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Boring question #17: -What is too much to spend on a car purchase wise?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26840points) June 23rd, 2011
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Many times you here people speak of vehicles that are overpriced, or not worth what the cost says. I think many people are not driving the car they really want but the best care they like with the money the have to spend. But if you had no limits to your pockets would you care? Would you still think there is a limit you won’t cross because you would think it was too much to spend buying a car even if you liked the car?

For instance some heavy hitters are:
• Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with a price tag of $1,192,057.
• Ferrari Enzo priced at $1,000,000, generally known as F60.
• SSC Ultimate Aero coming in at $654,400
• Koenigsegg CCX wading in at $600,910
• Lamborghini Murcielago a paultry $279,900

There are many more, this was just incase you were thinking Escalade, Expedition, Mercedes or something really inexpensive like that.

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lillycoyote's avatar

I can’t even imagine spending that kind of money a car, even if I had it to burn. The least expensive one, the Lamborghini Murcielago costs more than my house is worth. It’s nuts. My dream cars are a little more modest in price like a vintage, fire-engine red VW black-top convertible and vintage roadsters and panel trucks. I could get 15 or 20 of my dream cars, trucks and travel trailers for what the Bugatti Veyron alone costs.

JLeslie's avatar

It depends on how much money you have, and how much you think a car is worth. If you have $20million in the bank, you might go ahead and buy a car that costs $500k.

Scooby's avatar

It comes down to budget restraints & if your buying on the never, never……… and if you can afford the monthly payments…. Are you going for new or used. Also depends on the type of vehicle that is most practical for the person buying, economy, fuel efficiency & even build quality… Personally I wouldn’t touch a Mercedes purely on poor build quality issues….. There’s lots of choice to tempt the wallet & some have larger wallets than others……. A friend of mine bought a hearse for £600.00… After several months being re-vamped & restored it’s now worth ten times what he paid…… :-/

tedd's avatar

My dream car is significantly cheaper.

But I would be willing to wager most of the owners of the cars you listed aren’t really too worried about money.

Cruiser's avatar

I think the “filthy rich” would care about costs as that is how they got rich was squeezing every penny out of every purchase or investment. So that being said they are going to make damn sure that the car they buy is as decked out as possible so they can get a huge corporate tax write off for their purchase of that company car.

JLeslie's avatar

@Cruiser Were you just on that filthy rich Q?

Cruiser's avatar

@JLeslie ME??? maybe ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I would be off roading in a 1937 Cord if I had some extra cash. ;)

SpatzieLover's avatar

If I had a billion in the bank, I’d invest my money in cars that cost me nothing to drive.

My dad spent ridiculous amounts of money on cars. He was far from wealthy. We still have a few of his gems now that he’s passed on…My sister & I really have zero use for them. There they sit. We are far too practical for such nonsense.

Kayak8's avatar

I want a Land Rover Defender 110 just like this one with all the trimmings!

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Cruiser If you can actually count your money, then you’re not a rich man.
J. Paul Getty

If they have to watch their budget like that, they have no business playing in the land of the big boys.

jerv's avatar

If money were no object, I would find someone with a Nissan Skyline R34 Nür edition, offer them whatever it took to drive off with it legally, spend a little more to get it to comply with US crash test and emissions regulations, and still get out of it for half the price of a Murcielago.

Scooby's avatar

Even if ten million was small change to me, I would go top of the range VW or even Ford, who’s build quality is vastly superior to some of the so called ‘TOP’ marks………. My dream car would be an Aston Martin V12 Vantage carbon black, but I couldn’t justify spending that kind of money on such an extravagance.

Coloma's avatar

There is no car that is worth 50k or more in my opinion.

I like the classics over the newer cars any day of the week. I’d have a stable of restored classics, Old Jags, T-birds and one of my favorites, the Nash Metropolitan. :-)

jerv's avatar

@Coloma I used to think that back when the average new car was under $10k, but have revised that number upwards over the years. Right now, my limit is $150k.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Coloma I like the classics over the newer cars any day of the week. If I had more money than Bubba Gump Scrimp, I would have my classic ’57 Corvette roaster with convertible hardtop, ’68 Chevy SS Camaro, and ’70—’73 Challenger with over bored big block. I would still have me a Ferrari Enzo for the weekends, a Lamborghini Murcielago for a daily driver, and a Koenigsegg CCX just to turn heads at the pump. Oh, forgot the Astin Martin, guess I will have to fit one in somewhere.

@Scooby My dream car would be an Aston Martin V12 Vantage carbon black, but I couldn’t justify spending that kind of money on such an extravagance. I had a grip large enough to choke a herd of T-Rexes I would not care about justifying it, I would just have one for each day of the week and damn about the gas it sucked down.

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