Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
I thinking investing in cars for possible appreciation is like buying a zero coupon bond for the interest rate.
Or putting all your chips on red-32. With a worse payoff.
My latest print that I got framed -- I really like how it turned out:
Arrrgh! Battery is a goner . . .
And it's in!
What a waste of a Saturday afternoon . . .
Had a Chrysler with a similar battery position. Was a total chore to get to.
Saw my first 2014 Range Rover Sport the other day. What a fucking disappointment. Mind you it was in base HSE trim, but it doesn't hold a candle to the previous RRS (which in my opinion is one of the nicest SUV's ever made). The new model is just ugly as fuck and very effeminate. Shame..
Anyone in the lease market right now should go jump on the 2013 RRS. I bet they're giving them away.
This attitude baffles me. Buying a car typically means dealing with some depreciation - faced with that reality, the sensible thing to do is pick something that depreciates as little as possible. People manage expenses in most every aspect of their lives, but car enthusiasts (in the US) seem to always throw up their hands at the idea of managing depreciation. It's something of a crap shoot, sure, but it's worth the attempt.
Porsche 918 jumps over your Ring lap time.
Besides the insane sub-7 minute laptime, I think the performance of the 918 has implications for Porsche's LMP1 entry into Le Mans next year, because both cars apparently shared development. I think their LMP racer will be shockingly fast.
Do you have framed pics of other cars? If so, pics. Btw, looks good.
Really? In a conversation about cars as "investments," because I'm fully cognizant that cars are to investments what zero coupon bonds are to collecting interest, I am throwing my hands up? That somehow I am not being "sensible?" That fucking baffles me.
I think I manage depreciation pretty fucking well. I lease my vehicles, vehicles that all come with artificially inflated residuals thanks to manufacture support. Now that's the "sensible thing to do" IMO.
Thanks, and yup -- an e30 m3:
Thinking about picking up a shelby cobra or porsche 356 speedster as my next print.
Props for doing it yourself. Do you know how much the dealer would have charged for that?
That's pretty cool, I think. I like working on my car, I find it very peaceful. Nice wine captain, also.
Changed the brakes in the M yesterday, and I must say that it has puny calipers in comparison.
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