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the problem with owning a Volvo is that people assume that you don't shower
post #7472 of 14456
Volvos actually feature a lot of quantity IMO, especially if you pick them up used - tons of car for the money, oft times. They're no BMWs but they often come with a fair amount of power, sometimes AWD, a ton of interior creature comforts that normally come as expensive options on German cars, and nobody can really hate Volvo drivers.
post #7473 of 14456
to all car enthusiasts out there: do you find that you get bored of your high(er) performance cars rather quickly?

do you find yourself thinking you're going to keep a car for a couple years, only to get the itch for something faster months/a year later?

i've had my zhp for over a year now, and while i still really enjoy the car, i want to get into an m3.

i'm just really worried I'm going to be setting myself up for a really expensive habit where i'll always get the urge to swap cars within a year. that plus the fact that im aiming to move to NYC next summer.

Hroi: do you ever get bored of your m3?
post #7474 of 14456
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

to all car enthusiasts out there: do you find that you get bored of your high(er) performance cars rather quickly?
do you find yourself thinking you're going to keep a car for a couple years, only to get the itch for something faster months/a year later?
i've had my zhp for over a year now, and while i still really enjoy the car, i want to get into an m3.
i'm just really worried I'm going to be setting myself up for a really expensive habit where i'll always get the urge to swap cars within a year. that plus the fact that im aiming to move to NYC next summer.
Hroi: do you ever get bored of your m3?
I don't get bored, but I definitely get the itch. there's always something better or newer to aspire to. if I were wealthier and/or were more willing to throw massive amounts of money away, I probably would be a car swapper on occasion. my wife and I are actually flirting with upgrading (the m3 is her car) - she wants a Panamera, I want a M6 gran coupe or maybe a used Bentley, but at the end of the day I know I'm going to dig in my heels against losing thousands of dollars by selling a one year old car.

I'm amazed by some of the guys on car forums like bimmerpost - they buy a new M3, spend 10-50 grand modifying it, then sell it and pick up a GTR or something. then they sell that then they are back in an M3. it makes me grind my teeth.

at any rate, I think your problem is that you really have just always wanted an M3 and you feel you've settled with a non-M. I know the feeling and you just have to decide if and when you want to scratch the itch permanently.
post #7475 of 14456
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

to all car enthusiasts out there: do you find that you get bored of your high(er) performance cars rather quickly?
do you find yourself thinking you're going to keep a car for a couple years, only to get the itch for something faster months/a year later?
i've had my zhp for over a year now, and while i still really enjoy the car, i want to get into an m3.
i'm just really worried I'm going to be setting myself up for a really expensive habit where i'll always get the urge to swap cars within a year. that plus the fact that im aiming to move to NYC next summer.
Hroi: do you ever get bored of your m3?

Having a car in NYC is a chore for the most part - expensive and you most likely won't use it enough to be worth it at all. And a high performance car is even more useless.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

to all car enthusiasts out there: do you find that you get bored of your high(er) performance cars rather quickly?
do you find yourself thinking you're going to keep a car for a couple years, only to get the itch for something faster months/a year later?
No, not now, but I used to when I would settle for a lesser car than what I wanted in the first place. I now do lots and lots of "research" to determine what I want. I've found that when I would settle or buy without a lot of consideration of what I wanted, then within a year I was ready to trade. I've thrown too much money away with that approach - in the early 2000's I traded three cars in three years; I then bought what I wanted in the first place and felt like crying when I traded it earlier this year. With that said, I'm always looking at cars, and visit dealer lots regularly; however, I now rarely feel the urge to get rid of what I have.
Edited by JayJay - 11/17/12 at 5:43am
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I took a year to find my BoxsterS and then researched 911 Turbo's for 3 years before moving on to this bad boy.

I knew the mods I wanted on the car and I waited until someone already dumped 30k into the car.  THEN traded it in on a Ferrari.  crazy.

 

 

 

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may not be the right place to post, but... i have a 2002 Saturn SC1, 86k. looking for a cheap( about 8k or under), rwd, manual sporty car. dont have much money to do a lot of rebuilding/mantinence. looked at most of the cars in my price range and settled on the e46 3 series or a 00-04 mustang gt. any other suggestions?

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Originally Posted by juddcampbell View Post

 +1

I took a year to find my BoxsterS and then researched 911 Turbo's for 3 years before moving on to this bad boy.
I knew the mods I wanted on the car and I waited until someone already dumped 30k into the car.  THEN traded it in on a Ferrari.  crazy.



good find. $30k in mods gets that thing into GTR territory
post #7480 of 14456
Thanks for your responses, gents.

You hit the nail on the head with my problem, HRoi. I guess my itch isn't strong enough because the ZHP is a very satisfying car. Also, it's going to take me a bit of time to get used to DCT. It still feels a bit odd and I really don't like the stock paddle shifters. They feel stubby and clunky; I'd most definitely swap them out and I much prefer the 'clicky' paddle shifters that are crisper. The M3's are heavy and dull.
post #7481 of 14456
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

to all car enthusiasts out there: do you find that you get bored of your high(er) performance cars rather quickly?
do you find yourself thinking you're going to keep a car for a couple years, only to get the itch for something faster months/a year later?

I never get bored. I've got 8 years and 35k miles on my car, and it still puts a stupid-happy grin on my face every time I drive it.

There are other cars I'd probably rather have, but they're all north of $400,000, so I'm unlikely to trade up any time soon.
post #7482 of 14456
You have the viper, right?

Didn't you also modify the shit out of it?
Edited by GreenFrog - 11/19/12 at 4:35pm
post #7483 of 14456
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

You have the viper, right?
Didn't you also modify the shit out of it?

Yes. It started out fun, and I modded it to match my perception of the perfect sports car.

(So, I guess that I wasn't happy at first, but I've been happy for the past 6 years at least.)
post #7484 of 14456
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Originally Posted by clintbbishop View Post

may not be the right place to post, but... i have a 2002 Saturn SC1, 86k. looking for a cheap( about 8k or under), rwd, manual sporty car. dont have much money to do a lot of rebuilding/mantinence. looked at most of the cars in my price range and settled on the e46 3 series or a 00-04 mustang gt. any other suggestions?

Lol, wrong thread bro. Post here when you get a real car
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Lol, wrong thread bro. Post here when you get a real car

I don't own a car right now (haven't since I moved to NYC) but I posted here asking for some input and people provided some good feedback since I'm testing the waters.
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