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A neighbor of mine bought a new Aston Rapide and I simply shook my head, I'll be the thing depreciated $40k when he drove it off the lot.

Well all of them is like that anyway, and I think my car already dropped $20k in a year.

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Well all of them is like that anyway, and I think my car already dropped $20k in a year.

I've spent quite a bit on cars, but generally for a car like that, waiting 3-5 years is almost a necessity (simply out of principle). Even waiting to buy one coming off lease can save 70-80k. The only thing worse would have been him buying a new Mas Quattroporte.
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LOL but they sure are fun. I just did some research and it will take over $90k to turn mine into an AMS Alpha Omega... not going to happen.
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Yeah, they're very fast, but I'm not an R35 fan.
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If I am lucky, maybe I will get a McLaren someday.  The MP4-12C and the new P1 are really nice.

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Holy cow, really?
Yes. Driven less than 180000km (I have the repair & maintenance book as proof) & hardly any rust spots at all. Large trailer / caravan towing hook & roof rack as well!
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My old rig (not registered YET)

 

 

And my project car:


Edited by SoundPon3 - 10/3/13 at 2:40am
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You in Aus? 60s and 70s Toys are trick. smily_headphones1.gif
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You in Aus? 60s and 70s Toys are trick. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Yup. I doubt you see many HJ47s in America. I'm looking to get another cruiser soon, for a general use car. Looking at a turbo 60 or a 70 series troopy 

:D

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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Holy cow, really?
Yes. Driven less than 180000km (I have the repair & maintenance book as proof) & hardly any rust spots at all. Large trailer / caravan towing hook & roof rack as well!
I've removed the roof rack as it does look much better without it. MOT confirmed that it is in impeccable condition.
A friend has a W124 Mercedes with 1400000km on it and still going strong, so if I maintain my W123 well, who knows...
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Every day is like this now haha.

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Ford F250 2000 quad cab long bed. Strangely enough, automatic and runs on gas.

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2001 Saab 9-5 2.0t Wagon Biopower Stage 1

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Nice thread, some even nicer rides! Since I'm new here and a car/motorcycle FREAK, let me introduce myself by my rides. I'm poor, so here are my not so trusty steeds and my trusty daily driver:

 

Daily driver: Abarth Punto Evo with the factory EsseEsse pack (165 to 180 hp upgrade with remap/intake/exhaust, 18" wheels, lower suspension with Koni FSD shocks, Brembo BBK with floating discs at the front), Sabelt composite hard shell seats... only options I didn't take were leather and the automatic wipers/lights w/ cruise control pack. Who needs that anyway? It's running closer to 200 hp / 235 lb/ft and weighs 2.400 lbs wet so it's pretty frisky for a 1.4. Same engine as the Dodge Dart 1.4 turbo, by the way, but with a way more aggressive mapping and shorter gearing. Nice SQ system in there (Factory HU - Mosconi 4to6 - Ground Zero GZPM60SQ/GZUK165SQ front - JL 12w3v2 - going through a variety of amps now to find the best match, mostly old school Phoenix Gold, Adcom and Audio Art), intend to compete next year.

 

 

 

At Spa-Francorchamps (no, I will not pay 50 euro for a photo of myself):

 

 

 

Childhood "want" project: 1991 Honda Prelude BA4 (B20A9 engine), rare colour and even rarer: factory leather interior! I know of only a few worldwide that survived with factory leather. This was my DD for a year and is now on a long road of being prepared for rust removal. Simple, '90s era correct but effective SQ comp. winning system in there as well (Alpine HU - Morel speakers - Phonocar sub - Soundstream MC300 and SPL Dynamics amps). Scored really good on imaging and tonality, lost a lot of points on install. Granted, deservedly lost a lot of points there. OZ wheels, custom stainless exhaust, BC Racing coilovers ready but not installed yet.

 

 

 

 

 

Big HP project, dead in the water: 1994 Saab 900 Turbo. Gunning for 450 hp on the stock block, not too difficult with these cars (Trionic 5, B204L block takes it). Broke tranny/diff still on the stock T25 turbo (maybe 250 hp?) about 3-1/2 years ago, been parked since. Contemplating dropping the engine into a 9-5 estate or 9-3 convertible with a broken engine but good tranny. :) Simple system: Pioneer - Dynaudio - Phoenix Gold, no processing in terms of time alignment or EQ though.

 

 

Bikes: 1998 Ducati Monster 600 Dark - never boring, always broken. 2000 Aprilia RSV Mille - never fails to impress when in a hurry.

 

 

 

Now you also know exactly why I'm poor. :)

post #1095 of 1118
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post


I have an E28 M5 (an `88) as one of my daily drivers and I wouldn't trade it for anything twice its value, I love that car.


 

 

Shes a keeper, don't ever sell it as you will only regret it :wink_face: 

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