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Old 06-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #221
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I love driving fun/fast/interesting cars, but I hate paying to play. It would kill me if I felt like I owned a car that was depreciating more than $1000 or so per year. A friend of mine bought a 2011 GT3 last year, drove it for a year and sold it. I don't know the specifics, but can you imagine the deprecation there? I bet it was north of $2k per month.

Someone alluded to it above - a car doesn't cost you the purchase price. What it costs you is the purchase price minus what you are able to sell it for, amortized over the amount of time you own it (plus maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc). If you buy a car for $20k, drive it for two years and then sell it for $17.6k, it cost you $100 a month to drive.

That's why I recommended some sort of LSx swapped car - most of them are based on fully depreciated 10-20 year old platforms and you can buy one already built for less than the cost to build one. That way you can drive it for a few years, enjoy it, then sell it for what you paid for it.

I fully expect to make a little bit of cash when I go to sell the Lexus.
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I fully expect to make a little bit of cash when I go to sell the Lexus.
and please let me know when you do.
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I love driving fun/fast/interesting cars, but I hate paying to play. It would kill me if I felt like I owned a car that was depreciating more than $1000 or so per year. A friend of mine bought a 2011 GT3 last year, drove it for a year and sold it. I don't know the specifics, but can you imagine the deprecation there? I bet it was north of $2k per month.

Someone alluded to it above - a car doesn't cost you the purchase price. What it costs you is the purchase price minus what you are able to sell it for, amortized over the amount of time you own it (plus maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc). If you buy a car for $20k, drive it for two years and then sell it for $17.6k, it cost you $100 a month to drive.

That's why I recommended some sort of LSx swapped car - most of them are based on fully depreciated 10-20 year old platforms and you can buy one already built for less than the cost to build one. That way you can drive it for a few years, enjoy it, then sell it for what you paid for it.

I fully expect to make a little bit of cash when I go to sell the Lexus.
Funny. I buy older tractors, run them for a year, then sell them for the same or a bit more then I bought them for. Free year of work and usually end up with extra 500-1500 dollar implements that stay with us.

Cars on the other hand, I get raped on. I have an XJ right now I'm thinking about parting out because it has little issues that bug me and I'd feel bad selling the whole truck to someone, even at the 3500 asking price.... even with new 1k tires, 600 in lockers, 1k in armor, and 2K+ of preventative maintenance work done just to keep the truck off the side of the road.
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If you get a vette, get a base or GS. With your luck, you'll pop the LS7, or the car will catch on fire. When you get bored with it, have someone else put a procharger on it if your willing to spin it.
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oh will blow an apex seal
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you would really do that?
Thinking about, yes, but as much as I want it, I probably wont do it.

I think I would have just as much fun in a fully built 15-20k car (before build) than spending a year, and 60-70k on that.
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Thinking about, yes, but as much as I want it, I probably wont do it.

I think I would have just as much fun in a fully built 15-20k car (before build) than spending a year, and 60-70k on that.
think about how much *** you could get if you were young and single wihth that thing
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Why is this thread 4 pages long? Why am I contributing to it? Jump on LS1tech or norotor. They have a million sweet cars that are bing sold for pennies on the dollar since no one is able to make their lot payments this year.
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Why is this thread 4 pages long? Why am I contributing to it? Jump on LS1tech or norotor. They have a million sweet cars that are bing sold for pennies on the dollar since no one is able to make their lot payments this year.
I bought my C5 in November of 2009 for $24k, it had 29k miles on it and bald tires. I got a really great deal considering my car's mods, mileage and condition.

I'm certain I could flip it for $26k but I don't think I could ever replace it -- it's seriously cherry. I put a lot of thought into selling it for a C6 Z06 but there's something about the C5 FRC body that rubs me right where my **** should be.
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With the price to maintain a C6Z on the track and the oiling issues the 6.0/6.2/7.0s have, I'd stick with the 5.7 and the nice batwing pan.
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I ran the numbers on heads, a larger cam, some NAWZZZZZ and some DRs... really thinking about it.

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also I want some SOUND so I can blow skirts off hoes when I tear by. thinking about getting a couple of test pipes and just a single resonator for each bank located around where the factory exhaust is...

too loud? it's not a DD
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Have someone do the bypass mod on the Ti's. With spray, you'll have enough sound. That's the one thing I loved/hated about spray. You can tell when it hits just from the sound.

To do spray right, your not far from a blower setup. I think I had 3000 or so into the WS6 DP setup after the controller, bottles, and filling station. It adds up quick.

You don't have Kook LT's and a test X-pipe? for shame. No 2 step for you.
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Have someone do the bypass mod on the Ti's. With spray, you'll have enough sound. That's the one thing I loved/hated about spray. You can tell when it hits just from the sound.

To do spray right, your not far from a blower setup. I think I had 3000 or so into the WS6 DP setup after the controller, bottles, and filling station. It adds up quick.
I was looking at a big single:



http://www.hinsonsupercars.com/p-44-...turbo-kit.aspx

built transmission, built rear, probably a built motor, cooling stuff, it's gonna kill me but holy fucking pissballs would that be badass
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You don't have Kook LT's and a test X-pipe? for shame. No 2 step for you.
I have TPIS LTs (old school) with an x pipe
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I bought my C5 in November of 2009 for $24k, it had 29k miles on it and bald tires. I got a really great deal considering my car's mods, mileage and condition.

I'm certain I could flip it for $26k but I don't think I could ever replace it -- it's seriously cherry. I put a lot of thought into selling it for a C6 Z06 but there's something about the C5 FRC body that rubs me right where my **** should be.
Bought my truck last year, and can sell it now for the same as what I paid with TT+L.
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I bought my F250 for $3500 and it's easily worth 2x that but I'll never sell it.
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