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Obtainable Dream Cars Thread

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TL;DR what cars did you always dream about when they were $150,000+ and now they've reached that sweet spot where they are still relevant/ in style but at 10-25% of their original MSRP. This could mean Luxury cars like AMG's, performance cars like Viper/ ZR1's, or even SUV's like Escalades, etc.



For me it's the luxo-barges. Anyone that knows me knows I like trucks and cars that are as big as trucks. 7-Series BMW's, A8 Audi's, S-Class MB, etc etc.

While those are all fine and dandy, one car I've always wanted is a Maserati Quattroporte (probably due to the fact that E drives one in Entourage and they're cheaper than 63 Continental Convertibles lol.) 2005's and 2006's should be immediately ignored. The E-gear transmissions were very problematic and required frequent servicing. However in 2007+ cars they were fitted with a much more DD friendly ZF 6-speed Automatic. Many of the wear item parts are reasonably obtained through aftermarket and they have a decent reliability record from all of the research I've done. I tend to shy away from the executive GT's (luxury) and more for the GT and GTS sport models.



What I typically do is reference KBB and other sites that give average sale prices of model years vs. calendar years. With that I try and determine at what age/mileage I can purchase a car without getting "burned". With the Quattroporte's for instance, I can safely buy a 2007-08 in the 60-80k mile range ($18,000-$22,000) depending on color/options and expect to see most of that money back in one calendar year. With a 2010-12 car (still in the low-mid $30,000 range) I can expect to lose roughly $3,500 over that year still. Obviously this depends on miles, how well you take care of it, etc, but it's a fun way to buy and own a car for a year without taking a bath on it. Easiest way to do this is to have the money/independent financing to be able to complete a private party cash deal, you get a hell of a lot more car for your dollar that way.

My goal would be to buy a 2007-09 GT, and within a year or two hope to get an 11-12 GTS with the same confidence in retaining value.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/723461617/overview/



https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/705291846/overview/

 

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It's on my list... But this thread was meant for others to share theirs as well, this isn't a "Look what I might buy and then it doesn't happen for two years" thread :rofl:

I think it would be fun to own something like this for a summer... Each year something different. Same concept can be applied to 07-10 Aston Martin DB9's and Vantages, I've ran these metrics on a slew of expensive ass cars lol. Just FYI ;)
 

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you should just buy one [MENTION=1983]Outlaw[/MENTION]
 

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I want to do something rash but I'm waiting until the spring.
 

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this thread is fun

id just be nervous trying to get rid of something liek this.
 

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I can't be the only one that thinks like this... Shit five years ago you could've bought a 308 Ferrari and have doubled your money by now. When I buy stuff I'm thinking of the sale price before I hand over the money. It's the same concept, just with cool stuff instead of Skid Steers :dunno:
 

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this thread is fun

id just be nervous trying to get rid of something liek this.
That's kinda what I was alluding to with buying private party. You have to beat them up equally or better than you're going to be beat up when you go to sell. Plenty of 1-2 owner great cars out there that are up for sale private.
 

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MB C63 AMG's are becoming very affordable.

Funny enough the whole quattroporte purchase idea was revamped by a good friend of mine saying he'd finally buy his C63 if I got my Quattroporte. Essentially take luxury cars to diesel events for the summer.
 

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H1, can be 6.2 or 6.5 or even a 5.7 gasser wagon....

Cause a 7.3 is going right in it.
 

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oh god the guys that have them sware by them......
 

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190 horsepower of fury.
 

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i think the die hard h1 guys welcomed the h2 guys more than the gas powered h1 guys
 

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but yea i need a h1. i dont really want to do a military job either... god they are not comfortable what so ever. even h1s are unergonomical AF///
 

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but yea i need a h1. i dont really want to do a military job either... god they are not comfortable what so ever. even h1s are unergonomical AF///
Civilian ones come down at all due to the military releases? Or are they still hanging around that $40,000 mark?
 

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