Convince me not to buy this car

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Convince me not to buy this car.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Ignoramus
Are you a poorfag?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@whereismyname
Nah not really

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Ignoramus
its not a car you drive yourself
its a car someone else drives for you

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@whereismyname
But I don't make my own money either my parents would pay for it.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Harmless_Venom
convince -me- not to buy this car
my parents are paying for it

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Ignoramus
buy the car

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Crazy_Nice
wrong

cum2soon
cum2soon

Maintenance doesn't get cheaper with age. It may cost 30 grand to buy but the maintenance will still be the maintenance of a 150 grand car.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@cum2soon
Not if you get creative and don't care about originality. Engine craps out? Stick in a 350. Still drive around in a nice looking car and have the maintainability of a 72 El Camino

Evilember
Evilember

why would you even want it

you sound too poor to maintain it

@hairygrape
yeah nah

theres other parts of the car

and putting a rough running V8 kinda defeats the purporse

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Evilember
You can change out the entire mechanics of the car to a modern cheaper version, lets say from a cadillac with a northstar? Just take the shell from a cadillac and put the fancy car on the frame. I have done it before with a jaguar, the v12 crapped out and I put a 350 as well as an old mercedes.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@hairygrape
Even if you do manage an engine swap (which you won't because otherwise you wouldn't be asking these dumbass questions on /o/) it won't save you from other parts breaking. You can't just stick an El Camino central locking system in there.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@hairygrape
I know a boomer that did something similar to a Rolls Royce he got a hold of dirt cheap because he worked in the wrecking industry just to fuck with people at the track. Beater luxury cars that aren't just rotted and neglected are hilarious.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@ZeroReborn
Like I said, creativity is cheap.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Harmless_Venom
my parents would pay for it
kys

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Go for it. It's not like it's made out of dried palm leaves. Jake from sales who just financed a brand new Accord is just butthurt his cookie cutter life is boring and you're not making a "safe" choice.

Engines are durable, you can still drive it even if interior electrics don't work.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@hairygrape
Engine craps out? Stick in a 350.
This is one of those cases where a 350 would genuinely be a downgrade. Less displacement, less power, way less torque.

Inmate
Inmate

@SomethingNew
The point is the replacement engine would cost a lifetime supply of 350 engines, which would still get the vehicle in motion if rigged up.

likme
likme

@SomethingNew
Using as an example, you can put in a 6.6 Duramax if you want

Methshot
Methshot

@Inmate
The engine isn't really the problem in these though. It's like a bigger British SBC, usually it's everything else that craps out.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Methshot
Except that's a pre-facelift Arnage T, which blow headgaskets left and right and wreck their camshafts.

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