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Old 08-23-2018, 11:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If you can afford a used Porsche and the aforementioned maintenance - especially a Boxster or Cayman - I could think of worse things to buy.
Sure. But you know, a sports car is more of an impulsive buy than a rational one, so a mistake doesn't seem so unlikely to happen.


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Old 08-23-2018, 11:40 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Sure. But you know, a sports car is more of an impulsive buy than a rational one, so a mistake doesn't seem so unlikely to happen.




Some of the best mechanics I ever met were independent ones.
Enthusiasts take a lot of time to buy their cars. It might be more accurate to say that sports cars are emotional buys rather than logical buys, and I regard both as rational.

Independents can very often be the best! It's hard to know, though, except by choosing one and seeing by dumb luck how it goes. So far I have been lucky in being able to take care of most of my maintenance, but there's a timing belt lurking for the Hondizzle, so I'll have to make a choice at some point.
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How many sports cars are bought during mid-life crises? How much planning is generally done during that period?
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How many sports cars are bought during mid-life crises? How much planning is generally done during that period?
When mine comes, I'll let you know
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How many sports cars are bought during mid-life crises?
At least in a poor country such as mine, I'm sure the overwhelming majority of the high-end sports cars are bought during mid-life crises. Viagra was presumably cheaper...


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Sure, without some good financial planning it would be somewhat harder to have the stability required to invest in such expensive hobbies.
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I wonder why warp drive goes offline so often, and why transporter technology seems to be so shoddy in the 23rd century?

In fact, why can't a lost crewman be re constituted from transporter records?
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