View Full Version : If You Could Afford It...
08-16-2007, 11:26 PM
Would you like a new car every year, each one different from the previous year?
Or do you like your cars like your shoes? You like the feel of the one you are wearing.
08-17-2007, 12:27 AM
I think a new vehicle maybe every 2-3 years. Eventually your bound to find one that you just can't seem to give up.
08-17-2007, 03:16 AM
Yes since I want to try out different cars.
08-17-2007, 07:53 AM
I lease them, so I get a new car every 2-3 years anyway.
08-17-2007, 09:56 AM
I love my cars and I develop a long term relationship with them...
The only times I get even an inkling of wanting to trade in (which I never do), is when they make a major revision to the vehicle that totally makes the one I currently own unappealing (like if they make a change that gives both a newer, more appealing body style plus major engine upgrades).
Those kinds of changes do make me wanna trade up... but otherwise, I'm usually pretty happy with the one I'm with (notwithstanding all of the customization I put all of my vehicles through. :D )
08-17-2007, 03:06 PM
Yeah i get a new one every 3 yrs or so. I just haven't found a ride i'm crazy about. Otherwise i'd keep them.
08-17-2007, 04:11 PM
I would like a new car every couple of years. :) If I found a car I loved then I would keep it and still get a new car in 2 years. This is assuming I had all sorts of money.
08-17-2007, 08:18 PM
It depends on the car. I get new cars but then I miss the old ones.
08-19-2007, 04:06 PM
I guess i'm the minority, but i'd try a new car every year. I have an RSX, but i'd try a Scion TC, I'd try a civic SI, a mustang, and if i got to sell it back for the same price at the end of the year, then i'd work my way up the food chain to the Evo and the STI, and other fun little cars. If i was a billionaire, then perhaps i would try out the porsche, ferrari, Aston Martin range. But i think i would enjoy trying to get a feel on lots of new cars. That way if my magic car lot ever went away, i could know which one i would like the most. Test drives just aren't enough for me to say with 100% certainty, this is the car i will enjoy most for the next 5-10 years.
I'd get a new car every year. At worst you can get the newest model :D
08-19-2007, 10:00 PM
my cars are like my shoes. it'd probably be 5+ before i get a new one.
speaking of, the Prix dies on me, now i've got an impala
08-20-2007, 01:32 AM
for me its verys . i keep a truck for 3-5 years and replace it with a new one .or i drive it tell the wheels fall off. on cars alot of times I end up getting the wifes hand me down as my car to drive. if we get a good deal on a trade in .i keep the car im using them till the next time wife gets a new car . it depends on if she buys one or she leases a car .i think we buy from now on do. as we did with the car she is driving now .
car payments suck .and right now we are car payment less. i can say it's a nice feeling not having to think about large car payments . when a house note is 1/3 more then your car note.i price out a new work truck and payments were going to be $700 per month. i was like i drive mine till its unrepairable thank you .
08-20-2007, 11:09 PM
I'm getting a little tired of driving beaters, but I don't think I'd EVER need or want a new vehicle more often than every 2-4 years. :shrug:
08-21-2007, 06:17 AM
I got tired of driving beaters (last being a '91 V6 Camaro RS,) so in '04 I bought an '03 BMW 325i - a CPO - loaded completely - sports, premium, etc. packages, minus the HK audio system - had 8500 miles on it. Saved about $10k. No serious problems, and fun as hell to drive.
But now that the new e90 version coupe with the twin turbo - soon to be made into a sedan - we're talking M3 power here - is out, I'd love to trade up. But it's not worth it right now. The car + insurance in NOLA = financial albatross. Still, you can't beat the handling of a BMW, especially the 3 series. Though I haven't driven the V10 M5 yet. Maybe something to do this weekend?
Once I get a real job (read: residency ends in ~9 months) and make some real money, after figuring out how to buy a house, pay mortgage, and pay down student loans, my dream car will be a late '80s model Countache. After they dropped the carbs...fuel injected required. Hell, it will be nearly an antique by then, and the insurance will be cheap. Not a daily driver, but I had a pic on my wall growing up. Gotta have one someday.
But for now all I can really wish for, perhaps at first when my income increases some, is to supercharge my 325. Even though it's a steptronic (grrrr.....I wish it were a manual), it can handle gobs of power.
And I need to keep the asshats in NOLA from running into my car every 8 months or so. Or maybe just get the hell out of NOLA when I can.
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