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Old 05-03-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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off the LBYM bandwagon....!

I haven't lusted after a new car since I traded in my much-loved Saab 900s for a minivan 4 years ago (those Saab rear seats were a b*tch to get a car seat in and out of!)...

But I've just seen the pics of the new Audi A5 coupe and ohmigosh do I want one... http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/new_cars/A5.html

Our other car is a perfectly fine subaru. Damn thing will go another 10 years at least I'm sure ....

Not sure if i'm going to be able to resist though.....

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Old 05-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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But I've just seen the pics of the new Audi A5 coupe and ohmigosh do I want one... http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/new_cars/A5.html
Resistance if futile. Go forth. Acquire the vehicle. You have no further control.

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So, you think that it will be easy to get carseats in an d out of the backseat of a coupe?
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So, you think that it will be easy to get carseats in an d out of the backseat of a coupe?
Heck, you think I'm going to let my four year old in it...no, no, no....time in this vehicle will be my own personal vacation from my yogurt-spewing, crumb belching little bundle of joy....

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Resistance if futile. Go forth. Acquire the vehicle. You have no further control.
I was hoping someone would say that!! I do love this site. Support for my parsimonious bone and support for my splurge-acious self too!

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We share the thought disorders so prevalent in all of society.

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I don't know how old you are winnie. For me, there were items that I lusted after when I was in my 30's but did not get because of LBYM. Today, at 49, I can afford those items easily, but have lost all interest in them.

Not sure if it's a good or bad thing. But that how it is.
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2008 S5?

Meh.


But the new R8?

Ah, now we are talkin':

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I don't know how old you are winnie. For me, there were items that I lusted after when I was in my 30's but did not get because of LBYM. Today, at 49, I can afford those items easily, but have lost all interest in them.

Not sure if it's a good or bad thing. But that how it is.
I'm 43. For the last few years, I've felt just as you do. Actually, I've been a little worried about it! After I became "converted" to LBYM, all i saw in fancy cars were depreciating assets...until I saw the pics of this car and then all my old ways came flooding back!!! I'm still trying to resist though. I guess I need a 12 step program. Oh wait! I guess that's why I read this site.

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2008 S5?

Meh.


But the new R8?

Ah, now we are talkin':
well, i'm just gently falling off the LBYM bandwagon -- not leaping off headfirst with abandon the R8 is about double the projected price of the A5.

Plus, I still want to be able to post here. NOt sure I still could in good conscience if I went for that gloriously sybaritic vehicle

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Here's is a picture of the car I need.

If I had this car I would never be late !
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If I had this car I would never be late !
The heck with when you arrive-- I want to see the results of the braking tests...
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Not sure I still could in good conscience if I went for that gloriously sybaritic vehicle

winnie

He he he -- I don't get sent to the dictionary very often, but you did it!

Sybaritic, indeed!

"...displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses;"

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off the LBYM bandwagon....!

I haven't lusted after a new car since I traded in my much-loved Saab 900s for a minivan 4 years ago (those Saab rear seats were a b*tch to get a car seat in and out of!)...

But I've just seen the pics of the new Audi A5 coupe and ohmigosh do I want one... http://www.audiusa.com/audi/us/en2/new_cars/A5.html

Our other car is a perfectly fine subaru. Damn thing will go another 10 years at least I'm sure ....

Not sure if i'm going to be able to resist though.....

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Cars , Rust Buckets!! They sit in the rain and well get wet then they get rusty. No matter how nice it looks and smells they sit out in the rain and rot away!
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How do you fall in love with a machine? It is just a car, it goes from point "A" to point "B".
Now if is safer then the mini van or Subaru different story. But looks... I look better with the extra 50K in my pocket. Cash is king!
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Cars , Rust Buckets!! They sit in the rain and well get wet then they get rusty. No matter how nice it looks and smells they sit out in the rain and rot away!
And fancy gourmet meals at high end restaurants are just a bunch of dirty roots and leaves with a slab of dead cow, gussied up on a plate.... and fine wine is just a bunch of moldy grapes that's sat around a bit too long....and art is just a few gobs of well aimed (and possibly toxic) pigment flung at a canvas....

yep. this site always brings me back down to earth
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And fancy gourmet meals at high end restaurants are just a bunch of dirty roots and leaves with a slab of dead cow, gussied up on a plate.... and fine wine is just a bunch of moldy grapes that's sat around a bit too long....and art is just a few gobs of well aimed (and possibly toxic) pigment flung at a canvas....

yep. this site always brings me back down to earth
There are a lot of engineers on this board.
But I have to agree - a car it just a means to get from A to B. I think once you are in the driver's seat you could be in a Benz or a Jetta.
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I swore off Audis in 1976. That was when in the second year of ownership I spent over $2,000 in repair bills on my 1975 Audi Fox. (Mind you the car only cost about $6,000 NEW). Having to spend roughly one-third the cost of a new vehicle in repair costs in only the second year of ownership CURED me permanently. Thirty one years later, I still don't even want to LOOK at another German car.

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For the price of the car, I could have a state of the art road bicycle, kayak, backpack, tent and sleeping bag, and the FI to spend as little time as possible sitting in a car seat. There IS pleasure to be had in things. To each her own.
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Here's is a picture of the car I need.

If I had this car I would never be late !
I had two bugs back in the early '70s, but the stereos had more power than the engines...
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I think once you are in the driver's seat you could be in a Benz or a Jetta.
Or a Ferrari. I got nailed yesterday afternoon for 55 in a 45. Sammy Hagar, anyone?

My 14-year-old said I handled it very well.
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From MMM
"How do you fall in love with a machine? It is just a car, it goes from point "A" to point "B"."

I feel sorry for anyone who has never fallen in love with a car. So far for me it's been in order of ownership) 1970 Pontiac LeMans, 1971 Pontiac LeMans, 1978 Trans Am, 197? Ford Pinto,1967 Firebird Convertable.


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