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He was amazed (to the point he thought I was bordering on mad) that I'm looking to get an Ultima GTR. I understand it's not particularly practical, but it's not like I have to commute in it, and (thank god) no kids to shift around. Also my current car is a VX220 so that's not exactly the epitomy of practicality itself.
Anyway I was just thinking, what does everyone here drive and why?
Because it's been paid-off for years, and it's nice not having a car payment. ( rather spend that money on stuff that's going to make me more money, not lose it again with depreciation).
I plan to drive it until it stops working, or costs more to fix than the car's worth... then I'll walk ;)
A Porsche convertible......why....simple, it makes me smile, and it actually brings a smile to most of the people I meet as well!
It is a totally impractical car for hauling stuff, you need to keep an alternative ride for those jobs.
But, when you want to get out on the open roads in the Florida Sunshine you can't beat a convertible, especially a fast one :)
because someone died and I got a shot at it
it's a classic old lady car, barely driven in it's 111 years, engine is spotless, except for some dust
it's practical and will last forever, and there's room in the back for my daughter and some room for her next sibling, when that might happen
Why? Its like a small van with seats down, im 6'2 and 19 stone id look really stupid driving something smaller, besides it has air con a decent CD player.
Once looked into buying a Lotus sports car thing was so small I couldnt get in the drivers seat, I could only get out of the passengers seat with the roof off!
High days and holidays - Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, the original 3 door with a tea tray for a spoiler. Had it for 20 years, and I still smile every time I drive it.
Also have a BMW 330ci coupe that I could not be bothered to get rid of and use it now and then. Great car and a comfy ride with a lot more bells and whistles than the porsche but out of the 2 I take the porsche almost every time.
[edited by: Crush at 7:07 am (utc) on Mar. 18, 2007]
[edited by: JudgeJeffries at 11:09 am (utc) on Mar. 18, 2007]
why: It is THE most fun in the city. I actually overtook a Jaguar convertible recently, thinking, nice car, when I saw the occupant actually was an acquaintance of mine - boy did he try hard to hide his true feelings, when I waved hello :)
I get execrise every day, never go to the gym, get a good counterpont for sitting in front of this bloody machine all day long!
Top 10 Vehicles Owned by Billionaires
The cars and trucks driven by those in the Top 10 of the 2005 Forbes list was, in short, shocking. You won’t find a Bugatti, Ferrari or BMW driven by these billionaires. But you will find a Lincoln, a Mazda, even a Dodge and Ford.
86 BMW 325e - when I need/can run errands by myself. Relatively fun to drive and good on gas mileage. I also know the car very well and do all maintenance / repairs myself
87 BMW 325is - track car. Relatively inexpensive as race cars go...
84 Jeep CJ7 - was my car during college. Drinks gas like there is no tomorrow. Currently is apart (and I mean every single nut and bolt) awaiting rebuild. It's very fun to drive though
Smart people......I see over 40% of them have Porsches!
Not practical for all purposes, you do need to keep a second car! But, if 40%+ of them own a Porsche for fun, they can't be a bad buy :)
I agree with Crush (and those in the billionaire list)......"absolutely amazing machines!"