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Old Thu, Jun-14-2018, 05:41:01 PM   #1
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Question Changing vehicles

What's up guys -

Going to try and ask a broad question at the risk of it going south -

When do you personally decide to change weekend/fun vehicles?

Two assumptions:
1) It's not for financial reasons like: home ownership, divorces or job issues, etc...
2) It's not for utilitarian reasons like: room for family, better fuel economy, etc...


This is quite possibly the wrong place to ask this due to certain biases. Just wanted to get thoughts and opinions to help me see other perspectives from like minded individuals.

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Old Fri, Jun-15-2018, 02:10:29 AM   #2
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When I want one?
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Old Fri, Jun-15-2018, 02:29:32 AM   #3
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When I grow weary then find/ drive something more appealing.
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Never, as I drive Godís chariot (most of the time).
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Old Fri, Jun-15-2018, 03:02:09 AM   #5
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Default Changing vehicles

If itís not #1 or #2 then you drive the Chariot for lyfe.

But itís a good question. I started post college life with a DC2 ITR that was eventually stolen... then bought a new (Ď06) WRX, which never felt remotely special compared to the ITR. Traded it on a Chariot in early Ď08 that I sold in summer Ď14 when moving to manhattan. So only the WRX was a truly ďvoluntaryĒ sale. Had a Ď91 900TC in there as well that I sold when I went to bschool.

I hope to keep the M2 for a while. If the next gen M3 still comes with Manuela and RWD (but sans hybrid) that could be enticing.

Or who knows... could see a well-priced local 987R for sale and make a decision tomorrow. I guess thatís the point, itís somewhat irrational and certainly subjective


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When I want to/I can afford it, so basically never. The e36 will never be sold. Everyone I know that’s done it after really enjoying the ownership has regretted it. Spending 50k+ for a second fun car is at least a couple years away, but when that can happen, I’ll add, not switch.
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I like changing cars when they get dirty. They are really never the same again.
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when my weekend car runs out of gas I just pop the hood then carjack the first person who stops to help me. instant new weekend car.
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When I want one?
For me it's not that easy I guess - I think my problem is that I'm so attached to my car that I do not want to trade in.. and I'm at a point where adding another one would not be a financially smart move - so it's a tough decision. At the same time though there are so many other cars I want to try. I guess I could have phrased the question a little better.

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When I want to/I can afford it, so basically never. The e36 will never be sold. Everyone I know thatís done it after really enjoying the ownership has regretted it. Spending 50k+ for a second fun car is at least a couple years away, but when that can happen, Iíll add, not switch.
This is kind of where I am coming from. Personally I'd like to just bite the bullet and experience different things but then I know that I would regret selling my current car.

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Exactly!

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Truer words have never been spoken

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when my weekend car runs out of gas I just pop the hood then carjack the first person who stops to help me. instant new weekend car.
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