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      02-10-2017 08:43 PM #326
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      You say "crack den", I say "cash flow"

      Semantics...
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      02-10-2017 08:57 PM #327
      Quote Originally Posted by 10minutes View Post
      Gosh, I pay 7K monthly for mortgage alone. I would love to get M2 but it will probably take some time.

      Things are expensive around here...
      Holy crap. Must be one of those new Mastercraft million dollar homes?

      I guess none of you guys have to pay for college tuition. $30K a year here plus more in 529 contribution for the next one in line... No fun car for me, ever.

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      02-10-2017 09:06 PM #328
      I'm saving for college. Plus my wife has gone back to get her Masters.
      We're both 45 BTW.
      You may have to lower your sights a bit but there are lots of fun cars for under $10k.

      Check Dave's Datsun roadster thread, check my car list, there is a recent Boxster these with good info, etc.

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      02-10-2017 09:30 PM #329
      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      Until you see that its a 40 year old 2,000 sq ft house on a 9,000 sq ft lot.

      I'm in the 1.2-1.5M range for homes because I want the following things:
      1. 2 toilets
      2. 2 car garage
      3. 60 min or under commute to work (each way)
      4. Somewhere I can run my smoker/bbq
      5. Relatively low crime/safe area
      That's a butt-ton of land, though.
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      02-10-2017 09:37 PM #330
      Quote Originally Posted by sg207ptg View Post
      I guess none of you guys have to pay for college tuition. $30K a year here plus more in 529 contribution for the next one in line... No fun car for me, ever.
      I went to good old California State University at Sacramento. Not exactly UCLA, but I liked it. No college debt for me, as I went cheap (including housing it was a couple thousand a semester back then because tuition was only $200 a semester).
      My kids? not so much. No State U for them, unfortunately. Dang, school is expensive!

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      02-10-2017 10:52 PM #331
      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      I'm in the 1.2-1.5M range for homes because I want the following things:
      1. 2 toilets
      2. 2 car garage
      3. 60 min or under commute to work (each way)
      4. Somewhere I can run my smoker/bbq
      5. Relatively low crime/safe area
      I got 1 toilet and a 0.75 car garage, but at least it's a 10min commute and I came in under 7 figures!
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      this thread is a mess, I can't tell if it's full of trolls or idiots and I'm not sure it matters

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      02-10-2017 11:15 PM #332
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      That's a butt-ton of land, though.
      I think my definition of butt-ton and yours are a bit different. In SF that would be a larger lot, in the never ending massive suburban sprawl of the South bay it's not.

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      02-10-2017 11:17 PM #333
      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      I think my definition of butt-ton and yours are a bit different. In SF that would be a larger lot, in the never ending massive suburban sprawl of the South bay it's not.
      You are right. In San Francisco, a butt ton does have a different meaning.
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      02-10-2017 11:58 PM #334
      Quote Originally Posted by sg207ptg View Post
      I guess none of you guys have to pay for college tuition. $30K a year here plus more in 529 contribution for the next one in line... No fun car for me, ever.
      No my employer has that covered. if he exceeds what they will pay then future jnm2.0t will deal with that.
      Last edited by WhineMCABasket2.0t; 02-11-2017 at 12:01 AM.

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      02-10-2017 11:59 PM #335
      Quote Originally Posted by bothhandsplease View Post
      I think my definition of butt-ton and yours are a bit different. In SF that would be a larger lot, in the never ending massive suburban sprawl of the South bay it's not.
      there is no such thing as a 'lot' in SF unless you're in the Marina with Pelosi and facebooky guy

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      02-11-2017 12:07 AM #336
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      there is no such thing as a 'lot' in SF unless you're in the Marina with Pelosi and facebooky guy
      They have a Philz coffee truck up there too. Aspirations are more than just butt sweat.
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      02-11-2017 01:03 AM #337
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      You are right. In San Francisco, a butt ton does have a different meaning.

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      02-11-2017 01:44 AM #338
      Quote Originally Posted by Senior Member View Post
      Very nice house, it has fents, burshes and brick, but no trash cans. My guess is you pay $25k+ in property taxes a year.
      We gots all dem things, fer sher. And trash cans, too! But technically you're looking at the detached garage, not the house, so you may have to rethink the taxes. Of course, CA prop taxes are at high rates, but not quite as high as yours in New Jersey, so I guess we can't complain.

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      02-11-2017 03:01 AM #339
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      If I made that sort of money, I'd have at least 2 fun cars.

      Flyin' miata
      FD RX7 in Montego Blue Mica.

      Possibly a morgan trike. Possibly an AW11.
      I like this guy, I like this guy a lot.

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      If you pace the cars around you, I bet you'll find that people rarely accelerate to 60 MPH in any quicker than 20 seconds.

    16. 02-11-2017 03:50 AM #340
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      there is no such thing as a 'lot' in SF unless you're in the Marina with Pelosi and facebooky guy
      What about Twitch guy? He bought the most expensive piece of real estate last year...

      only $21.8mm.

      https://www.redfin.com/CA/San-Franci...3/home/1738880

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      Makes me proud to be an American in some perverse way. **** your terrorist, I've a honey boo boo outside.

    17. 02-11-2017 03:52 AM #341
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Car_Guy View Post
      You say "crack den", I say "cash flow"

      Semantics...
      But then I have to get distribution built up, security assigned, furnishings for people staying over, continual employees... sounds like a bunch of headaches.
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Makes me proud to be an American in some perverse way. **** your terrorist, I've a honey boo boo outside.

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      02-11-2017 03:56 AM #342
      Quote Originally Posted by Kiyokix View Post
      I like this guy, I like this guy a lot.

      Kei
      Typical forum guy with busted third-hand cars.
      Quote Originally Posted by Kiyokix View Post
      I like this guy, I like this guy a lot.
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      88c900t wins again, you really ****ing crush it at listing a ton of cheap options
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      02-11-2017 11:33 AM #343
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post


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      Last edited by Kiyokix; 02-11-2017 at 11:37 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by VWestlife View Post
      If you pace the cars around you, I bet you'll find that people rarely accelerate to 60 MPH in any quicker than 20 seconds.

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      02-11-2017 11:45 AM #344
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      That's a butt-ton of land, though.
      0.2 acres is a butt-ton of land?
      Really?
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      02-11-2017 11:53 AM #345
      I go back and realize the OP asked for "a car". Not multiple. Also not a truck.

      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      What car do you buy for weekends and the possible trip to the mountains?
      So really, one fun car for weekend coastal runs, date nights, and mountain roads. With that proposed income, a nice lease is a good idea. I ran across this article on the best lease deals this month.

      http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...r_Lease_Deals/

      I like the idea of a Jaguar F Type S or R model in a drop-top. Perfect for California summer coming.




    22. 02-11-2017 12:01 PM #346
      I'd get what I'm considering now. GTI and Miata if two cars or M240i convertible if one.

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      02-11-2017 12:06 PM #347
      If I have to have one car, I'd probably replace my 4Runner and FR-S with an IS350 AWD.


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      02-11-2017 03:36 PM #348
      Oh, we have to answer OP's question?

      I'm not going to bragpost or pitypost about how much money I make, but let's just say money was not a factor in deciding on a new car. (don't be a smartass, I'm not talking Ferrari money here, I mean REASONABLE car).

      For 10 years I drove the same Clownshoe, street, track, whatever. Had a $3k Miata for about 4-5 years. Had a couple cheap (~4k) motorcycles in succession. Mostly just enjoyed life.

      Saved money, paid off school bills, etc etc. Met a girl. Traveled. Saved more money.

      Once we got tired of not having bills, we bought a house and got married. And once I felt like I had checked all of the financial/big life goals boxes, I bought the Golf R, about a year ago, and it's been effing fantastic! Perfect only car (even though it's not my only car). Fast, 'sporty' utterly and totally comfortable and luxurious. I'd call it a baby BMW, but frankly, it's a better car than anything BMW has at the pricepoint. It's my DD, my roadtrip car, my ski car, my everything. I won't track it, but of course you easily could.

      I always told myself I'd never buy a new car. I always said they were a waste of money. And they are, but life is short, I did all the responsible things, so I treated myself.

      Plenty of wants came and went, but you've gotta ignore most of the wants and do the right thing. Most of the time.

      Oddly enough, one of the worst financial moves I ever made was *not* buying a new car 8 years ago.
      After a few years with the Shoe, the BMW 1M came out. I really lusted for one but couldn't justify taking out a car loan so shortly after paying off the Shoe, and while still paying school loans. I probably would have had to have let the Shoe go too, I can't remember how the planning was in my head. I told myself "limited edition, that's crap. They'll make as many as they can sell. I'll buy one in a year or two once I've built up some nice savings."

      Needless to say, they weren't kidding about limited edition, and I would have been better off if I had bought that 1M instead of being 'responsible'.

      The other time I got screwed by being responsible was when I bought my first Mac in 2002, in college, and thought HOLY CRAP this is amazing, I need to buy Apple stock. But I had no money to speak of, and it would have been horribly irresponsible to spend money I didn't have to buy Apple stock.

      Just because I missed out, though, doesn't mean I made the 'wrong' decision in either case. I don't regret it -- it was the smart decision, I did the right thing, even though in both cases I would have gotten lucky and been better off. I'm sure I'm forgetting all the other irresponsible things I *wisely* chose not to do, and only remembering the ones that turned out 'wrong'.
      Last edited by smoothsix; 02-11-2017 at 03:41 PM.
      Dash cam people suck. Don't be a dash cam person.

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    25. 02-11-2017 03:57 PM #349
      Quote Originally Posted by smoothsix View Post
      Oh, we have to answer OP's question?

      I'm not going to bragpost or pitypost about how much money I make, but let's just say money was not a factor in deciding on a new car. (don't be a smartass, I'm not talking Ferrari money here, I mean REASONABLE car).

      For 10 years I drove the same Clownshoe, street, track, whatever. Had a $3k Miata for about 4-5 years. Had a couple cheap (~4k) motorcycles in succession. Mostly just enjoyed life.

      Saved money, paid off school bills, etc etc. Met a girl. Traveled. Saved more money.

      Once we got tired of not having bills, we bought a house and got married. And once I felt like I had checked all of the financial/big life goals boxes, I bought the Golf R, about a year ago, and it's been effing fantastic! Perfect only car (even though it's not my only car). Fast, 'sporty' utterly and totally comfortable and luxurious. I'd call it a baby BMW, but frankly, it's a better car than anything BMW has at the pricepoint. It's my DD, my roadtrip car, my ski car, my everything. I won't track it, but of course you easily could.

      I always told myself I'd never buy a new car. I always said they were a waste of money. And they are, but life is short, I did all the responsible things, so I treated myself.

      Plenty of wants came and went, but you've gotta ignore most of the wants and do the right thing. Most of the time.

      Oddly enough, one of the worst financial moves I ever made was *not* buying a new car 8 years ago.
      After a few years with the Shoe, the BMW 1M came out. I really lusted for one but couldn't justify taking out a car loan so shortly after paying off the Shoe, and while still paying school loans. I probably would have had to have let the Shoe go too, I can't remember how the planning was in my head. I told myself "limited edition, that's crap. They'll make as many as they can sell. I'll buy one in a year or two once I've built up some nice savings."

      Needless to say, they weren't kidding about limited edition, and I would have been better off if I had bought that 1M instead of being 'responsible'.

      The other time I got screwed by being responsible was when I bought my first Mac in 2002, in college, and thought HOLY CRAP this is amazing, I need to buy Apple stock. But I had no money to speak of, and it would have been horribly irresponsible to spend money I didn't have to buy Apple stock.

      Just because I missed out, though, doesn't mean I made the 'wrong' decision in either case. I don't regret it -- it was the smart decision, I did the right thing, even though in both cases I would have gotten lucky and been better off. I'm sure I'm forgetting all the other irresponsible things I *wisely* chose not to do, and only remembering the ones that turned out 'wrong'.
      Don't make that same stock mistake... NVDA is a pretty good stock right now, imo.

      So, to emulate you, all I gotta do is buy a clownshoe and a Golf R?

      Already have the weestrom!
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    26. 02-11-2017 04:23 PM #350
      Quote Originally Posted by Nourdmrolnmt View Post
      Don't make that same stock mistake... NVDA is a pretty good stock right now, imo.
      I might have to jump back into NVDA. I bought them at $41 last year and rode them up to $94. I sold after the earnings bump and bought a bunch of Canadian pot stocks and rode that roller coaster to a sizable gain before things got way too volatile for me. The data center stuff makes me think they might be a good place to park $20,000 for a year or so.

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