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The best car for under $200k

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rjklein, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. rjklein

    rjklein Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
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    So what do you think the best car for under $200k
    New
    1-360 cs
    2-Porsche GT-2
    3-Ford GT

    Used
    1-550-575 Ferrari
    2-lambo 6.0
    3-959 ( this could be over budget by $50k or so )

    Rob
     
  2. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

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    I didn't see it listed, but...
    The best car for under $200k would have to be the 77 Toyota Corolla I owned years back...
    When my wife made me sell it after we got married, "because she thought it was ugly" it had 324k miles on it,
    That was the most indestructible car ever.
     
  3. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

    Apr 1, 2002
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    HAD A DODGE DART AND A DUSTER WITH THE TWISTER ON IT...ANYBODY REMEMBER THAT.IT WAS 4500.00 NEW..............
     
  4. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    LOL, Dave - that reply puts this whole thread to shame...! Nothing can compare to that...!

    RJKlein, i would go with a 360 CS, but i know someone will come along and ask what you mean by best...? Best in the snow, best for street gas mileage, best for peDEStrian looks, best for 0-60, best for luggage space...? Maybe best overall...?

    In any case, my choice would be the 360 CS; either that or spend $200k on equipment that would aid me in successfully stealing an Enzo... :)
     
  5. Greg G

    Greg G F1 Rookie

    Hell DES, for 200K, I'd give you a ride over to Algar in a Limo... just dont bring your wallet or drivers license LOL
     
  6. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Greg - ROTFLMAO...!!!
     
  7. AEHaas

    AEHaas Formula 3

    May 9, 2003
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    If you want to use it every day or 2 get a used 550 / 575. It is the easiest to run and maintain.

    If you only want it for warm weather occasional outtings - used 360.

    If you want the most WOW factor, a Diablo 6.0.

    I say this surrounded by friends with a 308, 328, 348, 355, 360, 550, Murcielago plus my cars.

    aehaas
     
  8. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    For what ? For a daily driver, you can't beat a BMW M5. They're fast, handle well, are reliable, seat five and are relatively inexpensive to work on ; compared to a Ferrari, they are CHEAP to work on. For a track car, the new Lotus looks to be hard to beat. For an exotic, in that price range I would go with a 550.
     
  9. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

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    A 246. You have enough left over to get the rust off, repaint it, rebuild everything and have the prettiest car ever.
     
  10. rjklein

    rjklein Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I am talking about the absolute most car for $200k.

    I have a 360 coupe and love the car, but I have some extra cash and was looking.

    I would love to find a F-40, but I am 6-7 and I would have to have a custom seat made.

    I was also thinking Vanquish, but would rather stay with Ferrari. I love the personality of the cars. Yes you can say many negative things about the cars, but the positive far out weigh the negative in my book. Every time I get to start my 360, tubi, test pipes, it just puts a grin from ear to ear.

    My goal in cars it to have a F-50 some day.
     
  11. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    used 550 maranello
     
  12. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    If you want the most car you can get for under $200k, the new Ford GT looks to be hard to beat if the magazine test are correct.
     
  13. KennyH

    KennyH F1 Veteran
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    Used cars not mentioned before:

    Jaguar XJ220 (badass but unreliable)
    Porsche 993 Turbo S
    Ferrari 512M
    Ferrari Daytona
     
  14. Dino

    Dino Karting

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I'd go for the C-4 turbo cab (new). Too bad the 360 Spyder doesn't fit into this budget. Otherwise it's the 355 F-1 Spyder.......
     
  15. KennyH

    KennyH F1 Veteran
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    A new 360 MSRP is under 200k, no?
     
  16. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Best new under 200k= Gallardo

    Used= Any Diablo
    Ferrari 512M
    Porsche GT2 or reg Turbo
     
  17. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Best for what:

    Cruising on the street: Muira
    Driving cross country: 575 (used)
    Driving across Baha: 55 Chevy Apache (nobody will steal)
    Driving on a track: any 98+ Ferrari F1 (not <$200K though)
    Racing Baha: Tricked out Pickup
    Track Racing: 333SP (not less than $200K though)
    Strip Racing: Jet Dragster (around $200K per season)
     
  18. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    Mar 16, 2003
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    "Every time I get to start my 360, tubi, test pipes, it just puts a grin from ear to ear."

    I felt like that about my 360 and, if that experience is what you want, some of the cars suggested, including the Maranellos, may not be right for you. It's not that you can't put an aftermarket exhaust on anything - it's just that the Maranello experience is so different from that offered by the 360. Will you be happy with a true GT?

    BWS88TR: I see your Duster and Dart, and raise you a bright yellow Nova with a 350.
     
  19. Juice It

    Juice It F1 Rookie
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    Bentley Cont. GT
     
  20. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    You say you want the "most car" - to me that means the Ford GT. It's just fast as hell. But I would take the CS if I were looking at other factors, like sex appeal
     
  21. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    If you can find a proper US F40 for 200 or under, I'll take 3.

    --Dan
     
  22. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    I think from a driving perspective, the Diablo 6.0 is hard to beat. It's great looking, fast, beast-like, and very Italian feeling (more so than the Murci or the Gallardo). Where it hurts is that it's hard to sell when you're ready, doesn't have a razzle dazzle of a Ferrari, and it's not the best for every day.
     
  23. fly

    fly Karting

    Nov 20, 2003
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    Got to be a 512 M!! If you like that style. You can’t go past it. The last of the Testarossa’s and affordable rear engined 12’s and only about 500 of them made, so they will become a rare hard to find classic sooner or later. I don’t know how much they are in the US, but here in Australia there were only a couple imported, so we look to the UK & Europe, where you can find a good one for around 65 000 to 70 000 pounds. I’m not sure of the conversion rate UK to US but I’m sure you would have plenty left over for a tidy up.

    Steve
     
  24. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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    STEVE

    FYI........ONLY 75 MADE IT TO THE USA...........THE APPROX PRICE FOR A 512M, IS ABOUT 145-155K, USD........IT HAS COME DOWN IN THE LAST 2 YRS..........

    BRUCE
     
  25. Hubert

    Hubert F1 Rookie

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    for 200 k??????? used 550 for a daily and a new GT3 for fun.
     

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