Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Partner wants to buy a Super Car worth 150k

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #46
    This question should be on CYAI. If the doc is doing bone work like the OPs name suggests, 150k won’t ruin financial goals. Lots of additional frivolous spending and poor retirement planning will.

    Comment


    • #47
      No smart way to buy expensive depreciating consumer artifacts. Do what you want, live your life but realize it is financially never intelligent to buy an expensive gas burning item. If you have the cash and really want it, go for it. I might go for a fishing boat before i die and that is likely less intelligent but ..........who knows, maybe i will just charter a boat a few times a year instead.

      Comment


      • #48
        Of course it's not financially intelligent.. Neither is living in San Fran with insane taxes and paying 3M for a house in a good school district away from the needles and poop on sidewalk.

        If you boil everything down to "is this a good financial decision" then you're going to be a really rich dead guy and pass a lot of money on. What is the point of that

        Comment


        • #49
          Did we lose the OP?

          Anyways... I was walking back to my fancy 2011 Accord that was parked next to a Corvette Stingray (I know, not a super car) in the parking lot. I can't say I'm not envious. If only the Accord had more than 60k miles on it.

          Um, if they can afford it, then why not? It's not for me. Not because I don't like fast cars, but more because I don't like attention.

          And I assumed @Lordosis drove one of those big Mercedes vans to haul around the family.

          Comment


          • #50




            Of course it’s not financially intelligent.. Neither is living in San Fran with insane taxes and paying 3M for a house in a good school district away from the needles and poop on sidewalk.

            If you boil everything down to “is this a good financial decision” then you’re going to be a really rich dead guy and pass a lot of money on. What is the point of that
            Click to expand...


            It certainly seems like all my neighbors have the 3M house and the supercar. The Silicon Valley Joneses live on a different planet. Then again, I suspect I know who has the beefier 401k(s), ::flexes::

             

            ::cries::

            Comment


            • #51
              Haha. No.
              Chrysler Pacifica. I am kind of surprised how much I like it.

              Comment


              • #52
                You all need to lighten up and live life a little. Once in a while, you just have to invest in your happiness rather than going with the financially logical choice, justifying it by insisting the counter argument is dumb.

                Just went shopping on Rodeo Dr. last week, now that car crowd are the guys I would go out for a drink with. Met some really cool dudes there.

                If you're not into the camaraderie of enthusiasts, the intrigue of performance engineering, the roar of the ride thru a tunnel, the exhilaration of in an exotic convertible along the Pacific Coast Highway, or the thrills on the track, that's fine. But if you are, life's going to pass you by with regrets - this and others.

                Comment


                • #53
                  I can say for 100% sure there’s nothing on rodeo drive that would remotely appeal to Fatlittlepig, even if it were free.

                  Comment


                  • #54




                    I can say for 100% sure there’s nothing on rodeo drive that would remotely appeal to Fatlittlepig, even if it were free.
                    Click to expand...


                    Of course there isn't, but I'm sure the Mrs. would be thrilled with a small gift from Tiffany and Co. or Hermes, maybe a bracelet?

                    That will be coincidentally $28K. No stress over financing. You can "walk in an walk out"!

                    Comment


                    • #55







                      I can say for 100% sure there’s nothing on rodeo drive that would remotely appeal to Fatlittlepig, even if it were free.
                      Click to expand…


                      Of course there isn’t, but I’m sure the Mrs. would be thrilled with a small gift from Tiffany and Co. or Hermes, maybe a bracelet?

                      That will be coincidentally $28K. No stress over financing. You can “walk in an walk out”!
                      Click to expand...


                      If I ever dropped 28K on a piece of jewelry, I would just save everyone a lot of time and give it to my wife while driving, receipt in hand, back to the store to return it. Hint: Fatlittlepig is not the frugal one in this house.

                      Comment


                      • #56
                        Truth is it's not always.

                        Also, a stingray is absolutley a super car. Chevy really messed up the marketing of the vette, it's a heck of a car and probably one of the best values for performance you can buy.

                        I just wanted to pile on as many I feel were anchored to the word supercars, when someone talks about buying a tesla, many people dont feel so concerned that its 100k plus, a couple years ago it wouldnt be hard to push 150k on a tesla. However that was seen as acceptable.

                        Just pointing out that we have biases that paint our interpretation and it really doesnt matter the what in the end. If you happen to value an extra 1000 sq ft in your home that's fine, someone else may prefer a nicer car. Personal finance is personal.

                        Wci has a boat and such, but exactly a smart buy, and to an outsider looks just like the young doc way out loving his means.

                        Comment


                        • #57




                          You all need to lighten up and live life a little. Once in a while, you just have to invest in your happiness rather than going with the financially logical choice, justifying it by insisting the counter argument is dumb.

                          Just went shopping on Rodeo Dr. last week, now that car crowd are the guys I would go out for a drink with. Met some really cool dudes there.

                          If you’re not into the camaraderie of enthusiasts, the intrigue of performance engineering, the roar of the ride thru a tunnel, the exhilaration of in an exotic convertible along the Pacific Coast Highway, or the thrills on the track, that’s fine. But if you are, life’s going to pass you buy with regrets – this and others.
                          Click to expand...


                          i would 100% enjoy driving a super car down PCH and i would pay for the privilege.

                          but you can rent the car for the day and do that for 1% of the purchase price or less.

                          then when your job suddenly goes to ************************ you aren't paying the maintenance cost on a credit card.

                          Comment


                          • #58




                             

                            Also, a stingray is absolutley a super car. Chevy really messed up the marketing of the vette, it’s a heck of a car and probably one of the best values for performance you can buy.

                             
                            Click to expand...


                            Ok ok. I'm going to buy a 2020 stingray. Zaphod said I could and it's a good value. Thanks Zaphod

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5eb0R095Ys

                            Comment


                            • #59







                               

                              Also, a stingray is absolutley a super car. Chevy really messed up the marketing of the vette, it’s a heck of a car and probably one of the best values for performance you can buy.

                               
                              Click to expand…


                              Ok ok. I’m going to buy a 2020 stingray. Zaphod said I could and it’s a good value. Thanks Zaphod

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5eb0R095Ys
                              Click to expand...


                              That version does seem underwhelming (425 hp?), but you have to admit the newer stylings are pretty great, and the price is amazing. Some of the z51 versions are in the 700+HP range, wonder how much it will cost then. Still a year or so old vette is an incredibly reasonable deal.

                              Am lucky to have a friend that loves cars and he has probably had 10+ since we graduated, and we've done a high performance driving course as well. Really fun. Even if you're not personally into it, its easy to appreciate it.

                              Comment


                              • #60
                                For those who say you can't get a super car for 150K:  Acura NSX has 600 horses, twin turbo V6 engines, 2.7 sec 0-60.  Tell me those aren't super car numbers.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X