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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    what about our rental agreement?
     


  2. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    If all goes to plan, ill be moving to NYC by the end of the year / very early next year.

    If that happens, ill be leaving my car at my friend's house in NJ for the time being while I evaluate the merits of keeping a car while living in the city.

    So, you should have a couple months at least to drive it!
     


  3. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    duly noted. it won't do me (or you) much good in the winter. But I figure our spring trip to the Finger Lakes is worth a few bills.
     


  4. aravenel

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    I certainly wouldn't keep an M5 in NJ while living in the city. Maybe a beater car, but an M5 just kinda defeats the point.
     


  5. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i mean, while figuring out what one should do, this sounds like a solid safe/cheap alternative, assuming it's at a friend's house and not random parking space. A garage will run him $400+ a month, parking a car in Manhattan gives you a roughly 58% chance of it being fucked to all hell after 4 weeks (see my burned car in the NY Sucks threak), and driving in Manhattan always carries 3' pothole risks (i'm lucky to be right off the FDR, which is pretty safe).
     
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  6. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Oh, sure--I'm not advocating keeping it in the city. I'm more saying that if you are moving to the city an M5 is not the car I would keep, whether here or in NJ. It's not going to get driven enough and it's just going to deteriorate and depreciate. Might as well let something cheap depreciate if you insist on having a car. Besides, as you point out, the roads are fucking awful so even if you went for a drive every weekend, you'd just end up spending a fortune on back surgery.
     
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  7. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    The BMW 3-Series

    A Poem by Ezra

    Letters bearing law school debt
    and a wrapper for a Starbucks scone
    A short-story collection leans
    Upon the pristine beer-brewing kit
    "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Used"

    When your mother let the
    Membership at the rock-climbing gym
    Lapse
    Did she know you'd have to drive
    "halfway through fucking mexico
    just to boulder?"

    Glacier Silver or Melbourne Red?
    Havanna or Black Sapphire?
    Orion Silver or Mineral White?
    Oh how they weep and swear
    When a roof-forgotten latte cascades down
    the pristine Mineral White,
    If only 230 horsepower
    Could fill a god-shaped hole
     
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  8. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I feel that if I lived somewhere that I did not need a car, the car that I would have would be something quite impractical and fun.
     


  9. JayJay

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    That noise you describe is music to my ears. Love the sound of the V10 and V12.
     


  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I with Huntsman on this. :nodding:
     


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    So, a motorcycle? ;)

    You often see bike for sale ads on Craigslist that cite moving into the city as the reason for selling. If you're moving to Chicago and plan on using public trans most of the time, a bike makes more sense, not less. Fewer hassles parking, easier to get around on, cheaper to buy, fuel, insure, etc. Much better choice for a city toy/occasional commuter than a convertible or two-seater.
     


  12. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    In NYC, if you buy a motorcycle, you're automatically become a douche bag. It's just what happens.
     


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    That's a motorcycle thing not a New York one
     


  15. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    fair point.




    I just feel that the aggressive nature of NYC drivers just amps up mororcycle douchebaggery by a multiple of 5.
     


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