Lusting after a bad idea of a car

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True, but also, some cars have crazy depreciation. See above re: depreciation!
 

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The smart move would be to buy two of them. At least. One for parts.
If you’ve got the space.
 

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True, but also, some cars have crazy depreciation. See above re: depreciation!
Yeah. I bought a different model and make car in the high powered luxury sedan niche. It worked out fine for me until it sat idle for too long. If you don't plan on driving it in the winter I would check to see how that car does not being driven for a while. Some cars don't do well unless they are regularly driven.

The other thing I'd say from my experience is to drive it if you can in the winter only if rarely. Most cars do better being driven more regularly than sitting idle in storage. Rubber gaskets dry out and can crack, etc when idle.
 

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Some 19 year old here wrecked and died after a 170mph+ highway patrol chase this week.
 

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That's why police pursuits are so stupid. They would eventually have gotten him anyway. Lucky he didn't kill anyone else (or at least I hope he didn't).
Can't believe they don't have EMP cannons available yet. People would stop trying to run if they had those.

When I drove fast cars I had an inline dash switch for my tail lights. Worked pretty well at night.
 

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Brother's bike (my learner-cycle) had the brake light only connected to the rear brake pedal. Worked like a charm. To be honest, best practice was to use the rear brake to help stabilize things even though most of the stopping came from the front, but not showing your brake light more than made up for that....not that a cop car could keep up to a fast bike. Things were different in the '70s.
 

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Anybody else remember when this Viper Craigslist listing went viral? Click the right arrow on the middle right of photo to read the text that goes with it

 
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So anyway, yesterday after visiting the stealership where the S6 was (and the Q5 was also already sold) I went down the road to the used Audi place I've been talking to. He's actually very bullish on the V10 S6, says it's a pretty solid car and motor. Actually really big fans of A6s in general relative to A4s. My search continues...
 

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C6 A6 3.0T Avant may be a good option. That's a very good ski/family car. Wonder what your used Audi guy thinks of them. I know a couple of car guys who love them, and have put a lot of miles on them. One is a mint stock one. The other has had some tweaking to the motor and suspension. Very nice. Worth a look?
 

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Do your due diligence, if all seems right and the little nagging voice in the head doesn't object, go for it, it might be the deal of the century. Everyone will envy you for it.

However should the slight thing feel wrong.....you could be into a world of hurt ($$$$) in repairs and everyone will laugh and say see....I told you so.

Tough decision.
 

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I still think the steal in this category is the Infiniti M35x/M45x.
 
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