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    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    audi v8 is slow as balls

    f430 is great, if you are cool paying $2500 for any little plastic part that breaks....ever.


    One reason I did not go buy a 2005 gallardo (or equivalent) Sure you can save $150k over new price, but repairs are going to cost the same on a used car as a new car and that's too rich for my blood


    bought a 2009 cts-v, modded it a little, raced a 2015 aventador and a 2014 aventador and we're dead even.....may no be the fastest car in my group of friends, but that's quite an achievement for 10% the cost of an aventador

    and I picked up a 1970 camaro fully restored, and did a few tweaks

    IMO that's a better way to spend $70k
    If I wanted to beat an Aventador, I'd just get a 2015 Mustang GT and turbo it. They run 9's for about $50k total.

    R8 V10 and F430 are about dead even in the 1/4 mile. Both trap just over 120 mph. Same for older GT-R's and F-Type V8's.

    I'm going to go look at an Alfa this weekend, but I think it will be too slow and/or uncomfortable.

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    why do you want any of those cars?

    luxury, rarity, street cred? just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    why do you want any of those cars?

    luxury, rarity, street cred? just curious
    I'm checking off my list. I had a twin-turbo car. Then I had 2 Corvettes. Now I have an Atom. Next I want an exotic, even if it's a "low-end" one. After that, I might get something with ~1000HP since that's getting easier every day.

    I could go for an Aston, even though they aren't that fast. This is a gorgeous car for $61k. It doesn't even look dated except maybe the GPS.
    Indianapolis, IN 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Base Used Convertible Greenwood, IN Carmel, IN Maserati/FIAT of Indianapolis | GD08721 | SCFBF04B48GD08721

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanD View Post
    I'm checking off my list. I had a twin-turbo car. Then I had 2 Corvettes. Now I have an Atom. Next I want an exotic, even if it's a "low-end" one. After that, I might get something with ~1000HP since that's getting easier every day.

    I could go for an Aston, even though they aren't that fast. This is a gorgeous car for $61k. It doesn't even look dated except maybe the GPS.
    Indianapolis, IN 2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Base Used Convertible Greenwood, IN Carmel, IN Maserati/FIAT of Indianapolis | GD08721 | SCFBF04B48GD08721

    I've contemplated exotics but I'd get tired of it real quick, as I would desire more speed, more up to date technology, I dunno...Plus I'd be paranoid of things breaking or it getting damaged

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    I've contemplated exotics but I'd get tired of it real quick, as I would desire more speed, more up to date technology, I dunno...Plus I'd be paranoid of things breaking or it getting damaged
    I'm tentatively planning on driving one for 2 years. Could be longer or shorter depending on what I get and how much I like it.

    For most of these cars, I'm estimating $4-6k sales tax + $5-10k depreciation for 2 years. That's less than $700/month. It looks like leases are a lot more than that, so buying is probably the way to go.

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    The Audi V8 V10 is a great all around car. I drove it on track and also rented one. Rides better than a Camry on the street and is faster than a Ferrari on track.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4k7ngJsBCM

    I think it's my favorite unless I decide to spend less and get the F-Type V8. It's also a great car, and costs $25k less.

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    I found another advantage to the R8 V10: insurance cost. My insurance company gave me a quote for under $1000/year for full coverage as a normal car. I thought I would have to go through a specialty company to get a decent rate like with the Atom. It may still be a better idea to get an agreed value policy to protect myself against a total loss, but it's good to know that rates aren't crazy.

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