I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

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I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:13 pm

I don't have the money or the space for it, and my wife would kill me. There's no particular car I have in mind. I would like to get both a 914 and an X1/9, but I doubt I would ever drive either of them very much. I'd like to get a Panamera someday soon, but the A8L has actually morphed into the car I expected it to be (a decent daily driver with a few warts but not altogether horrible). So, the Panny can wait.

I'm always a sucker for a good deal on a first-gen 955, but I've already got 2 in the driveway. BTW - if you've never owned a first-gen 955, scrounge around for some change in your couch as it will likely be enough to buy yourself a nice one. They are crazy cheap and it is a lot of vehicle. For a buy-in of between $6 and $8 large, you get to go ask questions in a menacing tone, like "You did swap out the coolant pipes, right?" or make statements like "When that driveshaft carrier bearing shoots craps it's gonna cost you $2,000, or about $3 if you know how to do the Jimi Fix."

There's always a good reason to go car shopping. Of course, sometimes it's like a dog chasing a car - what you gonna do when you catch it? And sometimes, like when I'm walking around at a Cars 'n Coffee, I think "man I like to look at all of these really cool cars, but I'm glad I don't have to maintain and insure and store and pay taxes on them" because a lot of the owners of those cars aren't putting many more miles on them than I am. Through the museum, I've been able to tour some pretty incredible private collections, and I kind of think the same thing - "this rich guy is paying all this money to have this collection, but he rarely drives any ofthe cars and he's got them squirrelled away where no one can see 'em." So, what's the point?

I know that when I retire, I'll have time to muck around with a car collection. But, for now, my little hooptie fleet (to use a Hoovie term) will have to do. I think I'm OK with that (as long as I can still go shopping).

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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by dwhitlow » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:59 pm

Oh man. I find myself in a similar situation. My current daily driver is my '02 996 C2. My wife has a '16 Audi A3 eTron. I want to add one to the fleet, but can never settle on 'why'.

I wander the line between wanting a 'project' car with a low cost of entry up to having a more practical daily driver and moving the 996 to project/weekend car. In that spectrum, I spend hours looking at sites for things along the lines of a mid-to-late 70's Alfa Romeo spider, or Fiat 124, or Triumph TR6, or MG anything. Or late model VW Jetta/Passat Wagons. Or early 80's Toyota Land Cruisers. Or early Cayennes (lots of time spent on that path, and almost pulled the trigger once or twice). The list goes on.

Depending on the day, I want something I can make my own. Or something that is automatic because I'm tired of that damn stick in SoCal commuting traffic. Or something that is stick because automatics are for p*ssies. Or something that can get a bike or surfboard on or in. Or something that can haul stuff from Lowe's/Home Depot/Costco. Or something even less practical than the Porsche. Etc, etc.

Automotive schizophrenia.

All that said, I love my 996. By far my favorite car I've owned. I have a hard time seeing myself without it. It's in good shape and doesn't need a lot right now, but maybe a partial suspension refresh (and a new starter). Back to the indecision. Is it my project car? Is it my daily? Aaaagh! What do I do?

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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by Cuda911 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:13 pm

I know what you mean. Been nearly 6 months since I bought a car.
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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by DTMiller » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:23 pm

Just buy whatever you dingus. You have a whole museum to park it in.
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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by KoB » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:46 pm

kcattorney wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:13 pm

I know that when I retire, I'll have time to muck around with a car collection.
LOL ... YMMV, but somehow all that extra time never exactly materialized for me. Might’ve worked out differently if I hadn’t told Mrs. KoB that I was going to retire. You might be able to make it work for a few years if you retire, but keep leaving the house every day like you’re going to the office. Once she catches on, you’re doomed.
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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by Kalashnikov » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:28 pm

Buy 10 100oz bricks of silver instead. Wife won't know. You can polish them and play with them. No maintenance.

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Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:05 pm

:lol:
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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by Cuda911 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:39 am

Maybe I'll start a museum too. A bit of the collection:
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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by Cuda911 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:50 am

Maybe I'll start a museum too. A bit of the collection:
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Re: I Would Like To Buy Another Car, but . . .

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:47 am

And just like that, I'm high bidder on a BaT auction.


I have to agree with my wife - it truly is a sickness.
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Arctic Silver
2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red

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