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What Cars Are You Afraid To Buy?

Posted in Best of, European Rides, Ferrari, General, Import Rides, Pop Culture, Rides, Toyota by MrAngry | March 10th, 2011 | 7 Responses |

Ferrari 308

Ever want a car so bad but are simply afraid to buy it because of what it is? For example, say you’ve always lusted after a Ferrari 308. Their performance by today’s standards is pretty dismal, in fact a new Toyota Camry will kick the shit out of it on any racetrack on the planet, but lets face it, a Ferrari is a Ferrari and that’s all there is to it. Price wise a new Camry (when maxed out) will run you around $32,000, about the same price as a used Ferrari 308. So… herein lies the dilemma. On the one hand, if you buy the Toyota you get a brand new car, with a full warranty and decent performance. However its styling is so bland that it will make you invisible the moment you set foot in it and you’ll feel like plain vanilla for as long as you own the car.

Toyota Camry

On the other, and for the same money, you get the same car that got Magnum P.I. laid on a daily basis, entrance into a very exclusive Italian club and repair costs that could possibly put you in the poor house if you get a bad one. So I ask you – is it worth the gamble?

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7 Responses

  1. BigRuss says:

    be broke driving a boring car, or be broke driving a sex machine….. ill take the later…. so what if its gonna cost me out the ass to repair it but dammit if i want to buy a toy ima buy the best damned one i can….

  2. Canrith says:

    Are you looking for a daily or a cruiser? The camry is a safer bet as much as it pains me to admit that. On another side, a new mustang gt with the brake package will run you about the same.

    For cars that scare me, I have been wanting to buy either a salvage title viper or a salvage exige for a few years now to rebuild. After all it could have just been stolen.

  3. SNAK3 says:

    No. I’d rather drop the 32k on an STi or WRX personally. Or even the v6 accord lol

  4. J D Stadler says:

    Facing that dilemma in regards to VW’s. There seem to be two camps, from what I can gather from research: Those who have had NOTHING BUT problems with their Vee-Dubs, and those who have never had a scrap of trouble. So do I take the chance and go for a GTI and hope it’s one of “the good ones”? Or do I put the same amount of money toward something with a more reliable history though it may be a little more “boring”? This is why I can’t decide between 4 different cars right now. And that’s not even anything as exciting as a Ferrari! (To answer your question, I’d take the Ferrari, but not as a daily driver lol)

  5. I would buy neither, for around $30k you can buy like a used E-Class Benz, used CLK, used 3 series. For 30k, you can buy a new Camry or you can buy a certified pre-owned Benz that’s just a few years old! I just did a quick search online and found used 2008 E-class for around $30k. I’d rather drive that than a new Camry.

  6. turbosrt says:

    I always wanted a Ram SRT10 but have been afraid to maintain that Viper powertrain. Almost positive it wouldnt break but if it did dam would it be expensive.

  7. PFULMTL says:

    I’m having that dilema right now because I’m ready to get rid of my current car. I’m about to either buy an older classic 98-01 Subaru Impreza RS, willing to even have one shipped here. Then I’m debating on getting a Lotus Elise. Both cars I want, one I have to fix up because it’s older, but will cost cheaper than the Lotus in the end. The Lotus has so many positives, but I really want it for the track and I’m probably going to abuse the crap out of it. Wondering how much insurance will be for something thats like an exotic?