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Old 08-12-2022, 10:52 AM   #15
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Awesome post, great read! Thanks for the heads up!
It is a story we have heard many times on here.

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Old 08-12-2022, 11:10 AM   #16
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It is a story we have heard many times on here.

I can see that. It definitely gives me more food for thought.
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:15 AM   #17
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I can see that. It definitely gives me more food for thought.
Since the 13 is all paid for and well out of warranty why not consider just modding it for performance? Be far cheaper than starting fresh.
Besides although $50K may seem like a good budget for that much you could just be buying somebody disaster car. Really good deals are usually really good for a reason when it comes to performance cars.
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Old 08-12-2022, 11:33 AM   #18
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lol itís actually the real deal and Iím going to make an offer with a local seller with a 2011 Shelby cobra.

Iím going to post up pics of my FRS for sale today.
Oh, you were talking about a mustang, I thought you were talking about a Shelby cobra.
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Old 08-12-2022, 12:52 PM   #19
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Oh, you were talking about a mustang, I thought you were talking about a Shelby cobra.
I think an old GTR or one of these. The old roadster is what I always think of too when I hear the name Cobra. The new Shelby Cobra is far more than $50k, unless he wants to do a down payment.



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A newer Mustang GT with an aftermarket supercharger or GT350 or a C7 or C8 Corvette or Camaro ZL1 would be higher on my list than prior gen GT500, if I had to pick a heavy car. For $50k, a Porsche 911, Supra, F-Type, Z4, Evora, M2/M4, RS3/RS5, etc would all be higher on my list than the American muscle cars.
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Camaro ss 1le. Plenty of power, fairly reliable, incredible track performance for the money.
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:47 PM   #21
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I would be very careful of a GT350 out of warranty.. new engine will cost more than what you get for your FR-S. Amazing car though, probably once in a lifetime kind of car at this point.
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Maintenance as in broken parts if I were to mod it?

I know brakes, tires, oil changes and the regular stuff but is there something that causes the basic maintenance stuff on the gtr to be more expensive than other high performance cars?
it's got supercar maintenance bills.

this is 7 years of pretty typical maintenance with 7k miles/year:$17k, or about $2500/year, of course not including higher registration, road taxes, or insurance rates:
https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-ne...e-you-ar191763.

did some work at a nissan dealer a long time ago, there was a gt-r completely torn apart on one of the lifts, so i asked about it. the guy hit a tire in the road, it cracked parts of the motor and transmission. total cost? $62k. the service manager told me the guy was paying himself.

the buy-in for a gt-r is somewhat low for a supercar, but that doesn't do anything for the recurring costs!


my brz? after 8 years, is at roughly $3k in maintenance, at 50k mi, -- 3 sets of tires, 10 oil changes, 1 brake fluid change, and a few age-worn parts... of course the major 60k interval is coming up for plugs and fluids, but still.

after having needy cars early on, i definitely appreciate a car i can just get in and turn the key and not have to worry so much about maintaining it every few miles.
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It is a story we have heard many times on here.

Who needs a car when you have FAMILY!
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What you pay for a car is only half of the financial equation. I learned this with my first 911. Lol, 10k? I can afford that……
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Man, I love being low and light but I also like being able to throw my bike in and go to the skatepark or if I want to go camp.

Thinking about trading it.
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Man, I love being low and light but I also like being able to throw my bike in and go to the skatepark or if I want to go camp.

Thinking about trading it.
I have done both those things with my BRZ many times. Slambert hitch for the bikes, all my camping gear fit no problem including a small amount of firewood. I did get stuck on a speed bump at a state park one time, car sat a little lower loaded up
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it's got supercar maintenance bills.

did some work at a nissan dealer a long time ago, there was a gt-r completely torn apart on one of the lifts, so i asked about it. the guy hit a tire in the road, it cracked parts of the motor and transmission. total cost? $62k. the service manager told me the guy was paying himself.
I know you referenced this to show the cost of vehicle repair, but any halfway decent auto insurance policy would cover that. Looks to me like an idiot paid $80k+ for a car then cheaped out on the insurance.
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