Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    two big ones being protection against prices in the used car market and lower up-front payments over the term of the car's life he plans to use.

    Car depreciation trends and rates are very well defined. Not exactly volatile like the equity market.

    It's a personal decision... so to teach his/her own... but to think of car leasing as a sophisticated financial instrument is to have a misguided sense of hubris...
     
  2. gnatty8

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    Drool worthy!

    +1, very nice car..
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Car depreciation trends and rates are very well defined. Not exactly volatile like the equity market. It's a personal decision... so to teach his/her own... but to think of car leasing as a sophisticated financial instrument is to have a misguided sense of hubris...
    Well defined? Not volatile? Have you been asleep the last few years? When I turned my lease back last December, they were trying to sell it to me for 10k less than the contractual residual. Also, I never stated a lease was a "sophisticated" anything. I just said it was a financial tool, which it is.
     
  4. Benzito

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    I feel like owning/renting a house is substantially different than owning/renting a car. It's not necessarily a depreciating asset, so you're actually building equity. Whereas paying off a car loan, you're really not.

    A house won't depreciate? Maybe where you live . . .

    And one man's house payment is another man's Bentley payment.
     
  5. RJE

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    Just back from five weeks of work, mainly re-chroming bumpers/overriders/hub caps; new Mota-Lita wheel (not correct, but pretty); add MP3 jack to stereo; tighten up doors; adjust steering (much tighter); five new tyres (nothing wrong with last ones, but at 10 years old, time for a replacement); replace a fuel tank; full service; new rev counter unit.

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    I will buy you a set of ACS Type V's for your M3 if you roll them, even if you lease that shit.
    I would not put them on the car even if given them for free. Not my style. I am going with ZCP and think the stock wheels are perfect for the car. Anyway, [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^That shine... Wow!
     
  8. mr monty

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    Just back from five weeks of work, mainly re-chroming bumpers/overriders/hub caps; new Mota-Lita wheel (not correct, but pretty); add MP3 jack to stereo; tighten up doors; adjust steering (much tighter); five new tyres (nothing wrong with last ones, but at 10 years old, time for a replacement); replace a fuel tank; full service; new rev counter unit.

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    awesome car

    During the Labor Day weekend, I passed the model in white on I-69 in Indiana. The guy has just got it at the a car auction in Auburn Indiana:

    Kruse International
    Auburn, Indiana, USA
    From 3rd Sep 2009 to 8th Sep 2009


    5,000 cars were expected at the Auburn 2009 auction. This was the 39th edition of the “World’s Largest Collector Car Auction and Show" held at the 480 acre Kruse International Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana.
     
  9. impolyt_one

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    I would not put them on the car even if given them for free. Not my style. I am going with ZCP and think the stock wheels are perfect for the car. Anyway, [​IMG] [​IMG]
    That yours dude? I've been to that dealer to buy a car with my dad, it is local to my folks.
     
  10. username79

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    That yours dude? I've been to that dealer to buy a car with my dad, it is local to my folks.

    No, just saw it on eBay. Thought it looked incredible. Then I read a couple articles on how the new 911s are basically the same price (this is true if you look at used prices, might be 5-10K more for a ten year newer car) and are exponentially superior.
     
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    No, just saw it on eBay. Thought it looked incredible. Then I read a couple articles on how the new 911s are basically the same price (this is true if you look at used prices, might be 5-10K more for a ten year newer car) and are exponentially superior.

    That's like saying a Ferrari 458 is superior to a Ferrari 250 GTO. True, I guess, but which would you rather have?
     
  12. impolyt_one

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    The 993 is/was nice, and I would've given my left nut for one 5-10 years ago, but nowadays the front end and greenhouse on the 993 is getting a little long in the tooth and the 997 is not bad to look at, unlike the 996. If I was gonna get an air cooled one, I want either a hardcore 964, or a LWB made to look like a late-60's.
     
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    Saw the new XJ finally and the new A8 today in person, the other A8 i saw months ago must've been a tester or something, but the A8 today had temp plates, meaning it's only a matter of days before I start seeing hundreds of them. The new A8 is supposedly bigger than the old model, but it looked so small and didn't have that clean toothy presence of the old model. The taillights are cool looking though, they have a dotted LED strip that reminds me of the Reventon.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    Was driving alongside a white 458 for a while in newport the back end is really nice, front leaves a little to be desired.

    Luckily didn't burst into flames.
     

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