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$50 today. I don't think they were that cheap back then.
That isn't even a good point. You want to buy a 20 year old car today, obviously it'll cost cheaper for regular maintenance.
I bet you it was pricey back then. I somewhat remember my dad changing some 14" or 15" tires on his corolla when I was in high school and I believe it cost him ~$100 each and that is a lot back then. You can get an 225/50 18" wheel for $100 today.

But you're baller so why worry about the cost of stock 17" wheels and make that as a point?


A Big N Tasty was .99 cents 10-15 years ago too. Standard cost of living changes.
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My mother said my stepfather (Her on and off again husband...) just bought a 2006 Corvette Zo6 with 10,000 miles for $32,000. Traded his VW CC for it. Shes going to take pics this weekend.

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i think e46 m3 had valve adjustment requirements that was only Inspection II aka 50k...
how you figure old school cars vs new cars and old cars are cheaper?
older cars ran on 15 inch rims... the tires are like $50 each! compared to new cars running on 18 and 19s where each tires like 150-200
so for the cost of 1 tire... you can buy the entire set
....
it didnt have 14 inch brake rotors...
i think old school rotors cost like 30 bucks a pop from tirerack or zeckhausen if you dont buy oem...
...
thats just 2 things and i havent even gone to electronics...

 

I had one of those too, 2001, put close to 140k on it, every 25k iirc (might be 20k miles)

 

a Pirelli P7 in 16" in 1988 inflation adjusted dollars is the same as a Conti 255/40/18 SC3 now (my 931 took 205/55/16 P7's)

I have Porsche Panerama magazines from the mid 80's, and I had a Porsche back then

it has actually gotten cheaper, more choices, more competition

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I had one of those too, 2001, put close to 140k on it, every 25k iirc (might be 20k miles)

a Pirelli P7 in 16" in 1988 inflation adjusted dollars is the same as a Conti 255/40/18 SC3 now (my 931 took 205/55/16 P7's)
I have Porsche Panerama magazines from the mid 80's, and I had a Porsche back then
it has actually gotten cheaper, more choices, more competition

i dont think i calculated inflation in those dollars... but i'll stop the discussion here as i need to go work on something so i can get my m6
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Mar/Apr 1987 Porsche magazine

Tire rack

Pirelli P700 245/45/16 $205/each

inflation adjusted $415

 

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

 

e30 M3 1988 36k base

adjusted 70k

base e92 M3 current list 60k, cheaper

faster, safer, better in every way...yet cheaper

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YES!
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BMW 1 Series sedan detailed

The engorged dimensions of the BMW 3 Series have been a source of enthusiasts' ire for years now. The 3er's growth isn't all that shy, especially of late: the sedan is 10.6 inches longer and 8.3 inches wider than it was in 1975, or for a more modern perspective, the brand new 3 Series is 6.5 inches longer than it was in 2002. It took 27 years to gain 4.1 inches, but only 10 years to stretch another 6.5. To address the size and heft, a report in Autocar says BMW is planning a rear-wheel-drive 1 Series sedan to be "the spiritual successor to the E30-generation 3 Series four-door."

Talk of 1 Series models being spiritual successors to 3 Series models isn't new – part of the clamor around the 1 Series M was that it channeled the light flickability of the first M3s. A 1 Series sedan would serve three purposes: get a light, small, RWD model back in the lineup, give the company a clear competitor to the upcoming Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA, and help BMW get closer to its sales target of two million cars in 2020.

The sedan would sit on a derivative of the platform used in the current 3 Series, and be different from the front-wheel-drive platform underpinning the forthcoming 1 Series GT. Four- and six-cylinder engines and BMWs xDrive AWD system are in the planning mix, as is an electric version. Autocar says 2015 is a potential sale date for the sedan, which would put it one year after the next-generation coupe and convertible officially bow.


I just hope it looks better than the bath tub of a 1-series.

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trading cash flow for liquidity is a bad thing? thats so narrow minded and stupid laugh.gif

Depends on how well you manage your money. Zero sum gain.

If you cant keep 2 nickels clinking in your pocket, pay cash. You know who you are.
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Classy, pure and simple.

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nvm
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

My mother said my stepfather (Her on and off again husband...) just bought a 2006 Corvette Zo6 with 10,000 miles for $32,000. Traded his VW CC for it. Shes going to take pics this weekend.

Bit more info came down the pipeline... It's just a regular Vette with Z51 and M6. Orange to match his Harley... Priceing makes a lot more since.
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time to steal that thing and blast it a couple of times down the Causeway
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time to steal that thing and blast it a couple of times down the Causeway

make sure to do it in front of your local high school to impress young girls bounce2.gif
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I was excited as shit when I was told its a Zo6, as my sister and I was looking to take trip up there... Not that a regular C6 is slow, I already driven one. But I am going to guess he will be driving the Land Cruiser daily and putting the Vette in the hanger. So I probably will end up driving the Vette.
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I was excited as shit when I was told its a Zo6, as my sister and I was looking to take trip up there... Not that a regular C6 is slow, I already driven one. But I am going to guess he will be driving the Land Cruiser daily and putting the Vette in the hanger. So I probably will end up driving the Vette.

Congrats to your fam on the vette
It's a good looking car
Not my cup of tea but if I was white I'd hit it
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