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what can you get for 200-250K?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by warrenn, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. warrenn

    warrenn Formula Junior

    Mar 12, 2004
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    2 part question:
    1) What kind of car can you get in the 200-250K range (new or used but in the '90-present range)?
    2) Out of those cars from question 1, what car would you choose?

    My answer to question 1:
    575M
    F40?
    Murci
    Vantage
    Arnage
    XJ220
    Vector
     
  2. Alex_V

    Alex_V F1 Rookie
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    F40 for the win

    575 for the number 2 spot
     
  3. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Head says AM Vantage
    Heart say F40
    ;)
     
  4. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    575
    550 Barchetta
    360 Spyder
    Stradale
    Murci
    Diablo GTR (?)
    Vantage
    Arnage
    Azure
    Continental R / T
    Rolls Corniche
    XJ220
    Vector
    Porsche 959 (1988)


    I would choose the XJ220 because it is close to my heart. Emotion aside - Murci.

    Sorry guys, F40 is not in this price range range. That's what makes the question so interesting. Got to be closer to 200K than to 300K
     
  5. Sniper

    Sniper Karting

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    Id probibly buy a Steal gray 355 6 speed, treat it to a full roll cage, Enzo style CF seats, a head light swap from flip to stationary (for aero dynamics), Two turbos, all the motor parts to go with it, a few sets of rims, biggest for show, little smaller with slicks for race day and so on. I guess you would call me a "tuner", with 200K id buy a "Cheep" car and fully mess with it. :)
     
  6. benaustin

    benaustin Karting
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    Murcielago.
     
  7. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

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    Without a doubt a 94 Bugatti EB110GT for me. Close to the price limit (220k euros ballpark).

    Runner ups :

    Diablo 6 or SV

    AM V8 Vantage Le Mans

    Bentley Continental T

    Mercedes SL65AMG

    Ariel Atom 2

    Mosler MT900
     
  8. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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    the murci hands down, or hands up!!!
     
  9. 6.0 se

    6.0 se F1 Rookie
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    You cant get an F40 in that range, unless its been rode hard and put up wet. Get a warranty. MURCI
     
  10. mchferrari

    mchferrari Formula Junior

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    I would buy a $200k home, and then get on the list for a Lotus Elise, and buy a cheap everyday car. Kia??? That's just me though, thinking rationally.
     
  11. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    Not all of us live in Kansas. ;) In my neck of the woods, 850K will get you a foreclosed, trashed, half the roof missing, starter house.

    And Kia???!!! Yikes.


    Warenn,

    Make it a yellow or Orange Murci for me. :)
     
  12. mlambert890

    mlambert890 Formula Junior

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    Is it really necessary to be rational on a pure fantasy thread though? LOL

    I always get a kick out of the fact that even in pure fantasy scenarios, there will always be the "buy a house and put the rest in stocks" suggestions.

    The post is about buying cars!!!! Assume for the scenario you already have $1B in the bank, $1B in stocks, $1B in real estate and $1B in gold and platinum and are spending $200-$250k on a car to "see if it can be done". =)

    I think I'd go AM Vanquish in that price range. Ironically, most of the cars I'd really want are actually cheaper (Ford GT, F355/F360, Diablo, Gallardo, Porsche GT2).
     
  13. isellpower

    isellpower Formula Junior

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    Gotta love the Murci for numero uno.

    After that the Viper comp coupe.

    The rest follows: GT2
    430
     
  14. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    Ford GT, 550bhp 500ft.lbs exotic looks
    and 100k for maintanence and repairs
     
  15. mchferrari

    mchferrari Formula Junior

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    Nowhere does it say this is pure fantasy. But, playing along, I would get a CS.
     
  16. mlambert890

    mlambert890 Formula Junior

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    It doesnt really have to say it... Figure if the question is asked for real, the guy probably isnt spending his last $250k on a car and prob has his financials pretty well handled. Either way, its not our money, so it becomes a fantasy question. The guy wasnt asking HOW to use $250k, after all, only what car...

    And good choice, btw (on the CS) =)
     
  17. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

    Jun 19, 2004
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    How about a Ford GT *AND* a Viper SRT-10. One convertible, one coupe. Fantastic!
     
  18. rodsky

    rodsky Formula 3

    Mar 24, 2003
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    Murci or a CS
     
  19. 6.0 se

    6.0 se F1 Rookie
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    Warren, get a Diablo 6.0SE. You will never look back, and wont lose much on depreciation. If you dont care about that, GET THE DAM MURCI!!
     
  20. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    AJ,

    How about some pics of both the beasts next to each other. ? Hook a brotha up :D
     

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