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Old 10-05-2017, 09:25 AM   #29
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:30 AM   #30
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I bought new because I'm the only one that farted in the car.








Then again, the port people could have let some loose... and maybe the salesman.
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I bought new because I'm the only one that farted in the car.








Then again, the port people could have let some loose... and maybe the salesman.


That vehicle that has 4-5 miles on it has been driven by at least two different truck drivers, several porters, one mechanic, and at least one salesman. That is also believing that the car hasn't had to be moved around the lot due to repositioning or moving it to get another vehicle out. Almost every one of those people make it a mission to fart in the new vehicles.


I'm just saying.....
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #32
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I buy new cars. But that is me.

If money is your biggest concern and you only keep a car for 3 years or so. Clean used is the way to go. If you are buying one to race, build engine, modify a ton. Used is the best also.

For me My life cycle on cars is 10+ years generaly. At that time frame depreciation does affect total cost that much. My cheapest transportation ever I am driving still. 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr 5cyl, Bought new for $20k 165K miles on it now. Knock on wood, no major issues just general maintenance and modifications. Still going strong.

The key is to buy a car you can afford, New or used.
This is pretty much me to a T.

Right around 10 years is when expensive stuff usually starts to break, so you either drop some $$ to fix it, or get a new ride.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:15 AM   #33
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:33 AM   #34
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bought new... cause I want to be the only one who breaks her in.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:58 AM   #35
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Yeah 100% get where your coming from. I'd love to buy new the only thing is with that just paying off a 29k car will take a while for me only cause I don't have the highest paying job at the moment and I'm in college sadly. I just don't want to wait till I'm out of college to get the brz though. Although that would be the smart adult decision to make, I feel I just don't want to wait any longer to have this car. I've always wanted one and I feel I've waited long enough to get it hahah.
Two things. This screams used... And also, no mods till you have a rainy day fund. Also, patience is worth the practice. You will find more and more times your immediate wants may work out better with patience. I have still never purchased that car I really wanted (want still). Doesn't mean this isn't a good time to treat yourself, you need to do that too.

Where will you park? Can you afford the insurance? Will it be a vandalism target? (A couple locals are having issues with this, sadly.) Where will you work in it if you do the mods? Will you be able to afford to fix it if it breaks? Can you do without the car if not? College is a busy time.

I got my first new car (a Neon ACR) as a treat for landing my first real job out of college. It felt good having earned it rather than scratching that "want" itch... Especially because the want itch would bankrupt me.

Not going to say you shouldn't jump in, but trying to share some things I've learned that might help you consider the options.

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Old 10-05-2017, 01:09 PM   #36
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All depends is the real answer. When I was 19 and just starting college I bought a brand new Chevy Cavalier....bone stock. No A/C, no radio, no antenna, no power anything. It was what I could afford payment wise and had a decent warranty that would get me through college. For the BRZ....I bought a 2014 due to price. I saved over $10k on a slightly used car that still has some factory warranty (5yr powertrain) and it had the extended warranty. Yes, there is some risk to the mods done from the previous owner and if it was taken care of properly. But once you fart in the car once......it is now yours, whether new or used!
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I got my car new. There wasn't really used cars on the market when I went to buy. Either way the car doesn't cost a ton to maintain and holds up well for the most part. If you find a good used one no reason to pass on it.

That being said driving a brand new 86 is special, and for me that feeling of super new/perfectness was blissful enjoyment. Except for the break in period which feels too long when you really want to enjoy the hell out of it. Also the piece of mind knowing every scratch and dent or mishap or anything was done by you and not some bonehead. You never fully know how a previous owner treated the car so that always is with you in your head when wierd things start to happen.
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This is pretty much me to a T.

Right around 10 years is when expensive stuff usually starts to break, so you either drop some $$ to fix it, or get a new ride.
I'm also looking at keeping the 86 for 10+ years, maybe keep it indefinitely and hand it off when I'm ready to drop into a cayman
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My plans for the car include modding it of course. It's just such a nice platform to work with and I really like it. I have everything planned out already that I want for it and what not just of course finding one that is good enough condition and passes what I think is exceptional car can be challenging. It's kind of unfortunate that I'm somewhat of a perfectionist and I like things to be super maintained and everything to be in it's place, also little bit of OCD haha. But I think used is the way I'd like to go for sure.
Have you driven one yet?
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Keep in mind your mechanical ability. Used cars, especially modded ones, may need a little TLC that could really add up if you are paying someone to do it.
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Yes I have driven quite a few actually hahah
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Keep in mind your mechanical ability. Used cars, especially modded ones, may need a little TLC that could really add up if you are paying someone to do it.
Yeah this is true.
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