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I actually had the same kind of story like MJ with his first love after seeing a lamborghini. I had it with a Mustang (Shelby) at a gas station when I was 16 years old.

I was in awe at the car, but saw an old grey fat dude pumping gas into it with a snobby wife in the passenger seat. I decided I would own one myself someday, when I was still young and fit.

Because of a lot of luck, I am now able and about to buy my dream car (not an actual shelby, but the same body kit). I have had it as a phone background for years when I was broke.

Did any of you buy your dream car? Did you love it? Regret it? Tell me your stories
 

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I actually had the same kind of story like MJ with his first love after seeing a lamborghini. I had it with a Mustang (Shelby) at a gas station when I was 16 years old.

I was in awe at the car, but saw an old grey fat dude pumping gas into it with a snobby wife in the passenger seat. I decided I would own one myself someday, when I was still young and fit.

Because of a lot of luck, I am now able and about to buy my dream car (not an actual shelby, but the same body kit). I have had it as a phone background for years when I was broke.

Did any of you buy your dream car? Did you love it? Regret it? Tell me your stories
Dont have a dream car, but I`ll tell you one thing.
Dont forget to haggle on the price ;)
 

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Did you love it? Regret it? Tell me your stories

Wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

However as I got older, I started enjoying the cars less and less.

Culture has made rich people the villain. Any visible signs of such is subject to being a target. Years ago I experienced this; had someone hammer and shatter my window on my Lambo, had empty soda cans tossed into the open cockpit, had aggressive drivers tailgate me in their shitbox Hondas...

I can't imagine how bad it is today.

For me, it simply is no longer worth the drama and the attention.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't do it, but you will, and for the same reasons I did...I needed to make my own mistakes.

I would say that what I actually wanted was all the emotions and feelings that came with the wherewithal to be a able to get the car. However after purchasing the car, it lasted all of 5 months in the garage, and the romance of the achievement was gone in 5 weeks.

You may be different, you may truly unlock zen like fulfillment on the purchase, but for me, it became an expensive maintenance black hole, a hassle to take out as I had to move the daily driver to get to it, and a reminder that what I really wanted was to feel what "being able to" felt like, not so much the embodiment that came with it.

I'd also add to what MJ shared. It makes you a target, and unless your career is stunting on IG, I don't know that the attention is helpful.

Were I to do it all over again, I'd go on TURO and rent whatever I'm thinking of buying for a few days or perhaps a week. See how much I actually drive it and if I really would want to own it. For me, I'm guessing I'll be glad to have the rental picked up and rent something else after that.

Just my 2¢
 

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Wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

However as I got older, I started enjoying the cars less and less.

Culture has made rich people the villain. Any visible signs of such is subject to being a target. Years ago I experienced this; had someone hammer and shatter my window on my Lambo, had empty soda cans tossed into the open cockpit, had aggressive drivers tailgate me in their shitbox Hondas...

I can't imagine how bad it is today.

For me, it simply is no longer worth the drama and the attention.
I haven't bought my "dream car" yet but last week I was driving in my new SVR with the full carbon pack including the hood.

I got out to deliver some boxes at UPS, and I overheard two guys, around my age, saying "daddy's money".

Lmfao. I just smiled and walked away.

I can't wait until I get a lambo this year!
 

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What’s an SVR? @MoneyDoc

And what are people’s dream cars? I have cars I like but I don’t have a dream car. I wouldn’t mind having Jay Leno’s collection! haha
 
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@MoneyDoc - thanks, I am embarrassed to now admit that my daily is a RR Sport Autobiography!
 

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Personally, I wouldn't do it, but you will, and for the same reasons I did...I needed to make my own mistakes.

I would say that what I actually wanted was all the emotions and feelings that came with the wherewithal to be a able to get the car. However after purchasing the car, it lasted all of 5 months in the garage, and the romance of the achievement was gone in 5 weeks.

You may be different, you may truly unlock zen like fulfillment on the purchase, but for me, it became an expensive maintenance black hole, a hassle to take out as I had to move the daily driver to get to it, and a reminder that what I really wanted was to feel what "being able to" felt like, not so much the embodiment that came with it.

I'd also add to what MJ shared. It makes you a target, and unless your career is stunting on IG, I don't know that the attention is helpful.

Were I to do it all over again, I'd go on TURO and rent whatever I'm thinking of buying for a few days or perhaps a week. See how much I actually drive it and if I really would want to own it. For me, I'm guessing I'll be glad to have the rental picked up and rent something else after that.

Just my 2¢

If you were to do it again, you would make other choices. But do you absolutely regret making the decision back then? In a "I wish I had not done that" way?

Because to me it feels like I would regret not doing it more than doing it and losing interest later on.
 

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If you were to do it again, you would make other choices. But do you absolutely regret making the decision back then? In a "I wish I had not done that" way?

Because to me it feels like I would regret not doing it more than doing it and losing interest later on.

Just buy it when its not a big thing.

The only way it is going to be a big regret is if you totally over leveraged yourself.
Big difference between buying a Lambo with 200k in the bank and 2m.

If it wasn't a big deal to start with then either way you are sorted. If you need to sell you can hold and wait for a good deal. If you need some extra repairs then you can afford them. If the value dips 10% you aren't freaking out.

If you buy it and you are maxed out on the purchase though then very quickly it is going to feel terrible. You got something you can't really afford and now massive regret and guilt kicks in. Any issues or expenses are going to feel 100 times worse. And you also will see the business side of things drop off since all your cash is locked up in a car.

If you have to think about it that much then it's probably too early.
Wait till it's easy to buy. It will feel way better.
 

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I actually had the same kind of story like MJ with his first love after seeing a lamborghini. I had it with a Mustang (Shelby) at a gas station when I was 16 years old.

I was in awe at the car, but saw an old grey fat dude pumping gas into it with a snobby wife in the passenger seat. I decided I would own one myself someday, when I was still young and fit.

Because of a lot of luck, I am now able and about to buy my dream car (not an actual shelby, but the same body kit). I have had it as a phone background for years when I was broke.

Did any of you buy your dream car? Did you love it? Regret it? Tell me your stories
wow! congratulations! this is such an amazing dream come true)
 

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I can't wait until I get a lambo this year!
Yeah, I can't wait till I get a Veyron this yr. W16 gang?

@KAIZOS if you really like cars so much just buy it. I only owned 1 car and I spent every single penny on it. I owned my "dream car", it was awesome, the experience was worth 3x what I paid for it. No regrets.

Then after 1 year I realized that after this dream car there will be a 2nd dream car, and a 3rd, and so on...
So now I just rent them out whenever I feel like driving smth nice (which is surprisingly not often).
This way someone else can take care of cleaning, depreciation, scratches, accidents etc. and I get access to a "diversified" collection of "dream cars".

Dream Car As A Service.
 

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Yeah, I can't wait till I get a Veyron this yr. W16 gang?

@KAIZOS if you really like cars so much just buy it. I only owned 1 car and I spent every single penny on it. I owned my "dream car", it was awesome, the experience was worth 3x what I paid for it. No regrets.

Then after 1 year I realized that after this dream car there will be a 2nd dream car, and a 3rd, and so on...
So now I just rent them out whenever I feel like driving smth nice (which is surprisingly not often).
This way someone else can take care of cleaning, depreciation, scratches, accidents etc. and I get access to a "diversified" collection of "dream cars".

Dream Car As A Service.
Veyron? Eww...

CHIRON PUR SPORT! :)
 

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haven't bought my "dream car" yet but last week I was driving in my new SVR with the full carbon pack including the hood.

I got out to deliver some boxes at UPS, and I overheard two guys, around my age, saying "daddy's money".

I've heard the same reaction as well, years ago of course. However it reflects some of our motives for wanting the car -- it is purely a manifestation of the ego, a great "f*ck you" to society and our desire to be different, to say to the world, "I'm not a pencil pusher or welfare serf like you." As you get older, such a drive will likely fade away. Not saying it's wrong or right, but it is something I recognized in myself that I couldn't deny.
 

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Feeling kind of down. It was my actual dream car, with all the right things. But because the car didn't have a service history book while having a few miles on it and came imported from dubai, I tried to haggle on the price. Someone else bought it in the meantime. f*ck me.
 

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Feeling kind of down. It was my actual dream car, with all the right things. But because the car didn't have a service history book while having a few miles on it and came imported from dubai, I tried to haggle on the price. Someone else bought it in the meantime. f*ck me.
Wow, what do you mean in the meantime?
Haggling happens right before the purchase, no?
 

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Feeling kind of down. It was my actual dream car, with all the right things. But because the car didn't have a service history book while having a few miles on it and came imported from dubai, I tried to haggle on the price. Someone else bought it in the meantime. f*ck me.
I know it's hard for you to believe right now -- but the world is full of cars... and properties... and things... and more stuff...
You have your entire lifetime to acquire possessions. As you grow older, they'll lose their luster, as MJ has pointed out in this thread.
 

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Some good points are raised in this thread. Can't have nice things without someone shitting on you. It's like if you're not mediocre you must be exploiting people or it must be daddy's money.

I like the idea of renting a car. My dad says that if he ever becomes rich he'll just rent a supercar for a few weeks, then rent another one, and so on.

My dream car is also a Mustang lol. Been obsessed with them since I was a little kid, still have my old calendars of '67 Mustangs.
 

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If you see it that way, then you are running with the wrong people! There are those out there who will celebrate your success.

Yes, you are going to have pushback from some. And you will be rejected by your "old" crowd of friends who haven't kept with you. They'll try to talk you out of continuing down your path. They will throw stones in your way to try to stop you. It's not you. It's them. They have a vested interest in keeping you at their level. Your success makes them feel bad about their journey. This is a big turning point for most people. They either leave this group of people behind, or else they give up and rejoin. This is all part of the human journey.

Humans have all kinds of "tribal" rules. Once you get to the groups of people who have more, then they have a whole other set of rules for who they accept and who they don't. Where and how did you make your money? Where did you go to school? Where did you grow up? Who do you know? What acknowledgments have you received?

No one is ever universally accepted! If you want unconditional love, call your mother or go get a slobbery dog.
 

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If you were to do it again, you would make other choices. But do you absolutely regret making the decision back then? In a "I wish I had not done that" way?

Because to me it feels like I would regret not doing it more than doing it and losing interest later on.
Hard to say. I think if you have an immense desire you should do it. But if it is more sporadic curiosity than intense drive I’d rent first. Literally try it for a weekend and see if you like it.
 

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