.
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No. I honestly don't ever seeing myself ever getting anything "new". I really don't understand the point, and honestly, things like that just don't appeal to me.
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$50,000 . . . for a car?

I know you don't like 4 doors, but I really like my G8. It is a civilized cruiser with a warp drive. Really comes in handy when you need to pickup business associates from the airport, etc.

The two door version of the G8 is the Camaro. Problem is, I know that YOU would never be able to resist the mod bug. I have this picture of a sawzalled, twin-turboed, 2000HP Camaro in my head now. Yikes.
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Definitely pick up a Bugatti Veyron or Koeniggsegg or Pagani Zonda for a daily driver.

Anything else would be just so....................Inadequate
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what you need is a rolls royce phantom with a personal chauffeur.
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Min, go to the washington auto show and get your GEE EFF to take pics of you in the drivers seat of all the 50,000 dollar cars. then pick the one you look best in.
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I'm going to the DC Auto show! I'll sit in all the cool cars and you can photo shop your face in them.
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Min, go to the washington auto show and get your GEE EFF to take pics of you in the drivers seat of all the 50,000 dollar cars. then pick the one you look best in.
Why no one take me serius.
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Get a MINI COOPER clubman


bro
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Why no one take me serius.
why so serious?

because you should already know what kind of car you want.

I'll just tell you to get a two year old C63 for mid 50s and we're done here.
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For realz I make u a list:
CTS-V (slightly used second gen or slightly used 1st gen for half the price)
CTS (New)
BMW E39 or E60 5 series
G8 (one w/ big V8)
Some Infinity/Lexus/Acura that somebody else will talk about
New Charger/300C
New Taurus SHO
Audi A3
I'll think of more and come back later. Your welcome.

EDIT: Personally I would just get somebody to fix the Subi correctly, and not get a 3rd car. Besides, isn't there some vegan/commie/hippie BS that keeps you from owning a 3rd car?
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Why no s5 or m3?


How cheap is caddy maintainence. I am afraid of american made.
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Why no s5 or m3?


How cheap is caddy maintainence. I am afraid of american made.
You'd go for the M3 but your afraid of the Caddy's maintenance? Why exactly? Have you looked at the 335d? There are plenty of them around in auto, and the maintenance will be easier them with an M car. Having said that, check out the E39 M5 too, I think it has the look your after.
Also, can you list what you want and what you need in the car? Do you want new or used? Do I understand correctly that $50K is the ceiling, it must have an auto, it must be 4 or 5 doors with the ability to comfortably seat 4 adults, and it'd be nice if the whip is nice enough to impress clients/business associates, without being over the top?
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