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Old 11-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #101
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I don't know. I buy nice socks too.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #102
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First of all, props. I certainly respect a good rant.

But you haven't solved the riddle, all you've done is assign a name to it.

Let's just stipulate that I completely agree with everything you wrote vis-a-vis "The Woman" and her influence on the car-buying process. This does not in any way explain the underlying motivations behind this behavior.

In other words, even if we accept that women are, by nature, somehow uniquely inclined towards irrational decision-making when it comes to shopping for an automobile (and I am by NO means satisfied that this is, in fact, true), nothing about this extremely well-written and entertaining block of prose adequately explains to me *why* the sort of rational decision-making processes which are at play in the purchase of everyday commodities such as socks, canned tuna fish and flatscreen TVs go completely out the window when car-buying is involved.
See, you're being an Engineer, assuming that the "Rational Scale" is a constant. It's not, because Vagina, or more specifically the brain steering it through this world. The Flat Screen decision must be scrutinized on the basis of its effect on the Sports Viewing Habits of the male half of the household, the impact of a 72" screen on the decor and overall feng shui of the house, how it compares to Suzy's new flat screen, is it ostentatious or not... Same with tuna; the kids are going to eat it, dolphins may have been harmed, maybe it contains mercury, how does it hold up to red onion in tuna salad.. You get the idea. Cars, on the other hand, are just cars. Seat heater; check. GPS; check. Airbags for the kiddos; check.

$35k for a Camry; check. Heck, it's only a few bucks a month more for the whiz-bang stuff anyway. She's happy; you're happy. Cause/effect, and one of the few in this world where you have total control of it.

But there's more to it than access to The HooHah. It's a pride thing too. **** if I'm going to have *my* wife, my little princess, rolling in some shitty car. Just wouldn't have it.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #103
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So the truth comes out. It's not Vagina, really, at least not completely. It's *****.
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On MT its always *****.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:25 PM   #105
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On MT its always *****.
It will always end in *****.
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I'm trying to replace my wife's 305k mi 1998 SUV and she isn't really interested. She has taken great care of it, inside and out, and I've kept it maintained. She likes it and is comfortable with it. We bought it at the dealer-only auction because I knew a guy, for $7800 back in 2002 with 65k miles. It is still worth $2000-2500. That's not a bad return on investment.

We'll probably spend $8-10k on a replacement and try to keep it as long. And for the people who cry about needing new for reliability, we could replace a trans (if it ever needs one) for the price of one monthly payment on a new SUV.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #108
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I'm trying to replace my wife's 305k mi 1998 SUV and she isn't really interested. She has taken great care of it, inside and out, and I've kept it maintained. She likes it and is comfortable with it. We bought it at the dealer-only auction because I knew a guy, for $7800 back in 2002 with 65k miles. It is still worth $2000-2500. That's not a bad return on investment.

We'll probably spend $8-10k on a replacement and try to keep it as long. And for the people who cry about needing new for reliability, we could replace a trans (if it ever needs one) for the price of one monthly payment on a new SUV.
Either you're looking at 100k Benz SUV's or you have a line on REALLY cheap transmissions.
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Either you're looking at 100k Benz SUV's or you have a line on REALLY cheap transmissions.
The last transmission I bought was for a Tundra. It was $325.
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Cheap indeed.
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If you're going to spend $35,000 on fancy amenities anyways, why the hell would you spend that money on a Camry and not

A 385hp Hyundai Equus Ultimate with 16,000 miles on it.
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Or a used Ariel Atom.
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If you're going to spend $35,000 on fancy amenities anyways, why the hell would you spend that money on a Camry and not a 500 HP Mercedes SL600?
FTFY.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:09 PM   #114
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Or 17.5 $2000 miatas
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FTFY.
Having once suffered the ownership of a used V-12 BMW model, I expect there's a pretty darn good reason why that SL has already lost over a 100k in value. I'd expect it would only continue for the poor bastard who buys it next. So, as much as I hate the Camry too, it would actually be a better bargain than the SL in the long run.

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Having once suffered the ownership of a used V-12 BMW model, I expect there's a pretty darn good reason why that SL has already lost over a 100k in value.
True enough.

my first instinct was to post something sensible like an M5, but i got carried away by the magic 500 HP number.


Besides, a Hyundai? Seriously? That's just embarrassing. As in, it would be bad enough to just own one in the first place, but to admit to your friends that you paid $35k for it, and then have them say "WTF? You could have bought an M5 for that!" would just be more than I could bear.
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And I like the new Genesis Coupe.
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Hey, I'm not the one who fully inserted a gerbil's tail into his urethra, secured a zip-tie around the base of the glans to hold the animal firmly in place, and then went parading down the aisle of a Roman-catholic church during Easter mass, naked but for a pair of bejeweled cowboy boots, with a terrified, panicking rodent swinging from the end of his dick.
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Hey, I'm not the one who fully inserted a gerbil's tail into his urethra, secured a zip-tie around the base of the glans to hold the animal firmly in place, and then went parading down the aisle of a Roman-catholic church during Easter mass, naked but for a pair of bejeweled cowboy boots, with a terrified, panicking rodent swinging from the end of his dick.
But I've now got a better story than you ever will. Although I'm never allowed near that church again, no regrets.
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