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    I believe Grave owns several high ends cars. Porsche is one of them.

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    Ironman, you still haven’t paid off your Pontiac Grand Am??
    Thats Grand Am GT is gone. Ford Fusion Sport paid off.

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    The key to affording these vehicles is to not have an insane mortage/rent payment. I know to many that got that 2 to 3 grand mortage payment. Got way more house then they need. Cant even to afford to furnish the whole thing. I dont have a luxury vehicle, but do own a newer suv and truck. And got a sedan that will be paid for before the end of the year. But not having debt every else make it possible.
    Good to know that you have no car payments.

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    States with annual inspections are horrible. They will nick you for stupid shit not up to snuff. Wiper blades, tread, a pinhole in your exhaust, maybe even tint or head light adjustments. After you pay out of pocket for the fixin', the annual inspection fee, and registration tags they will probably bring up parking tickets.

    Glad I don't deal with that shit anymore.
    In Michigan, we only have registration to worry about.

    I know some people are leasing/buying cars that they can't afford. 25% interest on a car loan is insane. People purchasing German cars but can't afford the maintenance is even worse.
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    I had friends who owned Audis, BMWs, Benz's. An absolute nightmare of maintenance. My Premium trim TRD 4runner was $3K sales tax on top of $40K msrp. It's the ultimate vehicle for plowing through mud, rivers, snow drifts, rock crawling or flattening commie skulls.

    Very comfy, heated seats, synthetic sport leather, big knobs for climate control and multiple traction control knobs for the 4LO + ATRAC settings. Just need one of those roof mounted tents which aren't cheap but worth it for camping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sense-A View Post
    Insurance is about $700 every 6 months.
    that sounds a bit high. How many accidents have you had in your Uncle Jesse pickup truck

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    West Virginia gets too much undeserved hate. It's like a slept on underground hip hop album that no one listened to because of poor marketing and a boring album cover.

    It's one of the most free states in the union. One shot of moonshine gets you more drunk than a 12pack of watered down domestic beer with a lot less pissing.
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    I used to do an overnight once a week for work in WV. There was a bar I’d go to all the time and these banjo playing retards must have realized I was from Pittsburgh because I had more than 3 teeth and wasn’t wearing wranglers. Well they begged me to bring them a case of yuengling the following week because even yuengling wants nothing to do with you backwards fucks. They said they would trade me for some moonshine. But I wasn’t falling for their rape fantasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sense-A View Post
    West Virginia gets too much undeserved hate. It's like a slept on underground hip hop album that no one listened to because of poor marketing and a boring album cover.

    It's one of the most free states in the union. And I can fuck with some 3 string barefoot banjo bluegrass music. One shot of moonshine gets you more drunk than a 12pack of watered down domestic beer with a lot less pissing.

    I’ve driven through WV many times and used to always stop at Tamarac rest stop.
    Or Breezewood but that might be PA I’m not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Artsdradamus View Post
    that sounds a bit high. How many accidents have you had in your Uncle Jesse pickup truck



    I used to do an overnight once a week for work in WV. There was a bar I’d go to all the time and these banjo playing retards must have realized I was from Pittsburgh because I had more than 3 teeth and wasn’t wearing wranglers. Well they begged me to bring them a case of yuengling the following week because even yuengling wants nothing to do with you backwards fucks. They said they would trade me for some moonshine. But I wasn’t falling for their rape fantasy.
    That's insurance for 3 cars though. Total. It would be half that much if I only had one car. Insurance costs differ a bit from state to state. Insurance companies usually run actuary models based on each state's laws and accident rates, etc. Each state has different minimum coverage requirements.

    Pittsburgh? Man you're in a strict commonwealth state. I did some time in a PA prison before. And it wasn't easy time either. They got you waking up at 5am to do labor. I think I barely escaped having to do work at a landfill and got kitchen duty.

    Outside of the negative stereotypes that everyone in WV is missing teeth and is incest, it really is a beautiful state. Lots of mountains and land undeveloped. Good hunting and fishing. Low taxes. Gambling is legal. Strip clubs are legal. Not much regulation. Like I said before in another thread. It's not where I'd go to start a career or try to meet women. A buddy of mine went up there and did some white water rafting and had a blast.

    I'd prefer WV over VA or PA or MD. Fuck the commonwealth states.

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    If I didn't have any kids and fam and a mortgage and job all anchoring me down, I'd probably consider moving to Tennessee. Great music, food, attractive women, low taxes, Republican.

    Too many bitchy limp-wristed pseudo-liberal demoKKKrat regressive neo-marxists have infiltrated where i live now which has me working on an exit plan before I go Pee Wee Gaskins on them.



    Pee Wee Gaskins murdered like 50 people around where I live now. They could never find the bodies cuz he always fed them to alligators or buried them in the swamp. And when you can't find the body you can't prove someone is actually dead. So he always got away.

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    Me doing 100 in the Ack Legend


    Everything is tightly packed under the hood of the Legend. This car isn't as easy to work on. Inline 6. Mine is manual 5 speed. (They have highly coveted 6 speed versions). Large support community online, lots of custom aftermarket parts. Even have Legend car clubs. Mine is all factory but I do want to update the stereo system.
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    What the he’ll does a commonwealth state mean? What’s the difference....

    Strange places those original 13 states...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sense-A View Post
    I did some time in a PA prison before. And it wasn't easy time either.

    Outside of the negative stereotypes that everyone in WV is missing teeth and is incest, it really is a beautiful state. Lots of mountains and land undeveloped. Good hunting and fishing. Low taxes. Gambling is legal. Strip clubs are legal. Not much regulation. Like I said before in another thread. It's not where I'd go to start a career or try to meet women. A buddy of mine went up there and did some white water rafting and had a blast.
    I've been through WV and it was nice. The people seemed decent. Most outsiders do not know how to drive through mountains. Lol. Don't apply brakes down mountains. Downshift!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sense-A View Post
    Me doing 100 in the Ack Legend

    87,000 miles? Nice.

    So, it's you, Art, Grave, and a few others who own high end cars. Nice. My dream is an either a BMW M3 or Mercedes E63 AMG.
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    I no longer have a high-end car. It’s not worth it unless you have real money to burn. I do too much driving to have anything nice. They lose their value to quick. My current company covers the cost of my car, insurance and gas, for what I have now. They wouldn’t be doing that if I had something expensive.

    Everything for me now is about investing money in my house. Interest rates are so low, everyone should be looking to buy a house or remortgage their loan if they haven’t already.
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    The deal with high end cars is don't be suckered in by dealers with their fancy words. Research the cars, know what it's all about and search the market like crazy for a good deal.

    Nothing wrong with running high end vehicles, get a good one and it will treat you fine. As for payments well it's all to do with budget. Set a budget and do not go over it. If you search the market well you should find a good deal. Financing is an issue, I mean if your not smart about it the dealer will fuck you over. There are even some dealers who do not accept you pay full in cash, they want you to go on finance which is bonkers but it's the way the industry is. Best way I say is to find a car private, go get a loan from your bank and buy it like that. Unless ofcourse your good pals with a dealer and he will get you the best deals out there and not try to screw you over. That's a different story though.

    The only issue you will have when running these cars is servicing costs as you can get easily screwed over there. Just yearly check ups can cost a fortune with some car manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Artsdradamus View Post
    I no longer have a high-end car. It’s not worth it unless you have real money to burn. I do too much driving to have anything nice. They lose their value to quick. My current company covers the cost of my car, insurance and gas, for what I have now. They wouldn’t be doing that if I had something expensive.

    Everything for me now is about investing money in my house. Interest rates are so low, everyone should be looking to buy a house or remortgage their loan if they haven’t already.
    Ok. I understand. Cars are nothing more than an expense, not an investment unless it's a super car with low miles.

    Our house is slowly but surely getting repaired. The porch getting repaired this weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by HANZO View Post
    The deal with high end cars is don't be suckered in by dealers with their fancy words. Research the cars, know what it's all about and search the market like crazy for a good deal.

    Nothing wrong with running high end vehicles, get a good one and it will treat you fine. As for payments well it's all to do with budget. Set a budget and do not go over it. If you search the market well you should find a good deal. Financing is an issue, I mean if your not smart about it the dealer will fuck you over. There are even some dealers who do not accept you pay full in cash, they want you to go on finance which is bonkers but it's the way the industry is. Best way I say is to find a car private, go get a loan from your bank and buy it like that. Unless ofcourse your good pals with a dealer and he will get you the best deals out there and not try to screw you over. That's a different story though.

    The only issue you will have when running these cars is servicing costs as you can get easily screwed over there. Just yearly check ups can cost a fortune with some car manufacturers.
    I can purchase either a BMW M3/M5 or Audi S4 but the maintenance costs will kill me in the end. It's not worth it unless I purchase a good warranty.

    Good solid advice, Han.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HANZO View Post
    The deal with high end cars is don't be suckered in by dealers with their fancy words. Research the cars, know what it's all about and search the market like crazy for a good deal.

    Nothing wrong with running high end vehicles, get a good one and it will treat you fine. As for payments well it's all to do with budget. Set a budget and do not go over it. If you search the market well you should find a good deal. Financing is an issue, I mean if your not smart about it the dealer will fuck you over. There are even some dealers who do not accept you pay full in cash, they want you to go on finance which is bonkers but it's the way the industry is. Best way I say is to find a car private, go get a loan from your bank and buy it like that. Unless ofcourse your good pals with a dealer and he will get you the best deals out there and not try to screw you over. That's a different story though.

    The only issue you will have when running these cars is servicing costs as you can get easily screwed over there. Just yearly check ups can cost a fortune with some car manufacturers.
    Worked with a private auto broker. He brought me multiple models/trim/colors to try out at my door step. Also one time he picked me up after a dental cleaning for a test drive. It was hilarious. Good guy.. "friend of a friend" and he probably made $600-$800 commission or whatever. I never stepped foot onto a dealership and signed all the documents at my door step. His jaw dropped when he asked me if I could manage a $2K - $3K down payment and I said 25K.
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    Actually might sell it soon, since it's 90% paid off and I don't drive it enough. I'd like a used Duramax or Cummins diesel, maybe a disgustingly loud rat rod mad max bike and a small tow camper. Also the extra cash for ammo and buying the Victor for whatever happens after Nov 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrOnMaN View Post
    I can purchase either a BMW M3/M5 or Audi S4 but the maintenance costs will kill me in the end. It's not worth it unless I purchase a good warranty.

    Good solid advice, Han.
    Maintenance on them isn't that bad, it's just servicing costs which are a pain because the dealerships make money that way. Ideally you would want them serviced at dealerships so when it comes to selling you can say its been taken good care of. I don't know about the Audi S4 but I know the RS6 is incredibly difficult to fix and it's to do with the fact that if something goes wrong the mechanics have to remove the front end of the car. It's not like they are prone to failure, for some reason Audi just made it difficult to reach certain places on the car. The S4 though is a great car, I always prefer modern Audi's to modern BMW's. Honestly you can't go wrong with either. S4 or M5 for me. Can't say I'm a fan of the new M3/M4's. You can get a very good F10 BMW M5 now though, if you can find a good one it's a no brainer.

    You could always buy a Ferrari and get that 7 years free servicing and warranty lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by The Seer View Post
    Worked with a private auto broker. He brought me multiple models/trim/colors to try out at my door step. Also one time he picked me up after a dental cleaning for a test drive. It was hilarious. Good guy.. "friend of a friend" and he probably made $600-$800 commission or whatever. I never stepped foot onto a dealership and signed all the documents at my door step. His jaw dropped when he asked me if I could manage a $2K - $3K down payment and I said 25K.
    That's how it is though. My dealer's given me cars to drive for free. Just to try for a month and see if I wanted to buy. All I pay for is insurance for a month and running costs. This way I've tried out a lot of cars and it makes owning one hard cause I get bored of it quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Seer View Post
    Worked with a private auto broker. He brought me multiple models/trim/colors to try out at my door step. Also one time he picked me up after a dental cleaning for a test drive. It was hilarious. Good guy.. "friend of a friend" and he probably made $600-$800 commission or whatever. I never stepped foot onto a dealership and signed all the documents at my door step. His jaw dropped when he asked me if I could manage a $2K - $3K down payment and I said 25K.
    Smart! I'll try this because car salemans can be snake oil at times. There are so many rules when it comes to purchasing a car.

    1. Never say that you're paying cash. They'll charge you the highest price and won't provide a good deal.

    2. Never say that you're driving out-of-state to buy a car. It could lead to a bait and switch.

    3. Don't get stuck on a certain car. They can take advantage of you that way.

    4. Appear very confident and well informed. If you appear nervous, they'll try to bully you.

    5. Negotiating is not a skill everyone is good with. If the won't work with you on a deal, just leave.

    6. Very be desperate. If your car is on its last leg, don't tell them.

    Quote Originally Posted by HANZO View Post
    Maintenance on them isn't that bad, it's just servicing costs which are a pain because the dealerships make money that way. Ideally you would want them serviced at dealerships so when it comes to selling you can say its been taken good care of. I don't know about the Audi S4 but I know the RS6 is incredibly difficult to fix and it's to do with the fact that if something goes wrong the mechanics have to remove the front end of the car. It's not like they are prone to failure, for some reason Audi just made it difficult to reach certain places on the car. The S4 though is a great car, I always prefer modern Audi's to modern BMW's. Honestly you can't go wrong with either. S4 or M5 for me. Can't say I'm a fan of the new M3/M4's. You can get a very good F10 BMW M5 now though, if you can find a good one it's a no brainer.

    You could always buy a Ferrari and get that 7 years free servicing and warranty lol.
    Yeah. Ferrari servicing is a nightmare if an owner doesn't have a warranty.

    I'm like Art when it comes to driving. I drive way too much for work and family. If I can get an S4 with good miles and an excellent warranty, then I'll take it. No question. If not, 2019 Ford Fusion Sport would be the next option.
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