Chan_va wrote:You deserve a fun car, but why buy new? Expensive sports card depreciate like a brick. What sports car are you looking at? Bet you can find one a few years old for half the price or less.
BL wrote:Sure. This year you splurge, next year wife splurges, following year two kids splurge. Fair enough?
sambb wrote:Chan_va wrote:You deserve a fun car, but why buy new? Expensive sports card depreciate like a brick. What sports car are you looking at? Bet you can find one a few years old for half the price or less.
It is a 911 carrera 4s, 2011, 5k miles. yes, used. new is 115k-125k!
Chan_va wrote:I had a similar impulse a few years ago. What I finally decided was that I would have more fun in a car where I could approach it's limits during normal driving. As a fun second car, you can't beat a mazda miata. You can pick one up for 5-10k and it will be a blast. That's what I did.
Well it was a blast for a year or so. Then I found that the burden of maintaining 2 cars was just not worth it. So I am back down to 1 car and I satisfied my cravings for a net loss of a few grand.
Here is what I would suggest - buy a miata for 5K, drive it for a year and see if you like having a fun second car. If you do, and you still want the porsche after that time, go for it.
sambb wrote:I have worked hard and sacrificed a lot to be frugal and save a lot. I am beginning to wonder what the point is, if you can't splurge once in a while to keep it fresh.
plannerman wrote:I bought a poor man's Porsche (1993 Toyota MR2) for my midlife crises 20 years ago and 1) I'm still driving it and 2) I have never been sorry.
Go for it!
tyrion wrote: So is this the one you want? For sure? And you'll be happy with it for 10 years? Then go for it.
Wricha wrote:Buy a 993 air cooled real Porsche and the best looking 911 ever for about $35k
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