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Old 12-25-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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What Would You Do?

If you had $120,000 to spend on a car. Id get a 911TT hands down. Butttt, An 06 ZO6 with the lingenfelter twin turbo package sure would make it a hard decision for me. 800HP, 0-60 in under 2 seconds and 136 MPH in the quarter. Dang......
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buy a house with a cheap car in a garage, and keep the boxster...hehehe
so it would still count as buying a car

but that is a lot of dough for a car.

one of the guys that i know trough camaro community has a lingenfelter camaro with their engine and twin turbos....holly crap that car is wicked fast, even signed by the Man
who knows how much that thing is worth now that he passed away
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:01 PM   #3
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911 Turbo, or the 911 GT3.
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A new Boxster and a Lotus Elise and save the rest for when I learn how to tame the Elise on the track then I will turbo it! Gosh Elises are such an awesome car,by no means is it meant for daily driving though,hence a new Boxster(I would keep my current one as well).
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Old 12-26-2006, 01:34 AM   #5
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I find it amazing how you guys think a $120K is alot for a car. Even with the exchange rate (roughly .77c) that equates to approx $155K AUS. I know why.....but I still find it strange to hear

$150K buys us a Boxster S (New).......thats it!

So when asked what what car I'd buy for $120K, answer is...... the car I have
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I feel for ya

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Sorry to hear that my friend... I came to the US from Holland, and with all the extra environmental taxes etc., a Porsche there costs about twice what it costs in the US.

$120K for a car... hmm... what would I get. I have no desire to jet to 60 MPH in 2 seconds and then lose it in the corner...

I'd probably keep on savinf and go for an F430
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I find it amazing how you guys think a $120K is alot for a car. Even with the exchange rate (roughly .77c) that equates to approx $155K AUS. I know why.....but I still find it strange to hear

$150K buys us a Boxster S (New).......thats it!

So when asked what what car I'd buy for $120K, answer is...... the car I have
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I have driven any number of 911Ts. It is, IMHO, the most overpriced car I have ever set foot in.

For $120K I think I would be in a used Ferrari. Several models come to mind.
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I have driven any number of 911Ts. It is, IMHO, the most overpriced car I have ever set foot in.

For $120K I think I would be in a used Ferrari. Several models come to mind.
I've researched the whole used Ferrari thing alot.......for me it's not the 75 or 120 K you drop on the car, but the money you can drop later on. Imagine the horror of a $25,000 valve job on a 355, when you paid $80,000 for the car.

Plus, unless you get something newer like used 360 Modena, those cars aren't too fast. For example, a Testarossa will do 0-60 in just under 6.0 seconds, not stellar.

I love Ferrari's, don't get me wrong, but the expense is ridiculous. Just my thoughts
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^BruceLee! 10 Demerits for you!!
It's a PRVILIGE for you to give Porsche your $120K!!!

Actually I think just about every sports car I have ever driven was over priced. I mean when you look at the big scheme of life and what other things $35K-$120K can buy you which will really transform someone's life and in many instances increase in value rather than spilling out quarters out the tail pipe every time the engine is running. I wish were back in the era when we could just buy a chasis and drivetrain from a builder (Porsche) and then shop around from different guys like Pinin Farina for custom interiors and unique exteriors. If you are going to spend more money than the average citizen of the world will ever earn in a life time on $70K-$100K Porsche at least it should be custom tailored like a fine suit.

As far as the 911TT I think its the most liveable and civilized car with that much power I have ever driven. A GENUINE exotic that can be driven everyday unlike A Ferrari. Although I would never buy one new even if the 911TT payments were far less than 5% of total income that you should limit yourself to when buying a sports car. In the second hand market a 911TT is now commonly found for under $60K and it will continue to fall. That GT1 engine block with a true dry sump makes it one very durable sports car.
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I have driven any number of 911Ts. It is, IMHO, the most overpriced car I have ever set foot in.

For $120K I think I would be in a used Ferrari. Several models come to mind.
Same here. With a little luck and searching, $120k should fetch a nice 2001 360 Spider (or coupe) with under 20k miles on the odo.

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Well if I had to buy a car with 120k, i would buy a 1967 Mustang Eleanor Fastback from those boys in TX that make them with race suspension and motor... so beautiful!
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I love Ferrari's, don't get me wrong, but the expense is ridiculous. Just my thoughts
I concur. One of my friends is a die-hard Ferrari club member but he just picked up a new Z51 Vette for track day - he told me that break jobs on the F40s run over $30k
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"2 chicks at the same time!"

sorry, I had to go there.

(it is a quote from the infamous Office Space)
nice! i remember that scene!
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Surprised no one said 996 gt2

I'd get a 996 gt2

Or a 997 gt3...


But the 997 turbo would run you well over 120 grand unfortunately.


Ferraris are not expensive because of their speed or performance, they're expensive because of their exclusivity and limited production. Not worth it to me personally.
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It is an interesting question. If the rules are that you can only spend up to $120k on ONE car, and that has to be your daily driver, I would have to say I would go with a heavily optioned new C4S.

However, if we are talking about spending up to $120k for an extra vehicle for weekends and track day and I get to keep my Box for daily driving, I would probably pick up a Countach.
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Ferraris are not as small a production as many people think. Lambo (bankrupt at one point) by comparision truly is a very small production I think they have never produced more than 700 units of any one otheir cars TOTAL. Ferrari by contrast produce that many units of a particular model in a single year.

Anyhoo if I had unlimited funds I would drive a Ferrari every day of the week. Who cares about the $30,000 brake job when you've got that kind of dough.
I'd drive that thing everywhere, I'd park right in front of the 7-11 just as if it were a civic.
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I didn't realize you can buy used Ferrari's so cheap. Found a nice low mileage 355 autotrader for $73k. Not bad. Also, for the comment earlier on not being fast, from what i can find this 1995 F355 gets to 60 in 4.7 seconds - no complaints from me on that.

Here's the link to the one on autotrader:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=208535491&dealer_id=79683&car_year=1995&num_records=25&model=F355&make2=&start_year=1981&engine=&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&certified=&fuel=&body_code=0&search_type=both&distance=0&first_record=51&make=FER&color=&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=55337&advanced=&end_year=2007&pager.offset=50&transmission=&doors=&max_price=&cardist=1473
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yep, my buddy bought his 348 Challenge car several years ago for about $80k. It was all set for the track - roll cage, slicks, the whole works.

Very reasonable to purchase. God help you if you have to repair it though. We thought our cars were expensive...

My friend's car proved to be reliable - he and his brother beat the crap out of it on a regular basis at the track and had no major problems.
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