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FS: 2008 Porsche Cayman S ... the perfect O1-Mobile

squeeze

Harrier Dude
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Holy shit! You must either be single or have a sugar momma! .
Currently the former, but not averse to entertaining offers from the latter.

Probably obvious to you, but the 575M and F430 are not usually everyday drivers. Hope you have something else to drive. Ordinary daily driving will quickly devalue an investment in those types of vehicles. They aren't Caymans. Good luck all the same. I will be eagerly awaiting your return to learn how you chose. In fact, keep us informed of your search and thought processes while there.
Blah. The 575M and the F430 are two of the most "reliable" Ferraris made as of late. Yes, I'm aware that's a very relative term though. Buying "modern" cars that aren't necessarily limited run is also one of the worst investments imaginable. Depreciation (i.e. miles) is barely in my scan. I don't even really "daily drive" my Cayman now. I've put 23k miles on it in 3 years, but it's been driven from TX to CA twice. Granted, I was deployed twice during that time, so ya.

People who buy nice cars to not drive should have their keys taken away. If you gave me that $24 million Ferrari from Pebble Beach, I'd drive the shit out of it. Unrestored 427 S/C Cobra? Who's up for a road trip? Sorry, cars are meant to be driven.
 

wink

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Blah. The 575M and the F430 are two of the most "reliable" Ferraris made as of late. Yes, I'm aware that's a very relative term though. Buying "modern" cars that aren't necessarily limited run is also one of the worst investments imaginable. Depreciation (i.e. miles) is barely in my scan. I don't even really "daily drive" my Cayman now. I've put 23k miles on it in 3 years, but it's been driven from TX to CA twice. Granted, I was deployed twice during that time, so ya.

People who buy nice cars to not drive should have their keys taken away. If you gave me that $24 million Ferrari from Pebble Beach, I'd drive the shit out of it. Unrestored 427 S/C Cobra? Who's up for a road trip? Sorry, cars are meant to be driven.
So people who buy nice cars and don't drive them should have their keys taken away and you'd drive the shit our of a Concours Ferrari, but you "don't even daily drive" your Cayman. 23K in 3 years? My Jag XK gets driven a lot more than that. Despite your rhetoric I bet we are pretty much in agreement here just because I am a driver as well, not a collector. My point was not that the cars in question are necessarily unreliable but that the cost of maintenance that comes with daily driving can be prohibitive for a USMC officer stretching the budget to buy something like a F430. A set of spark plugs installed is about $3000 for a F430, Belts are required every 15K miles at about $4000. I dare say not even the best shade tree mech can make most routine repairs to a modern Ferrari. Got a Ferrari dealer in Yuma? But for me what really regulates how much a car like a Ferrari gets driven is how often you want to expose it to idiots, rocks, semi truck tire shreds (hit a small tire shred in my CLK430 and it cost $800 to repair), unforcast hail, parking lot rash or any number of other hazards that will make you want to cry when you encounter them with your long dreamed of prize. I agree, these sort of cars absolutely should be driven. But they should be cared for and respected too. Not really because of what they cost, but because of the pleasure they bring. Beat the shit out of it when you can't afford to maintain it, let it get abused by road hazards and random idiots and the day will come real fast when it isn't nearly as pleasurable to own or even drive. Two years ago I bought a 1981 Mazda RX-7. I had one as an Ensign. This car had one owner, many high quality performance mods, original paint and interior and never driven in the rain, not in 30 years. Yet it had 68K miles. It was driven all right. And today it gets autocrossed and driven on sunny days.
 

Spekkio

He bowls overhand.
First time I've seen someone refer to a list of cars that cost over $30k each as possible candidates for beaters.
 

squeeze

Harrier Dude
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First time I've seen someone refer to a list of cars that cost over $30k each as possible candidates for beaters.
Key word "used". A used 3 series in Italy can be had for sub-$8k quite easily. Probably 5ish.
 

squeeze

Harrier Dude
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Sorry prospective fighter pilots, the car is sold. You'll have to do it on your own merits now.
 

ryan1234

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Not quite yet. I'm going to get a used beater while I'm over there; probably a 3-series, A4, or a VW something.

The plan upon return is for something ridiculous and completely unnecessary. The short (but ever-changing) list for now is: 997 GT2, 991 GT3, 991 Turbo, 575M, F430, etc... I also have a kinda dream project 65/66 Mustang Fastback project in mind. Who knows.

However you slice it, there will likely be some wildly irresponsible expenditures of money on something to get me from point A to point B.
I was looking at 997 Carreras, beautiful cars, but my chipped E92 335i will easily out-perform it. Heresy, I know... not being a "true" sports car, but it is user friendly to work on and still fun to drive. It'll hold me a couple of years until a reasonable milage, used, 997 Turbo becomes more attainable.
 

Pags

Positive Void Coefficient
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So while we're on the topic, any of you car lovers have any thoughts on restoring an older Porsche? Ridiculously expensive and just easier to buy a new one? I'm in no position to go either route, but am thinking long term.
 

sodajones

Combat Engineer
I don't have much money (comparatively) but I know how to have fun with what I have.


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There is a second 18.5 ft. Kayak mounted behind the front red kayak.

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Tycho_Brohe

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I also like that while you were in Paint blacking out the license plates, you decided to label the car behind it a POS
 

Gatordev

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I also like that while you were in Paint blacking out the license plates, you decided to label the car behind it a POS
How did I miss that? Oh that's right, the Sasquatch!
 

Pags

Positive Void Coefficient
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I also like that while you were in Paint blacking out the license plates, you decided to label the car behind it a POS
I don't know if it's fair to call it a POS either. I'm no honda guru, but that's an OLD body style. I bet that odo has several hundred thousand miles on it. Maybe one of these days I should get. the car I always wanted in high school and restore a mid 90s CRX.
 

Tycho_Brohe

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I don't know if it's fair to call it a POS either. I'm no honda guru, but that's an OLD body style. I bet that odo has several hundred thousand miles on it. Maybe one of these days I should get. the car I always wanted in high school and restore a mid 90s CRX.
Spent some time hunting it down on Google, looks like it's a third-gen Prelude, which would put it from '88 to '91. So it's probably older than I am :eek:
 
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