Dream cars you will be able to afford.

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  1. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    So, we always see threads about " Dream cars "

    What about dream cars you always wanted and could actually afford one day?

    For me, I've ALWAYS had a crazy awesome roadster on my bedroom wall on a poster, and I always had a Corvette ( And Ferraris, but hahahaha nope ).

    In the past 3 years I managed to get my hands on two cars I've wanted for a very long time, it feels creepy that I can finally afford them, considering I came up in a lower-middle class family that never had money for the fun stuff.

    ( Neither of these are actually my pics, I don't feel comfy putting plate numbers on the net )

    As some of you my know I recently bought a lightly used XLR V, its not exactly the Benz SLK I've always wanted. But with a 4.4 Liter Supercharged Northstar V8, and French made interior, its the PERFECT roadtrip and weekend car for the wifey and myself.

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    They never sold very many either, so its very uncommon to see another one, I still get into it when I take it out and go " Nooooo wayyy "

    The second Dreamcar I've always wanted and eventually bought has been a Corvette, in my case a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

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    430 Horsepower, super comfy, handles great, its the perfect " Mans man " car, and like the Caddi, I still get into it and go " noooo wayyy is this my car "

    I think theres a different between dream cars that we'll never have, and cars we can really Afford. If my business keeps expanding and being as successful as its been so far, maybe a year or two from now, a Ferrari 355 might be a possibility, tho I'd trade in the Vette for the 355 ;)
     
  2. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    I will try to get into a 2008 Dodge Viper
    In a couple of years when i graduate and get a stable job.

    No kids ftw
     
  3. MICHAELSD, Apr 12, 2014
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    MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I've wanted a Porsche Panamera hybrid, and somewhere down the line they'll definitely be affordable enough 4-5 years used.

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    Although at that point I'd expect the Tesla to be pretty affordable as well, which is a decent looker.

    Nice Cadi/Corvette combo OP!
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I have my eye on the 911 Turbo. The next year or so will decide the direction of my career and whether I'll be able to actually get it :p

    Tesla also has my attention, hopefully the battery tech gets better and lasts longer with charging stations becoming more mainstream.
     
  5. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Well, as a hopeful entrepreneur I hope to have many many many cars in the immediate future. Let's say everything goes to plan, here's my dream cars that I will hopefully be able to afford within the next few years :)

    2015 C7 Z06 Corvette Convertible
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    2015 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
    Note: It's not actually been publicly released yet, this is the V-sport, which is a twin turbo V6 vs the supercharged V8 in the CTS-V. This is what it will most likely look like
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    1966 Chevy Corvette Convertible
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    1967 Chevy Chevelle
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    1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
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    1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
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    Factory Five 1933 Ford Hot Rod
    Truly an awesome machine, on the track it's faster than a Lamborghini Gallardo and it's fully customizable (more info in link)
    Here's a link for the Factory Five Hot Rod if you want to know more about it: LINK
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    I'm a sucker for the classics :):)
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Alfa Romeo 4C

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    Corvette Z06 Convertible

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    BMW 335i

    Wild Card: Car I would buy right now (I hope it's good)

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    Acura TLX
     
  7. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    problem with this kind of thread is you get a bunch of college kids thinking that in ten years theyll be in the market for $100k cars when in reality theyll be getting married, having kids, buying houses, contributing to 401ks, and lucky to make $75k

    a lot of people will still miss the "realistic" part since they will forget to account for life happening
     
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    Participate or don't
     
  9. G51989, Apr 13, 2014
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    Tho you have a point, I never had kids, wife does not want kids either. So I bought cars.

    Lets be honest, cars are better than kids.
     
  10. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    If you don't mine about reliability and maintenance, a lot of dream cars are almost sensible if purchased used.
     
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  12. G51989 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Indeed, I drive my Corvette almost every day when its nice out, Ive driven it across the country a total of 4 times now, had it two years and I've already put 60K miles on it. Never had a reliability problem. Though unless you are very light on the gas, the fuel consumption is not amazing.
     
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    So you save kids for a car.:D
     
  14. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    "Honey, kids or a Porsche? One's going to cost thousands of dollars to fix and take care of, and the other one's a Porsche."
     
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    As a wise man once said, if you can't afford a good Ferrari, you definitely can't afford a bad one.
     
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    This picture brings tears to my eyes.. so awesome.
     
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    Just recently bought a 2013 Boxster S and we are very happy with it.
     
  18. G51989 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sweet!

    They are great cars, I did consider a Porsche before I bought my Corvette, I love Porches. But, I've been lusting after a vette since I was about 5 years old, so I had to have a vette instead. At least at first ;)

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    Amen to that!

    I love my XLR V and Corvette ( next on the list is a Ferrari 355 ), they don't poop their pants, eat food, or scream at you and whine all the time.
     
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    Seems weird to me to call something a "dream car" when you can afford it - after all, isn't the entire reason for "dreaming" about it the very fact that you can't afford it?
     
  20. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    My car was definitely a dream car for several years. Over the years my income went up and the price for decent used models went down until one year I could finally afford one.

    That was over 9 years ago. I'm still driving it and it's still most definitely my dream car.
     
  21. G51989 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    A " Dream Car " is the kind of car you want growing up as a kid/teen/college person, like I did. I always loved Corvettes and the Ferrari 355, one day I'll have a 355, but atm I have my Vette and XLR V.

    It is a dream for most of your life, it took me till I was about 30 to afford my first " Dream Car ", there is a a GM dealer near me that really only does classic GM products, Caddics and Corvettes.

    Once my business took off, and I started raking in the money, I test drove a 2012 Grand Sport, and after that, I had to have one, coupled with always having Vettes on my wall as a kid, I knew it was expensive, stupid, and pointless in the real world, but I didn't care. I had to have my own Corvette.

    So, I went to that dealer, saw new and old Corvettes and other old and new GM performance products all in a line, I walked by them with the biggest smile on my face, and I saw the one I wanted, Bright Blue Grand Sport Convertible, with white stripes, 6 speed transmission, white stripes over it, convertible, 430HP V8, I knew I had to have it.

    THe cool part about eventually being able to afford your dream car, and do what I did when I signed the papers, thinking " no wayyyyyyy, I made it! " is one of the best parts of buying a crazy car. First time I got in my Vette, I had a HUGE grin on my Face, coupled with the thought of " nooo wayyy....this is MY car....its' not in a book or on a poster...its my car "

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    What car would that be?
     
  22. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    Acura NSX

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  23. G51989 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I love those, they are great cars, and you can use them every day with no issues.
     
  24. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    People forget how legendary the NSX was. It changed everything. Near Ferrari like performance with less than 10% of the problems. It's a shame to see how far Honda has fallen since...:(
     
  25. G51989 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The NSX was a great car, to bad it never really got updated.

    I would never buy an NSX or a Porsche just because they are that little bit understated, but they still are great cars.


    And while I love the NSX and it was a great car....it wasn't that it was a great car that I think made the NSX so important. It was so much better than the Ferrari 348...it spawned Ferrari to step it up and produce the 355, which I think is the best sports car ever built.
     

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