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Old 07-11-2016, 12:32 PM   #241
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I was always concerned someone would hit it, scratch it in a car park, and worse still, me damage it. That is one worry I do not have any more as leasing eliminates that problem. That makes for great peace of mind.
So are you saying you can return a leased car damaged other than normal wear and tear?
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:35 PM   #242
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Mine is the same model as the one in the picture only mine is a roadster. I bought it with about 34,000 miles and 6 years old. I have had it for 6 years with no more than normal maintenance. It now has about 60,000 miles on it. It is a joy to drive. I couldn't be happier.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:01 PM   #243
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So are you saying you can return a leased car damaged other than normal wear and tear?
No of course not, it would be repaired and covered by the drivers insurance. BUT if one owned the vehicle it could not be sold (easily or for a sensible price) as no one in their right mind would buy a used care without first getting a Carfax or Autocheck first or asking the selling dealer for one. Any sign of a posted accident, salvage etc., and it could only be sold if at all at auction, or for significantly less that what it is worth.

Having been in the trade, I can tell you dealers steer clear of vehicles with documented accident damage and send any they get to auction.

Of course most folk here who keep cars till they fall apart would not be affected by this.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:49 PM   #244
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2007 VW Rabbit. Yes, a Rabbit (with the bunny on the back) and not a Golf. There was a brief period when they re-introduced the Wabbit and I snagged it. 30,000 miles on it and in perfect shape (except for that scratch on the bumper where I hit the garage after a two glass of wine dinner out). Wonderful hatchback that carries a lot of stuff and a nifty little fold down area in the back seat for skiis to be inserted. Yes, I don't drive much, or at least try hard not to. I walk or bike everywhere.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:48 PM   #245
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No of course not, it would be repaired and covered by the drivers insurance. BUT if one owned the vehicle it could not be sold (easily or for a sensible price) as no one in their right mind would buy a used care without first getting a Carfax or Autocheck first or asking the selling dealer for one. Any sign of a posted accident, salvage etc., and it could only be sold if at all at auction, or for significantly less that what it is worth.

Having been in the trade, I can tell you dealers steer clear of vehicles with documented accident damage and send any they get to auction.

Of course most folk here who keep cars till they fall apart would not be affected by this.
Makes sense, although we have owned several cars over the years that were in accidents and traded in without a problem, but you are probably talking about outright sales vs trade-ins.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:14 PM   #246
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DW has an '08 BMW Z-4 (rag top, of course ... lol) and I have a '15 Ford F-250 diesel (we have a travel trailer). She got is off a lease in '11 and puts about 7,000 a year on it.
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I've been wanting to not comment on this thread because cars have been my weakness and addiction. I won't say I wasted my money because the experiences I had racing cars will forever be cherished memories. I also won't say what I have now because I might get recognized by some co-workers/ex-wife etc but they're nothing special. I am getting super tempted to buy something fun again. It's been a while since I had a bad-ass hellcat sort of a car but the frugal voice inside me keeps reminding me how far behind I am in my FI goals so I've been looking at the 'best bang for the buck' options. On that short list I've considered a used STi (to hop up) or a C5/6 Z06- more tempted by the latter as the perfect mid-life crisis car (which it suits me). Jeez, now I have to go look at Craigslist again...this is why I haven't been wanting to post in this thread.
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On that short list I've considered a used STi (to hop up) or a C5/6 Z06- more tempted by the latter as the perfect mid-life crisis car (which it suits me).
I think the C5 Z06 has to be the biggest performance bang for the buck that exists today.

Like you, performance/muscle/sport cars have been a vice of mine since I started driving. As FIRE gets closer, I've managed to curb the automotive related spending, but it's always a temptation.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:39 PM   #249
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Apparently no Yugo's with 150,000 miles? Actually when I worked in Venezuela many moons ago I had a Fiat 128 that was a lot of fun to drive - I think the Yugo was derived from that Fiat but I suspect that currently there be no more Yugo's (or 128's for that matter... RIP). Anywho, Currently a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with about 45K ( a necessity in the rural area we live in), a 2009 Dodge Caliber with 85K and a 2009 Toyota Corolla with 115K - the trouble maker that has already left us stranded 3 times...
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I've been wanting to not comment on this thread because cars have been my weakness and addiction. I won't say I wasted my money because the experiences I had racing cars will forever be cherished memories. I also won't say what I have now because I might get recognized by some co-workers/ex-wife etc but they're nothing special. I am getting super tempted to buy something fun again. It's been a while since I had a bad-ass hellcat sort of a car but the frugal voice inside me keeps reminding me how far behind I am in my FI goals so I've been looking at the 'best bang for the buck' options. On that short list I've considered a used STi (to hop up) or a C5/6 Z06- more tempted by the latter as the perfect mid-life crisis car (which it suits me). Jeez, now I have to go look at Craigslist again...this is why I haven't been wanting to post in this thread.
I can empathize completely, do not feel bad, we probably could have retired 5 years earlier if it was not for my exotic / sports fetish. I keep telling myself I am over it, as all they ever did was sit in the "throne room" (my garage) waiting for me to come home from work and gaze admiringly at them, and caress them with a scratch free duster, and then on Sunday for the care and feeding. We would go for drives down the coast road for brunch on a weekend and then back into the throne room she would go.

I say I keep telling myself as that a new(er) Aston Martin Vantage looks sooooo enticing. The Good years for the car started in 2010 - 2012 so they are just coming up to where I was (am) a buyer. BUT, those were the days, when I did all my own maintenance and they are all but gone.

I may invest in a small Motor Cycle to curb my enthusiasm..... sigh.
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.........I may invest in a small Motor Cycle to curb my enthusiasm..... sigh.
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Here ya go.
This is more of what I was thinking of:

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Motorcycles is how I dealt with my track-day withdrawls but having a small child at home and having a few close calls with the cagers yakking on the cell phones I got rid of them all. I had 3 at one time- a classic, a 600cc sportbike and a 1300cc sports touring bike. Now I have boring cars but I'm also one of those who can appreciate even a Trabant/Yugo/some-neglected-rust-bucket so I'm OK most of the time.
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... I am getting super tempted to buy something fun again. It's been a while since I had a bad-ass hellcat sort of a car but the frugal voice inside me keeps reminding me how far behind I am in my FI goals so I've been looking at the 'best bang for the buck' options. On that short list I've considered a used STi (to hop up) or a C5/6 Z06- more tempted by the latter as the perfect mid-life crisis car (which it suits me). Jeez, now I have to go look at Craigslist again...this is why I haven't been wanting to post in this thread.
And, in a recent thread, you were thinking of dropping your term life insurance that was costing you $50 a month?
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And, in a recent thread, you were thinking of dropping your term life insurance that was costing you $50 a month?
$50 a month may be a car payment on a c4 vette. Those are cheap..but yeah, that's funny.

I had a golf buddy who's wife was always (monthly) trying to get him change insurance, phone or whatever providers so they could save $20 a month, then he'd go out and blow $500 on a new driver
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Pictures please! (when you get it)
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And, in a recent thread, you were thinking of dropping your term life insurance that was costing you $50 a month?
Now you know why I was asking
It's not that I can't afford a nice car, I just reached $500k in investments+savings...but I just don't think I should. I already have 3 cars (a daily driver, a fun car, an old pickup).
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I just got a Chrysler 300 Anniversary edition on Friday. Went for a nice drive today to the Oregon coast and it handled beautifully in very twisty sections of the mountain roads. Amazed that such a heavy relatively large car handles so well and the 31 MPG average was another big surprise. The car is rated for 31 highway but the average of 31 I got was with mixed city and slow driving along with twisty mountain roads up and down.

I don't know what magic pixie dust they are able to pour into cars these days but I was quite happy years ago when I got the same average mileage from an econobox.
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