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Old 02-16-2016, 11:14 AM   #15
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You gotta stop assuming the world looks at cars the way you do. He bought it for $800,000, crashed it twice with insurance paying out some $1,000,000+ the second time to fix it. A quote from Rowan: "I bought it for the quality of thinking that went into its design, and now it has become a thing of value, it is time for it to be enjoyed by someone else" selling it for near $10,000,000 in profit.

The bubble wrapped toys are a perfect example: some people don't need to interact with a thing to appreciate and gain satisfaction from collecting it. No shame in that.
I just feel sorry for people that are rich enough to buy these cars but can't/wont actually drive them as they were designed to be. They are in essence being appreciated as a piece of art. But TO ME the true art is how they perform. Granted if they are trailered to the track they will never accumulate many miles (that's OK), but they will be driven as they were engineered to be.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:53 AM   #16
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When you have so much money, finding a place to park the money can become a problem, so many people park the money in cars.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:03 PM   #17
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When you have so much money, finding a place to park the money can become a problem, so many people park the money in cars.
I think this is lost on a lot of folks. At some point, you have to put money in other investments besides stocks, banks, etc. You need "real" assets and "art", including the right cars, can be one of those things.

Personally though, even with the money, I couldn't collect cars. I couldn't keep myself from driving the value out of them, and the insurance for a high dollar car you actually drive must be astronomical.
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Old 02-16-2016, 01:15 PM   #18
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:01 PM   #19
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I don't know. My mind has already blocked out all of Monday due to the trauma.
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Old 02-17-2016, 01:21 AM   #20
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Why does it still look so good after all these years?
You mean 4 years?

If you want to see well aged cars look at the rx7, mr2, supra, or nsx. We are about a decade and a half away from telling if it is looks good "after all these years."
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I think this is lost on a lot of folks. At some point, you have to put money in other investments besides stocks, banks, etc. You need "real" assets and "art", including the right cars, can be one of those things.

Personally though, even with the money, I couldn't collect cars. I couldn't keep myself from driving the value out of them, and the insurance for a high dollar car you actually drive must be astronomical.
If you have a daily driver, it's easy. You end up driving the classic one every 3 to 4 weekends. If you have multiple classics, you would drive it even less. Right now, I drive the frs maybe once a week. I don't park money in cars. I enjoy them. I don't think I could fully enjoy a truly expensive car. Even with the 550i, I always worried I would break it. I would not mind a 323gtx, though.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:25 AM   #22
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I can't take anything that Salam-whatever guy says seriously. The level of bias and **** riding over that Porsche 918 is just obnoxious. Like when they did that review testing 5 of the hyper cars and the 918 just happened to win both.


I dig the fact this LFA is actually driven though. I couldn't see myself spending 400k+ on a car just to look at it in the garage. I'd want to drive it, a lot!


Oh yeah, and those glasses should be burned. Like right now.
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Could be the Porsche is a great car.
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Could be the Porsche is a great car.


Could be the presenter for the videos owns a 918.
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You mean 4 years?

If you want to see well aged cars look at the rx7, mr2, supra, or nsx. We are about a decade and a half away from telling if it is looks good "after all these years."
Production started in 2010. I get what you're saying, but automotive design has changed so much in the last few years. Look at 458 vs 488GTB. Same car to the bone, but not quite the same.
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I can't take anything that Salam-whatever guy says seriously. The level of bias and **** riding over that Porsche 918 is just obnoxious. Like when they did that review testing 5 of the hyper cars and the 918 just happened to win both.


I dig the fact this LFA is actually driven though. I couldn't see myself spending 400k+ on a car just to look at it in the garage. I'd want to drive it, a lot!


Oh yeah, and those glasses should be burned. Like right now.
I keep telling myself that if I win the lottery, like a big win (5M+) I'll be buying two LFA's and one will be a winter beater. Daily drive them both and watch the internet implode when someone posts a video of me driving it in the dead of winter, covered in stone chips and road salt.
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