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I just bought a Miata

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by saudio, May 17, 2020.

  1. saudio

    saudio Karting

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    #26 saudio, May 22, 2020
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    Can't argue with that. I'm mostly a mid or rear engine fan but now that I have found a front engine roadster I really like the Z3 would definitely be on a list for an inexpensive second car. I think they are beautiful cars.
     
  2. saudio

    saudio Karting

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    And all this time I thought I enjoyed driving my super cars. Thanks for straightening me out.
     
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  3. Coincid

    Coincid Formula 3

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    A purchase of a 2008 F430 with 10K miles can now be had for $100K. A 2005 with 38K sells for $85K-90K. You could put 30K miles on your 2008 and in a few years sell the car at a loss of 15 K max. If you only put 10K on the car in that period, the depreciation would be 10K. The purchase of a 5 year or older regular production Ferrari will depreciate comparatively very little over time even with high mileage. The steep loss of value occurs on new car purchases within the first 3 years thereafter and will be accelerated with higher mileage.
     
  4. saudio

    saudio Karting

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    My car is a 6 speed gated. It cost a lot more than $100K and it would drop a lot faster. And I'm not sure I agree with your numbers. Who would purchase a 2005 with 40K miles when you could purchase a 2008 with 10K miles for $15K more? Anyway, it misses the point, which is that I'd daily drive my 430 I chose to afford to. ;-)
     
  5. saudio

    saudio Karting

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    Why was the title of my thread changed? It's no big deal but it's odd that other people can edit my posts and I can't.
     
  6. fotostars

    fotostars Karting

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    This is absolutely crazy... I would seek some explanation with the FChat authorities.
     
  7. saudio

    saudio Karting

    Jul 22, 2014
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    Well, as I said, no big deal, but I'm really curious why it was important to change my thread title from "i just bought something interesting" to "I just bought a Miata". Three posts below me there is a thread titled "I bought a really fun car". That thread title seems to be OK.
     
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  8. PaulK

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    Congratulations on the Miata! Ferraris are my favorite thing in the world and I could never bring myself to sell mine so resale value isn't that much of a concern. Still I don't like to put miles on it- if something happened to it I would be devastated. So I firmly support having another fun car to drive that you don't have to worry about like you do a Ferrari.

    These ND Miatas are really something. I love the way they drive and shift. Plan accordingly if you intend to take it on road trips, you aren't going to get much in that trunk.
     
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