Let's play a game... What car to buy

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  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Let's play a game.

    Pretend you have some money and you're looking to buy a car. Assume you live somewhere with good weather 3/4 of the year and a garage, unless specified. Search online for cars that fit each of the following mutually exclusive scenarios:

    Round 1:
    1. Find the sexiest convertible for under $65,000. Your salary is $170k/year.
    2. Find a sensible daily driver for less than $4000. You work 5 miles from home. Assume you have no kids.
    3. Find a ridiculous sports car priced $100,000 to $150,000.

    Answer as many or few as you want.

    I recommend Craigslist.org or Cars.com to find some cars.

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    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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  4. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    Convertible:

    eBay Motors: Jaguar : XK8 (item 280302133972 end time Feb-03-09 06:10:53 PST)

    Jaguar XK8 XKR convertible..sleek styling and 420hp supercharged v8

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    DD for less than 4k:

    eBay Motors: Ford : F-150 (item 140298789628 end time Feb-08-09 18:16:18 PST)

    Ford F-150, great condition, auto, a/c, plus you can haul stuff if you need to.

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    Crazy sports car:

    This one is tougher, because there are alot of great cars in this range, gallardos, murcielagos, audi r8, gt3's...but I choose this:

    eBay Motors: Ford : Ford GT (item 250365142356 end time Feb-08-09 09:10:02 PST)

    Ford GT40 (so hot)

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  5. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Good choices.

    I've driven the XKR and XJR a lot... good cars with a very strong motor. You can find them used for dirt cheap in comparison. XKR is sex on wheels though.

    The FGT is holding its value pretty damn well. I think they're worth more than they were new...
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    Easy:

    1) Sexiest convertible under $65,000?
    2005 Mercedes SL55, Pano Roof, Keyless Go, & more, warranty to 2010

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    Looks absolutely beautiful, elegant, mean and angry. What more could you want?

    2) Sensible daily driver for $4000? No kids? Piece of cake..
    honda civic si 93

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    What more do you need? Nearly 40mpg, fun driving experience, puts most cars to shame around corners, super reliable, cheap parts, seats 4, hatchback for stowage, rear tailgate fold-down and looks half decent.

    3) Sports car for $150,000? Tough
    eBay Motors: Ferrari : 360 (item 310118249418 end time Feb-04-09 05:33:48 PST)

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    Since most of the cars around the $150,000 are really lame and not exciting at all (I was shocked). But, I would pick the F360 Challenge Stradale. It's got everything you need to achieve maximum boner in your pants. I cheated on this one, but look at the gay cars you have to choose from in that price range. LAME
  7. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    A manual transmission.
    ;)

    Something that doesn't weigh 2 tons.
    Something that's not overly comfy and cushy.

    I exaggerate, but MBz bore me. :)

    Pretty hot... and damn those cars have come down in price. For a lil bit more you can get a 430 now even.
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    Dustin Junior Member

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    But you said SEXIEST not best performing Dan...
  9. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    True. It's quite sexy.
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    Find the sexiest convertible for under $65,000. Your salary is $170k/year.

    1999 Ferrari 355 Spider 6 Speed - $56000 (Marina Del Rey, Ca)
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    Red with Tan Interior. 20kmi, Clean Title, 15k service done at the auto gallery, New black top,
    upgraded exhaust kit and rear skid plate. 20k invested. Interior needs recon. Call for more Info. 818-943-2391 $56,000 OBO

    Put a little $$$ into the interior (new seats, carpet, etc) with the 9 grand I have left over and its good to go.

    Find a sensible daily driver for less than $4000. You work 5 miles from home. Assume you have no kids.

    1999 Acura Integra GS-R - $2,335
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    http://www.cars.com/go/search/detai...ional&paId=301456030&recnum=88&leadExists=tru
    ACURA INTEGRA 1999 5Spd Cpe GSR, MK value $5500, repo payoff price only $2,335, dlr We Can Finance Anyone 651-426-1631

    VTEC is a good thing. Good on gas and good performance. ;)

    Find a ridiculous sports car priced $100,000 to $150,000.

    2003 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1 - $149,900
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    Mileage: 6,164 Body Style: Convertible Exterior Color: Rosso Corsa Red Interior Color: TAN Stock #: 689821 VIN: ZFFYT53A230130475 Engine: 3.6L V8 Transmission: F1 Drivetrain: RWD Doors: 2

    I really wish the limit was $175K. The F-430 is not much more used like Dan said. This is still a hot car.
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    Amazing, a GSR for $2300!
  12. Commissar Smersh

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    No kidding. I'm tempted to call them up. :p
  13. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Sounds shady though... heh.
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    Round 2:
    1. Find the cheapest genuine Ferrari possible (no rentals or leases, etc.)
    2. Find the best car under $1000 that you would tow to Laguna Seca for a weekend of track racing (and probably dispose of afterward)
    3. Find the most expensive car that's actually for sale
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    Find the cheapest genuine Ferrari possible (no rentals or leases, etc.)

    Ferrari 308gtsi - 1981(Magnum P.I. Style) - $25000 (Santa Monica)
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    Ferrari 308gtsi - 1981(Magnum P.I. Style)

    2. Find the best car under $1000 that you would tow to Laguna Seca for a weekend of track racing (and probably dispose of afterward)

    Must Go!!89 SAAB. Runs beyond good. Clean Title. Registered. Price cut - $750 (Inglewood, CA)
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    Must Go!!89 SAAB. Runs beyond good. Clean Title. Registered. Price cut

    3. Find the most expensive car that's actually for sale

    Ferrari-250 GTO|1963|0-100km/h 6.1 sec.|279km/h-173mph|

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    Ferrari 250 GTO for sale | Not actual car

    HP: 302 | Cars produced: 36 | Colour: Red | Price: Min. $17,500,000
    Ferrari-250 GTO Luxury Super Cars and Classic Cars For Sale - Agent4Stars Luxury Items Billionaires Club -

    Will finish the rest later. ;)
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    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking, and a '99 at that. I'll go pick that shit up right now.
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    jake Vagabond

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    Ha I like how they list the fuel economy on the Bugatti.
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    XEN E Pluribus Funk

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    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Have to be a convertible?

    Cars.com: 2005 Acura NSX

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    2005 Acura NSX - $62,888
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    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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