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Unread 12-27-2020, 05:48 PM   #16
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Lol. I could have used many examples, I just picked that one.
I believe this like I believe someone who spends billions of dollars to get a job that pays less than $500k per year.

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I could also K swap an Elise, but acquisition costs are high. Really high.
It seems that fun actually has a price.

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This whole nonsense started when I realized that if I sold everything, I could probably buy a GT-R or a 911.
I hate doing that kind of math.

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Unread 12-27-2020, 06:56 PM   #17
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I believe this like I believe someone who spends billions of dollars to get a job that pays less than $500k per year.


It seems that fun actually has a price.


I hate doing that kind of math.
I think I'm actually past the break-even point on the job thing! Finally!


Fun indeed has a price. There was a moment when the Elise depreciated to about 25k, but those days are gone.
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Unread 12-27-2020, 08:28 PM   #18
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I think I'm actually past the break-even point on the job thing! Finally!
I meant politicians, but I'm glad to know that pilots are untrustworthy too.


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Fun indeed has a price. There was a moment when the Elise depreciated to about 25k, but those days are gone.
Right?! I started hunting for them about a month ago and good ones cost more than a V6 Camry.
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Unread 12-27-2020, 10:59 PM   #19
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Right?! I started hunting for them about a month ago and good ones cost more than a V6 Camry.
I'd just like to emphasize how much this illustrates the insanity of car pricing.
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Unread 12-28-2020, 01:08 AM   #20
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I'd just like to emphasize how much this illustrates the insanity of car pricing.
I know you'll hate this, and possibly hate me for it, but the truth is that a Toyota Camry is always the car someone should buy. Reliable, fuel efficient, safe, etc. I know, they aren't fun. But they're always the "right" car to buy. When I meet another dummy who's considering an SUV, I always make an argument for a Camry instead. Same with a first car. Buy as much Camry as you can afford.

The exception is if you want fun.
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I know you'll hate this, and possibly hate me for it, but the truth is that a Toyota Camry is always the car someone should buy. Reliable, fuel efficient, safe, etc. I know, they aren't fun. But they're always the "right" car to buy. When I meet another dummy who's considering an SUV, I always make an argument for a Camry instead. Same with a first car. Buy as much Camry as you can afford.

The exception is if you want fun.
Or a Highlander.

Technically a crossover (which is a really broad spectrum these days), but it has decent gas mileage, tons of space for all the crap one has to haul around with small children, and a good safety rating.



...But, on topic, I also have a 2012 Corolla S with a manual transmission, and I'm not going to get rid of it until it dies . I love clutches.
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Camrys really are the best. Had one with over 300k miles and it was still chugging along quite reliably.

Unfortunately, Gave it away to a relative who was a "big truck" kinda person. So, he hated it and purposely destroyed it.
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Unread 12-28-2020, 10:39 AM   #23
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Or a Highlander.

Technically a crossover (which is a really broad spectrum these days), but it has decent gas mileage, tons of space for all the crap one has to haul around with small children, and a good safety rating.
Sorry, SUVs and crossovers are always the wrong answer, unless you need ground clearance beyond what a Camry offers.



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Camrys really are the best. Had one with over 300k miles and it was still chugging along quite reliably.

Unfortunately, Gave it away to a relative who was a "big truck" kinda person. So, he hated it and purposely destroyed it.
Brodozer culture has ruined more than Camrys, unfortunately.
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Unread 12-28-2020, 04:24 PM   #24
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I know you'll hate this, and possibly hate me for it, but the truth is that a Toyota Camry is always the car someone should buy. Reliable, fuel efficient, safe, etc. I know, they aren't fun. But they're always the "right" car to buy. When I meet another dummy who's considering an SUV, I always make an argument for a Camry instead. Same with a first car. Buy as much Camry as you can afford.

The exception is if you want fun.
Meh.. Kinda. I wouldn't say "buy as much camry as you can afford." I'd say "buy the best value Japanese economy vehicle you can."

A $4-5k Civic/Corolla/Camry/Accord/etc is a good bet. Getting a cheap one that will still run forever is the best path to having budget space for a fun vehicle that now doesn't have to actually be good a doing any job other than being fun. Fun/sporty/unreliable/project vehicles are only fun when you don't have to rely on them. Different tools for different jobs and all. My motorcycle would be a miserable only vehicle.

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Unread 12-28-2020, 04:57 PM   #25
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Meh.. Kinda. I wouldn't say "buy as much camry as you can afford." I'd say "buy the best value Japanese economy vehicle you can."

A $4-5k Civic/Corolla/Camry/Accord/etc is a good bet. Getting a cheap one that will still run forever is the best path to having budget space for a fun vehicle that now doesn't have to actually be good a doing any job other than being fun. Fun/sporty/unreliable/project vehicles are only fun when you don't have to rely on them. Different tools for different jobs and all. My motorcycle would be a miserable only vehicle.

A fork is a fork, a knife is a knife. A spork is good at nothing.
I have now changed my mind. Thanks for that.

Sidenote: you have any TRD parts for my Camry?
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