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Old 07-07-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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So I have the itch again, want to get into something more exotic. I have my 997 TPC turbo C4S for nearly 6 years now, it's been awesome, still puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. I also have a 981 Boxster S that I've own for nearly a years now, for those nice cool morning drives to work and date nights with the wife on nice calm evenings. It's a nice little mid-engine roadster. My problem is I only have a two car garage and would like to be able to park one of the SUV's in there this winter. So I'll have to sell both and was thinking of getting something more exotic in the $125K range.

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1. Ferrari F430 coupe or spyder
2. Audi R8 5.2 coupe or spyder
3. MB AMG GTS
4. 997.2 GT3

I had also talked to the wife about moving to another house with at least a 3 car garage so I can keep both and add a MT Audi R8 in the $85K range. I have my eye on a neighbors house. Spoke with that neighbor, he's 90 years old now and plans to move in a year or two. So I'll have to wait. I like to hear some opinions.

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Old 07-07-2016, 03:15 PM   #2
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My sister's got the AMG GTS, it's proven to be an absolute riot. Get's my vote. It feels quite different from the rest, and it's good to mix things up, you've gotten a good taste of the stuttgart offerings!
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1. Keep both
2. Buy new house
3. Buy Ferrari F430 coupe AND spyder
Buy Audi R8 5.2 coupe AND spyder
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4. Keep all garaged
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:48 PM   #4
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GT3. All the other cars you listed are hideous.
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You apparently have enough money and/or credit that you should have a bigger garage.
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GT3.....but you probably already knew that I was going to say that. The other cars on the list don't appeal to me at all.
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Based on what you listed...none of them. I'd find something a little less common and cliche if you know what I mean? The Jag F Type SVR goes for $125k brand new at MSRP (probably can be had for a bit less) and god damn they are pretty and make a good sound. Comes in roadster form as well with AWD so you can drive year round if you should so desire. If you have a Ferrari on your list, you probably don't care too much about reliability and buying new nets you a warranty anyway.

If a Benz is on your mind, I'd get something like a CL63/65 AMG or the SLS AMG over the newer ones. Those two just have so much character and panache that the AMG GT just doesn't have. Not saying it isn't a good car but it just doesn't have the presence of those two. Another idea is an Aston V8 (or V12 if you can swing it) Vantage.

Lastly, I'd be down for doing a straight up trade for either in exchange for a mint condition AP2 S2000 with low miles. srs.
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Based on what you listed...none of them. I'd find something a little less common and cliche if you know what I mean? The Jag F Type SVR goes for $125k brand new at MSRP (probably can be had for a bit less) and god damn they are pretty and make a good sound. Comes in roadster form as well with AWD so you can drive year round if you should so desire. If you have a Ferrari on your list, you probably don't care too much about reliability and buying new nets you a warranty anyway.

If a Benz is on your mind, I'd get something like a CL63/65 AMG or the SLS AMG over the newer ones. Those two just have so much character and panache that the AMG GT just doesn't have. Not saying it isn't a good car but it just doesn't have the presence of those two. Another idea is an Aston V8 (or V12 if you can swing it) Vantage.

Lastly, I'd be down for doing a straight up trade for either in exchange for a mint condition AP2 S2000 with low miles. srs.
How much cash on top of that S2K though? The values on a trade like this are 10's of thousands different even if yours is flawless.
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OP - 3rd garage space is great, probably ideal for a person like you with several nice vehicles which should be stored indoors. That said, moving is such a pain in the butt, I'd probably just consolidate into 1 "fun" car unless you really want that extra space badly. The headaches of moving (to me) outweigh the want of another garage space.
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My sister's got the AMG GTS, it's proven to be an absolute riot. Get's my vote. It feels quite different from the rest, and it's good to mix things up, you've gotten a good taste of the stuttgart offerings!
I've been watching a lot of car reviews and it's been very positive. Handles better than a 911, didn't think that was possible.

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1. Keep both
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3. Buy Ferrari F430 coupe AND spyder
Buy Audi R8 5.2 coupe AND spyder
Buy MB AMG GTS
Buy 997.2 GT3
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GT3. All the other cars you listed are hideous.
Really? I actually prefer the looks of the F430 to the newer 458.

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You apparently have enough money and/or credit that you should have a bigger garage.
I got a great deal on the house, the garage was almost a deal breaker, it's the only house in the neighborhood with a 2 car garage, it's actually a 2.5 car garage, can easily fit two motorcyles in their with 2 cars.

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Ferrari all day erry day, but owning a Ferrari is on my bucket list so I'm biased. The smart thing to do would be buy the better house but that's boring.
I thought I get that off my bucket list as well, a lot of Porsche owners end up selling the Ferrari and getting a Porsche again. I figure I'd own a F430 for a couple years then get something different since it'll be used and it'll hold it's value well.

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GT3.....but you probably already knew that I was going to say that. The other cars on the list don't appeal to me at all.
I'm still regretting not getting a GT3 in the first place.

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why wait? it's very common for the elderly to fall down the stairs
Fred is a great dude, I wouldn't do that to him.

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Build another garage on your property!
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Based on what you listed...none of them. I'd find something a little less common and cliche if you know what I mean? The Jag F Type SVR goes for $125k brand new at MSRP (probably can be had for a bit less) and god damn they are pretty and make a good sound. Comes in roadster form as well with AWD so you can drive year round if you should so desire. If you have a Ferrari on your list, you probably don't care too much about reliability and buying new nets you a warranty anyway.

If a Benz is on your mind, I'd get something like a CL63/65 AMG or the SLS AMG over the newer ones. Those two just have so much character and panache that the AMG GT just doesn't have. Not saying it isn't a good car but it just doesn't have the presence of those two. Another idea is an Aston V8 (or V12 if you can swing it) Vantage.

Lastly, I'd be down for doing a straight up trade for either in exchange for a mint condition AP2 S2000 with low miles. srs.
I actually tested the Jaguar F-type convertible 3 times, beautiful looking car and the V8 and exhaust sounds great but at the end of the day. The boxster was the overall better car.

Not into the MB CL. My friend has one, just doesn't do it for me. I would not be able to open my doors in my garage with the SLS. I like a sporty feel that the SLS lacks.

S2000 is a nice car but a bit too boy racer for me. I'm a middle age man with 3 kids.

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OP - 3rd garage space is great, probably ideal for a person like you with several nice vehicles which should be stored indoors. That said, moving is such a pain in the butt, I'd probably just consolidate into 1 "fun" car unless you really want that extra space badly. The headaches of moving (to me) outweigh the want of another garage space.
Yeah, that is why I'm thinking about selling both and just get an exotic. I have a decent size house (over 4,600 sq/ft) and have accumulated a lot of junk over the years. But then, I want to get a house with a 4 car garage, so I can keep both and add another sports car. I can't imagine living w/o a convertible/roadster. Plus 3 car is better than 1. But it'll be awhile before I can get another car, people tend to stay in my neighborhood for a long time. Fortunately there are a lot of older folks that are about to go to retirement homes.
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Do you care about buying in at the proper time and letting it appreciate? If so, currently the 360 Modena is undervalued and basically at it's bottom value and will only appreciate, especially the later years. Just wondering if you care on taking a beating or do you want to protect your investment a bit.
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