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post #21031 of 26351
My high-school dream cars:





And when the E46 M3 was announced in grade 9 or 10, it was game over. That was, at the time, the most beautiful car I had ever laid eyes upon.

post #21032 of 26351
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Yeah, I kick myself for missing out on that, but I also didn't have the money back then. I wonder if they'll be considered a collectable. I've flirted with some stupid ideas for when the M4 lease expires - penciled in right now is still another euro delivery on a comp pack M4. If I did something stupid, I'd likely have to sell the Tesla, which, being the engineering/physics dork I am, would be a cold day in hell.

Well, can't really kick yourself, if the funds weren't there.  Not sure if they will be considered a collectible, that remains to be seen.  However, many collectors are snapping on manual Fcars, both for the driving involvement, and because people are starting to see the repair costs on some early paddle shift cars that have some mileage on them.  

 

If the M4 is your daily driver or close to it, you probably wouldn't want to  do "Something stupid" like a 550 to replace it.  They are fun cars to drive, but not as practical, and if you haven't owned an older car in a while, you have probably gotten used to having many modern conveniences that will be missing in vintage cars.  Not to mention parts are more costly than that of a German car.  

Yes, if it weren't for the classic scenario of "Only so much money and garage space," I'd have a few more cars too.  

post #21033 of 26351
My Dream cars were the Toyota MR2 Turbo, Porsche 911 and Ferrari F355.

I need to own the F355 to complete the trifecta. Sadly I sold the MR2 to help pay for my MBA
post #21034 of 26351
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My Dream cars were the Toyota MR2 Turbo, Porsche 911 and Ferrari F355.

I need to own the F355 to complete the trifecta. Sadly I sold the MR2 to help pay for my MBA

I had four tiers in middle school/high school 1994-2000:

Complete fantasy world was the Ferrari F40 and F50, the McLaren F1, the Jaguar XJ220, etc.
Sorta fantasy world were the Ferrari 550, etc.
Sorta attainable world at some point were the E36 and 46 M3s, Supra, etc.
Reality world was a rusted out 1998 Corolla.
post #21035 of 26351
Ah so in that world, my trifecta was the sorta fantasy - out of reach for a kid, but I'll get it if I attain the success I hoped to achieve

I did have a short total fantasy list - the F40, Mclaren F1 and GT California
post #21036 of 26351
My forever
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

My high-school dream cars:


Estoril blue e36 m3 coupe <3 <3 <3.

As a 90s kid I can get behind all of these recent posts. The weird exotics from that era that gave me boners were the Vector W8 and Bugatti EB110.
post #21037 of 26351

I've always wanted a Lotus Elise.  I think the Series 2 are nicer looking, but as a kid I liked the Series 1 too.

 

 

post #21038 of 26351
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Ah so in that world, my trifecta was the sorta fantasy - out of reach for a kid, but I'll get it if I attain the success I hoped to achieve

I did have a short total fantasy list - the F40, Mclaren F1 and GT Cali

FTFY tongue.gif
post #21039 of 26351
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I've always wanted a Lotus Elise.  I think the Series 2 are nicer looking, but as a kid I liked the Series 1 too.

 

An absolute blast to drive!!!  But literally a pain to get in and out of ...I'm not that tall, and with a hard top on I pulled a muscle in my neck getting into it.  Tried that on two occasions, and didn't think I'd enjoy pulling a muscle in my neck every time I drove with the roof on it.  The roof had a disclaimer sticker saying something to the effect of "Roof not guaranteed water tight," and the Mrs. didn't like the idea if we drove it in the rain, water might leak in on us.  

post #21040 of 26351
The E46 is the best looking of the M3's. Maybe I should buy one now that I know I can always call GF to help change the sensor for me laugh.gif
post #21041 of 26351
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The E46 is the best looking of the M3's. Maybe I should buy one now that I know I can always call GF to help change the sensor for me laugh.gif

I think he can also help with the rear subframe and hpfp. Joking aside, the E46 is timeless. The F8x will never hold up as well as the E36, E46, and E9x have IMO.
post #21042 of 26351
I'm semi serious about this. Carbon black, cinnamon interior, 19" wheels, manual trans. Done and done.
post #21043 of 26351
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm semi serious about this. Carbon black, cinnamon interior, 19" wheels, manual trans. Done and done.

Great choice. I looked at carbon black and interlagos with the comp pack and a manual for my first decent car. Next to impossible to find so I ended up with a E92 DCT ED.
post #21044 of 26351
I don't even think I knew what a BMW was in high school and had maybe heard of Mercedes. Ferrari I knew because the richest guy in the county had one and I'd see him driving it. My two high school dream cars were probably a '68 Hurst Olds Cutlass and a 69 GTO Judge.
post #21045 of 26351
Prolly because BMW didn't exist when you were in HS tongue.gif
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