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#487 of 527 Re: When did things get too electronic? [circlew]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 31, 2011 (10:06 am)
But if we look at the pricing history and collectibility of previous C4 and C5 Corvettes, that doesn't look very promising. Used Corvettes are a dime a dozen, and they've made gazillions of them.
Getting back more to the topic at hand, the reason old luxury cars are so cheap is because people understand how difficult it will be to fix them.
So complexity is now driving the price of olders cars down, not up as it might have say with 60s Ferraris.
Modern cars are so modern that we can no longer point to Detroit iron and say "well, I treasure only sophisticated cars".
#488 of 527 Re: When did things get too electronic? [circlew]
Jan 31, 2011 (11:44 am)
Yeah, that 600HP getting 100MPG would be snapped up in a jiffy (or heck, 300hp getting 50mpg).
I think there will be a few cars (SSR, new T-Bird, Prowler) that will appeal to people who like the styling, but want the modern conveniences that the originals didn't have. And since they weren't produced for that long, I think overtime they will become scarcer than most other models, making them relatively rare. After all, I don't think everyone interested in a collectible/classic car is looking for a racehorse; I think a lot of it has to do with the more interesting styling than most blah cars.
Or there were cars like the new MINI that seem to be cultivating a following, and had a lot of consumer interest when it debuted. The BMW Z3 seemed to be rather popular when it came out as well. Basically, I predict that cars whose body styles were a bit more unusual from the pack will be kept longer than the nondescript vehicles that all blend into one another.
And if the automotive world continues with blah styling, then I think that will help to keep the classic/collectible car world alive. Because my burgeoning interest in classic cars is because they don't look like the boring vehicles I see everywhere else, and I can't imagine that I'm the only one.
#489 of 527 Re: Buying Luxury used cars [jacobkori]
Feb 08, 2011 (9:53 am)
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#490 of 527 Re: Buying Luxury used cars [kamazas]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 08, 2011 (10:21 am)
too bad there are no listings.
#495 of 527 Prices too high? Buying new instead?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2011 (1:54 pm)
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#496 of 527 luxury car buying
Jun 21, 2011 (9:02 am)
I am beginning to think that it might be a worthwhile purchase to get a luxury car, say about 2 years old at about twenty five or thirty thousand dollars. I looked over your forum, hoping that I could find some recommendations. I didn"t see anything that qualified, however. I would be looking for reliability. In this regard I noticed your discussions on German cars and electrical problems. My preference would be a station wagon, but I would look at others, if there was a better deal. I wonder if anyone could make recommendations.