Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
I have an '86 V-12 powered Jag that cost less than that when I used it as a DD.
Yeah, test drive as many vehicles as you can and buy what appeals to you the most.
I always wanted an XJS even won one on eBay after I sold my Triumph... Then my mother was diagnosed with a tumor and the transmission blew in her car all in one week. So I had to turn the XJS down. Sucks because now I can't find one that mint for even double the price...
$3000 a year in upkeep is approaching modern Ferrari ownership costs. That is pretty disappointing for the BMW's case.
WTF services and maintenance do you get on a yearly basis? Jeez...
this reminds me that i should probably replace my cooling system.. I'm legit scared the texas heat will fuck my car up
That's the price of "true motorsport." The E39 M5's S62 is basically a high-strung racing engine, and costs $$$ to maintain. For example, a replacement VANOS unit for that engine is over $10k. Rebuilt versions for one bank with a replacement core is $1500.
lol. good thing i don't have a "true motorsport" engine then
Porsche is even worse. $3k buys you brake pads and service (for PCCB)
$3,000 for brake pads? Damn I could redo the brakes and knick the paint while drunk on my previous car it still would not set me back $3,000.
PS: Going to look at an 86 Bentley Mulsanne tommorow... It will wipe out my stock portfolio after purchase, fees, and insurance for 6 months. Then with what l have in savings, 4 months then I will be in dire need of a job (that's living with mom). I am trying to talk myself out.
That's for the ceramic composite brakes. Normal pads for Porsche iron rotors are comparable to other makes. The PCCB rotors are around $8k.
All this new tech confuses me to work on... That 93 Vette I had was a bit of a nightmare to work on... Even replacing the battery was a chore. With that said I don't know what PCCB or Vanoos is... I had to learn my ABC's when I looked at CL55's. I am almost to the point of sticking old school because the new stuff scares me and cost a fortune to replace when stuff goes wrong.
You are 20, living at home, and want to buy a mid-80's Bentley with only enough to insure it for 6 months? Good luck with that.
Do anybody know what car that might be?
I had my thoughts on that. Thanks!
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