Be rich

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

be rich
decide to buy a supercar
head to the dealer
spec a car to your precise liking
spend like $400,000
wait 2 years for it to be built
it finally arrives
lock it away in your garage
drive it once every 6 months, if that
when you do drive it, it gets driven very slowly
put 300 miles a year on it

Why?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Because you don't dd a supercar, even if is it a GT. You are meant to drive it in the weekends, you are supposed to drove it on tracks. You are not supposed to do this everyday but a couple of times a month

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

I totally get that, but some people seem to just never ever drive their supercars.

Say you drive your car once every weekend for maybe 125 miles, if you owned it three years that would be almost 20,000 miles. Hop onto Autotrader and there are about 10 billion 10+ year old supercars, even entry level ones like an F430 or Gallardo, that have less than 10,000 miles on them. These are 10-15 year old cars at this point and they've never been driven, they aren't even an appreciating asset.

cum2soon
cum2soon

They become so expensive they become unusable. They're mainly status symbols.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

I don't get this either.

I'd classify a 911 Turbo S in supercar territory and if/when I ever have enough money it's what I'd buy as a daily

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I wouldn't want to daily drive any nice car, it's not fair to the car to ruin the engine driving it short distances repeatedly, and besides a commute to work in a Porsche isn't much better than a commute to work in a 15 year old 528i or something of the like.

takes2long
takes2long

boring old jews

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Be OP
assume rich people only have 1 car
assume that someone who buys a $400k car and rarely drives it gives a fuck about the price to begin with
assume rich people are also basic bitches and have lots of free time
assume traveling never occurs

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Most people who buy them aren't even real enthusiasts, they just have more money than sense

farquit
farquit

they just have more money than sense

It's spelled scents, and they can just buy more air fresheners if they want to.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

My GT500SS wasn't $400k, but the original owner lost his ass on it. They don't care. Once you hit that upper eschelon, it's less about driving and more about ownership. Kinda like most Harley riders (sorry, guys, but you know it's true)

I have put 1000 miles on the car in the 4 months I've owned it. Can't drive it every day- especially since I spent 20hrs on a weekend to make it "car show clean."

But, I do drive it.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

This.

The cars don't appreciate. So, people buy them, barely use them, and go "oh shit- the value is plummetting- I should trade up to maintain my equity."

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

This. You show them off, in the garage. You take them to car shows on a trailer. You don't DRIVE them, except to park them outside Harrods to show to Ahmed and watch it appear all over facebook as the poor people flock to take pictures of your car.

Only enthusiasts buy cars and drive them. THEY are the ones who drive the market for high-end supercars. And even then, most of them only drive them on tracks because it's fucking insane to drive at 200MPH on a public road, even when there's no traffic and no police/cameras. Tracks are cleared of debris religiously. Roads are not.

I'd rather have a GT, frankly. Designed to be used as a DD, comfy for long trips, room in the back for a suitcase and your laptop, and it's not fucktardedly large in the name of 'performance' or 'stability over 200MPH'. And you can see behind you because the engine's in front.
Plus, you don't need specialist mechanics. Someone around here collects Ferraris, and he has to have them send a truck out to fix it, or haul it away to be fixed. An Aston Martin can be taken to the Friendly Local Mechanics, as long as you don't mind it taking a while as the owner takes care of it personally, and everyone has a turn sitting in the driver's seat and pretending they're rich.

But then, even Jay Kay, a man who owned dozens of supercars, bought a regular everyday car because 'you can't eat caviar every day, sometimes you just want egg and chips', or something like that.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Buy ferrari
Drive it normally most of the time
Never take it to a twisty road or track day
Worry too much about getting dents or scratches
Mostly just care about how rich and successful it makes me look when handing they keys to the valet

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Very, very true.

Before I got my GT500 I had built up a drag car. Again, apples/oranges when compared to a true supercar, but I thought I could mentally/physically handle driving the thing as a DD.

It's a different mentality. Even though the motions are similar, driving to work is a totally different experience between DD and a weekend car. You lose the adrenaline effect if you get used to DDing a car that isn't meant to be DD'd.

On my old race car, it had NO DD amenities (heat, air, wipers, comfort, etc). The noise factor drove me nuts at 5am, so I stopped driving it at all and strictly drove my truck instead.

Now that I have the GT500, I only drive it once a week- usually to work on Fridays. It gives me something to look forward to all week and pulls me through an empty, soul-less, and ultimately purposeless existence

Lunatick
Lunatick

Because they aren't rich enough to drive it hard. They want the illusion of excessive wealth whilst only having great wealth.

MPmaster
MPmaster

P.s. I'm this guy. I daily drive my nice car. You don't drive it hard all the time so wear isn't really an issue when you buy the car for yourself. You drive it hard on track days and in spurts during notmal motoring.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Here's one reason to not drive them that happened in Ann arbor:

Dude gets yellow Lamborghini.
DrIves it all the time
rear ended by college student

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

i wonder who you could be speaking about

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

because driving a car all the time causes wear and tear which is incredibly fucking expensive to fix on a car that comes out of the factory at a higher price than most houses.

but it'll seize up if you don't drive it

yeah well its' a lot easier to look at a seized-up F12tdf than it is to look at one that got sideswiped by a shopping car, hit a rabbit at 100 miles an hour or got stuck behind a dump truck dropping rocks like an ungodly rainstorm.

I mean, i'd love an E63 AMG wagon because it's fast as fuck (to me) AND i can put all kinds of shit in the back of it, could even pull a small utility trailer with it... but at nearly 200,000 dollars i'd just get scared to drive it around all the time and risk it getting bashed up by some DUMMKOPF.

SniperGod
SniperGod

to add to that, I don't care about depreciation, but I DO care about operating costs.

Co-worker saw some sort of Ferrari in 'good shape' when he went to the Barret-Jackson auction. Only 25,000 bucks. I could've bought something like that, cash, without draining my bank account but what a stupid purchase. Oh it needs a new driver's side rear shock? Gotta replace both of them at once, for a couple thousand each. Wheel bent? Well they aren't made anymore, so that's two grand plus weeks spent trawling the internet... and it only gets worse as the car ages and more and more things come up due for replacement.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

buy luxury European sports car
have nothing but problems with
never understood why people like these vehicles

FastChef
FastChef

supercar
$400,000
Huh? Not very super if it only costs that much, must be an american "supercar" powered by a supercharged LS

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I love Jay kay

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I know someone who has a 991 turbo S and he dailies a 640d

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

i saw this today ironically.
be driving in nc
get stuck behind testarossa
its going 25 in a 45
he honked at me when i passed him.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

It's a boomer. He has to protect his investment from the stupid kiddos on the road

Playboyize
Playboyize

be the fastest production car japan has ever produced
get outperformed by a base model corvette that costs 1/3 of the sticker price

MPmaster
MPmaster

Its like wearing a rolex everyday. Done it before. Its not fun buying new sapphire faces and getting the bezel refinished, not cheap getting the stainless steel rebrushed either. Now it resides in a box and i wear it so little now i have to wind it up everytime i use it

JunkTop
JunkTop

have four seats
have superior handling around every track in existence
base gtr
1/3rd of the memevette sticker price

lol

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

You spend all that money and time to drive a disgusting Mustang?

Lunatick
Lunatick

GT-R Nismo
Base Model
Grand Sport
Base Model

Bidwell
Bidwell

poorfag doesn't know about the super ultra rare hajime no nismo desu edition that has oppai lolis in the back seats upon shipping

Nojokur
Nojokur

Everything is expensive to repair and maintain
Paint cost a shitload to even touch up
Muh status symbol
Potential theft
Gravel trucks
Pot holes
Rreckles drivers
Envious fucks who will key you vehicle

People admire them because they're expensive. You can easily get more power with way less money and even enjoy driving it more.

takes2long
takes2long

kek

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

live near hollywood/beverly hills
brand new exotic cars everywhere
aftermarket exhausts mandatory
loud as fuck all night blasting up and down streets
35-40 mph speed limit though
can barely get it out of first gear
just redline it in neutral and do laps around the block

I hope they actually get taken out and driven hard on roads, but this is probably all they will see. Those poor motors..

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

They are stored and driven usually only on weekends, with nice weather.

Assuming they drive it Friday and Saturday for dinner or something- that is going to be about 50 miles, probably less including stops and all but whatever.

There are 52 weekends in a year. So 52 x 2 (friday+saturday) = 104 days driven , assuming weather is nice every single weekend

104 * 50 = 5200 miles

That is the maximum too. In about 6 years you'll have 30,000 miles and will sell it and buy a new supercar.

It all makes sense. Plus, who doesn't want to go to work and come home to a Lamborghini in their garage? Or have the rep of owning a Ferrari?

it's really not a hard concept. youre just a jealous poorfag SORRY

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

If I was obscenely rich I'd buy a supercar and then run it into the fucking ground. No maintenance, no dealer visits, just drive it until it stops working and then buy a new one. Sell the broken one on craigslist for $1,000.

viagrandad
viagrandad

when your rich you dont buy things to have fun its a investment thats why rich people fuck around on eachother constantly its not fun having no fun

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

This triggers yuropoors

StonedTime
StonedTime

Michigan fag here. People drive like shit in ann arbor, especially downtown.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

This

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

It gives me something to look forward to all week and pulls me through an empty, soul-less, and ultimately purposeless existence

I know that feeling.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

This.
Gtr weebs will never recover.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Best explanation in thread.

eGremlin
eGremlin

This is somewhat true. You would be surprised how far people stretch their finances to buy some exotics. With the way the market has been for Ferrari and Porsche over the last few years lots of the somewhat affordable cars are an almost sure bet to at least hold value if not go up. So even if a $100k car is a big stretch, it's not going to be like buying a new S class and losing $70k of that value in 3 years, you may even make money. But racking up miles does affect the value.

The posts alluding to "they are so rich they don't care at all" are complete nonsense. If you have a $30k car does that mean you don't care about $30k and can just torch it at will? Obviously not. It's no different for a $300k car, plus people that can afford those cars are normally financially intelligent so if anything it's the opposite.

JunkTop
JunkTop

And what do you drive? An FRZ?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Wrong. Disgustingly wrong.

Cars are the worst "investments" to make ever and only depreciate. Sure, Lamborghinis and Ferraris hold their value moderately well, but in 3 years expect a 20% loss. BMWs, Mercedes, Rolls Royces, Bentley,Porsche-depreciate harder.

Spamalot
Spamalot

plus people that can afford those cars are normally financially intelligent
Not really true.

The people that buy S classes and expensive luxury cars like new Rolls Royces are generally rich and dont give half a shit about depreciation (not meaning they dont care, they just dont plan on selling)

these nerds with lambos and ferraris are really not as rich as they seem

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Why post when you have no idea what you are talking about? Go to Hagerty and type in any Ferrari made between 1947 and 2005 and tell me how much they have depreciated in the last 5 years

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Are you on crack?

Ferrari 355 depreciated 66%.
Ferrari 360 depreciated over 50%.

could probably find more, also lol @ you leaving out 2005-2012.

ps You are by far the biggest dumb tripfag on this board

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Be loan "rich" college kids
Decide to have auto s12-14 shipped to nc to be rebuilt without the stock engine/transmission
Be loan "rich" buy si civic with swapped engine for dragraces.
Daily them
What the fuck is wrong with people in college.

w8t4u
w8t4u

More money than they think they have not realizing its a giant negative number

Same retards who think they can sell those Craigslist civic and say "great condition, professional tune" then when you go to test drive it, the clutch is worn beyond belief, the gas runs rich, and it sounds like a lawn mower

Bidwell
Bidwell

Went to look at a car that was advertised as 'CLEAN' in big letters in the ad title. When I got there it looked like every panel had been rubbed with grit and was scraped up to fuck.

People are retarded.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Implyin murica has luxury cars kek.

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