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Old 03-03-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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What do you think??

Why do people choose the car they do?? Is it because its affordable, good styling good on gas... what do u think??
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:29 PM   #2
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I think you should introduce yourself before you post this. prepare for flamage.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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I think you should introduce yourself before you post this. prepare for flamage.
Here is my on that topic. When someone comes in here asking/demanding help, most often in the R&M forum, I feel it's EXTREMELY rude to not intruduce yourself first. After all you wouldn't waltz into a room full of strangers and blurt out your problem and expect help. In my opinion this is different, more like being at a party and walking up to someone and starting a conversation. This is friendly, the other is just bad manners. So...

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Why do people choose the car they do?? Is it because its affordable, good styling good on gas... what do u think??
I think there's as many different reasons as there are car buyers. Even a single person who owns several cars has different reasons for each car depending on their intended use.

Basically mine boil down to two different categories. First is something I need for a specific funtion such as a family sedan or work vehicle. Those criteria are pretty rigid and obvious even to an outsider. The second is something I want. The only real criteria for that type of vehicle is it has to float my boat, simple as that. Excellent question.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:56 PM   #4
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good point vwhobo...

and to not be a total asshole and not answer the question, i agree with vwhobo as well.

if i hypothetically had infinite $$ (yeah, right) i would probably limit myself to 4 or 5 cars -

1st: for the wife (ladies first). maybe a sedan like a 5-series or something. maybe a minivan

2nd: my everyday. possibly a small/medium sized SUV or sedan. X5ish or that new TL. thats hot.

3rd: GT/Sports Car. so many out there. depends what there is. as of now maybe a G35 Coupe or something.

4th: Car for the kid: something economical and will last forever. maybe a CR-V or something.

5th: Classic Car. oooh so much to choose from.
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:47 PM   #5
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good point vwhobo...

and to not be a total asshole and not answer the question, i agree with vwhobo as well.

if i hypothetically had infinite $$ (yeah, right) i would probably limit myself to 4 or 5 cars -

1st: for the wife (ladies first). maybe a sedan like a 5-series or something. maybe a minivan

2nd: my everyday. possibly a small/medium sized SUV or sedan. X5ish or that new TL. thats hot.

3rd: GT/Sports Car. so many out there. depends what there is. as of now maybe a G35 Coupe or something.

4th: Car for the kid: something economical and will last forever. maybe a CR-V or something.

5th: Classic Car. oooh so much to choose from.

Infinite cash flow and those are your choices?

I highly doubt it!
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Old 03-03-2004, 11:58 PM   #6
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Infinite cash flow and those are your choices?

I highly doubt it!
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so what would you buy?
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Infinite cash flow and those are your choices?

I highly doubt it!
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Why? I could hit the lottery tonight for $300,000,000 and when I went to collect the check my choice of transport would still be a 40ish year old VW. Don't forget, SJ is a good Jewish (code word for cheap-ass) boy.
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Don't forget, SJ is a good Jewish (code word for cheap-ass) boy.

exactly! why waste money on cars youll drive only once a year?

save it for your $30K per year prep school and college for your kids.

and of course your McMansion
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Why? I could hit the lottery tonight for $300,000,000 and when I went to collect the check my choice of transport would still be a 40ish year old VW. Don't forget, SJ is a good Jewish (code word for cheap-ass) boy.


hahahaha. That's good.

With infinite money, I too would only have 5 cars.

1. Wife's car-(same reason as SJ) probably not a minivan. Maybe something like a V6 Mustang convertable (that's Mutsnag for you hobo )
2 and 3. Daily driver-Depends on the season and weather conditions. Winter/rainy weather would be a 1994 Chevy Beretta base with either a 2.2L or 3.1L. For nice weather/summer/late spring/early fall would be a modified 1990 Chevrolet Beretta GTZ.
4. Kid's car-Maybe something like a Cavalier/Sunfire or possibly an S-10. Depends on whether they like trucks or cars.
5. My toy-1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442!
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good point vwhobo...

and to not be a total asshole and not answer the question, i agree with vwhobo as well.

if i hypothetically had infinite $$ (yeah, right) i would probably limit myself to 4 or 5 cars -

1st: for the wife (ladies first). maybe a sedan like a 5-series or something. maybe a minivan

2nd: my everyday. possibly a small/medium sized SUV or sedan. X5ish or that new TL. thats hot.

3rd: GT/Sports Car. so many out there. depends what there is. as of now maybe a G35 Coupe or something.

4th: Car for the kid: something economical and will last forever. maybe a CR-V or something.

5th: Classic Car. oooh so much to choose from.
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im SJ, not Satty. youre confusing the youngins.
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Are you going to add anything to this conversation, or just be a weenie? Let's hear Car Guy articulate his considered position on this subject.
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Why? I could hit the lottery tonight for $300,000,000 and when I went to collect the check my choice of transport would still be a 40ish year old VW. Don't forget, SJ is a good Jewish (code word for cheap-ass) boy.

While I will not doubt vwhobo's choice(s), The game was (or at least SJ mentioned) infinite cash...there is no reason to be frugal...it is about having the car you DREAM about!! vwhobo I can see dreaming about VW's. However for SJ to "limit" himself to 4-5 cars is not only rediculous, but I would go so far as to say...a "white" lie! And a G35? Oh please! At least you could say you'd have a someone drive you around in a limo.

As for me...I dream and dream hard ( ) about an brand new M5. And I'd have a few of those. Including the soon coming V10 M5!! I also absolutely would buy and restore a few 1988 e28 M5 euros and domestics!!! Those are just two among the many. Many Porsche cars also!!
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I think that was for Car Guy.
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