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Old 03-27-2015, 08:18 PM
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Mark - how long you planning to drive this car for?

Today I started thinking about getting an E46 just to hold me over for a bit as I saw a nice gray one with darkened "Sport" wheels (whatever the larger ones are called)

Then I went to this thought process, "Well, they are getting a bit higher mileage and with my anxiety about car problems, I'll just get an E92 for like 3-4 years. Even if I lose $15,000 in depreciation, that's not too bad over the course of 3-4 years."

Then, Rota sat on my shoulder and was like, "Wouldn't you rather just drive your car and then spend that $15,000 of depreciation to get you a nicer car in a few years."

So I got ROTA'D and finally realized that I should just get a $25,000 car in a few years instead of a $10,000 car now.

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2 years. If Im still with Lexus, then I get a lease allowance.

My rationality is that I daily an S2k, flip it in 2 years, and buy a CTR as a daily (thats if they bring it stateside).

With the allowance, I would get an RCF.

White CTR daily, white RCF hhhhnnnnnggg car.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:50 PM
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2 years. If Im still with Lexus, then I get a lease allowance.

My rationality is that I daily an S2k, flip it in 2 years, and buy a CTR as a daily (thats if they bring it stateside).

With the allowance, I would get an RCF.

White CTR daily, white RCF hhhhnnnnnggg car.
I like this guy....

I wish every smart person who lived on the east coast was wise enough to move to Orange County. This Mark guy even wants a CTR to boot!

:cough: :cough: :cough:

Edit: Made the mistake of talking to a Ferrari mechanic today. He seems to be a wealth of information. Unfortunately, he made note that the maintenance cost for the F430 is much less than I expected.

Couldn't afford one unless they drop to current 360 levels and then even that would be a stretch. Plus, Ferrari may be too baller for me. Not sure if I want people asking me what I do all the time to be able to afford a Ferrari. I think telling them, "drive a crappy car for 15 years, save money by being a cheap ***, shift all priorities in life to buying this damn thing, and getting that 120 month loan THANKS WOODSIDE" would get old pretty fast and all that wouldn't fit on a license plate.
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Granted there are mods, but I'm only losing $500 off my asking price once I sell the OEM wheels. These things are still getting big money when they are kept proper.

Less insurance/taxes I got to drive the car for free for the last 24 months.

This is why it's so hard to buy something going in the other direction
I know them feels, I didn't loose money on the s2k or the mustang I bought used like 5 years ago.

On this new gt, I basically lit about 10k on fire the day I bought it.

We should just buy new subarus like my sister, boring driving characteristics but man that resale value...
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Old 03-28-2015, 06:37 AM
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Window shopping one of these real hard right now.



Civic is paid off, Crosstour has ~3 years left. These can be had (lease) for $500 or less/mo, even with AWD if we decided to go that route.
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Window shopping one of these real hard right now.



Civic is paid off, Crosstour has ~3 years left. These can be had (lease) for $500 or less/mo, even with AWD if we decided to go that route.
What would this replace? Crosstour?

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Depreciation wouldn't be too drastic on a car like this plus I can see you growing old in one.

Get one and I'll pay for your PCA membership for a year.

My wife's car is a depreciation monster. But i bought the car to make her happy. Personally, I'd rather lose a similar amount of depreciation on a car I can't really afford and drive a hoopty on the daily.

The opposite of wearing a suit and tie to work looking forward to taking them off and getting in comfortable gym clothes. I want to wear my gym clothes to work and come home to put on my nice designer suit to play!
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:53 AM
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Make it a M Sport and you have my blessing.






Which I'm sure you don't care about but why not haha.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:17 AM
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My neighbor at our parking garage has an alpine white M235i.

Directly across from him is an alpine white 435i M sport.

An M Sport 435i is pure sex, wood not 2 series.
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Rota, you need to smahten up and move to the west coast, the weatha is wicked nice.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:21 AM
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monicas this one popped up in LA, 41k MY07 bone stock hhnnnggggg

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Rented a '15 528i on vacay. Now I want a Bimmer., even A 3 series would be nice.
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I am not going to ruin my life by test driving or renting a new bmw, NOPE don't want to get hooked on that kool aid.

Then again, tons of guys on the 6g mustang forum cross shopped the gt against the m2 or whatever is comparable. Perhaps I already made the right choice.
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Will read article

I really hate the Civic, I drove my truck to work today after doing a dump run with it. It's literally more enjoyable to drive daily.

Civic is next to sell, it makes SO much sense to keep it, but it's so blase and it's getting to me lol



It's on the list haha PNW in July to try that back on for size, but HB won us over pretty hard.

I've got it made here career wise, and need to finish my MBA before looking at relocating. But Ms.Rota can go wherever.
Huntington?

Monica.

Wood be a H-T super meet once you make the move.

Cruise down the PCH
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Huntington?

Monica.

Wood be a H-T super meet once you make the move.

Cruise down the PCH
I think "Huntington" means, "I don't like living around Asians." ITT

BBL: Rota - enjoy the weather - I need to go prepare some food for the BBQ today. Crap! Went to check the weather to brag to you, but it's going to be 86 as a high today! Better start pre hydrating for my ride later today.
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I think "Huntington" means, "I don't like living around Asians." ITT

BBL: Rota - enjoy the weather - I need to go prepare some food for the BBQ today. Crap! Went to check the weather to brag to you, but it's going to be 86 as a high today! Better start pre hydrating for my ride later today.
Azns are monicas, wifey and I cant get enough of the s00chi, korean bbq, viet noodles, thai etc

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Yeah Rota come to the west coast weather is great!

Wait, what.

And I concur with the above, a 435 M sport would be **** and the perfect vehicle for me. But then I would be sitting smacking muh head sayin "I could have had a V8"
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I really hate the Civic, I drove my truck to work today after doing a dump run with it. It's literally more enjoyable to drive daily.

Civic is next to sell, it makes SO much sense to keep it, but it's so blase and it's getting to me lol
Not you understand how I feel about my Accord lol
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The 135 I was into was a pretty badass little car, but lacked the refinement of the 3-series from same model years IMO. None of this is probably news to you of course lol

The motor though...yum. Well done.

That being said, the 2-series seems to have addressed most of my qualms the 1-series had.

Perhaps resident M235i owner can chime in.
Interior of 2 is close to identical to 3 series. Only thing the 2 is missing is the oil temp gauge.

After looking at the 435i, I like the 235 better. Only thing I dislike about the 2 is the rear end, but it's okay I'm more of a boob guy.

Feel free to stop by Ross and make a car video with my car. Prices should drop soon with the m2 starting production in November
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What would this replace? Crosstour?
Nothing hopefully.
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I actually went in this morning to try and close the deal on a 5.0 gt with performance package... we were so effing close its not even funny but neither party wanted to budge and they were trying to beat me up on my shawd trade.

Hey ford dealer... eff U
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Tell Mrs.Ross congrats on the raise!
It would be more of a present, like "Sorry your life got destroyed recently. Here's something to make your days just a little better, even though nothing can make up for the premature loss of a loved one."

I could do jewelry too, but jewelry doesn't let me drive it too, and it doesn't keep the miles off my other cars.

With the Si being paid off, my dream of building a garage by never selling anything begins.

Ideal lineup is the Si + Crosstour + MDX + leased convertible for her + whichever of the upcoming mid-engine Honda sports cars I can afford.

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Feel free to stop by Ross and make a car video with my car. Prices should drop soon with the m2 starting production in November
That would be lovely. I really want the M2, but not unless I sell my Civic...
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It would be more of a present, like "Sorry your life got destroyed recently. Here's something to make your days just a little better, even though nothing can make up for the premature loss of a loved one."

I could do jewelry too, but jewelry doesn't let me drive it too, and it doesn't keep the miles off my other cars.

With the Si being paid off, my dream of building a garage by never selling anything begins.

Ideal lineup is the Si + Crosstour + MDX + leased convertible for her + whichever of the upcoming mid-engine Honda sports cars I can afford.



That would be lovely. I really want the M2, but not unless I sell my Civic...
We have the same intentions.

Ive been waiting 2 days for sellers to get back to me about S2ks, Im growing very impatient.
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I see Ross! It's for your woman! I was thinking why this option.

However, given the circumstances, I hope that thing convertible brings light to your guys' life. (pun intended too)

I just shopped Newport Beach Lexus Used Online Marketplace ... Didn't really see anything that caught my eye. I do like the Lexus CH200 Hatchbacks. Pretty cool car in my opinion. There was a minute that I thought about just getting one of those for a car. That minute has long passed though. I guess the good thing about being this indecisive about everything in life means that you never really buy anything.

Shopping for anything of value takes a ridiculous amount of time and research.
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I actually went in this morning to try and close the deal on a 5.0 gt with performance package... we were so effing close its not even funny but neither party wanted to budge and they were trying to beat me up on my shawd trade.

Hey ford dealer... eff U
Damn that sucks, were you able to get x plan pricing or better at least?

They would have probably offered me like 5k for my 15yo s2000, gotta sell privately man.
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Trading in is always a fail unless it's a sought after car. My buddy got 32k for his ISF with 75k miles lol.
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