Help me find a "new" mid-life crisis car.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Mark from Plano, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    So many choices! Mine are mostly gently used 2003-2008.

    P996
    BMW550
    BMW335
    BMWE46M3
    BMWZ4M
    MBE55
    MBCL55
    MBCLK55/63 (seen 'em for mid 30s)
    s4/s6/s8
    a5

    And that's just the germans..

    Also XKR, XJR.

    C6 Vette
    GT500

    There are also a lot of japanese options, but not crazy about those.

    and many more I'm forgetting.
     
  2. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    3 series are for kids - I can't take seriously anyone over 30 driving one. SLK is a woman's car.
     
  3. Kyoung05

    Kyoung05 Senior member

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    SLK is a woman's car.

    +1. Also, any "sports car" that does not come in a manual transmission is also a woman's car.
     
  4. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    +1. Also, any "sports car" that does not come in a manual transmission is also a woman's car.

    I agree.

    I think a later model Boxster S sounds like the way to go.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Get a 3 year old pre-owned car with low miles and an extended warranty that is fun. Boxster? Of course you would have your choice of blonde, brunette or redhead.


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  6. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Easy solution: buy two. One for your commute, one for fun. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Get a 3 year old pre-owned car with low miles and an extended warranty that is fun. Boxster? Of course you would have your choice of blonde, brunette or redhead.


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    Is she standard with this model or a VERY VERY expensive option?

    Easy solution: buy two. One for your commute, one for fun.

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    You [​IMG], but I've actually considered this.
     
  8. Dburr

    Dburr Senior member

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    With your budget, you can have a choice of dozens of great cars. I have strong German leanings but other european cars interest me as well. (one of my cars is a Jaguar S-Type. I love it, it's been trouble free, I've had it for well over a year and its great for commuting. It has the most luxurious interior imaginable.) I simply don't understand Corvettes, I'd rather drive any Porsche up and down the line - with the exception of the Cayenne. I don't know if anyone has suggested a Merc 500 SL. I've had 2 of them and they're great cars. MFP, you have a great problem and the DFW area has hundreds of great solutions in your budget range. Good luck.
     
  9. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Lotus Elise; unquestionably.
     
  10. Artisan Fan

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    Lotus Elise; unquestionably.

    Great car but maybe a bit rough for daily driver, no?
     
  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Lotus Elise; unquestionably.

    Great car but maybe a bit rough for daily driver, no?

    Also, finding one used might be an issue and a new one is above my price range. I would become my 14 year old's hero though.
     
  12. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    Great car but maybe a bit rough for daily driver, no?

    and a bit plasticy. Non-daily driver only.

    when I get home, I'll load a picture of a Lotus Elise that rear-ended an SUV just outside of my apartment. Thing just fell apart, no damage to the SUV. When the SUV pull forward to dislodge the Lotus, it sounded like a Semi running over a Fisher-Price set.
     
  13. Dburr

    Dburr Senior member

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    Lesson here - don't rear end SUV's if you drive an Elise. If the rear-ender had been driving a dump truck the results would have been reversed. So are we to adapt a bigger is better philo?
     
  14. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    bigger is better? No. Aluminum is better than plastic? Yes. The car was totaled in the low speed bump.

    But I'd still love one.
     
  15. Mr.Pinchy

    Mr.Pinchy Senior member

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    C6 Vette

    If you were truly going through a mid life crisis, you'd buy one of these. Go for something cool but non-practical because you've always wanted one when you were younger.
     

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